It was revealed by several sources, including the band members themselves, that the physical demands of full-on touring became too high for a group of lads in their 60s, meaning that although we might have future Rush concerts every once in a while, tours will likely not be an option.
Anyhow, the string of shows will kick off on May 8 at the Bok Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the capital of swamp music. The trek will continue with a packed set of dates, including stops at such major points as Dallas, New Orleans, Austin, a two-night set of performances at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada and much more.
Other prominent dates include shows at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, as well as the tour’s final stop at The Forum in Los Angeles. Get your tickets now, see the giants live in concert while the supplies last!
Rush Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2015
Rush Tour Schedule 2015
#May 08, 7:30PM, Tulsa (OK), BOK Center#
#May 10, 7:30PM, Lincoln (NE), Pinnacle Bank Arena#
#May 12, 7:30PM, Saint Paul (MN), Xcel Energy Center#
#May 14, 7:30PM, Saint Louis (MO), Scottrade Center#
#May 16, 8:00PM, Austin (TX), Austin360 Amphitheater#
#May 18, 7:30PM, Dallas (TX), American Airlines Center#
#May 20, 7:30PM, Houston (TX), Toyota Center#
#May 22, 7:30PM, New Orleans (LA), Smoothie King Center#
#May 24, 7:30PM, Tampa (FL), Amalie Arena#
#May 26, 8:00PM, Alpharetta (GA), Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre#
#May 28, 7:30PM, Greensboro (NC), Greensboro Coliseum#
#May 30, 7:30PM, Bristow (VA), Jiffy Lube Live#
#Jun 08, 7:30PM, Columbus (OH), Nationwide Arena#
#Jun 10, 7:30PM, Buffalo (NY), First Niagara Center#
#Jun 12, 7:30PM, Chicago (IL), United Center#
#Jun 14, 7:30PM, Auburn Hills (MI), Palace Of Auburn Hills#
#Jun 17, 8:00PM, Toronto (Canada), Air Canada Centre#
#Jun 19, 8:00PM, Toronto (Canada), Air Canada Centre#
#Jun 21, 7:30PM, Montreal (Canada), Centre Bell#
#Jun 23, 7:30PM, Boston (MA), TD Garden#
#Jun 25, 7:30PM, Philadelphia (PA), Wells Fargo Center#
#Jun 27, 7:30PM, Newark (NJ), Prudential Center#
#Jun 29, 8:00PM, New York (NY), Madison Square Garden#
#Jul 09, 7:30PM, Kansas City (MO), Sprint Center#
#Jul 11, 7:30PM, Denver (CO), Pepsi Center#
#Jul 13, 7:30PM, Salt Lake City (UT), Maverik Center#
#Jul 15, 8:00PM, Calgary (Canada), Scotiabank Saddledome#
#Jul 17, 8:00PM, Vancouver (Canada), Rogers Arena#
#Jul 19, 7:30PM, Seattle (WA), Key Arena#
#Jul 21, 7:30PM, Portland (OR), Moda Center at the Rose Quarter#
#Jul 23, 7:30PM, San Jose (CA), SAP Center#
#Jul 25, 8:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), MGM Grand Garden Arena#
#Jul 27, 7:30PM, Phoenix (AZ), US Airways Center#
#Jul 30, 8:00PM, Irvine (CA), Verizon Wireless Amphitheater#
#Aug 01, 7:30PM, Inglewood (CA), The Forum – Los Angeles#
The journey of one of the biggest acts of the prog rock genre, the one and only Rush, began way back in the August of 1968. Formed by bassist, singer and keyboardist Geddy Lee, guitar master Alex Lifeson and drummer John Rutsey, and finally settled with its most renowned lineup upon hiring drummer extraordinaire Neil Peart in 1974.
During the same year, the band unveiled their self-titled studio debut, grabbing the attention of the rock world with the Black Sabbath-fueled riff-heavy tune “Working Man,” still a staple song during Rush shows to this very day.
The group kept working at a highly prolific rate, presenting not one, but two studio albums in 1975 – “Fly By Night” in February and “Caress of Steel” in September. The band’s work was heavily inspired by such prog giants as Yes and King Crimson, and they never feared releasing complex multi-chapter pieces easily clocking in at well over 10 minutes.
Their intricate prog rock approach to music somewhat culminated in 1976 with the release of massively successful “2112,” which became one of the most prominent pieces of the genre with complex story line, a 20-minute title track and quality tunes “A Passage to Bangkok” and “The Twilight Zone.”
Throughout the remainder of the ’70s, the band was on fire and kept releasing what would turn out to be the most popular pieces of work in their entire career. 1977’s “A Farewell to Kings” spawned “Xanadu” and “Closer to the Heart,” while 1978’s “Hemispheres” featured the dazzling “La Villa Strangiato.”
The 1980s saw Rush making more compact tunes and slowing down on 10+ minute pieces. Unlike some of their prog peers, the band still released masterful music, presenting such strong numbers as “The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill” on 1980’s “Permanent Waves.”
1981 saw the release of the band’s highest-selling album, “Moving Pictures,” which went to No. 3 in the US and was ultimately certified quadruple platinum thanks to such smash hits as “Tom Sawyer,” “YYZ,” “Red Barchetta,” and “Limelight.”
In 1981, the group also presented their live album “Exit… Stage Left,” a record that was filmed at perfect timing while the band was in many ways at their peak.
Throughout the ’80s, Rush presented an impressive number of five more studio records. They didn’t stop there, as the ’90s saw the release of three more records; in the 2000s they presented two more, while the latest Rush album to date, 2012’s Clockwork Angels, was officially unveiled in June 2012 as their 20th studio effort.
In total, Rush have relentlessly toured the world for four decades, rocking the faces of millions and selling a total of over 25 million albums in the US and over 40 million records around the globe, reaching the neat figure of 24 gold, 14 platinum, and 3 multi-platinum releases.
According to the latest reports, Rush are fairly likely to go on their last lengthy tour in 2015, as the physical demands of full-on concert trekking became a tad too much for a group of boys in their 60s. So if you happen to be around, by all means go and watch the titans of prog deliver their magic, you will not regret it.