Rush to Film 40th Anniversary Shows in Toronto
Published Jun 05, 2015Earlier in the year, homegrown rock'n'roll heroes Rush announced plans for a massive 40th anniversary tour, which includes a couple of stops in their hometown of Toronto on June 17 and 19.
Now, fans who missed out getting tickets to the sold-out shows (or those who did and want to relive the experience) are in luck — the band have revealed that the concerts will be filmed for a future DVD release.
A statement from the band's official website is offering some suggestions for the shows' attendees. It reads:
Fans who have their coveted tickets to the sold out shows in Toronto are encouraged to represent and wear Rush shirts, bring signs and come ready with their 'outside' voices.
The tour follows last year's extensive R40 collectors box set, though it looks like Rush fans will have some additional concert footage to add to their collection in the near future.
The pair of upcoming recorded shows mark the first professionally filmed Toronto appearances since Rush's 1997 "Test for Echo" tour date at the Molson Amphitheatre. Prior to that their "Exit… Stage Left" show at the Forum in Montreal and in Glasgow, Scotland in 198, was captured on film, as was a 1984 "Grace Under Pressure" concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens. [An earlier version of this story indicated that Exit... Stage Left was filmed in Toronto.]
You can see the full list of upcoming anniversary tour dates below.
06/08 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
06/10 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
06/12 Chicago, IL - United Center
06/14 Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
06/17 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
06/19 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
06/21 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
06/23 Boston, MA - TD Garden
06/25 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
06/27 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
06/29 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
07/09 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
07/11 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
07/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center
07/15 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
07/17 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
07/19 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
07/21 Portland, OR - MODA Center
07/23 San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
07/25 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
07/27 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
07/30 Irvine Meadows, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/01 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum