June 8, 2015 at Nationwide Arena
Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed today that the R40 LIVE Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer including a June 8 stop at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Tickets GO ON SALE FEB. 6.
Rush has lived a lifetime, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans’ lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way. To quote Dave Grohl from their momentous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.” After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums – Rush is ready to celebrate with their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour.
Rush’s catalogue includes 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures, 1996’s Test For Echo, and 2002’s Vapor Trails. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels in 2012 via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. Known for their energetic live shows, the most recent Rush release was the R40 collector’s boxset including live footage spanning all four decades of the trio’s career, including two hours of unreleased material and a rare performance of the seven-part version of “2112” packaged in an impressive 52-page hardcover book. Their longevity has served a pop culture renaissance, with tributes on South Park and a cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.”
Rush has been recognized with eight Juno Awards, seven Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” that also won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The band members were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, made Officers of the Order of Canada in 1996 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010. They have received a star on both Canada’s Walk of Fame (1999) and Hollywood Walk of Fame (2010). In 2012, Rush were bestowed with the highest artistic honour in Canada when receiving the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. To the elation of their fans, Rush were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Tickets ($49 - $129 plus svc. charges) GO ON SALE Friday, February 6 at 10AM at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, all Ticketmaster locations, at ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and ticket outlets at the OhioHealth Chillers. Applicable service charges may apply. For details, visit nationwidearena.com or call 614-246-2000.