Rush Unveils ‘R40 Live’ Tour

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Rush has unveiled its much anticipated touring schedule.  Opening in Tulsa in early May, the Canadian power trio has shows lined up through the summer. 

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Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Rush recently released its R40 collector’s box set that includes footage covering the band’s four-decade legacy along with unreleased material and a performance of the seven-part version of 2012, packaged in a 52-page hardcover book.

Playing mostly arenas, the R40 Live tour begins in the heartland and covers both coasts plus plenty of locations in between.  Here’s the schedule:

May 8 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
May 10 – Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 12 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
May 14 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
May 16 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
May 18 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
May 20 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
May 22 – New Orleans, La., Smoothie King Center
May 24 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
May 26 – Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park
May 28 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
May 30 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
June 8 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
June 10 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
June 12 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
June 14 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
June 17 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
June 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
June 21 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
June 23 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
June 25 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
June 27 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
June 29 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
July 9 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
July 11 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
July 13 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Maverik Center
July 15 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
July 17 – Vancouver, B.C., Rogers Arena
July 19 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
July 21 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
July 23 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
July 25 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 27 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
July 30 – Irvine, Calif., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 1 – Inglewood, Calif., Forum

A Citi presale begins Jan. 27 in select markets.  General onsales for Tulsa, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, Bristow, Buffalo, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Newark, New York, Denver and San Jose begin Jan. 30.  General onsales for Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver start Feb. 6.  General onsales for Montreal launch Feb. 7.  Onsales for remaining markets to be announced soon.  Check out for more details.