Rush to play Halifax July 12

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Tickets on sale Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.

This Nov. 20, 2012 file photo shows members of the band Rush, from left, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson at the RockWalk induction of Rush at Guitar Center in Los Angeles.

Acclaimed Canadian rockers Rush will bring their Clockwork Angels tour to Halifax in July.

Live Nation & evenko present the concert, which will take place at the Halifax Metro Centre on Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.

Rush’s 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels has earned accolades by fans and press alike since its release June 12 of last year. Rolling Stone declared “the power-trio interplay could put guys half their age in the burn ward,” while All Music Guide succinctly summed up “Clockwork Angels demonstrates why, after 36 years, Rush’s fan base continues to grow. Its musical athleticism and calisthenic discipline are equaled only by its relentless creative drive and its will to express it in a distinct musical language.”

At the end of 2012, Rush won both the band of the year and album of the year awards at the Classic Rock Awards in London. This year, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at the momentous ceremony in Los Angeles on April 18.

Rush then kicks off their Clockwork Angels North American 2013 Tour in Austin, Texas and will visit Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Nashville, Raleigh, Virginia Beach, Baltimore, Uncasville, and Atlantic City this spring. After returning from their European dates, a second leg will begin in June, which will include the Halifax stop.

Tickets for Rush in Halifax range in price from $69.50 to $124.50 (including tax plus applicable surcharge) and will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office, at participating Atlantic Superstore locations, by phone at 451-1221 (toll-free at 1-877-451-1221) and online at http://www.ticketatlantic.com, http://www.livenation.com and http://www.evenko.ca.

Exclusive Rush ticket packages are also available. Visit: http://vipnation.com for package details.

For Rush VIP packages, fan club memberships and complete tour and ticket information, visit: http://www.rush.com.

Organizations: Halifax Metro Centre, Rolling Stone, All Music Guide North American

Geographic location: Halifax, London, Los Angeles Austin, Texas Orlando Nashville Raleigh Virginia Beach Baltimore Uncasville Atlantic City

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  • UnrulyCanuck
    February 19, 2013 - 07:49

    The prices mentioned are incorrect. According to the Halifax Metro Centre's website, ticket prices are $85.50-$135.50. Check it out here: http://www.ticketatlantic.com/en/home/events/rush/info.aspx

  • haha
    February 15, 2013 - 19:57

    they will be taking the sewer in, and if Alex Lifeson tells Randy to put on a shirt, he best put it on

  • Jason D
    February 15, 2013 - 13:01

    Better beef up security in case Ricki and Julian show up lol.