Rush Open Up the Final Leg of the Clockwork Angels Tour Tonight with the Alberta Flood Relief Benefit Concert
The final six dates on Rush's 2012-2013 long-running (although some would say not long enough) Clockwork Angels tour begin tonight at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. This date was originally scheduled to take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. However after that region suffered devastating floods earlier this year, the venue could not support the concert due to the damage it sustained during the flooding.
Rush decided to not only move the date to nearby Red Deer but also make it a Flood Relief Benefit Concert, contributing all the proceeds of the show to the relief effort.
The Rush Backstage Club has also created a special t-shirt for the show, which presumably will also be offered up at the concession stand during the show.
After tonight's concert, Rush will play one final date in Canada, at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia before closing out the Clockwork Angels tour with stops in Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver and finally Kansas City (MO).
The tour began on September 7th, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire and has spanned cities across North America and Europe since opening night. In typical fashion, Rush have not commented at all about what lies ahead for them after the tour ends on August 4th, but one thing is for sure - they've earned the break they are about to get.
For those attending these final shows, have a fantastic time!
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