At roughly the midway point of the band's R40 Live 40th Anniversary tour, Rush are about to return home to Toronto (YYZ) to perform two dates at the Air Canada Centre (June 17th and 19th). As we reported earlier, these two dates will be recorded and filmed for a future live release.
From the band's original announcement:Rush announced today that both hometown Toronto performances will be filmed. It is the first time the band will have filmed in their hometown in almost 20 years with the recording in 1997 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on the Test for Echo tour. Prior to that, the band recorded a concert video and accompanying album for the Grace Under Pressure tour in 1984 at Maple Leaf Gardens.For those of you who have been following the set list changes during the tour, there has been much speculation on whether or not new songs/changes will be added to the two Toronto dates. We'll have complete, up-to-date results as the shows progress posted on the SET LIST page (Warning: Spoilers!). Of course, we'll also have photos from the show posted once available.
The R40 LIVE tour kicked off in Tulsa, OK this May to a jubilant crowd and #R40Live has become the tour not to miss this summer.
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.
For those of you lucky enough to be taking part of the YYZ shows, have a fantastic time. Make sure you smile for the cameras!
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