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Lighting Director Howard Ungerleider Discusses the Possibility of Rush Touring in the Future

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Digital Men: The Ultimate Rush and Prog Podcast recently sat down with long-time Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider for an in-depth 90 minute interview for their latest podcast (Episode 52: The Man Who Lit The Lighted Stage). The discussion centered around Ungerleider's history with Rush, what it's like being on the road, and some back-stage stories of the band.

The topic of the interview eventually turned to the touring future of the band, for which Howard had the following to say about that possibility:I don't think so. They may play in the studio together. But I don't see it. I don't really see it happening. I mean, you may ask their manager who says, "absolutely". But you know Ged and Al - they enjoy playing. They'll go and they'll do something. It won't be much, but it may be something different. I don't think [Ged and Al] are finished. Neil's had a rough go. He's had a lot of medical issues that prevent him [from tour…

2018 Rush Wall Calendars Now Available for Pre-Order

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Though the 2017 calendar indicates that were only in the month of May, pre-orders for two new Rush 2018 Wall Calendars are already available. The first wall calendar, which is scheduled to be released on August 15th, depicts photos of Rush across their decades-spanning career. You can see a preview of the calendar HERE, while pre-ordering is available from Amazon via this LINK.

The second calendar, which has a July 1st release date, celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the release of Rush's Hemispheres album. From the description:2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Rush's platinum-certified, fan-favorite album Hemispheres. This official 18-month calendar features images highlighting the complete Hemispheres album and tour, as well as tour dates and other notable events from that year...You can pre-order the Hemispheres calendar at this LINK.

Rush has been producing wall calendars dating back to 2004. Scans and details of each of the annual calendars can be viewed HERE.

RushCamp 2017: A Weekend Celebration of the Music of Rush Coming This Labor Day

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Overtime Angels, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization is pleased to announce that it is time for Rush fans to enjoy a weekend of summer camp! RushCamp 2017 will be held Labor Day weekend from Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 5pm until Sunday, September 3rd at 12pm. Admission is limited to 250 people.

RushCamp will held at Independent Lake Camp (ILC) – http://independentlake.com. ILC is in the northern tip of the Pocono Mountains near Scranton, Pennsylvania, approximately 2.5 hours from Philadelphia, 3 hours from New York City. The camp is set on 300 pristine acres and includes the beautiful private waterfront on the 100-acre Independent Lake. This is a rain or shine event! ILC has fabulous indoor spaces for us to hold the event in case of severe weather.

RushCamp was born out of RatCon, the largest independent yearly gathering of Rush fans in the United States. Between 2009 and 2015, RatCon was held at private residences and over time the event grew from 20 to 40 to 80 to 100 fantas…