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Willowdale, Ontario, Canada (1968 – present)

Rush is a progressive rock band which formed in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada in 1968. The band currently performs with the lineup of Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drums). John Rutsey was the original drummer, later replaced by Neil Peart in 1974, shortly after the release of their first album, and three weeks before their first American tour. Neil Peart also became the band’s lyricist, and wrote the words for many of the band’s best known songs. As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records. According to the RIAA, Rush’s sales statistics place them third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales with 25 million units. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush’s total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units. The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Starting out as a bar band in 1968 in Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and then drummer John Rutsey were perhaps the hardest working unsigned act of the day. Refusing to conform and play top 40 material, they were determined to play what they wanted to play, and on their own terms.

In 1974, after the release of their self-titled debut, Neil Peart took over for John Rutsey and soon proved to be not only an amazing drummer, but also an excellent lyricist. His often epic compositions fit perfectly with the band’s playing.


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  • topjim

    Mine was 'Hold Your Fire' tour. Quite a long time ago as well

    26 Mar 10:36am Reply
  • tsudduth24

    My last Rush concert was in 1983.. I guess its time to go again :-)

    25 Mar 2:45am Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    it's pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd [2]

    21 Mar 6:22pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    I listen to rare on this phenomenal band. I listen on it rare but with passion.

    21 Mar 9:52am Reply
  • UnleashTheW0lvz

    the only bad thing about Rush is their album covers

    20 Mar 11:11pm Reply
  • InsaneHorrorist

    I listen to Rush for over 2 minutes now but the music never gets old. Masterpiece, Priceless!

    20 Mar 7:35pm Reply
  • FeLOLpe

    I listen to Rush for over 30 years now but the music never gets old. Masterpiece, Priceless!

    14 Mar 9:35pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    7 Mar 11:48am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    it's pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd

    7 Mar 2:22am Reply
  • Sauesopp

    It's pronounced Y-Y-Zed!

    20 Feb 2:42pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    That's Pep! You know that's Pep!

    17 Feb 12:06am Reply
  • Azgardes

    Over an hour long drive? I wish. I WILL get to see them live in Toronto, and that's a 6 hour drive for me, but fuck it, they're RUSH!

    15 Feb 6:30pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Might get to see them live in Tampa...would be a drive that's over an hour long, but fuck it, they're RUSH!

    11 Feb 6:57pm Reply
  • karolcia_1993

    Poland waiting for you! [2]

    6 Feb 2:00pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Собрались три гения и не перестают радовать альбомами, каждый их которых на удивление хорош.

    6 Feb 11:14am Reply
  • tlukes123

    I got my tickets!

    4 Feb 9:27pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Poland waiting for you!

    1 Feb 10:51am Reply
  • niQboy

    v Yeah you're probably right. I just panicked for a moment because I missed their CA gig in 2013 and thought I'd never get to see them again lol

    27 Jan 9:49pm Reply
  • KeIemvor

    I'm sure a european leg will be announced later, probably for autumn/winter I'd guess. They won't ignore europe when they visited us on every single tour since R30. And especially considering it's an anniversary and according to the press release their last major tour of such magnitude. It's just a matter of time.

    27 Jan 7:32pm Reply
  • niQboy

    No European tour. Fuck.

    26 Jan 8:05pm Reply
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