Rush To Launch A New Live DVD ‘R40’


Canadian rockers Rush have announced that they will be releasing a new live DVD showing their “final tour”. It was filmed over two shows in Toronto in June, after the trio had announced their North American tour would likely be their last.

The three hour set includes a number of tracks that have never been played live before, or never previously filmed. A statement about the DVD stated “Unlike other concert DVDs where the look is the same throughout, this show has an extensive setup that changes multiple times.”

In quite a unique take on the live DVD they said the set up is a bit different “As the set list moves back in time, the stage setup reflects the band’s stage setup from that period in their career.”

It is to be called R40 and it will be released on November 20th via Zoe, Rounder Records and Concord Music. Speaking about the tour Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson said “We want to get through this and see where we’re at. We want to discuss whether we’re going to make another record. A lot of things. Whatever this tour is, it’s not the end of the band.”

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