FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For those who are interested: RUSH READIES RUSH IN RIO - FIRST-EVER LIVE DOUBLE-DVD SET & DELUXE TRIPLE-CD SET SLATED FOR OCTOBER 21st (September 3, 2003) Legendary rock trio Rush (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) returns October 21st with the simultaneous release of a two-disc, first-ever live DVD and a three-disc live CD, both entitled RUSH IN RIO. The sets capture all the excitement of the bandâ€™s 2002 tour of North and South America. One of the largest-grossing tours of the year, the itinerary found Rush performing before hundreds of thousands of fans throughout Canada, the United States and, for the very first time, in Mexico and Brazil. RUSH IN RIO (DVD on Anthem/Coming Home/ZoÃ«; CD on Anthem/Atlantic) was recorded and filmed at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the final night of the tour in front of a spirited crowd of over 60,000. The three-hour concert includes songs spanning the groupâ€™s entire 30-year career - from the mammoth guitar riffs of â€œWorking Manâ€ (from Rushâ€™s debut album) to the contemporary crunch of their latest #1 rock smash, â€œOne Little Victoryâ€ (from their critically acclaimed 17th studio album, 2002â€™s VAPOR TRAILS). All of the great Rush hits are present, including â€œTom Sawyer,â€ â€œThe Spirit of Radio,â€ â€œCloser to the Heart,â€ â€œNew World Man,â€ â€œDistant Early Warning,â€ â€œ2112,â€ â€œThe Big Money,â€ â€œFreewill,â€ â€œYYZ,â€ â€œDreamline,â€ â€œThe Trees,â€ and â€œLimelight.â€ Also featured is a special never-before-performed acoustic version of â€œResistâ€ from 1996â€™s TEST FOR ECHO and an updated awe-inspiring Neil Peart drum solo (â€œO Bateristaâ€). [FULL TRACK LISTING ATTACHED] In addition to the entire live performance, which was mixed by James â€œJimboâ€ Barton (Metallica, Godsmack, Eric Clapton) and guitarist Alex Lifeson, both the DVD and CD packages include special bonus materials that will appeal to both new and long-time Rush fans. The CD set contains two â€œauthorized bootlegâ€ tracks recorded earlier in the 2002 tour: â€œBetween Sun & Moon,â€ a gem from 1993â€™s COUNTERPARTS album never before played live; and â€œVital Signs,â€ from 1981â€™s classic MOVING PICTURES and appearing on a live album for the very first time. The DVD was produced from a 22-camera shoot and will be presented in 16x9 widescreen format. Audio options include Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Digital Stereo. Among the numerous DVD bonus features are: â€¢ A documentary by longtime Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan that includes band interviews as well as rare rehearsal and backstage footage. â€¢ Multi-angle viewing options on â€œLa Villa Strangiatoâ€ and â€œYYZâ€ (Alex, Geddy, or Neil angle in addition to the original cut), plus two alternate angle shots on â€œO Baterista.â€ â€¢ Easter eggs: â€œBy Tor & The Snow Dogâ€ (from 1975â€™s FLY BY NIGHT) cartoon created specifically for the tour, and an extremely rare live performance from 1975 of â€œAnthemâ€ (also from FLY BY NIGHT) that was recently discovered in the Rush vault. Regal Theaters will host special theatrical premieres of the DVD in over 30 major markets on release date. A complete list of cities and theaters will be announced in September. RUSH IN RIO is a truly stellar set that captures the energy, power, and virtuosity of one of musicâ€™s most dynamic ensembles. # # # COMPLETE TRACK LIST: Tom Sawyer Distant Early Warning New World Man Roll The Bones Earthshine YYZ The Pass Bravado The Big Money Trees Freewill Closer To The Heart Natural Science One Little Victory Driven Ghost Rider Secret Touch Dreamline Red Sector â€œAâ€ Leave That Thing Alone O Baterista ( Drum Solo ) Resist 2112 Limelight La Villa Strangiato The Spirit of Radio By-Tor & The Snow Dog/Cygnus X-1 Working Man Between Sun & Moon (CD ONLY) Vital Signs (CD ONLY) Contact info: www.cominghomestudios.com or www.rush.com --- Look if she is not into Wayne Rogers, she is not worth dating.