FYI: Rush Fans Old/New

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  1. Pat McGroin

    Pat McGroin Guest

    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 band’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/Zoë; 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 group’s entire 30-year
    career - from the mammoth guitar riffs of “Working Man†(from Rush’s
    debut album) to the contemporary crunch of their latest #1 rock smash, “One
    Little Victory†(from their critically acclaimed 17th studio album, 2002’s
    VAPOR TRAILS). All of the great Rush hits are present, including “Tom
    Sawyer,†“The Spirit of Radio,†“Closer to the Heart,†“New World
    Man,†“Distant Early Warning,†“2112,†“The Big Money,â€
    “Freewill,†“YYZ,†“Dreamline,†“The Trees,†and
    “Limelight.†Also featured is a special never-before-performed acoustic
    version of “Resist†from 1996’s TEST FOR ECHO and an updated
    awe-inspiring Neil Peart drum solo (“O Bateristaâ€). [FULL TRACK LISTING
    ATTACHED]



    In addition to the entire live performance, which was mixed by James
    “Jimbo†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 “authorized bootleg†tracks recorded earlier in the
    2002 tour: “Between Sun & Moon,†a gem from 1993’s COUNTERPARTS album
    never before played live; and “Vital Signs,†from 1981’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:


    • A documentary by longtime Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan that
    includes band interviews as well as rare rehearsal and backstage footage.


    • Multi-angle viewing options on “La Villa Strangiato†and “YYZâ€
    (Alex, Geddy, or Neil angle in addition to the original cut), plus two
    alternate angle shots on “O Baterista.â€


    • Easter eggs: “By Tor & The Snow Dog†(from 1975’s FLY BY NIGHT)
    cartoon created specifically for the tour, and an extremely rare live
    performance from 1975 of “Anthem†(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 music’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 “Aâ€


    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

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