Concert film documents group’s “R40” tour
By David Sands
October 7, 2016
Rush fans may feel like they’re in limbo right now, wondering if maybe just maybe drummer Neil Peart will step back from his touring retirement and let them play live again. But that doesn’t mean lovers of the band can’t still see them play on the silver screen.
On Nov. 3, more than 430 theaters around the U.S. will be screening a special concert film from the band’s (as of right now) final tour. Rush: Time Stand Still, chronicles their “R40 tour,” which took place in 2015 in celebration of Rush’s 40th anniversary. In addition to exclusive interviews with Peart, bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, the film gives viewers an inside look at their tour and the group’s relationship to its very passionate fan base. Paul Rudd serves as the movie’s narrator.
Those who choose to attend will also be treated to a special bonus: Rush: A Salute to Kings; that’s a 20-minute discussion filled with personal stories about Rush and their legacy. Sitting in on this talk will be Gene Simmons of KISS, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Rush’s producer Nick Raskulinecz.
The showings of Rush: Time Stands Still are made possible through a collaboration between Concord Music Group and Fathom Events.
Screenings will take place Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Tickets can be purchased online starting today (Oct. 7). For more info, including participating theaters, visit Fathom Events website.
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