Billy Corgan, vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter for The Smashing Pumpkins, will pay tribute to the band as they accept their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Billy joins Donna Halper, former radio personality at WMMS Cleveland where Rush received their first radio airplay with Working Man participate as well.
The ceremony will take place in front of the Musician’s Institute at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard at 11:30 AM in Los Angeles this Friday, June 25th.
Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood is going to have special screenings of ‘Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage’ at their theatre this Friday in honor of Rush getting their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just blocks away. They’re giving special screenings at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm in their biggest auditorium.
Rush is “a little more than halfway done” recording “Clockwork Angels” with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who also helmed 2007`s “Snakes & Arrows.” Two of the songs, “Caravan” and “BU2B,” have been released online, and four others were recorded during sessions at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The new album is due out Spring of 2011.
Rush hopes to finish recording during the fall in time for a release in the spring of 2011, followed by a more extensive world tour. Meanwhile the group is now busy gearing up for the summer shows, which kick off June 29 in Albuquerque, N.M., and finishing October 2nd in West Palm Beach, FL with stops along the way in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Holmdel, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, and more (complete tour itinerary follows). The tour will feature performances of the 1980 album “Moving Pictures” in its entirety.
The tour will also give a push behind the award-winning documentary “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage,” which premieres on VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia at 9 p.m. EST on June 26 and is released on DVD three days later.
Rush has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and garnered untold legions of devoted and admiring fans. According to the RIAA, Rush’s sales statistics place RUSH third after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.
Released in 1981, Moving Pictures was their most successful album, certified 4x Platinum and features some of Rush’s most well known songs and perennial radio favorites Tom Sawyer, Limelight and the Grammy-nominated instrumental YYZ.
Rush comes to Atlanta, Georgia on September 29th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. If you cant make the show in Atlanta here is a list of the full tour itinerary.
June 29, 2010 United States Albuquerque, NM The Pavilion
July 1, 2010 United States Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
July 3, 2010 United States Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest
July 5, 2010 United States Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
July 7, 2010 United States Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
July 9, 2010 Canada Sarnia, ON Sarnia Bayfest
July 11, 2010 Canada Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
July 13, 2010 Canada Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
July 15, 2010 Canada Quebec City, QB Quebec City Summer Festival
July 17, 2010 Canada Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
July 19, 2010 United States Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 21, 2010 United States Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 23, 2010 United States Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24, 2010 United States Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
August 5, 2010 United States Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 7, 2010 United States Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
August 9, 2010 United States Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 11, 2010 United States Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
August 13, 2010 United States Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 14, 2010 United States Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 16, 2010 United States Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 18, 2010 United States Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 20, 2010 United States Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
August 22, 2010 United States St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 25, 2010 United States Omaha, NE Qwest Events Center
August 27, 2010 United States St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
August 29, 2010 United States Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
August 31, 2010 United States Allentown, PA Allentown Fair
September 2, 2010 United States Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
September 3, 2010 United States Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 14, 2010 United States Boston, MA TD Garden
September 16, 2010 United States Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
September 18, 2010 United States Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
September 21, 2010 United States Tulsa, OK BOK Center
September 23, 2010 United States San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
September 25, 2010 United States Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 26, 2010 United States Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
September 29, 2010 United States Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 1, 2010 United States Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
October 2, 2010 United States West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre