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Rush Marks 30th Anniversary by Playing Covers on FEEDBACK Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 June 2004
Rush are to release an album of cover songs entitled FEEDBACK via East West Records UK to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary. The album sees the renowned trio - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - performing cover versions of eight rock classics from the 1960s, including tracks originally recorded by the Who, Eddie Cochrane, the Yardbirds and Neil Young's first band the Buffalo Springfield. FEEDBACK will be officially released in the U.K. and Europe on Monday, June 28th and will be released in America by Atlantic Records on Tuesday, June 29th. FEEDBACK marks the first time that Rush has recorded songs by other artists and writers. Included are such groundbreaking staples as Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth and Mr. Soul, the Yardbirds' Heart Full of Soul and Shapes of Things, and the Who's The Seeker. FEEDBACK also features versions of two songs which defined the heavy rock power trio tradition that gave birth to Rush - Cream's take on Robert Johnson's Crossroads and Blue Cheer's rendition of Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues.

The album leads up to Rush's 30th Anniversary World Tour. The first leg of the 2004 An Evening With Rush tour originally kicked off on Wednesday, May 26th in Nashville, Tennessee, and will conclude on August 22nd homecoming concert at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre.

Following the conclusion of the North American trek, Rush will begin their European journey with a series of sold-out shows in the U.K., starting with a September 8th date at London's prestigious Wembley Arena. These concerts mark their first UK concerts in 10 years. Three of the six arena concerts are already sold out, but tickets for the remaining dates in Glasgow, London and Birmingham are still available.

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has been universally regarded as one of the most inventive and dynamic groups in rock, famed for their virtuoso musicianship. Each of the band's 24 albums to date - including such acclaimed works as 1976's 2112, 1981's Moving Pictures, 1996's Test For Echo, and 2002's Vapor Trails - have been certified gold-or-better by the RIAA. To date, Rush has achieved worldwide sales exceeding 35 million units.

For more information, please visit www.rush.com.

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