Friday, June 6, 2008

Severe Weather Cancels Rush Concert

According to a posting on the web site of the Red Rocks Park And Ampitheatre near Morrison, Colorado (west of Denver), "the RUSH concert scheduled [to take place at the venue] tonight (June 5) has been postponed due to severe weather conditions. A rescheduled date will be announced shortly. Fans should hold onto their tickets, which will be honored pending confirmation of the rescheduled date."
RUSH recently donated $100,000 from the sales of tickets to its concert in Winnipeg, Canada to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. Bassist and singer Geddy Lee said in a statement, "My band mates and I are proud to be associated with the creation of a Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg. Canadians are uniquely positioned to be leaders in championing such causes, and we applaud the efforts of the Asper family in making this museum a reality."
The group will also sell museum T-shirts at all the remaining Canadian dates on its current tour, with all the proceeds also going to the museum's fundraising campaign. Fundraising chairperson Gail Asper said, "This generous donation demonstrates RUSH's commitment to advancing the cause for human rights in Canada and around the world. We are thrilled with this donation and encourage all RUSH fans to buy the T-shirts and wear them proudly."The T-shirt says, "My pals RUSH and I support the Canadian Museum for Human Rights."The museum, the first new one in Canada in 41 years, is expected to cost $265 million and will "explore the subject of human rights in order to enhance people's understanding of human rights, promote respect for others and encourage reflection and dialogue.
"RUSH's latest tour is in support of 2006's "Snakes & Arrows" album.

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