RUSH Salutes Earliest Fans On New DVD

Launch Radio Networks reports: When RUSH launched their 30th anniversary world tour last year, they made sure to do something special for the fans who've been with them all along. The band went back to their early material to come up with an overture to start the shows, and the performance runs about six minutes and 40 seconds. It's the first thing the band plays on their new DVD called "R30", and guitarist Alex Lifeson told Launch how and why the overture was done. "We took snippets, or at least the main signature riffs or melody lines from, you know, the first number of albums, and certainly for some of the older fans that feel a real connection to this stuff from the '70s, you know, it's there, and it starts the show, and it's something that they sing along to, so that was kinda cool," he said.

"R30" includes concert footage on one DVD, and videos and interview segments on the other DVD.

There are no plans for a separate "R30" release on CD. The music is available from the major download sites, or you can get it as part of the "R30" deluxe package.


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