Rush Announces Dates For 40th Anniversary Tour

Andrew McNaughtan


Could it be a farewell tour?

For Rush diehards, the wait is over. The trio has announced dates for its 40th anniversary North American tour, expected to be the last of its kind for some time.

The 34-city trek "will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude," according to a press release. It kicks off May 8 in Tulsa, Okla. and runs through Aug. 1 in Los Angeles, with the Toronto-based band hitting four Canadian cities along the way. Tickets go on sale Jan. 30.

Rush formed in 1968, so the 40th anniversary technically commemorates drummer Neil Peart joining the band (which actually happened in 1974).

Rush Planning Anniversary Tour for 2015

They're expected to play much more of their '70s material, which was mostly avoided when they toured behind 2012's Clockwork Angels.

Check out the complete itinerary below:

May 8: Tulsa, OK (OK Center)
May 10: Lincoln, NE (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
May 12: St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
May 14: St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
May 16: Austin, TX (360 Amphitheater)
May 18: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
May 20: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
May 22: New Orleans, LA (Smoothie King Arena)
May 24: Tampa, FL (Amalie Arena)
May 26: Atlanta, GA (Verizon Amphitheater)
May 28: Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)
May 30: Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
June 8: Columbus, OH (Nationwide Arena)
June 10: Buffalo, NY (First Niagara Center)
June 12: Chicago, IL (United Center)
June 14: Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
June 17: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
June 21: Montreal, Quebec (Bel Centre)
June 23: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
June 25: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
June 27: Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
June 29: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
July 9: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
July 11: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
July 13: Salt Lake City, UT (Maverik Center)
July 15: Calgary, Alberta (Scotiabank Saddledome)
July 17: Vancouver, British Columbia (Rogers Arena)
July 19: Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
July 21: Portland, OR (MODA Center)
July 23: San Jose, CA (SAP Center at San Jose)
July 25: Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
July 27: Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Center)
July 30: Irvine Meadows, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 1: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)