Rush raise funds for fellow musicians
Rush have swung into action to assist fellow musicians in need in their native Canada.
The three-piece will donate $1 for every ticket sold for their five home-nation shows in July.
The cash will be handed over to the Unison benevolent fund, which takes care of music industry professionals who run into hardship.
Unison say: “Whether it’s a favourite song or an album by a treasured artist, music impacts our lives. Every recording and show requires an invisible network of professionals working collectively to create all the music that is important to you.
“The majority of this team are self-employed or freelance contractors. They usually live without the support of a safety net and when a crisis occurs its impact can be devastating.
“Thanks to Rush, Unison will change that.”
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees are currently touring the world in support of 2012 album Clockwork Angels, which sees them performing for the first time with additional musicians on stage in the form of an eight-piece string section.
They’ll play Hamilton on July 6, Halifax on July 12 and 14, Calgary on July 24 and Vancouver on July 26.