La Villa Strangiato came booming out of the rear speakers of Gary Lidiak's 71 Ford Torino Christmas of 1981 and RUSH became a huge part of the rest of my adult life. They may be done performing live music as a trio, but they are not done delivering insight into their personal lives, their writing, and the full-on stage afterlife with a silver screen return nationwide on August 21.


Ultimate Classic Rock reported on June 11 that Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019 would be in theaters nationwide and Tyler's Studio Movie Grill was selected to bring the Canadian legends to East Texas with showtime set for 7 p.m. Reserved seat tickets can be purchased directly at

Billed as the first "Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence", the one-day-only screening will feature an assortment of song performances and backstage footage from the band’s 2015 R40 40th anniversary tour. The film also includes a new interview with singer and bassist Geddy Lee, discussing his 2018 book Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. Celebrity Rush fans -- including Billy Corgan, Tom Morello, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins -- will also appear in the movie.

Rush played their final show together on Aug. 1, 2015. Drummer Neil Peart retired afterward, citing continuing health issues. Bandmates Lee and Alex Lifeson confirmed that the band would not continue without all three members, bringing the touring and recording chapter of Rush to a close.


Still, the trio has remained close friends, with Lee even hinting at possible collaborations with Lifeson on non-Rush material. The two performed together in January, providing a glimmer of hope to their passionate fan base.

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