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Expect to hear Rush's biggest hits such as "Tom Sawyer," "Freewill" and "Closer to the Heart"

Canadian rock band Rush shows no signs of letting up after 40 years together. The band brings its R40 Live Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 25, to celebrate those four decades of music.

The band behind songs such as “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and “Closer to the Heart” released its  first self-titled album in March 1974 and never looked back.

While the band's beginnings were rooted in blues-inspired hard rock, it moved into more progressive rock and then heavy use of synthesizers over the course of a career that now features that more guitar-heavy sound.

By 1980, the band released radio-friendly songs such as “The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill,” propelling the band to its first U.S. Top 5 album, “Permanent Waves.”

Rush released “Clockwork Angels” in 2012.

Over its 40-year career, the band has released 20 gold and platinum studio albums and earned seven Grammy nominations, including one for the documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” that also won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Tickets start at $60.

Tickets: Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000

 

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