Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History Announced For October Release

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart performed together for the first time to an audience of 11,000 people in 1974. Forty years later, their last tour sold over 442,000 tickets. This is the story of everything in between. This is the story of Rush.

Fondly known as the Holy Triumvirate, Rush is one of the top bands to shine through rock-and-roll history.Wandering the Face of the Earth covers Rush’s storied touring career, from their humble beginnings as a Toronto-area bar band playing middle school gymnasiums to their rise as one of the world’s most sought-after live acts, selling out massive arenas around the globe. This book includes every setlist, every opening act, and every noteworthy moment meticulously researched and vetted by the band themselves. Along with spectacular, never-before-seen imagery, this is THE must-have tour compendium for Rush fans.

Authors Skip Daly and Eric Hansen have spent a number of years researching Rush’s decades-spanning touring history to create this meticulously detailed book, which can be pre-ordered here.

Skip Daly has been an expert on the band Rush for over thirty years. He became a Rush fan in high school, and his first Rush concert was on May 5, 1990 (the Presto tour) at the Capital Centre in Largo, MD. He has since attended twenty-five additional Rush shows—at least one gig per subsequent tour. Skip lives in Gaithersburg, MD with his wife and four children.

Eric Hansen was first introduced to the band Rush after receiving a cassette tape of the albums Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures, and eventually became a true fanatic following the release of Rush’s Hold Your Fire. In 1998, Eric started the popular Power Windows Rush fansite at He is also known for his contributions to the documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage. Eric lives in Centennial, CO with his wife and two daughters.

Richard Bienstock is a senior editor with Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He is also a musician and journalist whose writing has appeared in numerous U.S. and international publications. He lives in New York City.

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