Ticket Giveaway: Rush at Jiffy Lube Live on 9 September 2012

Canadian rock trio Rush are performing at Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion) on Sunday, September 9th, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets before you can buy them! That’s right, tickets go on sale via ticketmaster.com this Friday, May 4th at 10 AM, but we’re giving away a pair of tickets before then! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me what song you’d most want to hear Rush play live, and I’ll pick a winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 3 May at 5 PM Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry). Note that the tickets we’re giving away are seats inside the pavilion, not lawn seats– this is an awesome deal for Rush fans to see the band up close!

Rush formed in Toronto in 1968, and over the decades since then, the influential prog-rock trio has become known for the stratospheric vocals of bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee, the powerhouse drumming of lyricist Neil Peart, and the guitar riffs of Alex Lifeson. Their last show in the area was in September of 2010, where they played their classic 1981 album Moving Pictures (the one with hits like “Tom Sawyer”, “YYZ”, and “Limelight”) in its entirety, as well as a bunch of other songs spanning their career (I was lucky enough to get to review the concert for the Washington Post’s Express; you can read my review– which includes the show’s set list– here). This time around, though, they’ll be touring in support of their new album, Clockwork Angels, which is due to come out on June 12th, so they’re almost certain to play a lot of new songs in addition to their old hits. You can listen to their latest single from the album, “Headlong Flight”, in the youtube video below, to get a flavor of what their new material will sound like. Rush is touring without an opener (that seems to be standard for them of late), so we’re expecting that they’ll play two long sets of music.

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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to all who entered – the winner will be notified shortly!