Due to recent flooding and water damage at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the RUSH concert originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 had to be canceled.
RUSH has been moved by the situation in Alberta, Canada and has decided to perform its "Clockwork Angels" show at the closest location possible on the same date — Wednesday, July 24 in Red Deer, Alberta at the Enmax Centrium — and has all proceeds to go to Alberta Flood Relief.
RUSH will donate its fee and pay for all its expenses. Their promoter partner, Live Nation, will also donate its time and fees towards this cause. The venue, Enmax Centrium, will donate goods and services to the event as well. It's an all-hands-on-deck situation to donate time in order to raise as much money possible for our Alberta friends and fellow Canadians in need.
Lead vocalist and bassist for RUSH, Geddy Lee, has made the following statement: "After seeing the devastation from the recent floods, we felt compelled to do what we could. While we had hoped to avoid cancelling the Calgary show, venue safety concerns have closed the venue. Our apologies to all of the fans that bought tickets to the Calgary show for any inconvenience. We're hoping they — along with the great people of Red Deer — can come to the Enmax Centrium for what has now become a benefit concert. We'd like to thank everyone helping to put on this show for joining us in donating their time and services so we can raise as much money as possible to help those in need."
Calgary ticket holders will have a chance to access a pre-sale to purchase tickets to the new Red Deer show starting Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. until Sunday, July 14 at 10 p.m. (or while quantities last), before tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Presale information will be sent directly to those who had purchased tickets to the Calgary show.
All tickets purchased online or via telephone will be automatically refunded starting on July 12. Tickets purchased in person from a Ticketmaster outlet can be refunded at the original point of purchase outlet, starting July 16. Tickets purchased in person at the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office can be refunded at the box office, which is now reopened.