In partnership with Concord Music Group and ole, Fathom Events is bringing an epic, one-night cinema event for Rush fans nationwide tonight, November 3, with Rush | Time Stand Still, at 7:30 p.m. local time. The documentary, narrated by Paul Rudd, provides an intimate look into the band’s sold-out final R40 tour and the unique relationship Rush has with their devoted fans (myself proudly included).
Fans throughout the U.S. will be enjoying the event in more than 430 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (tickets may still be available in certain locations). Your humble HRAC CCO will soon be heading out to one of the screenings in New Jersey, in fact…
In the meantime, here’s a preview:
With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush — bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist/vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer/percussionist/lyricist Neil Peart — remains one of the most popular, inventive, and influential groups in rock history, and this event is a night for their passionate and loyal fans to celebrate their storied career.
In addition to the documentary, fans will also view exclusive extras, including Rush | A Salute to Kings, a 20-minute in-depth discussion with Gene Simmons (KISS), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), and Rush producer Nick Raskulinecz, as they share their unique stories about Rush at home and away for over 40 years.
“Rush are in the pantheon of the all-time greatest rock and roll groups,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “Rush | Time Stand Still brings the behind-the-scenes story of their R40 tour to the big screen. The cinema’s big sound/screen experience is the best environment to bring Rush’s legions of fans together for this personal celebration of one of the biggest classic rock bands of all time.”
In 2015, Rush went out on the road for a 40th anniversary tour. At the time, the R40 tour was rumored to be the band’s last one, an end to Rush’s life on the road together. Rush | Time Stand Still follows this farewell journey. Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the band and crew throughout the tour provide the raw and vivid emotional undertones of this feature-length film. At its core are Rush’s devoted fans. Their undying devotion and fervent sense of ownership are on full display as the R40 tour comes to a crescendo at The “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles.
Personal stories highlight the importance Rush holds in their fans’ lives and the lasting impressions of their extensive catalog. The bandmembers are quick to acknowledge the role their fans have played in their success, which makes the reality that this tour might have been the last so difficult. Candid interviews with Lee, Lifeson, and Peart bring Rush | Time Stand Still to an emotional conclusion for a band who built their career the old-fashioned way: one show at a time.