Peart, who died on January 20 after succumbing to brain cancer, is the subject of A Night For Neil, to be held in his hometown of St Catherines, Ontario on May 16.
The event, which is being organised in conjunction with Peart’s family, is set to feature an array of performers and speakers to pay tribute to the drummer.
Proceeds from the event will go to the charities Overtime Angels, the St Catherines Hospital and Walker Cancer Center, the Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario and The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario.
“We are especially pleased to be able to support this charity event that will benefit some much-needed organizations that are close to our hearts,” said the drummer’s parents, Glen and Betty Peart
Tickets for A Night For Neil go onsale on Friday, February 28.
News of Peart’s death at the age of 67 was confirmed by his Rush bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, who said: “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma).”
Members of Metallica, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Judas Priest, Foo Fighters and more paid tribute to Peart.
Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl called Peart “a kind, thoughtful, brilliant man” in a statement which reads: “Today, the world lost a true giant in the history of rock and roll. An inspiration to millions with an unmistakable sound who spawned generations of musicians – like myself – to pick up two sticks and chase a dream.
A fan-led petition to have a statue or plaque dedicated to Peart placed at Lakeside Park in St. Catharines, Canada, has gathered more than 20,000 signatures. The location was made famous thanks to Rush’s classic Caress Of Steel track in 1975 – and according to St. Catharines newspaper The Standard, Peart’s family are “fully on board” with the idea.
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RUSH Countdown (1982 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with the paper picture labels, also including New World Man. The vinyl remains in EX condition within the glossy 'Space Shuttle' flipback style card picture sleeve RUSH10)
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RUSH Rush (Rare original 1974 US 8-track promotional vinyl LP on the custom light blue & white 'Chicago Skyline' label, their debut album including the singles Finding My Way and In The Mood. The back-pasted picture sleeve shows just alittle light ringwear but the vinyl looks barely played SRM-1-1011)
- Rush - All The World's A Stage - Two Star Stamped Sleeve - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $21.40, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 09:47)on September 28, 2022 at 8:49 pm
RUSH All The World's A Stage (UK reissue of their 1986 double vinyl LP which was recorded live at Toronto's Massey Hall over three nights in June 1976. The gatefold picture sleeve has the gold embossed 'two star' stamp on the front and shows a little shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl discs look barely played)
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RUSH All The World's A Stage (1977 Canadian issue 12-track Anthem label double vinyl LP which was recorded live at Toronto's Massey Hall over three nights in June 1976. The tri-fold picture sleeve with some ringwear & shelf scuffing visible however, the two vinyl discs look barely played ANR-2-1005)
- Rush - Exit... Stage Left - German - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $26.75, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 10:54)on September 28, 2022 at 8:49 pm
RUSH Exit... Stage Left (1981 German 13-track double vinyl LP featuring a stellar collection of tracks recorded live in Canada and in Glasgow, Scotland. The gatefold picture sleeve has a blue '2LP Album' corner hype flash and has some shelfwear evident to the edges while the two vinyl discs has some light signs of play but remains in EX condition)