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 - Hold Your Fire - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 09:52)on August 12, 2020 at 5:28 am
RUSH Hold Your Fire (1987 UK 10-track vinyl LP from the essential third phase synth-era Rush, including the brilliant single Prime Mover and the classic Time Stand Still featuring Aimee Mann, glossy picture sleeve with matching lyric inner. The sleeve shows only light wear and the vinyl has just a few cosmetic scuffs to highlight play VERH47)
- Rush - Power Windows - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.50, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 09:51)on August 12, 2020 at 5:28 am
RUSH Power Windows (1985 UK 8-track vinyl LP, the eleventh studio album from the Canadian prog icons, including the singles The Big Money, Mystic Rhythms and Manhattan Project from the Peter Collins produced synth-era of the band. The glossy picture sleeve [which displays one of regular Rush cover artist Hugh Syme's best designs for the band] has a little shelfwear to the spine edge but comes with its original photo portraits / lyric inner and the vinyl looks barely played VERH31)
- Rush - Grace Under Pressure - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 09:48)on August 12, 2020 at 5:28 am
RUSH Grace Under Pressure (1984 UK 8-track vinyl LP, the tenth studio album by the Canadian rock band including Distant Early Warning, Kid Gloves & Between The Wheels, glossy picture sleeve complete with lyric inner. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played VERH12)
- Rush - Signals - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 09:46)on August 12, 2020 at 5:28 am
RUSH Signals (1982 UK 8-track LP, the ninth studio album by the Canadian prog rock band, including Subdivisions and New World Man, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows almost no trace of wear and the vinyl is in near MINT condition)
- Rush - Exit... Stage Left - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 09:43)on August 12, 2020 at 5:28 am
RUSH Exit... Stage Left (1981 UK 13-track double vinyl LP featuring a collection of tracks recorded live in Canada & the UK. The glossy gatefold picture sleeve has just light signs of shelfwear to the edges and light creasing, the discs show just the odd light sign of play)