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 The Spirit Of Radio (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including The Trees, Phonogram group die-cut paper sleeve RADIO7)
- Rush - Signals - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2021 13:04)on June 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm
RUSH Signals (1982 UK 8-track LP, the ninth studio album by the Canadian prog rock band, including Subdivisions & New World Man, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has only minor wear and the vinyl looks seldom played)
- Rush - Fly By Night - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2021 12:54)on June 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm
RUSH Fly By Night (1983 UK issue of the 1975 8-track LP, picture sleeve with 'Priceless' company inner. The sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play PRICE19)
- Rush - Hemispheres - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2021 12:51)on June 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm
RUSH Hemispheres (1983 US issue of the 4-track 1978 album with 'brain' picture labels - the epic seventh long-player from the Canadian prog trio, including the surprise hit single 'The Trees', the standout instrumental 'La Villa Strangiato' and the 18+ minute strong Cygnus taking up the whole of side one, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric/credits inner. The sleeve has only a few storage marks, whilst the vinyl is excellent with only a few light surface markswhich has no effect on play. An ideal play copy!)
- Rush - A Farewell To Kings - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2021 12:45)on June 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm
RUSH A Farewell To Kings (1983 UK issue of the 1977 6-track vinyl LP, barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only light wear & the vinyl looks barely played PRICE92)