Rush has just released a one-minute trailer to its upcoming theatrical release, Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019. The movie takes it's name from the band's 1978 Hemispheres track “La Villa Strangiato,” and compiles live soundcheck and concert footage of the band from its 2015 R40 40th anniversary tour.
Along with unseen footage of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019 features new interviews with producer Nick Raskulinecz, Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Tom Morello, and Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.
Rush's Cinema Strangiato 2019 will run for one night only on August 21st. For participating theaters, log on to cinemastrangiato.com.
A while back Geddy Lee told us that he's especially proud of the fact that unlike most rock fans who are always looking back on a band's early work, Rush's audience seemed to be equally interested in the band's future: “There's something about what we do that inspires loyalty from our fans, and I appreciate that. I think there must be a tremendous curiosity among fans to see what we're gonna be doing next. Y'know, I applaud the adventurous spirit of those fans that have hung in with us.”
Despite the support of key cities like Cleveland, radio play was rare for Rush during the first six or seven years of the group's career. Alex Lifeson told us that this led Rush to focus on a long-term career rather than hits: “In the early years, radio had very, very little interest in us. It really wasn't until 'The Spirit Of Radio,' 'Tom Sawyer' that we started to get any kind of half-decent airplay. And it was never an issue with us — we were more concerned about the album itself and doing it the way we believed it should be done, and not making any compromises to get a hit single.”