Band to donate $1 from each ticket sold at 5 Canadian tour dates to support Unison
Toronto, Ontario – The Unison Benevolent Fund is very excited to announced that Canadian music icons, Rush, have offered to support Unison’s funding efforts by donating $1 from each ticket sold at 5 upcoming dates to the Unison Benevolent Fund.
Over the course of their incredible career, Rush has released 25 gold records and 14 platinum records (3 of which have gone multiplatinum), placing them in the top 3 rock bands for the most consecutive certified rock album catalogue, with worldwide sales of 43 million units.
The band’s popularity has always been unwavering, and they are currently on their Clockwork Angels tour, having just finished a trek across Europe and returning to North America later this month.
Long known for their support of various philanthropic causes, Rush have generously offered to support Unison by donating $1 from each ticket sold at 5 of their upcoming Canadian dates.
Those dates are:
July 6 Hamilton, Ontario – Copp’s Coliseum
July 12& 14 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Metro Centre
July 24 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
July 26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
The Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit charitable organization that provides counselling, emergency relief, and benefit programs for those in the Canadian music community who face personal or professional challenges due to hardship, illness, unemployment or economic difficulties.
Whether it’s a favourite song or an album by a treasured artist, music impacts our lives. Every recording and show requires an invisible network of professionals working collectively to create all the music that is important to you. The majority of this team are self-employed or freelance contractors. They usually live without the support of a safety net and when a crisis occurs its impact can be devastating. Thanks to Rush, Unison will change that.
Unison Board of Director’s Chair, Jodie Ferneyhough stated: “We are thrilled to have Rush recognize the importance of the Unison Benevolent Fund through their generous offer of sharing some of their concert proceeds with us. This is a vital step in the growth and awareness of the fund and we hope that by their example and leadership others will follow”.
For more information on Rush, or to purchase tickets to their upcoming Clockwork Angels tour, please visit: http://www.rush.com
For more information on the Unison Benevolent Fund, please visit: http://www.unisonfund.ca