Wednesday, January 28, 2015

VIDEO: Rush drummer Neil Peart previews R40 Icon snare drum

Rush drummer Neil Peart is previewing the new R40 Icon snare drum in advance of the band’s R40 40th anniversary tour.

Peart teamed with DW Drum Designer John Good to create a one-of-a kind R40 kit crafted from Romanian River Oak and a plethora of intricate laser-cut exotic woods.

To commemorate Rush’s 40th Anniversary and the making of the R40 kit, a limited number of 250 replica Icon snare drums will be produced.

The 6.5x14”, 13-ply VLT Oak shell is sealed in clear, high-gloss lacquer and complemented by gold-plated hardware.

A signed-and-numbered certificate of authenticity and deluxe carrying bag will accompany each drum and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit Neil’s charity of choice.

The R40 Icon snare is expected to be available this spring.

DW premiered Peart’s R40 drum kit at the National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) in Anaheim, California last week.

Rush have just announced North American dates for the R40 40th anniversary tour.

The band will hit 34 cities across the continent this summer, with shows beginning May 8 in Tulsa, OK.

After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums, Rush return to the road for their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.

The tour is named after their recently-released 40th anniversary box set, “R40.”

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