Rush were honored with the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award as part of Canada’s Juno Awards last weekend, and producers are sharing video of the band’s introductory montage from the event.
The honor recognizes outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada.
Bassist Geddy Lee was on hand to accept the honor on the band’s behalf.
“We are sincerely grateful to be recognized as this year’s recipients of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award,” said the band. “We are proud, honoured and humbled to be in the company of all Canadians who find it within their hearts to help those in need.”
Over the course of their 40-year career, the members of Rush have supported a wide variety of causes – the Toronto Food Bank, United Way, amFAR, Doctors Without Border, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Kidney Foundation Of Canada, Little Kids Rock, Grapes For Humanity Canada, the Chilean Red Cross and Alberta Flood Relief, among others.
Rush have recently announced North American dates that will see the band hit 34 cities across the continent this summer on their 40th anniversary R40 tour, with shows beginning May 8 in Tulsa, OK.
The 2015 tour is named after Rush’s 40th anniversary box set, “R40.”
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