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Canadian band Rush finally coming back to Halifax

Rush fans have waited more than a quarter of a century for the iconic Canadian band to return to Halifax — and now the wait is almost over.

Band announces first Halifax concert in more than 25 years

Rush fans have been waiting for the Toronto band’s return to Halifax for more than 25 years. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

Rush fans have waited more than a quarter of a century for the iconic Canadian band to return to Halifax — and now the wait is almost over.  

In a newsletter to fans on Tuesday, Rush announced they will return to Halifax this summer.  

A specific date for the concert has not been set and the venue has not been announced.

Rush last played Halifax in November of 1987 following a successful petition from local rock radio station Q104. The radio station's website says the petition got 24,000 signatures.

Before that 1987 concert, Rush hadn't played in Halifax for nearly a decade.  

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has made a few cameo appearances on the Nova Scotia-based television show the Trailer Park Boys.  

Last December it was announced the band — including lead singer Geddy Lee, guitarist Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart — would be inducted into the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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