Rush isn't in rush to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The veteran progressive rock trio moves slow but sure. "R30 Live in Frankurt," which material is taken from their 2004 concert in Frankfurt, Germany, will be released November 22 via Rounder in the United States and Anthem in Canada; Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will issue it November 28 in Europe.
Speaking on their soon to be released album, singer/bassist Geddy Lee told Billboard.com. "Well, basically nobody was in a big hurry to do another live project, because we've got about 60,000 of them out there. But when we were touring Europe on the last tour, we hadn't been to those countries in 10 years -- some of them 20 years. And there was such an exuberant response from the crowd; it just seemed like a unique opportunity to capture the band in that kind of environment."
The set, which was recorded September 24 at Festhalle, besides featuring 22 tracks from the show will also include a second disc, which collects a multitude of rarely seen bits from the Rush archives, including studio footage from 1978, a sound check from 1980, and a recent rendition of "Closer to the Heart" with Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson. Moreover, it will be made available as a deluxe edition, which will include two audio CDs of the Frankfurt concert, as well as various goodies, such as limited edition Dunlop guitar pick and a backstage pass.