CANADA (CelebrityAccess) – The family of late Rush drummer Neil Peart has announced that they will be hosting a memorial benefit concert titled A Night For Neil.
Scheduled to take place May 16 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, Peart’s hometown, the event, which is being produced in association with non-profit charity Overtime Angels, will bring together a wide array of production professionals, world-class musicians, and guest speakers to pay tribute to Neil’s life and career.
Lance Kasten, Vice President of Overtime Angels, Inc. said: “The event will honour “The Professor” of words, lyricism and musicianship from a fan’s perspective. The outpouring of support for this event from across the globe has been tremendous.”
Speaking on behalf of Neil’s family, his parents, Glen and Betty Peart, added: “We are grateful for the team that Overtime Angels is assembling…we are especially pleased to be able to support this charity event that will benefit some much-needed organizations that are close to our hearts.”
Tickets go on sale Friday (Feb. 28) at 10:00 a.m HERE.
Peart, who also served as RUSH’s primary lyricist, passed away at the age of 67 on Jan. 7, 2020, following a three-year battle with brain cancer.