Rush have announced plans to donate one dollar from every concert ticket sold on their upcoming Canadian tour to a charity for needy musicians. The dates take place from July 10-26 and the donations will benefit the Unison Benevolent Fund.
The fund describes itself as a group who provides "counseling, emergency relief, and benefit programs for the Canadian music community who face personal or professional challenges due to hardship, illness, unemployment or economic difficulties."
The Unison Benevolent Fund announced the partnership in an official statement:
"Whether it's a favorite song or an album by a treasured artist, music impacts our lives. Every recording and show requires an invisible network of professionals working collectively to create all the music that is important to you. The majority of this team are self-employed or freelance contractors. They usually live without the support of a safety net and when a crisis occurs its impact can be devastating. Thanks to Rush, Unison will change that."
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