Neil Peart messed up a lot when Rush played Target Center in 2012. Not really. His precision was godly, as usual. / Star Tribune file

Neil Peart messed up a lot when Rush played Target Center in 2012. OK, not really. His precision was godly, as usual. / Star Tribune file

 

Time to start brushing up on your air-drumming technique again, Rush fans. Neil Peart and the guys are coming back to Xcel Energy Center on May 12 as only the third stop on their 40th anniversary tour. Tickets go on sale Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. for $48.50-$128.50 through Ticketmaster and the arena box office.

With no new album to promote, the Canadian trio is promising to pull tracks from throughout its 40-year discography for the 34-city R40 Live Tour, which kicks off May 8 in Tulsa, Okla. Technically, the band is marking its 41st anniversary in 2015, since its debut album landed in 1974, but Rush fans aren’t the type to quibble over facts and numbers. Ha! Just kidding.

Rush’s last time in the Twin Cities was a 2012 concert at Target Center behind its last album, “Clockwork Angels.”

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