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shutterBRI PRO 1:00am, 14 December 2007
(from www.rush.com)

RUSH

RUSH EXTEND WORLD TOUR INTO 2008


TORONTO, ON – December 12, 2007:

After a hugely successful 2007 run, Rush are pleased to announce they will extend their Snakes & Arrows World Tour into 2008. The band will begin rehearsals in March to revamp the set list before kicking off the tour with their first ever appearance in San Juan, Puerto Rico in April.

2008 will see Rush tour in over 40 cities throughout the United States and Canada making stops in many where they haven’t performed in well over a decade including: Orlando, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Austin, Jacksonville and Winnipeg to name a few. Along the way, Rush will play new venues in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Seattle and will revisit some familiar ones in Boston, Washington and Charlotte amongst others. Rush fans can look forward to a complete tour announcement in mid January. As details develop more information will be made available at www.rush.com and www.livenation.com.

Due to the overwhelming response of their fans in North America, the “Snakes & Arrows” tour has been Rush’s highest grossing tour ever and the best attended in many years.
Snakes & Arrows (Anthem/Atlantic Records) was recorded in the fall of 2006 with Grammy Award-winner Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver) with Rush co-producing. Their first album of original material in nearly five years, Snakes & Arrows debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition, the track "Malignant Narcissism" has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Since releasing its self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has been universally regarded as one of the most inventive and exciting groups in rock, famed for virtuoso musicianship, epic soundscapes, and dramatic lyricism. The band’s extraordinary body of work – which includes such acclaimed works as 1976’s “2112,” 1981’s “MOVING PICTURES,” 1996’s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002’s “VAPOR TRAILS” – has achieved worldwide sales exceeding 35 million units.

Fans will experience the technical virtuosity and hard-rocking compositions they have come to expect from Rush members, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.

The Rush tour in North America is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and SRO/Anthem.

For complete tour & ticket information, fan club memberships and more, visit: www.rush.com
BBI Natrix 11 years ago
Yeah. How sweet is THAT?
Cool, too, that Rush won, by a landslide, the fan election for what Rockline show should be re-broadcast while the show is on hiatus for the holidays.
The Grammy nomination is awesome. I love that particular instrumental. Great driving music, though brief.
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
OH YER!!!!!!!!!!
now thats a cool christmas gift!!! i can't wait to see if they come back to the UK, love to see them again!!!!
BYTOR49 11 years ago
Great news!
Merv Williams 11 years ago
Not going to be any European dates :( so I'm tempted to fly out to Canada.
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
No European!!! POO!;-((
pjeastboldre PRO 11 years ago
I'd love to see them in the US or Canada, but how much would that cost, even for one night ????????? :-(
BBI Natrix 11 years ago
I almost flew to England to see them this year. I thought it would be pretty cool, and I figured it was a good excuse to go visit England and Scotland again. It was going to be a week-long trip. Only timing stopped me. It would have been worth the money. I think I'll try to buy front-row seats this time. I've been close before, but not that close.
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
the closest i have been was on the HYF tour up in Glasgow, i was bouncing up and down on the railings at the front of the stage! (it was all standing back then!!!)
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