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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Tour dates available at

The Rush tour dates for 2007 are now available at They start in Atlanta on June 13 and end in Helsinki Finland on October 29.

Also, the official "Snakes & Arrows" tour website is now live. This site will offer pre-sale tickets, contests, and other goodies. You need to register to enter the website.

Lastly, I've created a dedicated "Snakes & Arrows" tour page on my site. Here you'll find tour info, news, surveys, and more.


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Replica drum kit updates

I've added two new drum kit replicas to my site in the past few months.

If you haven't seen this section of my site before, drummers send in pictures of their drum kits and talk about how Neil's kits have inspired their setup.


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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New NEP news: "The Count of Words"

Neil has posted a new news column on his website.

In 5,893 words (including pictures), Neil writes about:

  • Why he hasn't been writing as many columns of late
  • Preparing for the upcoming tour
  • MySpace
  • How he writes those tour book intros--and all the work that goes into them
  • A recent motorcycle trip
  • How cold it is in Toronto
  • His new drum kit for the "Snakes & Arrows" tour



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Friday, March 16, 2007

Pics of Michael, Neil, and others

Some new pictures are available on SPQR's (aka Michael or Praetorian's) MySpace page. There are pics of him, Neil, and John Wesley of Porcupine Tree. Since not everyone has a MySpace account, I thought I'd post a few of them here.

Thanks for posting, SPQR.


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Monday, March 12, 2007 redesign includes the full version of "Far Cry" has now been redesigned with the "Snakes & Arrows" artwork. Also available on this new page is the full version of "Far Cry."

Don't forget to check out the Gallery, which includes pics of the band recording in the studio.

Thumbs up from this Rush fan!


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Friday, March 09, 2007

"Far Cry" 45-second clip and new artwork available

An e-mail from FMQB Productions to radio stations included a link to a 45-second clip from "Far Cry."

The e-mail also included new artwork--possibly the cover art for the upcoming album, "Snakes & Arrows."

Click to view the FMQB page.

It's worth listening to!


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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Snakes and Arrows tracklist and cover art revealed

The new Rush album "Snakes and Arrows" cover art and track listing has been confirmed by an official Anthem/Atlantic sales sheet. (Thanks to Power Windows for posting this.)

Cover art:








Track List

  1. Far Cry
  2. Armor and Sword
  3. Workin' Them Angels
  4. The Larger Bowl
  5. Spindrift
  6. The Main Monkey Business
  7. The Way The Wind Blows
  8. Hope
  9. Faithless
  10. Bravest Face
  11. Good News First
  12. Malignant Narcissism
  13. We Hold On

Information from Sales Sheet:

 - First single "Far Cry" goes for adds at all rock radio formats on March 19th.

- 48-city headline amphitheater tour begins mid-June and hits all major markets

- National press around street date includes Guitar One (cover), Guitar Player, Drum! (cover), Bass Guitar (cover), Bass Player, Revolver, and more.
- Regional tour press to break around summer tour dates.

- News bulletins and online viral content distributed to the band's rabid online fanbase and music and tech websites

- Print and online banner advertising in music, tech, and entertainment publications breaking around street date


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