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Friday, January 18, 2008

Rush Tour 2008 - Dates, cities and venues confirmed announced the 2008 Snakes & Arrows tour dates today, and also announced that a live Snakes & Arrows CD will be released sometime in April. Here are all the details:

Press Release:

TORONTO, ON - January 18, 2008:
After a hugely successful 2007 tour, the fans have spoken and they want more. Rush officially announce dates for their extended 2008 Snakes & Arrows World Tour. The tour will kick off with their first ever appearance in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 11 and hit over 45 cities throughout the United States and Canada. For Rush fans this will be the first time in over a decade the band will make stops in Orlando, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Reno, Moline, Boise, Austin, Jacksonville and Winnipeg to name a few. Also for the first time in years the band will play Albuquerque, Edmonton, Vancouver, Hershey and Manchester.

The 2008 tour dates and venues are listed below. Tickets for New Orleans, Reno, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Detroit go on sale SATURDAY JANUARY 26.

American Express Cardmembers will also have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets January 26th through February 1st for Rush performances in Boston; Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Holmdel, Wantagh and January 27th through February 2nd in Los Angeles and Irvine. In addition there will be a MUSICTODAY fan club presale for all Rush performances in conjunction with RUSH.COM starting January 22 through January 24.

A SNAKES AND ARROWS LIVE CD will be released sometime in April. Details are forthcoming. In addition, the track "Malignant Narcissism" from the band's 2007 release "SNAKES & ARROWS" (Anthem/Atlantic) has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

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. In addition the band will update their set list for the 2008 tour.
The Rush tour in North America is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and SRO/Anthem.

For complete tour & ticket information, fan club presales and more, visit: &

Tour dates:

APRIL 2008

11th    San Juan, PR              Coliseo de Puerto Rico                        
13th    Ft Lauderdale, FL        Bank Atlantic Center                        
15th    Orlando, FL                 Amway Center                                
17th    Jacksonville, FL           Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena            
19th    New Orleans, LA          New Orleans Arena                                         
20th    Houston, TX                Woodlands Pavilion                        
23rd    Austin, TX                   Frank Erwin Center                            
25th    Dallas, TX                   The Music Center at Fair Park                        
26th    Oklahoma City, OK     Ford Center                                    
29th    Albuquerque, NM        Journal Pavilion

MAY 2008

1st      Phoenix, AZ                  Cricket Pavilion                     
3rd     Reno, NV                      Reno Events Center                                     
4th     Concord, CA                 Sleep Train Pavilion                                
6th     Los Angeles, CA           Nokia Theatre                        
10th   Las Vegas, NV              Mandalay Bay Events Center                            
11th    Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                                    
20th    Moline, IL                   iWireless Center                        
22nd   St Paul, MN                Xcel Energy Center                
24th   Winnipeg, MB              MTS Center                                     
25th    Regina, SK                 Brandt Center                     
27th    Edmonton AB             Rexall Place                                
29th    Vancouver, BC            GM Place                     
31st     Seattle, WA                The Gorge Amphitheatre

JUNE 2008

1st        Portland, OR              Clark County Amphitheatre                        
3rd        Boise, ID                    Idaho Center                            
5th        Denver, CO                Red Rocks                        
7th        Kansas City, MO        Starlight Theatre                            
9th        Chicago, IL                United Center                        
10th      Detroit, MI                 Joe Louis Arena                        
12th      Montreal, QC             Bell Center                
14th      Philadelphia, PA       Wachovia Center                
15rd      Boston, MA                Tweeter Center                
25th      Indianapolis, IN         Verizon Amphitheater                 
27th      Milwaukee, WI           Summerfest                
28th      St Louis, MO             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                    
30th      Cincinnati, OH           Riverbend Music Center

JULY 2008

2nd     Pittsburgh, PA             Post Gazette Amphitheatre                 
4th      Atlantic City, NJ          Marc Etess Arena                        
5th      Saratoga, NY              SPAC                      
7th      Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun                          
9th      Toronto, ON               The Molson Amphitheatre                              
11th    Manchester, MA         Verizon Arena                                        
12th    Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center                                    
14th    Wantagh, NY              Jones Beach                                            
17th    Hershey, PA               Hershey Stadium                            
19th    Washington, DC         Nissan Pavilion                    
20th    Charlotte, NC             Amphitheatre                                    
22nd   Atlanta, GA                Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

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