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January 18, 2008

Rush announces new live album and 2008 tour

Filed under: Music,News — Tom @ 12:05 pm

It’s official, Rush will be heading out on the road once again this year in support of, apparently, Snakes And Arrows Live, the upcoming live album slated for sometime in April. The 48-date tour will kick off in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 11 before hitting the US in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida April 13 and continuing through the end of July. A number of these shows will see ticket sales beginning as early as January 21, so keep an eye on Ticketmaster for a venue near you.

Long time Rush fans may want to prepare for this one. There is speculation that the band may play the 18 minute epic from 1978’s Hemispheres album, “Cygnus X-1 Book II,” which will be celebrating its 30 anniversary this year. Drummer Neil Peart’s site plays a snippet of the song just after the entry page loads. Seems a rather random thing to focus on given that the band is supporting their latest album, no? If you, like I, have always wanted to hear this one live, well, now might be your chance.

Tour dates as follows (stolen shamelessly from from the great RushIsABand):

APRIL 2008

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

May 2008

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

JUNE 2008

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

JULY 2008

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


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