Rush 2008 Tour Dates Udpate

By Elric on 7:27 AM 09 January 2008

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Rush fan site has posted an updated list of concerts for the 2008 leg of the "Snakes & Arrows" tour, featuring venues for which there are known dates, and also the venues that are pending. However, it should be noted that all of these dates should be considered "official" until they are confirmed by the band.

Venues where a tentative date has been set:

Apr. 11 - Coliseo De Puerto Rico - San Juan, PR
Apr. 30 - Monterrey Arena - Monterrey, MEX
May 01 - Estadio de Nacional Chile - Santiago, Chile
May 04 - Estadio de Nacional Peru - Lima, Peru
Jun. 10 - Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI
Jun. 30 - SPAC - Saratoga Springs, NY
Jul. 04 - Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
Jul. 14 - Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY

Venues without dates:

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL
Amway Arena - Orlando, Florida
Honda Center - Anaheim, CA
Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA
PNC Arts Center - Homdel, NJ
Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA
New Orleans Arena - New Orleans, LA
Giant Center - Hershey, PA
Scottrade Center - St.Louis, MO
Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OH
Ford Center - Oklahoma, OK
John Paul Jones Arena - Charlottesville, VA
Molson Amphitheater - Toronto, ON
Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, SK
Sears Centre - Hoffman Estates/Chicago, IL
Civic Center - Portland, ME
Tingley Coliseum - Albuquerque, NM
Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX
Verizon Wireless Pavilion - Charlotte, NC
New England Dodge Music Center - Hartford, CT
Estadio do Maracana - Rio de Janiero, BRAZIL
Estadio do Morumbi - Sao Paulo , BRAZIL
Castelao - Fortaleza, BRAZIL
Estadio Beira-Rio - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL
El Monumental - Buenos Aires, Argentina
MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
Halifax Metro Centre - Halifax, NS
Harbour Station - St.John, New Brunswick
Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, Colorado
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada
TD Banknorth Garden - Boston, MA (July)
Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH (July)
The Gorge Amphitheater - George, WA

Pending Venues:

Gwinnett Arena - Duluth, GA Arena - Glendale, AZ
Carlson Center - Fairbanks, Alaska
Everett Events Center - Seattle, WA
U.S. Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI
Toyota Center - Houston, TX
Fed Ex Forum - Memphis, TN
Idaho Center - Boise, ID

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

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 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.

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