RUSH: Cities, Venues Revealed For Forthcoming Tour

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site RushIsABand.com, RUSH's forthcoming tour will include stops in the following cities / countries / venues (exact dates to be announced):

Coliseo De Puerto Rico - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL
Amway Arena - Orlando, Florida
Honda Center - Anaheim, CA
Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA
Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY (July 14)
PNC Arts Center - Homdel, NJ
The Oracle - Oakland, CA
New Orleans Arena - New Orleans, LA
Gwinnett Arena - Duluth, GA *
Giant Center - Hershey, PA
Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ (July 4th)
Scottrade Center - St.Louis, MO
Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OH
Jobing.com Arena - Glendale, AZ *
Ford Center - Oklahoma, OK
John Paul Jones Arena - Charlottesville, VA
Molson Amphitheater - Toronto, ON
Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, SK
Bank of Kentucky Center - Highland Heights, KY *
Carlson Center - Fairbanks, Alaska *
Sears Centre - Hoffman Estates/Chicago, IL
Civic Center - Portland, ME
Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI
Tingley Coliseum - Albuquerque, NM
Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX
Everett Events Center - Seattle, WA
U.S. Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI *
Toyota Center - Houston, TX *
Verizon Wireless Pavilion - Charlotte, NC
Monterrey Arena - Monterrey, Mexico *
New England Dodge Music Center - Hartford, CT
Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI *
Fed Ex Forum - Memphis, TN *
Estadio do Maracana - Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Estadio do Morumbi - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Castelao - Fortaleza, Brazil
Estadio Beira-Rio - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Estadio de Nacional Chile - Santiago, Chile
El Monumental - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estadio de Nacional Peru - Lima, Peru
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
Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH *

* Venues that are still pending a final decision

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.

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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