It's official: RUSH will not be touring Europe in support of their latest CD, "Vapor Trails"."[The European tour] is off the table," guitarist Alex Lifeson recently confirmed. "To be honest, we know we have fans there but the album sales and interest in promoters is seriously lacking in Europe. A lot of that is our own doing but financially it just does not make sense to bring our show over there when we could play nine or ten different venues in North America and reach more people and make a profit. We did have it scheduled to begin in January for three weeks but we could not get backing over there and we decided to scrap it. We are aware of the interest, but I am sorry to say, as of right now, it would actually hurt to tour there than help in a monetary sense. This is a big show, ya know? We would not want to just show up over there and have to cut corners and short the fans over there from the same concert experience the audience is getting over here. We hope things improve but not this tour."
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