RUSH To Announce 30th Anniversary Tour Dates This Week

RUSH will be announcing the dates for their 30th Anniversary Tour on Tuesday, February 17 via their official web site, Rush.com.

The band's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee unveiled plans to mark their 30th anniversary year by hitting the road for a major global concert tour in 2004 during a special appearance on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" last December. RUSH are expected to hit amphitheaters beginning in June, for approximately 30 dates. In September, the group will reportedly visit Europe for the first time since 1992.

Sixty-three shows from RUSH's 2002 tour in support of its latest Anthem/Atlantic album, "Vapor Trails", grossed more than $27 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. That outing, the band's first since 1997, was chronicled by the "Rush in Rio" live CD and DVD. The album debuted at No. 33 on The Billboard 200 in October, while the DVD bowed at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Music Video chart. The "Rush in Rio" DVD has also been nominated for a Juno in the category "Music DVD of the Year". The 2004 Juno Awards show will be held April 2-4 in Edmonton, Alberta.

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