Rush 2008 World Tour

Rush Tour 2008 - Dates, Cities and Venues Confirmed

After a hugely successful 2007 tour, the fans have spoken and they want more. Rush officially announce dates for their extended 2008 Snakes & Arrows World Tour. The tour will kick off with their first ever appearance in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 11 and hit over 45 cities throughout the United States and Canada. For Rush fans this will be the first time in over a decade the band will make stops in Orlando, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Reno, Moline, Boise, Austin, Jacksonville and Winnipeg to name a few. Also for the first time in years the band will play Albuquerque, Edmonton, Vancouver, Hershey and Manchester.

The 2008 tour dates and venues are listed below. Tickets for New Orleans, Reno, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Detroit go on sale Saturday January, 26. American Express Cardmembers will also have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets January 26 through February 1 for Rush performances in Boston; Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Holmdel, Wantagh and January 27 through February 2 in Los Angeles and Irvine. In addition there will be a Musictoday fan club presale for all Rush performances in conjunction with RUSH.COM starting January 22 through January 24.

A Snakes & Arrows Live CD will be released sometime in April. Details are forthcoming. In addition, the track "Malignant Narcissism" from the band's 2007 release Snakes & Arrows (Anthem/Atlantic) has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

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. In addition the band will update their set list for the 2008 tour.

Tour Dates
04/11/08 Fri Coliseo de Puerto Rico Hato Rey, PR
04/13/08 Sun Bank Atlantic Center Sunrise, FL
04/15/08 Tue Amway Arena Orlando, FL
04/17/08 Thu Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, FL
04/19/08 Sat New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
04/20/08 Sun Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
04/23/08 Wed Frank Erwin Center Austin, TX
04/25/08 Fri Smirnoff Music Centre Dallas, TX
04/26/08 Sat The Ford Center Oklahoma City, OK
04/29/08 Tue Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, NM
05/01/08 Thu The Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
05/03/08 Sat Reno Events Center Reno, NV
05/04/08 Sun Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord Concord, CA
05/06/08 Tue Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Los Angeles, CA
05/10/08 Sat Mandalay Bay Casino Las Vegas, NV
05/11/08 Sun Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Irvine Meadows) Irvine, CA
05/20/08 Tue I Wireless Center (formerly Mark Of The Quad Cities) Moline, IL
05/22/08 Thu Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
05/24/08 Sat MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
05/25/08 Sun Brandt Centre Regina, SK
05/27/08 Tue Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
05/29/08 Thu General Motors Place Vancouver, BC
05/31/08 Sat The Gorge George, WA
06/01/08 Sun Amphitheatre @ Clark County Portland, OR
06/03/08 Tue Idaho Center Boise, ID
06/05/08 Thu Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
06/07/08 Sat Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
06/09/08 Mon United Center Chicago, IL
06/10/08 Tue Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
06/12/08 Thu Bell Centre Montreal, QC
06/14/08 Sat Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
06/15/08 Sun Tweeter Center (Great Woods) Mansfield, MA
06/25/08 Wed Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
06/27/08 Fri Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
06/28/08 Sat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO
06/30/08 Mon Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
07/02/08 Wed Post Gazette Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
07/04/08 Fri Mark G Etess Arena Atlantic City, NJ
07/05/08 Sat Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY
07/07/08 Mon Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT
07/09/08 Wed Barrie Molson Center Barrie, ON
07/11/08 Fri Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, NH
07/12/08 Sat PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
07/14/08 Mon Jones Beach Band Shell Wantagh, NY
07/19/08 Sat Nissan Pavilion Bristow, VA
07/20/08 Sun Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte, NC
07/22/08 Tue Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA

[Published on: 1/18/08]

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marshbt starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 11:28AM
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Don't want to miss this. Might be the best show of the year again at Red Rocks.

BGsteveBG starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 11:37AM
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2 IL dates, and no Tinley Park!!!!!!! WOOOO

ymsb_sts9 starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 12:00PM
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hippyjessica starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 12:33PM
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Alpharetta GA!!! Wooh! That new Amphitheatre is in my backyard!!!! It will be so nice not to have to go into Atlanta for something.

uhoh Fri 1/18/2008 12:58PM
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comin the same weekend as waka?

not smart!

Mr. Brojangles starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 01:11PM
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They are all over the road. Rock on, Rush. Too bad there's no longer an outdoor amphitheater in the freakin' music city. We need a new one soon. It would be real cool to see them at the Roo, though.

STRUT starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 01:19PM
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their friday (of roo weekend) is open...

bobertjohnson starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 01:25PM
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Might have to go up to Milwaukee, I don't want to go to the stupid United Center. This is great for me considering I missed out on the 2007 tour, can't wait.

Rebacreates starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 01:34PM
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Thats all i gotta say about that.

Flat5 Fri 1/18/2008 01:53PM
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RED ROCKS! I was just there today screwing around thinking how cool it would be to see Rush here!

anonymous Fri 1/18/2008 03:32PM
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danwonsover......HA!..thanks for the laugh

dreadyknowsbest starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 05:28PM
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You would have to be a moron to go to waka-rusty over RUSH,,,, There is more talent in the three pioners of tech rock .......than there is in all of lawrence, KS - Get a grip youngsters- Pay your brain a visit to the realm of musical knowledge.....

dreadyknowsbest starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 05:30PM
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Hey ----it aint easy being cheesey-p rock on PERT

RothburyWithCheese star Sat 1/19/2008 01:15PM
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PITCHREDDRUMS starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/20/2008 03:39PM
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Anyone who thinks Rush is a "Gimmick band" or can't compete with the other "Classic" rock bands is completely ignorant about music in general. They base their "attacks" on Rush with facts about best selling records and radio play. Last time I checked Led Zeppelin primed themselves on not selling out and going mainstream. This is exactly what Rush does and they are probably the best at it. They kept up the awesome music. There stuff isn't just one genre. They have so many different facets in their musical style. They started out as a blues rock band like Zeppelin and AC DC but they evolved and became great. One of the best bands of all time. I'll be seeing them again on this tour for the 3rd time!!!

sunnbear starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/21/2008 02:33PM
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Believe it or not...Rush is on my top 3 all-time live bands! They are definately one of the tightest live bands ever. Neil is GOD on the kit! Geddy is a bad-ass bass player and Alex takes guitar playing to a new level. Don't knock 'em if you ain't seen 'em!

happydestiny Mon 1/21/2008 05:37PM
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For the first and probably only time will I agree with liberalsforMS2008

Rush drives me Batso!

Flat5 Mon 1/21/2008 05:46PM
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Pitch, Sunbear, you guys say true things. See, most of the kids on this site don't realize how gay disco was.. I guess we are! Rush rocks, I'll be seeing them at Red Rocks on June 5th. I'll be the one with the brown mullet and the frosty Budweiser!

mackadocious Tue 1/22/2008 06:22AM
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Prepare to experience the greatest thing that has ever come from Canada.

This trio rocks harder than 95% of all acts on the road today. See 'em and tell me I'm wrong.

bobertjohnson starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/25/2008 01:28PM
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#1 highest selling act in Canadian history...makes sense.