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Tour date announcement March 26th, pre-sale info March 27th

Wed, Mar 21, 2007@9:51AM | comments

UPDATE - 3/23@1:26PM: Now these ones are new. ;) Irvine, CA at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 25th with tickets on sale April 14th. I'm also hearing that they'll play in Mountanview, CA at the Shoreline Amphitheater around the same time - but no firm date yet. More as I get them ...

UPDATE - 3/23@1:08PM: I'm confusing myself here... already had those Florida dates up. :) Move along ... nothing to see here.

UPDATE - 3/23@12:49PM: Florida dates! West Palm Beach, FL at the Sound Advice Amphitheater on June 15th and Tampa Bay, FL at the Ford Amphitheatre on June 16th. Here's this link with details. Thanks Sean!

UPDATE - 3/23@10:01AM: Thanks to Power Windows's contacts at Anthem, I now know that there will be no press conference... just a press release. Sorry about the confustion. My source probably just misheard or misinterpreted the info. The dates and pre-release info definitely seem legit though. Again- sorry.

UPDATE - 3/23@9:33AM: New date! Reader david alerted me that is listing a date in Selma, TX at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 12th.

UPDATE - 3/22@7:05PM: It looks like Wembly on the 12th is out ... since Donny Osmond already seems to be booked for that date (thanks Pete). Unless of course, he's opening for Rush (or vice versa). :) The Birmingham date is also questionable, but I'll leave it up for now. Sorry guys - these UK dates seem to be very difficult to get a handle on. Seems like I hear something different every day.

UPDATE - 3/22@3:04PM: ... And another. They seem to be rolling in at a good pace today. Reader Bruce strikes again; Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden, NJ on July 6th.

UPDATE - 3/22@1:37PM: UK Dates! We've known for some time now that Rush is set to play Glasgow and Newcastle on October 3rd and 5th respectively but there's been some question as to the other UK tour stops. I've now received information that Rush will play in Manchester at the MEN Arena on October 7th; Birmingham at the NEC Arena on October 9th; and the Wembly Arena in London on October 12th.

UPDATE - 3/22@10:44AM: ... And another one from Bruce; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach on June 22.

UPDATE - 3/22@10:03AM: Got another date from reader Bruce; San Diego, CA at the Coors Amphitheatre on July 30th.

If you read the updates to yesterday's post then you already know this; but I've heard from a reliable source (sorry - can't reveal who) that Rush will be making the official announcement of tour dates this coming Monday, March 26th. I've also heard that they'll announce the dates via a press conference in New York City. And no - I don't know any details beyond that. Warner Music Group, who owns Atlantic Records (Rush's US record company) is based in New York - if that means anything. Maybe they'll be announcing the dates there? I really don't care where they announce them - I just want the dates! Personally I hope I'm completely wrong on this and they instead release the dates sooner. If so, I will gladly eat my virtual hat. :)

I've also obtained information that pre-sales will begin next Tuesday, March 27th for selected cities and that will conduct the pre-sale similar to how it was done in 2004. This is to say that they'll email info (a url and password) out to their email list which you can signup for at I didn't participate in the pre-sale on the last tour, so I'm just going by what others have told me. So please share any info you have about the pre-sale in the comments.

And for the sake of completeness, here's the most current (incomplete, unconfirmed) list of dates:

Jun. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheater
Jun. 15 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater
Jun. 16 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheater @ Florida State Fairgrounds
Jun. 18 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek
Jun. 19 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun. 22 - Virginia Beach @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 23 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavillion
Jun. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavillion
Jun. 27 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Jun. 29 - Scranton PA @ Montage Mountain
Jun. 30 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 02 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul. 04 - Darien Lake, NY @ Six Flags
Jul. 06 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
Jul. 08 - Homdel, NJ @ PNC Arts Center
Jul. 09 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 25 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavillion
Jul. 28 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jul. 30 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Aug. 04 - Marysville, Ca @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug. 08 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 17 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center
Aug. 26 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 30 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sep. 01 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 02 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
Sep. 12 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Sep. 15 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Oct. 03 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC Arena
Oct. 05 - Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Metro Arena
Oct. 07 - Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
Oct. 09 - Birmingham, UK @ NEC Arena
Oct. 12 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Oct. 16 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy' Rotterdam
Oct. 17 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy' Rotterdam
Oct. 19 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Oberhausen, Germany
Oct. 21 - Mannheim, Germany @ SAP-Arena

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