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Tour Updates

Thu, Jun 28, 2007@1:56PM | comments

Rush Snakes & Arrows TourUPDATE - 6/29@3:29PM: Attendance figures are out for the first 4 shows. Via Blabbermouth.net:

Venue: HiFi Buys Ampthitheatre
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Date: June 13, 2007
Gross Sales: $505,255
Attendance: 8,998
Capacity: 15,949

Venue: Sound Advice Amphitheatre
City/State: West Palm Beach, FL
Date: June 15, 2007
Gross Sales: $492,908
Attendance: 9,432
Capacity: 19,238

Venue: Ford Ampthitheatre
City/State: Tampa, FL
Date: June 16, 2007
Gross Sales: $605,896
Attendance: 13,434
Capacity: 19,508

Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
City/State: Charlotte, NC
Date: June 18, 2007
Gross Sales: $408,908
Attendance: 8,287
Capacity: 18,700

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UPDATE - 6/29@7:15AM: I finally was able to get some information regarding attendance/sellouts. The official attendance for the Mansfield show was listed at 19,902. That is one of the biggest attended shows in the U.S. for a Rush show ever and is a confirmed sellout along with Mohegan Sun, Red Rocks, and the first Toronto show.

The tour rolls on. Nine dates down, over 50 left to go. The setlist has remained constant from show to show and from all the anecdotal evidence attendance has been great. Pollstar.com currently lists the tour at #3 on their top 50 list. People are constantly uploading their photos to the tour gallery so go check it out if you have a chance - there are some great photos in there. I'm also adding bootlegs to the tour bootleg videos page as I come across them. If you come across any on YouTube or have your own, let me know. The Digital Rush Experience (DRE) is continually updating their database of bootlegs from the Snakes & Arrows tour; there are currently 10 boots cataloged. And if you're wondering how you can get your hands on one of these bootlegs please check out this blog post at the DRE.

John over at Cygnus-X1.net has transcribed the Snakes & Arrows tourbook. This includes the Neil Peart essay The Game of Snakes & Arrows and a few words from each of the band members; Alex interviews himself, Neil Peart discusses his new kit and Geddy Lee talks about his stage gear. Also included are a few scans of images with more to come later. Thanks John!

Don't forget to enter the Rush.net contest to win front row tickets or a meet-and-greet. Several great pics from the meet-and-greets are posted at this link.

The folks over at the Rush Tour Forum have created a banner that they've taken to every show so far. You can check out pictures of fans holding the banner from all 9 shows at this link.

Reader Bob B posted a great story over at The Rush Forum about how he got to play roadie for a day at the Bristow show. I just uploaded several backstage pics that he sent me over in the Bristow tour gallery too.

And there was a cool Rush tour-related sighting on the Late Show with David Letterman a couple nights ago. During the show some kind of siren went off and Dave took a call (or pretended to). A guy comes on the line and identifies himself as Josh from New Jersey. Dave then asks him for the phrase that pays and Josh says The Late Show is the place to be for hot summer fun. Dave then congratulated him and said, You've just won two tickets for Rush at Jones Beach on July 2!. Thanks to Senor Hubo from Rush Tour for the heads up. :)

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