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Official Rush 2008 tour dates open thread

Fri, Jan 18, 2008@12:00AM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 1/18@8:46AM: From the official press release:

... 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 26th through February 1st for Rush performances in Boston; Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Holmdel, Wantagh and January 27th through February 2nd 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 AND ARROWS LIVE CD will be released sometime in April. Details are forthcoming. ...

No more speculating; there will be a live CD. There also is no mention of South America. I don't know what's up with that; hopefully some details will be forthcoming. I fixed the May dates - the low-fi version of had them a bit mixed up.

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UPDATE - 1/18@8:25AM: I've repeated the dates below. 48 dates!! And that's not counting the South American dates! I'll take a closer look at the dates and have more to say later.

APRIL 2008

11: San Juan, PR - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
13: Ft Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
15: Orlando, FL - Amway Center
17: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
19: New Orleans, LA - Arena
20: Houston, TX - Woodlands Pavilion
23: Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
25: Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center
26: Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
29: Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion

May 2008

1: Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
3: Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
4: Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
6: Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
10: Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
11: Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
20: Moline, IL - iWireless Center
22: St Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
24: Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
25: Regina, SK - Brandt Center
27: Edmonton AB - Rexall Place
29: Vancouver, BC - GM Place
31: Seattle, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre

JUNE 2008

1: Portland, OR - Clark County Amphitheatre
3: Boise, ID - Idaho Center
5: Denver, CO - Red Rocks
7: Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
9: Chicago, IL - United Center
10: Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
12: Montreal, QC - Bell Center
14: Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
15: Boston, MA - Tweeter Center
25: Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Amphitheatre
27: Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
28: St Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
30: Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

JULY 2008

2: Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Amphitheatre
4: Atlantic City, NJ - Marc Etess Arena
5: Saratoga, NY - SPAC
7: Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
9: Toronto, ON - The Molson Amphitheatre
11: Manchester, NH - Verizon Arena
12: Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
14: Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
17: Hershey, PA - Hershey Stadium
19: Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
20: Charlotte, NC - Amphitheatre
22: Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

UPDATE - 1/18@8:02AM: US and Canadian dates are up! Check them out here.

UPDATE - 1/18@7:29AM: Good morning. Dates are starting to pop up on Ticketmaster. That Pittsburgh show is going to happen on July 2nd. It also looks like January 26th will be the date the first round of tickets go on sale; this is the case for the Detroit show with pre-sales beginning on the Tuesday Monday prior (Jan. 21). Also, in case you missed it - in the last update to my previous post late last night I indicated that the Milwaukee show is a go and will occur on June 27th at the Marcus Amphitheater.

The email list just sent out an email stating that the official tour dates announcement will be at 8AM. I did not receive the email yet myself and most of you probably didn't either. Their email list seems to take forever to get out to everyone on the list. And there were a lot of problems with their last email; a bunch of people got duplicate emails while a bunch more received nothing. Luckily reader rush-tours-rule forwarded me his copy. Here's what it says:

It's official! The 2008 Snakes & Arrows Live Tour will be announced Friday, January 18th at 8am EST at . For full tour details, including onsales and fan club presales, please stay tuned to the website.

So we can all go to bed now. See you back here at 8AM! I'll be updating this post with the official dates as soon as we get them. Also... notice how they refer to it as the Snakes & Arrows Live tour?? Remember when I mentioned those rumors about a live CD? This makes me think those rumors are true. :)

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