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Snakes & Arrows Live DVD certified Double Platinum

Tue, May 4, 2010@9:07PM | comments

Rush's most recent live concert video - Snakes & Arrows Live - was released back on November 24th, 2008 and was Rush's first to be released on Blu-ray as well as standard DVD. 2 of the discs in the 3-disc set were recorded at Ahoy' Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on October 16th and 17th during the European leg of the 2007 Snakes & Arrows tour. The 3rd disc contained 4 additional tracks recorded at Encore Park in Atlanta, Georgia on July 24th, 2008. Just a couple of weeks ago on April 20th the RIAA quietly certified the DVD Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum. For videos, 50,000 units = Gold and 100,000 units = Platinum. Each disc in a package counts as 1 unit - so that's 3 units per package for Snakes & Arrows Live which actually sold 76,013 according to the most recent information. The video was nominated for a Music DVD of the Year Juno earlier this year but ironically ended up losing to Rush documentary filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scott McFadyen for their Iron Maiden: Flight 666 DVD. Thanks to glortiz for the heads up, and thank to Power Windows for the certification explanation.