January 2008 Archives

Rush 2008 Presale

You'll need to go to http://rush.musictoday.com/ and sign up to get access to the ticket presale information. As of now, there's only info for six of the dates: New Orleans, Phoenix, Reno, Las Vegas, Red Rocks, and Detroit.

Rush 2008 Tour News

Gleaned from Rush.com:

The tour will hit 45 cities throughout the US and Canada. Tickets for New Orleans, Reno, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Detroit go on sale Saturday, January 26. AmEx cardholders will be available to buy presale seats 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.com fan club presale for all Rush performances in conjunction with rush.com starting January 22 through January 24.

Livenation.com will be selling tix as well.

Additionally, a Snakes and Arrows live tour CD will be released sometime in April. No word about the DVD, sadly.

Here are the dates/locations:

April 2008

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

May 2008

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

June 2008

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

July 2008

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

New 2008 Rush Tour Dates to be Announced Today

2008 Rush tour dates are to be announced today at 8:00 am EST. Check back later this morning and we'll have the list, along with presale dates and the like.

Alex Lifeson ES-355 VOS Gibson Guitar

From the Winter NAMM 2008 show:

Throughout most of Alex Lifeson's ride to superstardom with the super group Rush, a 1976 Gibson ES-355 had been by his side, both in the studio and on stage. With it, he had created many of Rush's breathtaking layered soundscapes, and the very same ES-355 continues to be an indispensable part of his live arsenal. The Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson Signature ES -355 guitar is a recreation of this iconic instrument and a tribute for a true modern master, and guitar he used to expand the definition of popular music.

No more information at this point.

Rush 2008 Snakes & Arrows Tour Ticket News

Got this in e-mail the other day:

Are you ready? Stay tuned to RUSH.COM in the coming days for more information on the upcoming RUSH Snakes and Arrows 2008 tour.

Rumor has it that an announcement about dates and venues for Rush's 2008 Snakes and Arrows tour will happen later this week.

Stay tuned...

Alex's Guitar Rig

Nice video from Guitarist magazine detailing Alex's guitar rig and some of his guitars from the Snakes and Arrows tour:

Neil Peart Articles

GH3 Geddy Lee Bass

A guy's made a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass out of Lego and uses it as a Guitar Hero 3 controller. Photos are here.


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