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Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

After finishing 2007 with the No. 25 top-grossing tour of the year, Rush will return to the road for a 40-plus-date outing next April in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Canadian rock trio will make rare visits to such locales as Austin, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; New Orleans; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba, and will play as-yet-unannounced new venues in Chicago; Detroit; Philadelphia and Seattle. The full itinerary will be unveiled next month.

This year's tour in support of the album "Snakes & Arrows" grossed $29.7 million and drew more than 517,000 fans to 48 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Rush recently scored a Grammy nomination in the best rock instrumental performance for the "Snakes & Arrows" track "Malignant Narcissism."

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If they come to Utah I'll finally be able to see them with my uncles and cousins...

They've come 3-4 times in the past 5 or so years and I've never heard about it until AFTER my uncles and cousins have got the tickets.

Not gonna miss 'em again.

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I saw them in 82 for the Moving Pictures tour and they put on an amazing show.I would love to see them again.Kyna is from Canada and was only one at that time B) She's not a Rush fan but I think that she would have a different opinion if she saw them live!....I could be wrong though :)

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I saw them in 82 for the Moving Pictures tour and they put on an amazing show.I would love to see them again.Kyna is from Canada and was only one at that time B) She's not a Rush fan but I think that she would have a different opinion if she saw them live!....I could be wrong though :)

Wow, my favourite era and album Moving Pictures, I would of loved to have seen them then, I did see them years later though !!!

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Wow, my favourite era and album Moving Pictures, I would of loved to have seen them then, I did see them years later though !!!

I bought that album when I was on leave from the Marine Corps. It had just been released and a good friend of mine and I listened to that record over and over.We were absolutely blown away by it.I knew that record inside and out.When I came back to the base two weeks later another friend said that he had tickets to see Rush that following month.I gladly went and they played in a venue that held no more than 3000 people.The sound quality and their precision was incredible.They played the whole Moving Pictures album and I was amazed by their attention to detail! I remember thinking,'That's a lot of noise coming from 3 dudes' :o

I love that album too!!!

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I bought that album when I was on leave from the Marine Corps. It had just been released and a good friend of mine and I listened to that record over and over.We were absolutely blown away by it.I knew that record inside and out.When I came back to the base two weeks later another friend said that he had tickets to see Rush that following month.I gladly went and they played in a venue that held no more than 3000 people.The sound quality and their precision was incredible.They played the whole Moving Pictures album and I was amazed by their attention to detail! I remember thinking,'That's a lot of noise coming from 3 dudes' :o

I love that album too!!!

Back in 81 that album that was the only album apart from the Zeppelin catalogue that I would listen too with any great fondness !!!

Though just prior to finding Zeppelin Back in Black was also an album I would listen too !!

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Back in 81 that album that was the only album apart from the Zeppelin catalogue that I would listen too with any great fondness !!!

Though just prior to finding Zeppelin Back in Black was also an album I would listen too !!

I agree with your first sentence but it took me a while to warm up to Back In Black.I remember some Sargeant in the squadbay cranking up BIB and when I finally heard You Shook Me All Night Long, REALLY loud echoing through barracks,I was hooked :D

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I agree with your first sentence but it took me a while to warm up to Back In Black.I remember some Sargeant in the squadbay cranking up BIB and when I finally heard You Shook Me All Night Long, REALLY loud echoing through barracks,I was hooked :D

yes it is great !! I got into AC/DC, Iron Maiden in 1980, I got their debut albums when they came out, great stuff !! Then someone lent me Deep Purple In Concert and I knew there was more, great band Purple and would ( now I am thinking about it) listen to that album, Deepest purple too. My life really changed when I borrowed a copy of LZ II and the rest is history !!!

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Awesome. I hope they come by Denver. :D

I came to CO to see Rush at Red Rocks in August for a one night only sold out show. What an awesome venue and state. I heard from some of the native residents in CO that winters are not bad there. I saw on the news last year that they were feeding cattle from helicopters!!! That is bad IMO!!!! The tentative 08 Tour includes Red Rocks Again!!! The dates will be released mid January.

The list is not in any particular order as the exact dates and routes are still being determined. Venues that are still pending a final decision are indicated with an asterisk (*), while all the other venues are essentially confirmed.

Coliseo De Puerto Rico - San Juan, PR (April 11, 2 nights possibly)

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL

Amway Arena - Orlando, Florida

Honda Center - Anaheim, CA

Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA

Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY (July 14)

PNC Arts Center - Homdel, NJ

Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA

New Orleans Arena - New Orleans, LA

* Gwinnett Arena - Duluth, GA

Giant Center - Hershey, PA

Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ (July 4th)

Scottrade Center - St.Louis, MO

Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OH

* Jobing.com Arena - Glendale, AZ

Ford Center - Oklahoma, OK

John Paul Jones Arena - Charlottesville, VA

Molson Amphitheater - Toronto, ON

Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, SK

* Bank of Kentucky Center - Highland Heights, KY

* Carlson Center - Fairbanks, Alaska

Sears Centre - Hoffman Estates/Chicago, IL

Civic Center - Portland, ME

Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI

Tingley Coliseum - Albuquerque, NM

Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX

* Everett Events Center - Seattle, WA

* U.S. Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI

* Toyota Center - Houston, TX

Verizon Wireless Pavilion - Charlotte, NC

* Monterrey Arena - Monterrey, MEX

New England Dodge Music Center - Hartford, CT

* Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI

* Fed Ex Forum - Memphis, TN

Estadio do Maracana - Rio de Janiero, BRAZIL

Estadio do Morumbi - Sao Paulo , BRAZIL

Castelao - Fortaleza, BRAZIL

Estadio Beira-Rio - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL

Estadio de Nacional Chile - Santiago, Chile (May 1)

El Monumental - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estadio de Nacional Peru - Lima, Peru (May 4)

MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB

Halifax Metro Centre - Halifax, NS

Harbour Station - St.John, New Brunswick

Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, Colorado

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

TD Banknorth Garden - Boston, MA (July)

Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH (July)

The Gorge Amphitheater - George, WA

SPAC - Saratoga Springs, NY (June 30)

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I came to CO to see Rush at Red Rocks in August for a one night only sold out show. What an awesome venue and state. I heard from some of the native residents in CO that winters are not bad there. I saw on the news last year that they were feeding cattle from helicopters!!! That is bad IMO!!!! The tentative 08 Tour includes Red Rocks Again!!! The dates will be released mid January.

Feeding cattle from helicopters? What on earth are you talking about? :huh: But yeah, the winters here are sometimes bad, and sometimes not so bad. I think the spring is much worse, personally, when it comes to snowfall and everything. There have been a few times in the past couple of years where we were literally snowed in because of blizzards. Not fun, but at least it melts eventually. :lol:

But thank you for the list! :D I will definatly try to bug my dad into going when the dates are actually released. Red Rocks is my favorite venue here, and it's very close to my house too. It's also a good place to go walking if you want to get some exercise and stuff.

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Here is a link to one article from CBS News. You gotta love it!!! Enjoy.

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Oh god, I hadn't heard of that. :lol: I remember a couple years ago they moved a moose somewhere by carrying it on a helicopter, but I don't remember feeding cattle from one. :lol:

Actually, the worst part about the winter storms here is trying to go out and do anything after the storms are done. :wacko: seriously, even after they plow, it's still difficult, because the snow just piles up like mountains.

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