||Progressive rockers Rush have announced an extended 2008 Snakes & Arrows World Tour with the following statement on their website:
After a hugely successful 2007 tour, the fans have spoken and they want more. Rush officially announce dates for their extended 2008 Snakes & Arrows World Tour. The tour will kick off with their first ever appearance in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 11 and hit over 45 cities throughout the United States and Canada. For Rush fans this will be the first time in over a decade the band will make stops in Orlando, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Reno, Moline, Boise, Austin, Jacksonville and Winnipeg to name a few. Also for the first time in years the band will play Albuquerque, Edmonton, Vancouver, Hershey and Manchester.
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. In addition, the track "Malignant Narcissism" from the band's 2007 release "Snakes & Arrows" (Anthem/Atlantic) has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
The Rush tour in North America is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and SRO/Anthem.