NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush have announced early details of their upcoming new album, "SNAKES & ARROWS LIVE." The 2-CD live set will arrive in stores on April 8th (full track listing below).
"SNAKES & ARROWS LIVE" was recorded last October at the Netherlands' Ahoy Rotterdam arena during the renowned rock trio's lengthy world tour, and mixed by frequent collaborator Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger). The five-month trek celebrated Rush's acclaimed 2007 studio release, "SNAKES & ARROWS," which includes the Grammy Award-nominated track, "Malignant Narcissism."
The new album features an explosive live rendition of "Workin' Them Angels." The track -- the original version of which can be found on "SNAKES & ARROWS" -- will impact at Rock radio outlets nationwide on March 10th.
Rush -- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart -- will simultaneously release the new live CD with another four months of concert dates. This extended schedule will see the band traveling North America through mid-July (see below itinerary). Produced by Live Nation Global Touring and SRO/Anthem, the 2008 leg of the "Snakes & Arrows Live Tour" will take off on April 11th at San Juan's Coliseo de Puerto Rico -- Rush's first-ever concert appearance in Puerto Rico. Among the highlights of the 45-city itinerary will be highly anticipated stops in a number of markets where the band has not performed in more than a decade, including Orlando, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Reno, Moline, Boise, Austin, Jacksonville, and Winnipeg.
Due to popular demand, Rush has added a second night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, performing on May 8th. Fan club presale for the show will start on Tuesday, February 26, with the remaining tickets becoming available to the public on Saturday, March 1 (details for both presale and public sale at www.rush.com).
"SNAKES & ARROWS" made a triumphant debut on the Billboard 200 upon its release last May, entering the chart in the #3 spot. The album's popular success marked Rush's highest chart debut since 1993, as well as the group's eleventh top ten album in the U.S. "SNAKES & ARROWS" also debuted at #3 in the band's native Canada and at #13 in the UK -- the band's highest British chart ranking in 16 years. In addition, the album premiered in the top ten in Sweden and Finland, and in the top twenty in Norway, the Netherlands, and Japan.
Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has been universally regarded as one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock, famed for Lee, Lifeson, and Peart's virtuoso musicianship. The band's extraordinary body of work -- which includes such acclaimed works as 1976's "2112," 1981's "MOVING PICTURES," 1996's "TEST FOR ECHO," and 2002's "VAPOR TRAILS" -- has achieved worldwide sales exceeding 35 million units.
(TRACK LISTING BELOW) RUSH "SNAKES & ARROWS LIVE" (ANTHEM/ATLANTIC) Available April 8th Disc 1 1. Limelight 2. Digital Man 3. Entre Nous 4. Mission 5. Freewill 6. The Main Monkey Business 7. The Larger Bowl 8. Secret Touch 9. Circumstances 10. Between the Wheels 11. Dreamline 12. Far Cry 13. Workin' Them Angels 14. Armor and Sword Disc 2 1. Spindrift 2. The Way the Wind Blows 3. Subdivisions 4. Natural Science 5. Witch Hunt 6. Malignant Narcissism - De Slagwerker 7. Hope 8. Distant Early Warning 9. The Spirit of Radio 10. Tom Sawyer Encore: 11. One Little Victory 12. A Passage to Bangkok 13. YYZ (TOUR ITINERARY BELOW) RUSH Snakes & Arrows World Tour - 2008 APRIL 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 The Music Center at Fair Park 26 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center 29 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion MAY 1 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion 3 Reno, NV Reno Events Center 4 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion 6 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre 8 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 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 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