December 22, 2007 03:27:17 GMT
Having received much success with their 2007 tour, the band that was formed in 1968 is going to extend the tour and do a 2008 tour.
As their 2007 tour was being acknowledge as one of the top-grossing tour of the year, Rush is reported to be back on the road to do extended tour in 2008. Following the news, it was reported that details about the 2008 tour have been shared. According to the band's fansite, rushisaband.com, the band will do a 40-cities tour throughout the United States and Canada kicking off April 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
For the part of the tour, the rock band will make rare appearance in locales where they haven't performed in over a decade, including in Austin, Orlando, Jacksonville, New Orleans and Winnipeg. They will also play at new venues in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Seattle. Reportedly, the band will give the complete tour announcement in mid January 2008 and it was said that the details will be made available at www.rush.com.
This year, the band comprised of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart received success as their latest album, "Snakes & Arrows" which was debuted at #3 on The Billboard 200 chart, nailed the 50th Grammy nominations for Best Rock Instrumental Album for the track "Malignant Narcissism". To make it even better, the "Snakes & Arrows" tour which grossed 29.7 million dollars has become the band's highest grossing tour ever and the best attended since it gathered more than 517,000 fans to 48 shows.