When I was in high school, I probably listened to the Rush live album, Exit…Stage Left, more than any of piece of music. Seriously.

I never really got a good chance to catch them live at the time and I eventually fell out of love with it. It was half-novelty for me because I wasn’t a fan of a lot of their songs — way too 80’s synth by the time I got around to hearing more of their catalog beyond “Freewill” and “Spirit of Radio” — but I was a huge fan of their drummer, Neal Peart. I was aspiring young drummer myself at the time and I was on a steady diet of Rush and The Police for a very long portion of my early musical growth…

Rush just keeps coming back, though. Whether or not that’s a good thing — well, let’s just wait for the real music critics to decide on that question. They’ve got a new album coming out — Snakes & Arrows — and they’re following it up with a massive world tour. Crazy Canadians.


RUSH — SNAKES + ARROWS WORLD TOUR

Jun. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheater
Jun. 15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater
Jun. 16 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheater @ Florida State Fairgrounds
Jun. 18 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek
Jun. 19 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun. 22 – Virginia Beach @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 23 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavillion
Jun. 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavillion
Jun. 27 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Jun. 29 – Scranton PA @ Montage Mountain
Jun. 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 2 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul. 4 – Darien Lake, NY @ Six Flags
Jul. 6 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
Jul. 8 – Homdel, NJ @ PNC Arts Center
Jul. 9 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 18 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Jul. 20 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 21 – Portland, OR @ The Amphitheater at Clark County
Jul. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jul. 25 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavillion
Jul. 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Aug. 1 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Aug. 3 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavillion
Aug. 4 – Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug. 6 – Salt Lake City @ USANA Amphitheater
Aug. 8 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center
Aug. 12 – Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 14 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
Aug. 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 26 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 28 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug. 30 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sep. 1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 2 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
Sep. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Sep. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Sep. 9 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sep. 12 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Sep. 14 – Quebec City, QC @ Colisee de Quebec
Sep. 15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Sep. 19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sep. 21 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Oct. 3 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC Arena
Oct. 5 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Oct. 6 – Sheffield, UK @ Hallam FM Arena
Oct. 9 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Oct. 10 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Oct. 11 – Birmingham, UK @ NEC Arena
Oct. 14 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
Oct. 16 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy’ Rotterdam
Oct. 17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy’ Rotterdam
Oct. 19 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Oberhausen, Germany
Oct. 21 – Mannheim, Germany @ SAP-Arena
Oct. 23 – Milan, Italy @ Forum Arena
Oct. 26 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
Oct. 27 – Stockholm, Sweden Globe Arena
Oct. 29 – Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwell Arena

Massive, indeed. Young bands, take note — tour a lot like Rush does. That is all.

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