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Rush Announce North American Tour Dates

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 15, 2002 @ 11:10 AM


Rush Embark On North American

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RUSH ANNOUNCES 2002 TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA;
VAPOR TRAILS ON TRACK FOR MAY 14TH;
"ONE LITTLE VICTORY" IS #1 MOST-ADDED AT ROCK RADIO

Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush has announced the itinerary for the summer segment of their highly anticipated 2002 tour of North America. When the concert series kicks off on June 28th in Hartford, Connecticut, it will mark Rush's first live performance since July 1997. Rush's extensive touring schedule will continue into the fall, with additional dates to be announced. Tickets will go on sale beginning April 20th.

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Rush's return to the road follows the May 14th release of their eagerly awaited new album, Vapor Trails, their first all-new studio collection in over five years. The album's first single, "One Little Victory," has been instantly and enthusiastically embraced by radio outlets across the country. The #1 most-added track at all three rock formats - mainstream, active, and heritage, it is already bulleting quickly up the airplay charts.

Vapor Trails was produced by Rush with engineer Paul Northfield (Marilyn Manson, Hole). The 13-track collection sees the legendary power trio - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - redefining their intensely individualistic music, blending their famously complex dynamics with driving melodic hooks and a passionate, personal lyrical approach. Tracks like the kinetic "How It Is," the emotive "Sweet Miracle," and the propulsive album-opening "One Little Victory" are angular, atmospheric and altogether extraordinary. With the visionary new VAPOR TRAILS, Rush has taken a bold step forward, making it clear that one of rock 'n' roll's all-time great bands are more than just back, they're better than ever.

Vapor Trails is Rush's 17th studio recording. All of the Canadian trio's 22 albums have been certified RIAA gold-or-better, with cumulative worldwide sales of over 35 million. Their most recent Anthem/Atlantic releases are 1996's gold-certified Test For Echo, followed by 1998's gold-certified multi-disc live set, Different Stages.

For additional information, please see The Atlantic Group website at Atlantic Records.

RUSH ON TOUR

NORTH AMERICA, SUMMER 2002

06/28/02 Hartford, CT ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre
06/29/02 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
07/01/02 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/03/02 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/04/02 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion
07/06/02 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/07/02 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/09/02 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
07/11/02 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/12/02 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
07/14/02 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center
07/15/02 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/17/02 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
07/19/02 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
07/20/02 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
08/01/02 Kansas City, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
08/02/02 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
08/04/02 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
08/06/02 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
08/08/02 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheater
08/09/02 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/11/02 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14/02 Nashville, TN AmSouth Amphitheatre
08/16/02 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion
08/17/02 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/19/02 Dallas, TX Reunion Arena
08/21/02 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion

Additional cities to be announced


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