Monday, December 17, 2007

What a RUSH

Anyone who really knows me, knows that the Canadian Rock Band RUSH has been my favorite band for over 25 years. I've had the honor to meet "the boys" three times and have been to over 35 concerts. I was so excited yesterday when I visited RUSH to learn the following news:

Dec 06 07

Congratulations to RUSH! It has just been nominated for the 2008 Grammy's in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance Category for Malignant Narcissism

"The Ecstasy Of Gold" - Metallica; Track from: "We All Love Ennio Morricone" [Sony Classical]
"Malignant Narcissism" - Rush; Track from: "Snakes & Arrows" [Anthem/Atlantic]
"Always With Me, Always With You" - Joe Satriani; Track from: "Satriani Live!" [Epic/Red Ink]
"Once Upon A Time In The West" - Bruce Springsteen; Track from: "We All Love Ennio Morricone" [Sony Classical]
"The Attitude Song" - Steve Vai; Track from: "Sound Theories Vol. I & II" [Epic/Red Ink]

Also- great news for us fans! Rush is going to continue their Snakes and Arrows Tour in 2008!
RUSH EXTEND WORLD TOUR INTO 2008. I am particularly psyched since I've had to miss the last two tours-- first times ever that I didn't get to go..and they are coming back to Boston!

TORONTO, ON – December 12, 2007:

After a hugely successful 2007 run, Rush are pleased to announce they will extend their Snakes & Arrows World Tour into 2008. The band will begin rehearsals in March to revamp the set list before kicking off the tour with their first ever appearance in San Juan, Puerto Rico in April.

2008 will see Rush tour in over 40 cities throughout the United States and Canada making stops in many where they haven’t performed in well over a decade including: Orlando, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Austin, Jacksonville and Winnipeg to name a few. Along the way, Rush will play new venues in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Seattle and will revisit some familiar ones in Boston, Washington and Charlotte amongst others. Rush fans can look forward to a complete tour announcement in mid January. As details develop more information will be made available at and

Due to the overwhelming response of their fans in North America, the “Snakes & Arrows” tour has been Rush’s highest grossing tour ever and the best attended in many years.
Snakes & Arrows (Anthem/Atlantic Records) was recorded in the fall of 2006 with Grammy Award-winner Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver) with Rush co-producing. Their first album of original material in nearly five years, Snakes & Arrows debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition, the track "Malignant Narcissism" has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Since releasing its self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has been universally regarded as one of the most inventive and exciting groups in rock, famed for virtuoso musicianship, epic soundscapes, and dramatic lyricism. 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.

Fans will experience the technical virtuosity and hard-rocking compositions they have come to expect from Rush members, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.

The Rush tour in North America is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and SRO/Anthem.

For complete tour & ticket information, fan club memberships and more, visit:

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