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Rush Returns With New Album And Tour

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Prog-rock superstars Rush have announced the release of their highly anticipated new studio album, titled “Snakes & Arrows,” as well as an upcoming world tour.

The renowned Canadian rock trio's first new collection of original material in nearly five years, the album will be released in the UK on Monday, April 30th, and the US on Tuesday, May 1st.

“Snakes & Arrows” was recorded in the fall of 2006 with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver) with Rush co-producing. The album's first single, Far Cry, initially impacted on US rock radio station in mid-March and the overall reaction has been nothing short of ecstatic. Far Cry has a digital only release in the UK, through Atlantic Records on April 16th.

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 Lee, Lifeson, and Peart's 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.

Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – will also be embarking on a world tour, the band's first since 2004's "An Evening with Rush: 30th Anniversary Tour."

The full list of tour dates are as follows:

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

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers