SOURCE: Atlantic Records

June 12, 2007 16:11 ET

Rush World Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow in Atlanta; Madison Square Garden Date Announced; New Single "Spindrift" Impacts Airwaves: Limited Edition Vinyl Slated for Release June 19th; MVI Available

June 26th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Rush -- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart -- kick off their much-anticipated "SNAKES & ARROWS TOUR" on June 13th in Atlanta. The launch of the global trek -- the band's first full-scale world tour since 2004 -- follows an impressive #3 debut on the Billboard 200 for the band's new Anthem/Atlantic album, "SNAKES & ARROWS."

Rush has just announced advance ticket sales for their September 17th show at Madison Square Garden in New York City -- the final U.S. date on the tour (see itinerary). Advance tickets are available through an exclusive Rush fan pre-sale beginning today and ending this Thursday, June 14th. In addition, American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets this week before they go on sale to the general public on June 16th.

With the new album's second single, "Spindrift," now impacting radio, Rush will release a special limited edition vinyl version of "SNAKES & ARROWS" on June 19th. There will be only 5,000 copies of this 2-LP set available, each pressed on 180-gram HQ audiophile vinyl at RTI for the best possible sound.

Rush has also announced that on June 26th, "SNAKES AND ARROWS" will be released as one of the first albums in the new MVI format. MVI (Music Video Interactive) is a DVD-based product that plays in all DVD players, computers, and video game consoles with DVD drives. The Rush release will include the entire "SNAKES AND ARROWS" album in 96kHz/24 bit hi-resolution stereo, the entire album in 5.1 surround sound, and a 45-minute in-studio documentary on the making of the album -- titled "Rush: The Game of Snakes and Arrows."

The Rush MVI will also offer the ability for fans to create their own mobile ringtones of all the tracks on the MVI using UrTone technology, as well as digital extras like wallpapers, buddy icons, and more. When fans register their MVI, they will unlock even more Rush content including an exclusive poster from the band. Deluxe packaging will complete the release. The audio tracks on the MVI are pre-encoded for easy transfer to your computer, portable music player, or recordable CD. To learn more about the MVI format, please visit www.mvimusic.com.

The #3 premiere of "SNAKES & LADDERS" -- the renowned rock trio's first new collection of original material in nearly five years -- marked Rush's highest chart debut since 1993, as well as the group's eleventh top ten album in the U.S. 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.

TOUR ITINERARY - 2007

DATE           CITY                     VENUE
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 Amphitheatre
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, IN        Verizon 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, QC         Colisée de Quebec
15-Sept.   Montreal, QC            Bell Centre
17-Sept.   New York, NY            Madison Square Garden
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
For complete tour & ticket information and more visit: www.rush.com

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