Rush confirms more tour dates and heads back East after their West Coast adventures.
The Hartford show rocked. Photo: Jman2112/EOOA.


Rush has announced an additional slate of dates on their ongoing, acclaimed VAPOR TRAILS tour of North America. Beginning with the group's first-ever date south of the U.S. border - in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 5th - this latest series of confirmed shows sees the band on the road through November 6th. Among the highlights of the fall concerts will be the group's performance at New York City's legendary Madison Square Garden on October 24th. The VAPOR TRAILS tour, which first hit the road on June 28th in Hartford, CT, marks Rush's first live performances since 1997.

Rush's triumphant return to the stage has been earning rave reviews from coast to coast. As Steve Morse said in the Boston Globe: "The trio...performed with a spirit and camaraderie that acknowledged the three decades they've been together, then transcended them...[they] made up for lost time magnificently. They played with the guile of veterans and the heart of a new band eager to prove itself. The result was sheer joy during the course of two sets that started strong and got ever better as the night went on...Rush may be 'classic' in age but forever youthful in vision."

...In other Rush news, 'Secret Touch,' the current single from the trio's May 14th release, VAPOR TRAILS, has rocketed into the top ten at Mainstream and Heritage Rock radio outlets nationwide. 'Secret Touch' is the second consecutive single from VAPOR TRAILS to achieve top ten status, and is the follow-up to the album's propulsive first track, "One Little Victory," which went to number one with-a-bullet at the Heritage format. 'One Little Victory" also served as the theme song for this year's Stanley Cup winners, the Detroit Red Wings, who had the song played every time they took to the ice.

VAPOR TRAILS, Rush's first all-new studio collection in over five years, has drawn extensive critical praise, including a three-and-a-half star rave in the June issue of Guitar World. 'This is no half-assed comeback,' declares writer Mac Randall. 'Rush are rocking as hard as they ever have...Fact is, when you're looking for hard rock with brains, you still can't do better than Rush."

Produced by Rush with engineer Paul Northfield (Marilyn Manson, Hole), 'VAPOR TRAILS 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. VAPOR TRAILS is Rush's 17th studio recording. All of the Canadian trio's previous 22 albums have been certified RIAA gold-or-better, with cumulative worldwide sales of over 35 million.

NEW DATES (all dates available at FALL 2002

5 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol
10 Tampa, Florida Ice Palace*
11 W. Palm Beach, Florida Mars Music Amphitheatre*
13 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena*
15 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
16 Rochester, New York Blue Cross Arena
18 Montreal, Quebec Molson Center
19 Quebec City, Quebec Colisee
22 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
24 New York, New York Madison Square Garden
25 Hershey, Pennsylvania Giant Center
27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Union Center
28 Boston, Massachusetts Fleet Center
30 Chicago, Illinois United Center

1 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
2 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center
4 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena
6 East Rutherford, New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena
*on sale 8/17; check local listings for all other on-sale dates