Snakes & Arrows Tour

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Snakes & Arrows Tour
Rush Snakes & Arrows 2008 tour.jpg
World tour by Rush
Associated album Snakes & Arrows
Start date June 13, 2007
End date July 24, 2008
Legs 3
Shows 114
Rush concert chronology
R30: 30th Anniversary Tour
(2004)
Snakes & Arrows Tour
(2007-2008)
Time Machine Tour
(2010-2011)

Rush began the Snakes & Arrows Tour to promote the album, Snakes & Arrows on June 13, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2007 tour came to a close on October 29, 2007 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The 2008 portion of the tour started on April 11, 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum and ended on July 24, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.[1] The tour was Rush's most successful to date, grossing nearly $65 million. At 114 shows, this is the second longest tour Rush has done (superseded only by the Hemispheres tour).

Rush released the live CD, Snakes & Arrows Live on April 15, 2008, documenting the 2007 leg. The two-disc CD contains the entire 2007 setlist recorded over two days in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The album features the song "Distant Early Warning" in place of "Summertime Blues".

During this tour, Rush once again used their connections to add humor to their performances. "The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)" featured an intro from SCTV's own Bob and Doug McKenzie, while "Tom Sawyer" was preceded by an intro from South Park characters Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny.[2]

Performance changes[edit]

This tour differed from previous Rush tours in an increase of new material played (nine songs compared to the more usual four or five) [3] and the reintroduction of songs that have not been played for decades (for example "Circumstances", last played when the band was touring for 1978's Hemispheres and "A Passage to Bangkok", which was last played in its entirety on the Moving Pictures Warm-Up tour).[4] The first leg also marked the first time "Entre Nous" from Permanent Waves was performed live.[5] Some of the older songs (e.g. "Digital Man" from Signals) were shortened.[6]

Neil Peart's drum solo underwent changes. The big band ending, which on previous tours featured Peart's performance of "One O'Clock Jump" by Count Basie, instead incorporated a portion of "Cotton Tail", a song he recorded with the Buddy Rich Band on the tribute Burning For Buddy, Vol. 1. The marimba section from "Pieces of Eight" and the tribal excerpt piece from "Scars" were also dropped.[2]

2007 leg setlist[edit]

Neil Peart and his custom Snakes & Arrows drums
Alex Lifeson playing his Garrison GD25-12 guitar
Geddy Lee playing his signature Fender Jazz Bass

Intermission:

Encore:

2008 leg setlist[edit]

  • Snakes & Arrows Intro Video
  • "Limelight"
  • "Digital Man"
  • "Ghost of a Chance"
  • "Mission"
  • "Freewill"
  • "The Main Monkey Business" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • Video Intro: Bob and Doug McKenzie
  • "The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • "Secret Touch"
  • "Red Barchetta"
  • "The Trees"
  • "Between the Wheels"
  • "Dreamline"

Intermission:

  • Video Intro: Harry Satchel in What's That Smell?
  • "Far Cry" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • "Workin' Them Angels" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • "Armor and Sword" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • "Spindrift" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • "The Way the Wind Blows" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • "Subdivisions"
  • "Natural Science"
  • "Witch Hunt"
  • "Malignant Narcissism" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • Drum solo
  • "Hope" (from Snakes & Arrows)
  • "Distant Early Warning"
  • "2112 (Overture/The Temples of Syrinx)"
  • Video Intro: South Park - Lil' Rush
  • "Tom Sawyer"

Encore:

  • "One Little Victory"
  • "A Passage to Bangkok"
  • "YYZ"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Capacity/Attendance/Gross
North America, 2007 Leg
June 13, 2007 Atlanta United States HiFi Buys Amphitheatre 15,949 / 8,998 / $505,255
June 15, 2007 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Amphitheater 19,238 / 9,432 / $492,908
June 16, 2007 Tampa Ford Amphitheater 19,508 / 13,434 / $605,896
June 18, 2007 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 18,700 / 8,287 / $408,908
June 20, 2007 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheater 20,036 / 8,085 / $348,592
June 22, 2007 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre ??? / ??? / ???
June 23, 2007 Bristow Nissan Pavilion 22,661 / 12,203 / $708,378
June 25, 2007 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion 23,070 / 9,257 / $380,157
June 27, 2007 Mansfield Tweeter Center 14,245 / 12,358 / $689,995
June 29, 2007 Scranton Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain 17,161 / 8,482 / $405,990
June 30, 2007 Saratoga Springs SPAC 25,240 / 10,847 / $525,626
July 2, 2007 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 13,851 / 12,300 / $860,671
July 4, 2007 Corfu Six Flags Performing Arts Center 21,800 / 7,624 / $429,109
July 6, 2007 Camden Tweeter Center 24,956 / 12,180 / $662,267
July 8, 2007 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center 16,996 / 12,014 / $628,792
July 9, 2007 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 7,793 / 7,793 / $452,900
July 18, 2007 Calgary Canada Pengrowth Saddledome 12,026 / 11,006 / $808,041
July 20, 2007 Auburn United States White River Amphitheatre 15,552 / 13,689 / $638,462
July 21, 2007 Ridgefield The Amphitheater at Clark County 13,188 / 10,986 / $581,898
July 23, 2007 Hollywood Hollywood Bowl 17,563 / 14,696 / $1,074,586
July 25, 2007 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 11,563 / 10,347 / $682,819
July 27, 2007 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion 16,066 / 12,276 / $485,795
July 28, 2007 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena 11,034 / 10,002 / $922,675
July 30, 2007 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheater 9,831 / 8,959 / $412,235
August 1, 2007 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 11,000 / 9,101 / $507,546
August 3, 2007 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion 10,916 / 9,775 / $529,150
August 4, 2007 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheatre 9,000 / 8,428 / $409,880
August 6, 2007 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre 14,500 / 10,971 / $492,950
August 8, 2007 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre 8,753 / 8,753 / $674,504
August 11, 2007 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre 16,500 / 13,366 / $690,086
August 12, 2007 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Selma) 15,155 / 11,469 / $527,568
August 14, 2007 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 14,490 / 11,904 / $646,748
August 23, 2007 Bonner Springs Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 12,500 / 8,104 / $406,416
August 24, 2007 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 16,500 / 12,135 / $490,721
August 26, 2007 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center 12,500 / 9,599 / $424,449
August 28, 2007 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre 13,213 / 11,384 / $602,300
August 30, 2007 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center 13,491 / 10,527 / $449,578
September 1, 2007 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center 16,435 / 10,776 / $479,040
September 2, 2007 Columbus Germain Amphitheater 12,891 / 10,241 / $463,661
September 6, 2007 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater 13,299 / 12,100 / $516,155
September 8, 2007 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 18,174 / 16,613 / $847,695
September 9, 2007 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 14,956 / 11,402 / $752,618
September 12, 2007 London Canada John Labatt Centre 8,936 / 8,608 / $627,749
September 14, 2007 Quebec City Colisee de Quebec 7,000 / 6,604 / $489,689
September 15, 2007 Montreal Bell Centre 12,000 / 11,662 / $967,692
September 17, 2007 New York City United States Madison Square Garden 12,125 / 11,786 / $1,022,675
September 19, 2007 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 11,950 / 11,950 / $605,304
September 21, 2007 Ottawa Scotiabank Place 16,500 / 10,870 / $594,490
September 22, 2007 Toronto Air Canada Centre 11,950 / 10,304 / $592,306
Europe
October 3, 2007 Glasgow Scotland SECC 9000 / 7,820 / $485,330
October 5, 2007 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena 9000 / 6,989 / $427,560
October 6, 2007 Sheffield Hallam FM Arena 11,000 / 10,102 / $455,403
October 9, 2007 London Wembley Arena 9,890 / 9,890 / $710,000
October 10, 2007 9,890 / 9,130 / $687,330
October 12, 2007 Birmingham NEC Arena 12,643 / 12,643 / $875,300
October 14, 2007 Manchester MEN Arena 18,000 / 15,552 / $977,290
October 16, 2007 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy 5,800 / 5,800 / $377,000
October 17, 2007 5,800 / 5,800 / $377,000
October 19, 2007 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena 10,000 / 6,550 / $398,995
October 21, 2007 Mannheim SAP Arena 12,500 / 9,170 / $567,540
October 23, 2007 Milan Italy Forum Arena 9,000 / 5,020 / $362,020
October 26, 2007 Oslo Norway Spektrum 7,300 / 7,300 / 458,000
October 27, 2007 Stockholm Sweden Globen Arena 12,000 / 10,886 / $496,405
October 29, 2007 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena 14,000 / 11,200 / $577,347
North America, 2008 Leg
April 11, 2008 San Juan Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico 9,598 / 6,855 / $740,155
April 13, 2008 Fort Lauderdale United States BankAtlantic Center 8,432 / 8,432 / $568,067
April 15, 2008 Orlando Amway Arena 8,517 / 7,612 / $513,348
April 17, 2008 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 12,234 / 6,271 / $341,025
April 19, 2008 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 11,033 / 7,653 / $507,265
April 20, 2008 New Orleans New Orleans Arena 12,987 / 10,529 / $663,000
April 23, 2008 Austin Frank Erwin Center 7,836 / 7,049 / $417,260
April 25, 2008 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion 11,500 / 8,496 / $546,048
April 26, 2008 Oklahoma City Ford Center 8,497 / 7,953 / $477,831
April 29, 2008 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion 11,496 / 7,653 / $345,952
May 1, 2008 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion 12,000 / 8,531 / $420,818
May 3, 2008 Reno Reno Events Center 6,114 / 6,114 / $468,486
May 4, 2008 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion 11,500 / 9,451 / $469,767
May 6, 2008 Los Angeles Nokia Theater 6,308 / 4,930 / $592,788
May 8, 2008 6,308 / 4,930 / $592,788
May 10, 2008 Paradise Mandalay Bay Events Center 8,449 / 7,762 / $680,901
May 11, 2008 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 12,298 / 9,488 / $615,582
May 20, 2008 Moline i wireless Center 6,526 / 5,789 / $298,153
May 22, 2008 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 12,440 / 7,901 / $494,340
May 24, 2008 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre 10,333 / 7,802 / $419,459
May 25, 2008 Regina Brandt Centre 6,186 / 5,548 / $375,778
May 27, 2008 Edmonton Rexall Place 11,250 / 8,779 / $496,569
May 29, 2008 Vancouver GM Place 14,000 / 10,150 / $589,540
May 31, 2008 George United States The Gorge 14,482 / 10,450 / $638,211
June 1, 2008 Ridgefield The Amphitheater at Clark County 10,790 / 8,157 / $449,155
June 3, 2008 Nampa Idaho Center 6,160 / 5,568 / $330,479
June 7, 2008 Kansas City Starlight Theater 7,733 / 6,339 / $373,564
June 9, 2008 Chicago United Center 10,863 / 10,600 / $802,843
June 10, 2008 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 13,835 / 8,744 / 571,309
June 12, 2008 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 9,468 / 7,575 / $655,450
June 14, 2008 Philadelphia United States Wachovia Center 12,017 / 9,801 / $662,621
June 15, 2008 Mansfield Comcast Center 10,734 / 8,263 / $617,859
June 25, 2008 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre[7] 8,412 / 8,412 / $672,514
June 27, 2008 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater 25,000 / 11,272 / $787,005
June 28, 2008 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 12,000 / 9,744 / $443,455
June 30, 2008 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center 10,000 / 7,894 / $419,600
July 2, 2008 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion 12,500 / 8,190 / $329,076
July 4, 2008 Atlantic City Mark Etess Arena 5,256 / 4,327 / $365,252
July 5, 2008 Saratoga Springs SPAC 13,633 / 9,202 / $490,540
July 7, 2008 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 7,514 / 6,619 / $455,230
July 9, 2008 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre 15,949 / 15,949 / 900,480
July 11, 2008 Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena 8,679 / 7,989 / $496,740
July 12, 2008 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center 12,700 / 9,641 / $638,247
July 14, 2008 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 10,829 / 9,070 / $733,035
July 17, 2008 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium 13,153 / 9,597 / $631,050
July 19, 2008 Bristow Nissan Pavilion 14,500 / 10,784 / $684,385
July 20, 2008 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 12,517 / 8,997 / $399,279
July 22, 2008 Atlanta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 12,000 / 10,559 / $701,025
July 24, 2008 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center[7] 24,000 / 9,987 / $445,652

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Rush Website Rush tour schedule
  2. ^ a b 2112.net
  3. ^ Azcentral [1] New Rush songs Accessed August 29, 2007
  4. ^ Pqarchiver.com > Unheard tunes Accessed August 29, 2007
  5. ^ Power Windows Website tour archives
  6. ^ Power Windows Website Snakes & Arrows tour news
  7. ^ a b Rush News from Power Windows