Rush Set to Release DVD

r4cd01.jpg"Thanks to epic songs, fantastical lyrics and extravagant drum solos, [Rush]
rocks on
through the 21st century…the scope of [their] achievements is
undeniable.." Rolling Stone

September 22, 2008 – Burlington, MA – Vision/Anthem Entertainment is
pleased to announce the release of the Snakes & Arrows Live DVD on November
25 from the legendary rock trio RUSH. This 3 disc DVD set, also available as
a Blu-ray Disc, follows their Vision DVD releases Rush-R30 (2005) and
Rush in Rio (2003).

The Snakes & Arrows Live DVD (full track listing below) was filmed with 21
High Definition cameras in 16×9 widescreen format, over two nights in
October 2007 at the Netherlands’ Ahoy Rotterdam arena during the renowned
rock trio’s lengthy world tour. Additional SD footage was filmed in Atlanta
this past July. The five month trek supporting Rush’s critically acclaimed
2007 studio release, Snakes & Arrows, which includes the Grammy Award-nominated track, "Malignant Narcissism," topped Pollstar’s Top 100
2007 Tours list at #12.

While previous DVD releases showcase different sides of the band , this DVD
offers fans a rare and close up look at the prodigious musicianship for
which the band is renown. Cameras follow bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee,
guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart, closely, capturing not only
their playing, note for note, but also the intimacy they share on stage. The
diverse track list includes many new songs from Snakes & Arrows as well as
old favorites like "Tom Sawyer" and "Freewill" plus an explosive rendition
of "Between the Wheels." Among the hidden gems and numerous special tour
moments included as extras is the fan coveted "What’s That Smell"
vignette
and outakes, a skit used to intro the second set, which capitalizes on the
still emerging comedic talents of both Alex and Geddy who excel (and revel)
in their roles as wild characters. Featuring collector’s quality packaging
and a choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound or PCM Stereo for a
superior audio experience, the DVD was mixed by frequent collaborator
Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger). Total running time is 221 minutes.

Snakes & Arrows made a triumphant debut on the Billboard 200 upon its
release May 2007, entering the chart in the #3 spot. The album’s popular
success marked Rush’s highest chart debut since 1993, as well as the group’s
eleventh top ten album in the U.S. Snakes & Arrows also debuted at #3 in
the band’s native Canada and at #13 in the UK – the band’s highest British
chart ranking in 16 years. In addition, the album premiered in the top ten
in Sweden and Finland, and in the top twenty in Norway, the Netherlands, and
Japan.

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has been
universally regarded as one of the most inventive and compelling groups in
rock, famed for virtuoso musicianship. Celebrated, critically acclaimed and
respected worldwide, Rush is the most successful Canadian rock band of all
time and they remain one of the biggest grossing arena rock bands ever.
Their 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.

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