RUSH has officially announced the dates for its upcoming world tour via the band's official web site. The tour will kick off in North America on June 13 at Atlanta's HiFi Buys Amphitheatre and will visit over 45 cities throughout the United States and Canada before traveling to Europe.
Tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, March 31 in a majority of tour markets. The balance of performances will go on-sale over the next few weeks.
RUSH tour dates:
Jun. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheater
Jun. 15 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater
Jun. 16 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheater @ Florida State Fairgrounds
Jun. 18 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek
Jun. 19 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun. 22 - Virginia Beach @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 23 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavillion
Jun. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavillion
Jun. 27 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Jun. 29 - Scranton PA @ Montage Mountain
Jun. 30 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 02 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul. 04 - Darien Lake, NY @ Six Flags
Jul. 06 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
Jul. 08 - Homdel, NJ @ PNC Arts Center
Jul. 09 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 18 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Jul. 20 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 21 - Portland, OR @ The Amphitheater at Clark County
Jul. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jul. 25 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavillion
Jul. 28 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jul. 30 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Aug. 01 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Aug. 03 - Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavillion
Aug. 04 - Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug. 06 - Salt Lake City @ USANA Amphitheater
Aug. 08 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center
Aug. 12 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 14 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
Aug. 23 - Kansas City, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 26 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 28 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug. 30 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sep. 01 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 02 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
Sep. 06 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Sep. 08 - Chicago, IL @ Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Sep. 09 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sep. 12 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Sep. 14 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee de Quebec
Sep. 15 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Sep. 19 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sep. 21 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Oct. 03 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC Arena
Oct. 05 - Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Oct. 06 - Sheffield, UK @ Hallam FM Arena
Oct. 09 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Oct. 10 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Oct. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ NEC Arena
Oct. 14 - Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
Oct. 16 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy' Rotterdam
Oct. 17 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy' Rotterdam
Oct. 19 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Oberhausen, Germany
Oct. 21 - Mannheim, Germany @ SAP-Arena
Oct. 23 - Milan, Italy @ Forum Arena
Oct. 26 - Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
Oct. 27 - Stockholm, Sweden Globe Arena
Oct. 29 - Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwell Arena
GENE SIMMONS SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT ORIGINAL KISS LINE UP TO REUNITE
A new Gene Simmons interview appears in the April issue of England's Classic Rock magazine. Gene discusses his reality series "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" and "Gene Simmons Rock School", (non-)marriage, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley. On the topic of Ace, Gene says, "I love him dearly, he's a sweetheart, but he's his own worst enemy. He's great with lots of people around but when he's alone he doesn't like himself. And he numbs himself. He's been numbing himself for 34 years that I know of. I don't know how often I've seen him straight, but it's almost never."
TYPE O NEGATIVE's PETER STEELE "I WANT TO BE THE ONLY MAN IN THIS WORLD"
Recently, Daniel Robert Epstein of SuicideGirls.com conducted an interview with TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele. Few excerpts are follows:
SuicideGirls.com: I bet you get some really cute girls at your shows.
Peter Steele: There are always cute girls at our shows. But I'm getting old and disgusting so it doesn't matter.
SuicideGirls.com: Oh, come on, you know you have girls obsessed with you.
Peter Steele: Sure, they find out where I live and they come to my house at 4 o'clock in the morning.
SuicideGirls.com: That's not good.
Peter Steele: I swear to god, they come. Not all the time, like every once in a while. I'll be watching "Law & Order" at 5 o'clock in the morning and the doorbell will ring. I'm like "What the fuck is it now? Is it another fucking cavity search by the cops?" It will be a girl at the door saying, "I drove all the way from Idaho…" and I'm like "Where the fuck are the potatoes?" I'm like, "What's the fucking matter with you? I'm 250 pounds of low-quality meat with the ability to irritate people and you drove all that way. You know what, here's gas money." I had to go to an ATM and give her $400 to get back to Idaho. All right, toots, good night, see ya. I'll come home from going food shopping with bags of ground meat and toilet paper and tampons and TV dinners sticking out of the bags and there's a naked girl sitting there on my fucking stoop. I'm like, "Hey, how you doing?" [imitating girl] "Peter, I've been in love with you all my life." I'm like, "What are you — four years old? Really, it can't be that long."
One time I was on tour and this girl, wearing this Santa Claus outfit but she was mostly naked, rang the doorbell upstairs where my mother was living in fucking December. My mother comes to the door and this girl's like, "Hi, is Peter there?" My mother said, "Well, no. But you come in, you're going to catch pneumonia." My mother brings this really fucking hot girl into the house. This girl was blue form being outside so fucking long. My mother's giving her soup and having a conversation. I spoke to her on the phone and I was like, "Mom, what are you letting these fucking people into the house for?" "Oh, she was cold." I was like, "Well yeah, but I don't know where the fuck she came from."
SuicideGirls.com: So it has just become too easy with these girls?
Peter Steele: It actually has played out. I pretty much got it out of my system. I'm actually looking for a wife. I go online for Russian brides. They come in a box like "Caution: Live Bride" with the holes in the fucking box. You give them a plate of food, some water, then they marry you and divorce you but they have citizenship.
SuicideGirls.com: You must have had long-time girlfriends at some point.
Peter Steele: Yeah, I had a girlfriend for actually ten years. The "Decade of Death" as I call it.
SuicideGirls.com: Was it your fault you broke up?
Peter Steele: It was mutual.
SuicideGirls.com: Are you tough to live with?
Peter Steele: Well, I like things my fucking way. I've been alone for the last seven years so the light is fucking off because I want it to be. But I really can't fight with a girl who can benchpress more than me. I would be like "Okay, I'll sleep upstairs."
SuicideGirls.com: A woman bigger than you would have to be pretty darn big.
Peter Steele: I'd say, "Okay bitch, you carry the groceries."
SuicideGirls.com: At what point did you get it out of your system?
Peter Steele: To stop being a dick for a second, I'm just going to say that after the breakup with this girl, I found that I would want to be with women pretty much for the companionship more than the sex. It's like "Oh, poor Pete, he just wants to be loved." Yes, I want to be breastfed. This is the ramifications of modern science. In 1960, they figured out that we shouldn't be breastfed. For 25,000 years they're been sucking on tits and now you're going to stop it when I was born? I'm thinking this must have something to do with me because I was born with a full set of shark teeth.
SuicideGirls.com: I know some people who are probably as well known as you and they say it's tough to find someone because you never know if someone's a liar or a freak.
Peter Steele: Listen you meet a girl on the fucking road and you think, what makes me any different from any other fucking rock and roll asshole with a pound of coke up his fucking face. If you fuck me, I'm sure you'll fuck anybody. People think, "Oh, Pete's sexist because he takes advantage of women." No, we take advantage of each other. But I am sexist because I hate men. I don't like competition. I want to be the only fucking man in this world. I want an army of my sons and then find a planet to attack.
SuicideGirls.com: Do you want kids?
Peter Steele: I'm not sure if my chromosomes are qualified. I really don't think I should replicate. God forbid, if I had a daughter. When she was 13, I'd be like, "Oh my god, she's going to find a guy just like me." Holy shit, it comes like a boomerang.