Rush have launched a countdown clock on their official web site which began ticking with a reading of 480,000 at 7.00am EST today and will count down to this Thursday April 8 at 7.00am.
The exact nature of the forthcoming announcement is unknown with no clues anywhere in sight but a good guess would be new tour dates.
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Drummer Neil Peart told The Canadian Press at the end of March that the band was planning to complete pre-production on two new songs in near future, with a possible tour to follow.
"We're going to put those (songs) together and if they turn out well, we'll maybe even release them (on their own)", he said.
"We're saying, what if we do a little songwriting and then a little touring to play those songs, and then get back to the songwriting again? It would be an interesting way to shake up our usual way. There's nothing I can confirm yet... these things are immensely complicated and so much involved, all I can say is that we're considering that."