TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The Time Machine Tour is an evening with Rush, where they will perform their classics, give a taste of the future – and for the first time ever – feature the Moving Pictures album live in its entirety.
The band is currently working on their 20th studio album with producer Nick Raskulinecz (co-producer from 2007's Snakes & Arrows) and in addition to their classics plan to showcase a few new tunes live this summer.
"We were off for a year and a half, and now it's just pouring. Everything is totally crazy and there's not a minute left in the day. We've got these half-dozen songs, and we'll probably go in the studio and work on a couple of them and see how it goes, perhaps release something – and I say perhaps – and then we plan on being on the road," says guitarist, Alex Lifeson.
Rush has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and garnered untold legions of devoted and admiring fans. According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place RUSH third after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.
Released in 1981, Moving Pictures was their most successful album, certified 4x Platinum and features some of Rush’s most well known songs and perennial radio favorites Tom Sawyer,Limelight and the Grammy-nominated instrumental YYZ.
“Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” a documentary created by filmmakers Scot McFadyen & Sam Dunn (whose filmography also includes: “Iron Maiden; Flight 666,” “Metal, A Headbangers Journey” and “Global Metal”) will premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 24th followed by the Canadian premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival on April 29th. The band was also recently showcased in the comedy “I Love You Man” where they play themselves in a concert scene featuring actors Paul Rudd and Jason Segal as uber-fans, a performance which has exposed the band to a whole new generation.
Inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame this past March alongside Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Gordon Lightfoot, Rush has also been nominated for multiple Grammy awards and won a number of Juno Awards. They were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994 and bestowed the Order of Canada in 1997. Consistently celebrated 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.
June 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
July 01 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
July 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
July 05 – Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion
July 09 – Sarnia, ON – Bayfest
July 13 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 15 – Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec
July 17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
July 21 – Philadelphia,PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 23 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
July 24 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach
August 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
August 07 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
August 09 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 11 – Los Angeles, CA – LA Forum
August 13 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 14 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 16 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 20 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
August 22 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 25 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
August 27 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
August 29 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
August 31 – Allentown, PA – Allentown Fair
September 02 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair
September 03 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
September 14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
September 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
September 18 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater
September 21 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
September 23 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
September 25 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 26 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
September 29 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless
Amphitheatre @ Encore Park
October 01 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
October 02 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers