Rush Announces Details of New Tour

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After the appearance of a mysterious countdown clock on Rush’s official website, the group has made good on their hint that an important announcement from the band was imminent.

The group has announced plans for their “Time Machine” tour which will begin on June 29th. Billed as “an evening with Rush,” the tour will take the Canadian trio through about 40 North American cities, and for the first time in the band’s history, the show will include their performance of an entire album.Rush Time Machine Tour

The group’s 1981 album, Moving Pictures, will be played live in its entirety. Featuring some of Rush’s best-known hits such as “Tom Sawyer” and “Limelight,” the selection of Moving Pictures will probably be on that is welcomed by fans who score tickets for the show.

The tour will likely feature a few brand-new songs in addition to the standards that fans might expect. Members of the group have been hinting for months that they might write a few new songs and then take them on the road.

Rush is obviously making some significant changes in the way they do business in response to developments that have fans consuming both audio and video content via the internet and other digital media.

It was also announced that the group is in the process of working on their 20th studio album, and have once again enlisted the services of producer Nick Raskulinecz, who worked with the group previously.  Raskulinecz is highly regarded by the band, and is credited with pushing them to new limits during the production of their last album, 2007’s Snakes & Arrows.

No release date has yet been mentioned for the new album, but it may simply be too early in the process for an estimate on a completion date.

The “Time Machine” tour itinerary is incomplete, but the following dates have been announced so far:

June 29
July 1
July 3
July 5
July 9
July 13
July 15
July 17
July 19
July 21
July 23
July 24
August 5
August 7
August 9
August 11
August 13
August 14
August 16
August 20
August 22
August 25
August 27
August 29
August 31
September 2
September 3
September 14
September 16
September 18
September 21
September 23
September 25
September 26
September 29
October 1
October 2
Albuquerque, NM
Kansas City, MO
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
Sarnia, ON
Toronto, ON
Quebec City, QC
Toronto, ON
Uncasville, CT
Philadelphia, PA
Saratoga Springs, NY
Wantagh, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
Seattle, WA
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Irvine, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Denver, CO
Wichita, KS
St. Louis, MO
Omaha, NE
St. Paul, MN
Columbus, OH
Allentown, PA
Syracuse, NY
Holmdel, NJ
Boston, MA
Pittsburgh, PA
Washington, DC
Tulsa, OK
San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX
Dallas, TX
Atlanta, GA
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Hard Rock Pavilion
Starlight Theatre
Summer Fest
Charter One Pavilion
Rogers Sarnia Bayfest
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Festival d’iti de Quibec
Air Canada Centre
Mohegan Sun
Susquehanna Bank Center
SPAC
Nikon at Jones Beach
USANA Amphitheatre
White River Amphitheatre
Shoreline Amphitheatre
LA Forum
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
INTRUST Bank Arena
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Qwest Center
Minnesota State Fair
Nationwide Arena
Allentown Fair
New York State Fair
PNC Bank Arts Center
TD Garden
Consol Energy Center
Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater
BOK Center
AT&T Center
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Superpages.com Center
Encore Park
Ford Amphitheatre
Cruzan Amphitheatre

2 Comments

  1. Dave April 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Hardest working band ever in rock history. There last tour they played for 3 and a half hours. Super super news…..

  2. Craig April 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

    “Moving Pictures” in it’s entirity is good news! I was too young to see them the last time they performed “The Camera Eye”.

    Maybe they’ll do all the parts of “Fear” this time, too!

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