Tickets for Rush go on sale in select markets beginning April 16th at LiveNation.com
TORONTO, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is without question one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, equally famed for both its virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting.
Announced today, 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.
This summer’s Live Nation promoted tour will visit approximately 40 cities throughout North America beginning June 29th in Albuquerque, NM and finishing October 2nd in West Palm Beach, FL with stops along the way in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Holmdel, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, and more (complete tour itinerary follows).
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.
Tickets for Rush Time Machine Tour will go on sale beginning April 16th in San Francisco, Uncasville, Saratoga Springs, Denver, Chicago, Wantagh, Seattle and Holmdel at Livenation.com. Tickets for performances in Milwaukee, Sarnia and Syracuse go on sale April 17th, check local listings for ticket information.
Citi(R) cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass(R) Program beginning April 13th in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
RUSH TIME MACHINE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2010 June 29 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque On sale Presents The Pavilion April 17 July 01 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre On sale soon *July 02 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest On sale April 17 July 05 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion On sale April 17 *July 09 Sarnia, ON Bayfest On sale April 17 July 13 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre On sale soon *July 15 Quebec City, QC Festival d'ete de Quebec On sale April 28 July 17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On sale soon July 19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun On sale April 16 July 21 Philadelphia,PA Susquehanna Bank Center On sale soon July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC On sale April 16 July 24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach On sale April 17 August 05 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre On sale soon August 07 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre On sale April 17 August 09 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre On sale April 16 August 11 Los Angeles, CA LA Forum On sale soon August 13 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater On sale soon August 14 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On sale soon August 16 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre On sale April 17 August 20 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena On sale soon August 22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater On sale soon August 25 Omaha, NE Qwest Center On sale soon *August 27 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair On sale April 17 August 29 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena On sale soon *August 31 Allentown, PA Allentown Fair On sale April 24 *September 02 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair On sale April 17 September 03 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center On sale April 17 September 14 Boston, MA TD Garden On sale soon September 16 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center On sale soon September 18 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater On sale soon September 21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center On sale soon September 23 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center On sale soon September 25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell On sale Pavilion soon September 26 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center On sale soon September 29 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless On sale Amphitheatre @ Encore Park April 30 October 01 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre On sale soon October 02 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre On sale soon Additional cities and dates to be announced. Itinerary subject to change. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.rush.com and www.livenation.com *Non-Live Nation Events
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