Rush Time Machine North American Tour 2010 Featuring for the First Time Ever Moving Pictures in its Entirety


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 Tickets for performances in Milwaukee, Sarnia and Syracuse go on sale April 17th, check local listings for ticket information.

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                                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
  *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
  *July 15  Quebec City, QC         Festival d'ete de Quebec      On sale
                                                                  April 28
  July 17   Toronto, ON             Air Canada Centre             On sale
  July 19   Uncasville, CT          Mohegan Sun                   On sale 
                                                                  April 16
  July 21   Philadelphia,PA         Susquehanna Bank Center       On sale 
  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 
  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
  August 13 Irvine, CA              Verizon Wireless Amphitheater On sale
  August 14 Las Vegas, NV           MGM Grand Garden Arena        On sale
  August 16 Denver, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre        On sale
                                                                  April 17
  August 20 Wichita, KS             INTRUST Bank Arena            On sale
  August 22 St. Louis, MO           Verizon Wireless Amphitheater On sale
  August 25 Omaha, NE               Qwest Center                  On sale 
  *August 27 St. Paul, MN           Minnesota State Fair          On sale 
                                                                  April 17
  August 29  Columbus, OH           Nationwide Arena              On sale
  *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
  September 16  Pittsburgh, PA      Consol Energy Center          On sale
  September 18  Washington, DC      Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater  On sale 
  September 21  Tulsa, OK           BOK Center                    On sale
  September 23  San Antonio, TX     AT&T Center                   On sale
  September 25  Houston, TX         Cynthia Woods Mitchell        On sale
                                    Pavilion                      soon
  September 26  Dallas, TX Center         On sale 
  September 29  Atlanta, GA         Verizon Wireless              On sale
                                    Amphitheatre @ Encore Park    April 30
  October 01    Tampa, FL           Ford Amphitheatre             On sale
  October 02    West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre           On sale

             Additional cities and dates to be announced. Itinerary
                                subject to change.
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                             *Non-Live Nation Events

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