As a tribute to the U.S. city that first played their music, Canadian rock legends Rush have confirmed that the Cleveland performance of their "Time Machine" show on April 15, 2011 at the Quicken Loans Arena will be filmed for a full-length release.
Cleveland is remarkable for being one of the very first U.S. cities where Rush performed, in addition to being the first city to provide American airplay. This will be a must-see event for Rush fans in Cleveland ? and for everyone able to make the road trip as it is will also mark the first live full-length filming on U.S. soil.
Tickets for Cleveland went on sale on Saturday, December 11; tickets for Ft. Lauderdale, Greensboro, Nashville, Louisville, Toledo, New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Hamilton and Montreal all are also on sale now.
Newly announced RUSH tour dates:
Mar. 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Apr. 01 - Greensboro, NC @ Coliseum
Apr. 03 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 05 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Apr. 06 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
Apr. 08 - Hershey, NJ @ Giant Center
Apr. 10 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Apr. 12 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Apr. 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Quickens Loans Arena
Apr. 17 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Apr. 19 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
Apr. 20 - Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
Apr. 22 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
The "Time Machine" tour is an evening with Rush, where they will perform their classics, give a taste of the future and will ? for the first time ever in the U.K. ? feature the Moving Pictures album live in its entirety.
The first North American leg of the tour kicked off in June of 2010 and led to Rush ranking #1 on Billboard's "Hot Tours" chart, followed by a return to Brazil and first-time shows in Argentina and Chile on their South American tour this past fall.
"Moving Pictures is our most popular album and it's the one that seems to have passed the test of time most gracefully," observes singer/bassist Geddy Lee. "We're playing better than ever, and I'm not sure we're quite ready to put that tour away," he adds.