RUSH - Time Machine Tour To Begin In June?

April 7, 2010, 9 years ago

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According to, the upcoming RUSH tour will be called the Time Machine Tour, tying in with countdown clock splash page on their official website, which will run until tomorrow (Thursday, April 8th) at 7AM EST.

Presumably tomorrow's announcement will have something to do with an official tour, or possibly some new album info.

A number of tentative Rush live dates have already been leaked and are listed below:


29 - Hard Rock Casino presents The Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM


1 - KC Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO
3 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI
19 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
23 - Saratoga PAC - Saratoga Springs, NY
24 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY


5 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT
9 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA
22 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis - Maryland Heights, MO (outside St. Louis)


3 - PNC Bank Center - Holmdel, NJ
14 - TD Center - Boston, MA

As previously reported, it appears that Rush have started work on the follow-up to 2007's Snakes & Arrows at Cherry Beach Sound in Toronto, ON. Guitarist Alex Lifeson is engineering the sessions. After the pre-production work is done in Toronto, rumours suggest that the band will be finishing up in Nashville, presumably with Nick Raskulinecz (who co-produced Snakes & Arrows).

But finishing up 'what' is the question? Drum legend Neil Peart told The Canadian Press on March 25th that the band plans to do pre-production on two new songs in the coming weeks, with a tour possibly following.

"We're going to put those (songs) together and if they turn out well, we'll maybe even release them (on their own)," he said. "We're saying, what if we do a little songwriting and then a little touring to play those songs, and then get back to the songwriting again? It would be an interesting way to shake up our usual way. There's nothing I can confirm yet ... these things are immensely complicated and so much involved, all I can say is that we're considering that."


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