After some time off, Rush are hitting the road again. I wonder if by calling the tour "Time Machine" they are referring to the fact that they won't have a new album out by the time they start the tour. Either way, the theme of this summer's road trip seems to be nostalgia, and what better way to relive the past than play the entire Moving Pictures album. This strikes me as a slightly odd choice for a band that has always been weary of living in the past.
I've linked to the full press release which includes all the dates announced for the tour so far. If you are a North America-dweller then chances are Rush is paying a visit near your neck of the woods. They're even playing two shows in their home town of Toronto (one indoors and one out).
Rush is always an excellent live band, new material or not. According to recent interviews with Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, the band does have some songs in the work, just probably not enough for a full "album", whatever that means in this day of age. Click below to see if Rush is stopping by your hometown.
Rush Time Machine North American Tour 2010 Featuring for the First Time Ever Moving Pictures in... -- TORONTO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ --: "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. �"