Thursday, November 25, 2010
RUSH: Scandinavian Tour Dates Added
Canadian rock legends RUSH will bring their revered three-and-a-half-hour "Time Machine" tour to Europe this coming May 2011.
Confirmed dates so far:
May 04 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
May 06 - Stockholm, Sweden - Globe
May 08 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmo Arena
May 12 - Dublin, Ireland - O2
May 14 - Glasgow, UK - SECC
May 16 - Sheffield, UK - Motorpoint Arena
May 19 - Manchester, UK - MEN Arena
May 21 - Newcastle, UK - Metro Radio Arena
May 22 - Birmingham, UK - LG Arena
May 25 - London, UK - O2
May 29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle Frankfurt
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 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 & Chile on their South American tour this past fall, all the while rabid demand warranted extending the tour to Europe.
"'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.