Published Apr 09, 2010In a move that's sure to get more than a few pocket protectors all hot, wet and dripping with sweat, legendary Canadian prog rockers Rush have announced that they will be performing their classic 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety on an upcoming North American tour.
The tour - being billed as the Time Machine Tour - will the first time the band have ever played the album in its entirety. The bulk of the dates, which kick off right at the end of June and carry through until the beginning of October, are south of the 49th, but there are four Canadian stops.
The shows are also being billed An Evening with Rush, so there will no doubt be a variety of other material from the band's career being played at these special nights. There are also rumours out there of new songs being played.
In other Rush news, the long-awaited Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen-directed documentary on the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, is getting closer to seeing the light of day, and the band were recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Rush's last studio album was '07's Snakes & Arrows. They are currently working on its follow-up with producer Nick Raskulinecz.
The Canadian dates are below; head here for a complete list of tour dates.
7/9 Sarnia, ON - Rogers Sarnia Bayfest
7/13 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
7/15 Quebec City, QC - Festival d'été de Québec
7/17 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre