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Concerts: Rush Announce North American Tour Dates For Spring 2011

Posted on Monday, December 13 @ 02:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Canadian rock legends Rush have announced more "Time Machine Tour" dates throughout North America beginning March 30, 2011 in Ft. Lauderdale and running through April 22, with shows in Greensboro, Nashville, Louisville, Toledo, Hershey, New York's esteemed Madison Square Garden, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Hamilton, Montreal and Baltimore. The tour also returns to North America in June with performances in select markets that will include cities such as New Orleans, Austin, Vancouver and a very special return play in Los Angeles. More information on these dates will be made available soon.

Tickets for Rush went on sale in select markets beginning December 6 at LiveNation.com. To benefit the relief efforts in Haiti, one dollar of each ticket sold will be donated through several charities, including "Doctors Without Borders." Rush will also contribute a portion of their proceeds at the culmination of the tour.

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.

[Source: Blabbermouth.net]

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