Rush unveils ‘Moving Pictures’ tour
Rush are gearing up to play Moving Pictures on their Time Machine.
This summer and fall, the Canadian prog-rock trio will perform their 1981 Moving Pictures album in its entirety on their aptly titled Time Machine Tour, the band revealed Thursday.
The trek opens June 29 in New Mexico and includes four Canadian stops: July 9 at Sarnia’s Bayfest, July 13 at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre, July 15 at Quebec City’s Festival d’ete and July 17 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
It’s the first time the band has played their most successful album as a whole, though most of its songs ó Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Limelight, The Camera Eye, Witch Hunt (Part III of Fear) and Vital Signs ó have been staples of their live set for decades.
Drummer Neil Peart recently said the disc was an important turning point for the group.
ìWhen we found our sound, we found our audience,î he said as the band ó rounded out by singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson ó were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of fame in March.
ìWe were slowly channeling the trend toward becoming more concise, more driving and more direct while still retaining the stylistic quirks and indulgences that pleased us.î
The trio are currently in the studio working on the followup to 2007’s Snakes and Arrows.