Rush will bring their three and a half hour Time Machine UK Tour 2011 to the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield on Monday May 16, featuring the legendary Moving Pictures in it’s entirety!
Tickets, priced £65, £55 & £45 with a limited number of tickets priced at £75 are now on general sale in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 56 56 or online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk.
Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart - is without question one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, equally famed for both its virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting. Rush is one of rock’s most influential bands, ranking third for most consecutive gold and platinum albums behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The band has engaged legions of devoted fans over the decades and is admired by generations of musicians.
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 UK – 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 Number 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.
Released in 1981, Moving Pictures is the band’s most successful album and features some of Rush’s most well known songs and perennial radio favourites such as Tom Sawyer, Limelight and the Grammy-nominated instrumental YYZ.