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Rush brings their Time Machine to Cleveland (and Toledo too!)

As my radio pal Nard put it, "Finally, a Rush concert I don't have to fly to!"

At last, the Canadian rock trio will be keying the Cleveland digits into their touring GPS as part of a newly announced extension of additional Time Machine tour dates for 2011 (which will include the band's first ever performance in Ireland).  As it was with last year's performances, the Time Machine tour dates will feature the band performing the classic Moving Pictures album in its entirety in addition to a full set of Rush favorites (read: greatest hits).  I had the chance to see the show in Pittsburgh last year with my good friend Jack and it was a total blast.

The Cleveland Rush date is set for April 15th (at Quicken Loans Arena) and the band will also be performing in Toledo on April 6th at the Huntington Center.  I had heard rumors about the Cleveland date and if the other half of the rumor is true, the Cleveland show will be a special performance.  (Either way, it's a really fun show.)

Select tour dates will be on sale starting next week and fans that opt to purchase the VIP Time Machine package will receive some pretty cool goodies. Complete tour dates and additional PR jabber can be found after the jump.
(update: Cleveland goes on sale Saturday, December 11th at 10am.)

Mar 30: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Apr 1: Greensboro, NC - Coliseum
Apr 3: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Apr 5: Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
Apr 6: Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
Apr 8: Hershey, PA - Giant Center
Apr 10: New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Apr 12: Chicago, IL - United Center
Apr 15: Cleveland, OH - Quicken 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

Rush confirm The Time Machine Tour will visit new cities throughout North America and play a few return engagements beginning March 30th in Ft. Lauderdale and running through April 22nd in 2011 with dates 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 and more soon!

Tickets for RUSH go on sale in select markets beginning December 6th at

Tickets for the Rush performances will go on sale in Hershey, Detroit and Baltimore beginning Monday, Dec. 6th, with additional on-sales to follow. 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.

For Rush Fan Club tickets, as well as fan club exclusive merchandise offers, visit

For Rush Time Machine packages, visit

Please check all updates on the tour page for all updates.