"We have tremendous respect for Roadrunner Records, and what Cees Wessels and Jonas Nachsin have built on a worldwide level. After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, Tom Lipsky presented a deal that worked and the timing was right. We wanted to be at a label focused on the rock genre ' and that's Roadrunner," said Ray Danniels, manager of Rush.
Rush have also announced details for the first offerings through their recently announced partnership with Roadrunner Records. On the 7th November, Anthem/Roadrunner will simultaneously release a two disc live album entitled 'Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland' as well as 'Moving Pictures: Live 2011' on vinyl and digital formats.
Captured in April at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena during the trio's extensive Time Machine World Tour, 'Time Machine 2011' marks the band's first live album recorded at a U.S show, a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support Rush on its radio airwaves. The wildly popular tour featured a set filled with classic hits, fan favorites, and a glimpse into Rush's forthcoming 20th studio album 'Clockwork Angels.' As a centerpiece for the concerts, the band performed their landmark album 'Moving Pictures' in its entirety ' a first in the band's long and illustrious career. Rave reviews of the tour included The Hollywood Reporter's declaration that 'the current Time Machine jaunt is nothing less than a must see.for nearly three hours, with intermission, Rush proved why it remains among rock's elite live acts.'