On the surface, Cleveland might seem like an odd location for a band like Rush to film their new ‘Time Machine’ concert film, but as frontman Geddy Lee explains, it was a natural choice.

As one of the first cities to offer radio play in support of the Canadian trio’s efforts to break through nationally way back in 1974, Cleveland still holds a special place in the band’s collective heart. As Lee expressed to Rolling Stone, the city is “such an important part in our history.”

When planning to film a concert on the tour, Lee said that “we realized that we’ve recorded almost all of our DVDs abroad. And we had never done one in America.” Noticing that Cleveland was the last stop on the ‘Time Machine’ tour, and because of the longtime connection, the city became the logical choice: “We thought it would be kind of apropos to come full circle and do that particular show there.”

After several delays, ‘Time Machine’ finally lands in stores on Nov. 8 via Rounder Records in the U.S. and Eagle Rock for the rest of the world.

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