Rush Announces Clockwork Angels Tour

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Alongside the release of the powerful new single “Headlong Flight,” Live Nation announced today that Rush will embark on a North American Tour in support of their upcoming and highly anticipated new album, “CLOCKWORK ANGELS.”  This year’s fall tour will visit approximately 33 cities beginning September 7th in Manchester, NH, and finishing December 2nd in Houston, TX, with stops along the way in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Columbus, Bridgeport, Philadelphia, Saskatoon, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tampa, as well as dates in Canada and more (complete tour itinerary follows). Tickets for the Clockwork Angels Tour will go on sale starting April 27th in select markets at and

“CLOCKWORK ANGELS,” the band’s 20th studio album, will be released on June 12th. This is the renowned trio’s first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner records. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most relevant.

Singer/bassist Geddy Lee remarked, “‘Headlong Flight’ was one of those songs that was a joy to write and record from beginning to end. Alex [Lifeson] and I had blast jamming in my home studio one day before the 2nd leg of the Time Machine Tour and I did not revisit that jam until a year later. Alex and I assembled the song to be an instrumental and its original title was ‘Take that lampshade off yo head!’ but once we saw the lyrics Neil had written for ‘Headlong Flight,’ I knew that the spirit of the lyrics matched the instrumental perfectly and it was just a matter of making them fit and writing the melodies.”

Drummer and lyricist Neil Peart explained, “In late 2011, my drum teacher Freddie Gruber, towards the end of his long and adventurous 84 years, was reminiscing among friends and former students. Often he would shake his head and say, ‘I had quite a ride. I wish I could do it all again.’ That is not a feeling I have ever shared about the past — I remain glad that I don’t have to do it all again. While working on the lyrics for ‘Headlong Flight,’ the last song written for Clockwork Angels, I tried to summarize my character’s life and adventures. My own ambivalence colored the verses, while Freddie’s words inspired the chorus ‘I wish that I could live it all again.'”

The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.  Rush’s vast catalog includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s “2112,” 1981’s “MOVING PICTURES,” 1996’s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002’s “VAPOR TRAILS.”  Rush’s last studio album, 2007’s “SNAKES & ARROWS,” debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, marking the band’s highest chart debut since 1993, as well as their eleventh top 10 album in the U.S.  The album’s first single, “Far Cry,” hit the top 5 at mainstream rock radio, with airplay on over 100 radio stations in the US and the track “Malignant Narcissism” was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category. 

In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.”  Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance – their first in over 30 years – on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and a memorable cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.”  A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”

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Manchester, NH

Verizon Wireless Arena

On Sale Fri. Apr. 27


Washington, DC

Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater

On Sale Soon


Pittsburgh, PA

CONSOL Energy Center

On Sale Soon


Indianapolis, IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

On Sale Soon


Chicago, IL

United Center

On Sale Sat. Apr. 28


Detroit, MI

Palace of Auburn Hills

On Sale Sat. Apr. 28


Columbus, OH

Nationwide Arena

On Sale Soon


St. Louis, MO

Scottrade Center

On Sale Soon


Minneapolis, MN

Target Center

On Sale Soon


Winnipeg, MB

MTS Centre

On Sale Soon


Saskatoon, SK

Credit Union Centre

On Sale Soon


Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place

On Sale Soon


Bridgeport, CT

Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard

On Sale Soon


Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

On Sale Fri. Apr. 27


Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

On Sale Soon


Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

On Sale Soon


Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

On Sale Fri. Apr. 27


Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

On Sale Fri. Apr. 27


Boston, MA

TD Garden

On Sale Fri. Apr. 27


Buffalo, NY

First Niagara Center

On Sale Sat. Apr. 28


Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena

On Sale Soon


Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Arena

On Sale Soon


Atlanta, GA

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

On Sale Soon


Tampa, FL

1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

On Sale Soon


Seattle, WA


On Sale Soon


San Jose, CA

HP Pavilion

On Sale Soon


Anaheim, CA

Honda Center

On Sale Fri. Apr. 27


Los Angeles, CA

Gibson Amphitheatre

On Sale Fri. Apr. 27


Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

On Sale Soon


Phoenix, AZ

US Airways Center

On Sale Soon


Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

On Sale Soon


San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

On Sale Soon


Houston, TX

Toyota Center

On Sale Soon

*Atlanta tickets through usual outlets, not a Live Nation Event

Additional information to be announced.  Itinerary subject to change.

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