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Rush Announces “Clockwork Angels” Tour; Release of First Video Single

Rush: Clockwork AngelsMan, this has been a long time coming.

Rush’s highly anticpated 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels will be released on June 12th (available for pre-order on CD and vinyl).

The trio has just announced their tour dates in support of the new album, with stops in 33 cities in the U.S. and Canada, beginning in September.

Clockwork Angels is the album with new material in over five years, and also the band’s first with Anthem/Roadrunner Records.

The band has also released their first single from the album, “Headlong Flight”. Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee said the tune “…was one of those songs that was a joy to write and record from beginning to end. [Guitarist] Alex [Lifeson] and I had blast jamming in my home studio one day before the [second] 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.”

Rush: “Headlong Flight” Video

Rush Clockwork Angels North American Tour Dates:

  • September 7, 2012: Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
  • September 9, 2012: Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater
  • September 11, 2012: Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
  • September 13, 2012: Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • September 15, 2012: Chicago, IL – United Center
  • September 18, 2012: Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
  • September 20, 2012: Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
  • September 22, 2012: St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
  • September 24, 2012: Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
  • September 26, 2012: Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
  • September 28, 2012: Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
  • September 30, 2012: Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
  • October 10, 2012: Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
  • October 12, 2012: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • October 14, 2012: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
  • October 18, 2012: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
  • October 20, 2012: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
  • October 22, 2012: Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
  • October 24, 2012: Boston, MA – TD Garden
  • October 26, 2012: Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
  • October 28, 2012: Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
  • October 30, 2012: Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
  • November 1, 2012: Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • November 3, 2012: Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
  • November 13, 2012: Seattle, WA – KeyArena
  • November 15, 2012: San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
  • November 17, 2012: Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
  • November 19, 2012: Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
  • November 23, 2012: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • November 25, 2012: Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
  • November 28, 2012: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • November 30, 2012: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
  • December 2, 2012: Houston, TX – Toyota Center