Friday, April 20, 2012

Rush announce North American tour

Rush will be hitting the road in September for their Clockwork Angels North American Tour.

The fall tour will visit approximately 33 cities beginning September 7th in Manchester, NH, and finishing December 2nd in Houston, TX.

Tickets for some shows go on sale next Friday, April 27 – for a list of on-sale dates, visit Rush’s site here.

"Clockwork Angels," the band's 20th studio album, will be released on June 12th.

The band released the first single from the effort this week and 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.'"

Clockwork Angels
2012 North American tour

Sep 07 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
Sep 09 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater
Sep 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
Sep 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sep 15 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Sep 18 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
Sep 20 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Sep 22 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
Sep 24 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Sep 26 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Sep 28 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
Sep 30 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Oct 10 - Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Oct 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Oct 14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Oct 18 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Oct 20 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Oct 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Oct 24 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Oct 26 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
Oct 28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Oct 30 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov 01 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Nov 03 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Nov 13 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena
Nov 15 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
Nov 17 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Nov 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
Nov 23 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nov 25 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
Nov 28 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Nov 30 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Dec 02 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center

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Rush – Headlong Flight (lyric video)

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