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24th April 2012

Pre-Order The New Rush Album Clockwork Angels on iTunes

rushLegendary Canadian rock band Rush has made their highly anticipated album “Clockwork Angels” available for pre-order starting today April 24th on the iTunes Store. All pre-orders include an instant download of their new single “Headlong Flight” with the remainder of the album delivered on the June 12th release date.

“Clockwork Angels” has been mastered specifically for iTunes format in mind, ensuring the delivery of the music to listeners with increased audio fidelity, more closely replicating what the artists, recording engineers, and producers intended. “Clockwork Angels” is the renowned trio’s first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner records.

Additionally, the digital single for “Headlong Flight” is now available for purchase at all digital music retailers. Rush unveiled “Headlong Flight” last week exclusively on RollingStone.com in advance of its servicing to rock radio outlets clockwork angelsnationwide. Within 24 hours, the song went to #1 at the Classic Rock format. The lyric video for “Headlong Flight” — a first for the band — can be seen at the band’s website and the recently launched official YouTube channel.

As previously announced, Rush will support the release of “Clockwork Angels” with a full scale North American tour. The Clockwork Angels Tour kicks off at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH, on September 7th. The 33-stop run concludes at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, on December 2nd (see itinerary below). Tickets for select markets go on sale on Friday, April 27th at Ticketmaster and LiveNation.

The recording of “Clockwork Angels” began in April 2010 with Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) — who also collaborated with the band on their last studio album, 2007’s “Snakes & Arrows.” Rush co-produced both records. The first two songs, “Caravan” and “BU2B,” were completed during that first session at Nashville’s Blackbird studios and performed nightly during the wildly successful Time Machine Tour, which ran from June 2010 to June 2011.

Work on “Clockwork Angels” resumed in the fall of 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto after the tour’s finale, with additional strings (arranged by David Campbell) recorded at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios earlier this year. Lyrically, “Clockwork Angels” chronicles a young man’s quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The novelization of “Clockwork Angels” is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.

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 popular. 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 most recent 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. Additionally, the “Snakes & Arrows” 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” at this year’s gala event. 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.”

7 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless
9 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater
11 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
13 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
15 Chicago, IL United Center
18 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
22 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
28 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
10 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
18 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
22 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
24 Boston, MA TD Garden
26 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
1 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
3 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
13 Seattle, WA KeyArena
15 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
19 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
23 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
25 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Soon
30 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
2 Houston, TX Toyota Center
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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    4:51 am on April 24th, 2012

    Pre-Order The New #Rush Album Clockwork Angels on iTunes + @rushtheband Tour Dates Announced http://t.co/rLpaImTe

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