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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rush 2012 Clockwork Angels tour rumor update
2:34PM EST | comments (150) |

UPDATE - 4/11@5:52PM: In today's official Clockwork Angels announcement at Rush.com, they mention that additional strings were recorded at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios earlier this year. This tends to lend some weight to the rumor that they may be touring with an orchestra in some capacity. They also confirm the April 19th radio release and say the following regarding the tour:

... Details of a full-scale North American tour to support the new album will be announced shortly.

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Clockwork AngelsLast week we learned that the Headlong Flight single from Rush's upcoming Clockwork Angels album will be released digitally on Tuesday, April 24th, along with a radio release beginning Thursday, April 19th. There are also rumors of some kind of limited pre-release preview to occur tomorrow, April 11th, but details regarding this are still sketchy at the moment. I've also heard that we'll be getting an official tour announcement to coincide with the April 19th radio release. On that note, the latest rumor regarding the tour is that the band has moved all of their outdoor late summer and early fall tour dates from outdoor venues to indoor venues. I've been reporting for some time now that Rush would be playing a September 13th date at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN, but that no longer seems to be the case. Reader Doug F has season tickets at the venue and was recently informed by their sales staff that Rush would instead be playing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse due to them moving all of their outdoor shows to indoor venues. The rumored reasoning behind this decision is that they will be playing with a symphony!? I had also been hearing of a September 9th date in Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube which I presume has also been moved. There was also a planned date at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA on September 11th which presumably would still be in place. And I just recently received information that they'd be playing at the United Center in Chicago on September 15th. The move from outdoor to indoor seems reasonable and makes sense since no summer dates are planned, so the big question mark here is the rumor regarding Rush playing with a symphony. Whereas this sounds fairly far-fetched on the surface, both Geddy Lee and Neil Peart have expressed interest in doing exactly this in recent interviews. In a June, 2010 interview with Jeff Woods Geddy had the following to say:

.. I'd like to do a series of concerts with an orchestra. I think that would be a really good experience for our band, and I think our music is made for it. That's something we keep talking about and then gets pushed aside. I think sooner than later I'd like to make that happen...

Neil Peart had also mentioned performing with an orchestra in a November, 2009 NeilPeart.net news update. If anyone has any further insight/info regarding the symphony rumor, please let us know.

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#150 - Posted 4/12/12 @3:20AM by jonboy71 [contact]

#73 #79 When did Kiss play Rush in their setlist? I don't see that in any setlist database for Kiss
#149 - Posted 4/11/12 @5:01PM by pete2112 [contact]

#148 Do I get results or what? Everything broke about an hour or so after my
little tirade. Hilarious.
#148 - Posted 4/11/12 @6:46AM by jaeger [contact]

Hey 129, looks like 130 someone heard you. :)
#147 - Posted 4/11/12 @6:41AM by lerxst68 [contact]

link

Good News First :-)
#146 - Posted 4/11/12 @6:39AM by Lerxster [contact]

Ed, wake up!! Breaking news!!! :P


RUSH!!!
#145 - Posted 4/11/12 @6:38AM by jaeger [contact]

To the Bastille!
#144 - Posted 4/11/12 @6:29AM by LanceTheShred [contact]

Thanks #130 Snaked!

Okay so now we have to wait until June but that little teaser of a song woke me up immediately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put the rest of that in a coffee cup and hold the cream / sugar.

HOLY SHIT this is going to be BAD ASS!!

BU2B2??? WOW!
#143 - Posted 4/11/12 @6:19AM by Tai Shan [contact]

#135: Thank you!!!!! That made my day! :D
#142 - Posted 4/11/12 @4:30AM by TARKUS [contact]

If they wanted to try it with an orchestra it would be fine by me. As others have said they would be the type of group to make it work. One of my other favorite groups (ELP) made it work quite well I thought - at least on the music side of things. Of course a lot of ELP's music was orchestral in nature to begin with. Making it successful moneywise is a whole 'nuther thing.

BTW - I like the little snip of music on 135.
#141 - Posted 4/11/12 @4:30AM by rush is best f... the rest [contact]

While you are all sleeping the juices start flowing. This one is going to be good, but then what would you expect from the boys? Can't wait for this one!

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