Monday, January 7, 2013

Rush 2013 Clockwork Angels tour announcement coming soon?
3:00PM EST | comments (26) |

UPDATE - 1/10@2:00PM: I've just heard that the Chicago show will take place on June 28th at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, and that the Atlantic City show will be on May 11th.

UPDATE - 1/9@10:25AM: I'm also hearing now that Rush will be making an appearance at the Trump Taj Mahal Arena (Mark Etess Arena) in Atlantic City on the Spring leg. It now also looks like there won't be an official announcement until the early part of the week after next.

Last month Rush confirmed that they planned to extend the North American tour into 2013 via this message that was posted to

... Clockwork Angels 2013 in Europe is on sale now. And just because we had such a good time, we are now making plans for more dates in the spring and summer of 2013 in North America - so stay tuned for more announcements. Looking forward to seeing you out on the road again soon!

Since then we've been patiently waiting for the official tour date announcement, and now that the Holidays are over that announcement should be just around the corner. As a matter of fact, over the weekend NJ classic rock station 105.5 WDHA announced on the air that there will be a Rush show at Radio City Music Hall later this year in addition to other NYC-area shows (thanks jeffb2112) but didn't give any specific dates. And reader Kristy reports that Chicago's WLUP recently made a similar on-air announcement regarding an upcoming Chicago Rush show this year. I've also heard from a reliable source that Rush will be making a return to the Milwaukee Summerfest for a show as well - likely right around the 4th of July (thanks dinorush). Judging by how events have played out around past Rush tour announcements, once the radio stations start chattering about the upcoming shows, that usually means that an official announcement will be coming within the next week or two. Also, with the tour likely starting in mid-April given that the European leg begins in late May, they pretty much have to make an announcement within the next few weeks. For reference, the 2008 leg of the Snakes & Arrows tour also began in mid-April with the official announcement on Friday, January 18 of that year. If they hold to a similar schedule we'll get the announcement either this weekend or next, so stay tuned!

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#26 - Posted 1/10/13 @5:55PM by kjbird [contact]

omg-a twin has emerged

striking down like a bolt from the blue!
#25 - Posted 1/10/13 @5:17PM by April191981 [contact]

hey Joe

Carnies Baby


..and fainting in coils.
#24 - Posted 1/10/13 @4:58PM by April191981 [contact]

The spell has been broken

#23 - Posted 1/8/13 @5:12PM by angiodan [contact]

Keeping fingers crossed that my multiple emails to agency/venue will get them to play a show in Fort Myers, FL. Haven't done a show here since a Power Windows warm up gig.

Save me going north to Tampa or across the alley, and Alex could spend a night or two at his house in Naples!
#22 - Posted 1/8/13 @1:04PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

the show.
#21 - Posted 1/8/13 @1:03PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

Was it R30 where they show at the Molson Amph. was the same sunday night as the closing night of the CNE? Total bedlam that was!
#20 - Posted 1/8/13 @1:02PM by Joe

Rush should headline Jazz Fest in New Orleans on May 5th. It would be a perfect high profile showcase right in between their RR HoF Induction and European Tour. The Eagles and Foo Fighters headlined last year, so it does not have to be a jazz band(tho Rush is kind of Jazz Metal).

But it would have to be one set. They could play the first set(A or B) of the CA Tour with Spirit/TS/2112 Encore. 100,000+ crowd, it would be great. They could let the string section enjoy a few more weeks off before bringing them to Europe.

Also, do you guys think there could be a possible SNL Appearance in April to coincide with the RR HoF? Seems like a few NYC Dates are coming, so they will be in the neighborhood.
#19 - Posted 1/8/13 @11:31AM by simon r

No 12-they tend to play Molson in July normally-sounds like its from that weird list. I did see them there in August way back in 2004 but that was only time in 10 yrs they did-July usually. It depends on where they plan to be in Aug-usually west? I must say Radio City is lovely small venue and would be nice to see them there if I can work out other dates. One can never have too much RUSH funds allowing of course.
My hunch is around 18th like 2011 announcement.
#18 - Posted 1/7/13 @7:46PM by Red-Haired T [contact]

They may be playing at Mohegan Sun in CT. There was an unofficial announcement on Chaz & AJ a couple of months ago.
#17 - Posted 1/7/13 @7:29PM by holeinone53575

Rush at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Ed you just made my day, month and year. I can just taste the Leinenkugels Summer Shandy now.

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