Monday, November 18, 2013
Rush Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray/theatrical release open thread
UPDATE - 11/21@12:13PM: Rounder Records has posted yet another track from the video to YouTube. Here's Subdivisions.
UPDATE - 11/20@3:42PM: Note that Clockwork Angels Tour is also now available on Spotify.
UPDATE - 11/19@11:15AM: With today's Clockwork Angels Tour release, there are several giveaways/contests going on across the interwebs. Prog magazine in the UK is giving away a copy of the CD, DVD and Blu-ray along with a Geddy Lee Signature Squier Bass. For all the details and to enter just go to this link. There are a few Twitter giveaways going on too including one from Regal Cinemas where they are giving away one of Neil Peart's drums, and another from Music Vault where they are giving away the DVD (just retweet to enter). A few more preview videos are popping up online too including this one of Neil Peart's Where's My Thing? drum solo at the Modern Drummer site.
UPDATE - 11/19@8:39AM: There's a lot of great feedback regarding the theatrical screening in the comments. Besides some issues with the sound at some theaters, most folks seemed to enjoy it despite the fact that they only showed the second set from the show along with about a half hour of interviews. And of course - the gnomes gave a great shout-out to RIAB towards the end!
Tomorrow is the official North American release date for Rush's highly-anticipated Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray; it released late last week in some parts of Europe and today is the official UK release. US and Canadian fans will get a chance for a sneak peek of the film tonight when a 2-hour and 25 minute cut of the concert video will be shown in theaters from coast-to-coast for a special, one night only screening. Fans can find theaters and buy tickets for the theatrical release at the Fathom Events website in the US, and at Cineplex.com in Canada. There's also a 30-second trailer for the theatrical release available on YouTube, another trailer on the Rush YouTube page, and the official movie poster. The band has released several previews of tracks from both the CD and video over the last few weeks. On Wednesday Pandora Premieres began streaming the complete audio from the CD which you can check out here, and Radio.com has videos of Red Sector A and Middletown dreams available on YouTube. There's also a 90-second preview clip of 2112 from the film available at this location, and the complete video of Rush's performance of The Garden can be seen on YouTube. This video of The Garden has also been getting some airplay on VH1 Classic's Rock Fest. Rush will be partnering with independent retail outlets to sell an exclusive 10" picture disc single of this live version of The Garden for a Record Store Day sponsored Black Friday event on November 29th. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson hit the interview circuit this past week promoting the Clockwork Angels Tour release. Geddy spoke with VH1 earlier in the week to break down 8 tracks from it in this 14-minute video interview and he also chatted with Radio.com for a video interview which you can check out on YouTube here. Alex did a few radio interviews over in the UK including one with BBC WM and another with Planet Rock. Billboard also posted a great interview with Alex earlier today. The concert was filmed/recorded on November 28th of last year in Dallas, TX and the primary footage consists of this entire concert. As a bonus they also include 3 tracks (Middletown Dreams, The Pass and Manhattan Project) from the November 25th show in Phoenix along with a soundcheck recording of Limelight. The DVD/Blu-ray also includes a 25-minute tour documentary titled Can't Stop Thinking Big, the intro/intermission/outro tour videos and other exclusive bonus content. One of the special features to be included on the DVD/Blu-ray is a cartoon short parody of The Family Guy called The Family Goy, starring the voices of Geddy, Alex and Neil. You can check out a 1-minute preview of the cartoon on YouTube. You can see the official trailer for the film here and order your copy at this location (DVD, Blu-ray, CD). For those of you looking to pick up the DVD/Blu-ray in person, Best Buy is running a t-shirt giveaway with every purchase; details here (thanks Mark R). Rush is also offering a limited edition deluxe package exclusively available at the Rush Backstage Club for $99.99. If you already have a copy of the DVD/Blu-ray let us know what you think. For those going to the theatrical screening tonight, give us your thoughts/reviews in the comments. Rush on!!
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