Rush Announce 20th Album 'Clockwork Angels,' N. American Tour Dates; Release "Headlong Flight" Video

Canadian trio is hitting the road once again...
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Rush: Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex LifesonCanadian rockers Rush have announced tour dates in support of their forthcoming 20th album Clockwork Angels. The album drops June 12 and the touring kicks off in Manchester, NH in September.

Before we get to the tour dates and album details, I have to pause to tell you how annoying it is that my lead paragraph didn't refer to Rush as Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. I don't own a single Rush CD in my collection; I'm not much of a fan but their importance, influence, longevity, and accomplishments are so obviously worthy of enshrinement. The R&R HoF is diminished by the band's absence (and don't get me started on The Cure).

So… back to the here and now. Rush. New album. Clockwork Angels is the 12-song followup to their 2007 set Snakes & Arows* and is again co-produced by Grammy-winner Nick Raskulinecz. They've released an official lyric video for "Headlong Flight," a song that clocks in well over seven minutes, which will surely delight the hardcore fans.

The North American tour dates kick off in early September and will keep them on the road through early December. Again, I'm not really a Rush fan but I have to admit there's a part of me that wants to go see them live at least once, just to experience the incredible musicianship and see the mighty Neil Peart because, well, he's fucking Neil Peart!

So, Rush fans, check out the video for "Headlong Flight" if you haven't already and get your credit cards ready because tickets go on sale soon for many of the dates listed below.

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