Legendary rock trio RUSH have unveiled details for their first new recording since being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this year. “Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour” will be released via Anthem/Roadrunner Records on November 19. Anthem/Zoe Vision/Rounder will simultaneously release the companion DVD.
A performance clip of the song “The Garden” — taken from “Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour”— can be seen below (courtesy of RollingStone.com).
“Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour” was filmed and recorded last November at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, during RUSH’s highly successful “Clockwork Angels” tour. The eleven month-marathon world tour crossed North America twice and ventured overseas to Europe in support of the band’s acclaimed 2012 studio release “Clockwork Angels”.
In capturing the tour’s electrifying three-hour set, “Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour” pairsRUSH classics (“Tom Sawyer”, “The Spirit Of Radio”, “2112”), with a nod to the ’80s RUSHera (“The Analog Kid”, “Territories”, “Subdivisions”) alongside newly reworked arrangements specifically for the tour featuring the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble(“Headlong Flight”, “YYZ”, “Red Sector A”). The string section marks the first time the trio has brought additional musicians on the road with them. To showcase their latest studio release, the epic setlist also features nine tracks off “Clockwork Angels”. Other highlights include tracks rarely performed and never before recorded live (“The Body Electric”,”Middletown Dreams”), in addition to three separate drum solos by the incomparable Neil Peart.
Beyond the incredible live performances, the DVD includes a 25-minute tour documentary, featuring interviews with all three members and exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage. Titled”Can’t Stop Thinking Big”, the piece offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the RUSHtour machine and insight into the band members themselves. Other special features on the DVD include the trio of hilarious shorts created specifically for the tour as well as interviews and outtakes captured during their filming. Additional filmed sketches and a rare soundcheck performance of perennial favourite “Limelight” round out the exclusive offerings.
“Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour” comes on the heels of Anthem/Atlantic’s September 30 release of “Vapor Trails Remixed”, a newly remixed version of the band’s 2002 album “Vapor Trails” and 7-disc boxed set “The Studio Albums 1989-2007”, which features every studio album RUSH recorded for Atlantic Records.
“Clockwork Angels Tour” track listing:
02. The Big Money
03. Force Ten
04. Grand Designs
05. The Body Electric
07. The Analog Kid