Wednesday, April 25, 2012

RUSH ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2012

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Canadian legends Rush will be on the road this fall to promote their new album, Clockwork Angels.

The 33 date tour starts on September 7 in Manchester, NH and runs through December 2 in Houston, TX.
The first single, Headlong Flight, was just released to radio and on digital services. Geddy Lee said "Headlong Flight was one of those songs that was a joy to write and record from beginning to end. Alex [Lifeson] and I had blast jamming in my home studio one day before the 2nd leg of the Time Machine Tour and I did not revisit that jam until a year later. Alex and I assembled the song to be an instrumental and its original title was 'Take that lampshade off yo head!' but once we saw the lyrics Neil had written for 'Headlong Flight,' I knew that the spirit of the lyrics matched the instrumental perfectly and it was just a matter of making them fit and writing the melodies."

Drummer and lyricist Neil Peart explained, "In late 2011, my drum teacher Freddie Gruber, towards the end of his long and adventurous 84 years, was reminiscing among friends and former students. Often he would shake his head and say, 'I had quite a ride. I wish I could do it all again.' That is not a feeling I have ever shared about the past -- I remain glad that I don't have to do it all again. While working on the lyrics for Headlong Flight, the last song written for Clockwork Angels, I tried to summarize my character's life and adventures. My own ambivalence colored the verses, while Freddie's words inspired the chorus 'I wish that I could live it all again.'"

The following are the dates for the tour:
09/07 ' Manchester, NH ' Verizon Wireless Arena
09/09 ' Washington, DC ' Jiffy Lube Live
09/11 ' Pittsburgh, PA ' CONSOL Energy Center
09/13 - Indianapolis, IN ' Bankers Life Fieldhouse
09/15 ' Chicago, IL ' United Center
09/18 ' Detroit, MI ' Palace of Auburn Hills
09/20 ' Columbus, OH ' Nationwide Arena
09/22 ' St. Louis, MO ' Scottrade Center
09/24 ' Minneapolis, MN ' Target Center
09/26 ' Winnipeg, MB ' MTS Center
09/30 ' Edmonton, AB ' Rexall Place
10/10 ' Bridgeport, CT ' Webster Bank Arena
10/12 ' Philadelphia, PA ' Wells Fargo Center
10/14 ' Toronto, ON ' Air Canada Center
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 Garden
10/28 ' Cleveland, OH ' Quicken Loans Arena
10/30 ' Charlotte, NC ' Time Warner Cable Arena
11/01 ' Atlanta, GA ' Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
11/03 ' Tampa, FL ' 1-800-ASK-GARY Ampitheater
11/13 ' Seattle, WA ' Key Arena
11/15 ' San Jose, CA ' HP Pavilion
11/17 ' Anaheim, CA ' Honda Center
11/19 ' Los Angeles, CA ' Gibson Ampitheater
11/23 ' Las Vegas, NV ' MGM Grand
11/25 ' Phoenix, AZ ' US Airways Center
11/28 ' Dallas, TX ' American Airlines Center
11/30 ' San Antonio, TX ' AT&T Center
12/02 ' Houston, TX ' Toyota Center

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