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.
Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour was filmed and recorded last November at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The 11-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 pairs Rush classics (“Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit Of Radio,” “2112”), with a nod to the '80s Rush era ("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 set list 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 3 members and exclusive, behind the scenes footage. Titled “Can’t Stop Thinking Big,” the piece offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the Rush tour 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 favorite “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, and the seven--disc boxed set The Studio Albums 1989-2007, which features every studio album Rush recorded for Atlantic Records.
The track listing for Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour is as follows:
The Big Money
The Body Electric
The Analog Kid
Where’s My Thing?/Here It Is! (drum solo)
Headlong Flight*/Drumbastica (drum solo)
Peke’s Repose (guitar solo)/Halo Effect*
Seven Cities of Gold*
Wish Them Well*
The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme; (II) Steambanger’s Ball (drum solo)
Red Sector A*
The Spirit of Radio
Limelight (soundcheck recording)
*With the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble
Special Features (Blu-Ray/DVD only):
Can’t Stop Thinking Big (25 min tour documentary)
Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel)
Interview With Dwush
The Watchmaker (intermission tour film)
Office Of The Watchmaker (closing tour film)