After four decades and twenty records, it's clear that Rush has established a unique and lasting place in rock music history. It's true that their lead vocalist voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but aside from that, it can hardly be denied by anyone that they are one of the most talented and successful rock band ever.
They've really outdone themselves with their newest album “Clockwork Angels”. It is a conceptual record as many know, although it is not like any they have attempted before. The way the story is told has not been tried out by them before-- Each song is part of the story. Sure, it is similar to what has been done with 2112, but I actually see a change in tone. Neil Peart is a guy who has experienced many trials in his life and I believe this is present in the lyrical content, which is what sets Clockwork Angels even further apart from their previous attempts.
The band will continue their current Clockwork Angels Tour in support of their new album. The second leg of the tour will commence on April 23rd in Austin.
Rush “Clockwork Angels” 2013 Tour Dates:
23-Apr Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
26-Apr Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
28-Apr Orlando, FL, Amway Center
01-May Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
03-May Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
05-May Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
07-May Baltimore, MD, 1st Mariner Arena
09-May Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
11-May Atlantic City, NJ, Etess Arena
22-May Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
24-May London, England, The O2
26-May Birmingham, England, LG Arena
28-May Sheffield, England, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
30-May Glasgow, Scotland, SECC
02-Jun Amsterdam, Holland, Ziggo Dome
04-Jun Cologne, Germany, LANXESS arena
06-Jun Berlin, Germany, o2 World
08-Jun Solvesborg, Sweden, Sweden Rock festival
10-Jun Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Areena
21-Jun Hershey, PA, Giant Center
23-Jun Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
25-Jun Saratoga, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
28-Jun Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
30-Jun Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
02-Jul Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
04-Jul Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
06-Jul Hamilton, ON, Copps Coliseum
08-Jul Ottawa, ON, Lebreton Flats
10-Jul Quebec City, QC, Festival d
12-Jul Halifax, NS, Metro Centre
14-Jul Halifax, NS, Metro Centre
24-Jul Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
26-Jul Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
28-Jul Portland, OR, Sleep Country Amphitheater
31-Jul Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
02-Aug Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
04-Aug Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
2."The Big Money"
5."The Body Electric"
7."The Analog Kid"
9."Where's My Thing?, Pt. 4: Gangster of Boats Trilogy"
8."Seven Cities of Gold"
11."Red Sector A"
13."The Spirit of Radio"
2."2112: Overture/Temples of Syrinx/Grand Finale"