Legendary rockers Rush return for UK tour

Rush.
Rush.

Legendary rock band Rush have announced details of their UK Clockwork Angels tour in May 2013, stopping off at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Tuesday May 28, 2013.

Tickets, priced £60 & £75 (may be subject to booking fee) go on general sale at 9am Friday May 18.

These are the first UK dates since the band brought their 3½ hour Time Machine Tour in May 2011 – the tour was met to widespread critical acclaim and included a sold out date at London’s O2 Arena. “Rush are one of the last great bands standing” – Metal Hammer, “Canadian legends confirm their status as the world’s biggest and best cult band” – Kerrang, “It’s a blend of power, subtlety, soaring choruses and some of the most intelligent lyrics ever written.” – The Sun 5/5 live review.

This follows the band unveiling details of its highly anticipated, new album, “Clockwork Angels.” This is the renowned trio’s first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. “Clockwork Angels,” the band’s 20th studio album, will be released in the UK on June 11th.

The recording of “Clockwork Angels” began in April 2010 with Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) – who also collaborated with the band on their last studio album, 2007’s “Snakes & Arrows.” Rush co-produced both records. The first two songs, “Caravan” and “BU2B,” were completed during that first session at Nashville’s Blackbird studios and performed nightly during the wildly successful Time Machine Tour, which ran from June 2010 to June 2011. Work on “Clockwork Angels” resumed in the fall of 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto after the tour’s finale, with additional strings (arranged by David Campbell) recorded at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios earlier this year. Lyrically, “Clockwork Angels” chronicles a young man’s quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The novelization of “Clockwork Angels” is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.

Rush heralded the release of “Clockwork Angels” with a new single “Headlong Flight”. Landing at rock radio in mid April the song is already no 1 at Classic Rock in the USA and A-Listed at the UK’s Planet Rock radio.

Tickets, priced £60 & £75 (booking fee may apply) for Rush at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield go on general sale at 9am on Friday May 18 in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield