Rush will embark on North American Tour in support of new album, “Clockwork Angels”

RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR
RUSH TO VISIT 33 CITIES THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA IN 2012.
Tickets on sale in select markets beginning April 27th at LiveNation.com

(Toronto – Thursday April 19th, 2012) – Alongside the release of their powerful new single “Headlong Flight”, Live Nation announced today that Rush will embark on a North American Tour in support of their upcoming and highly anticipated new album, “CLOCKWORK ANGELS.” This year’s fall tour will visit approximately 33 cities beginning September 7th in Manchester, NH and finishing December 2nd in Houston, TX, with stops along the way in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Columbus, Bridgeport, Philadelphia, Saskatoon, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tampa, as well as dates in Canada and more (complete tour itinerary follows). Tickets for the Clockwork Angels Tour will go on sale starting April 27th in select markets at www.livenation.com.

“Clockwork Angels” is the renowned trio’s first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner records. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most relevant. “

“CLOCKWORK ANGELS,” the band’s 20th studio album, will be released on June 12th.

The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush’s vast catalog includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s “2112,” 1981’s “MOVING PICTURES,” 1996’s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002’s “VAPOR TRAILS.” Rush’s most recent studio album, 2007’s “SNAKES & ARROWS,” debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, marking the band’s highest chart debut since 1993, as well as their eleventh top 10 album in the U.S. The album’s first single, “Far Cry,” hit the top 5 at mainstream rock radio, with airplay on over 100 radio stations in the US. Additionally, the “SNAKES AND ARROWS” track “Malignant Narcissism” was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” at this year’s gala event. Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance – their first in over 30 years – on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and a memorable cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.” A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”

Tickets for Rush Clockwork Angels Tour will go on sale beginning April 27th in Manchester, Philadelphia, Newark, Brooklyn, Boston, Anaheim and Los Angeles at Livenation.com. Tickets for performances in Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo go on sale April 28th, check local listings for ticket information.

Exclusive Rush ticket packages are available, please visit http://vipnation.com for package details.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.rush.com & www.livenation.com

CLOCKWORK ANGELS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY

Sep-7 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena On Sale Fri. Apr. 27
Sep-9 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater On Sale Soon
Sep-11 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center On Sale Soon
Sep-13 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse On Sale Soon
Sep-15 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Sat. Apr. 28
Sep-18 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills On Sale Sat. Apr. 28
Sep-20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena On Sale Soon
Sep-22 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center On Sale Soon
Sep-24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center On Sale Soon
Sep-26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre On Sale Soon
Sep-28 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre On Sale Soon
Sep-30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On Sale Soon

Oct-10 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard On Sale Soon
Oct-12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Fri. Apr. 27
Oct-14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Soon
Oct-18 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Soon
Oct-20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center On Sale Fri. Apr. 27
Oct-22 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center On Sale Fri. Apr. 27
Oct-24 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Fri. Apr. 27
Oct-26 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center On Sale Sat. Apr. 28
Oct-28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena On Sale Soon
Oct-30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena On Sale Soon

*Nov-1 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale Soon
Nov-3 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre On Sale Soon
Nov-13 Seattle, WA KeyArena On Sale Soon
Nov-15 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion On Sale Soon
Nov-17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center On Sale Fri. Apr. 27
Nov-19 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre On Sale Fri. Apr. 27
Nov-23 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Soon
Nov-25 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center On Sale Soon
Nov-28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center On Sale Soon
Nov-30 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center On Sale Soon

Dec-2 Houston, TX Toyota Center On Sale Soon

*Atlanta tickets through usual outlets, not a Live Nation Event

Additional information to be announced. Itinerary subject to change.

For Rush VIP packages, fan club memberships and complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.rush.com, www.ticketmaster.ca and www.livenation.com