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"Clockwork Angels Tour" Live Release Now Available - Opens At #1

The Clockwork Angels Tour live video and album was released November 19th.  The  video premiered at #1 on Billboard's Video Chart, while the live album version opened at #33 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. - Thanks to for the headsup!

Two years in the making, the audio is available CD/iTunes while the video has been released on both DVD and Blu-Ray; get it here: CD/iTunes/DVD/Blu-Ray. Thanks for supporting Power Windows!

Rush have unveiled details for their first new recording since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. On November 19th, Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour will be released simultaneously via Anthem/Roadrunner Records on CD and iTunes, and the companion DVD/Blu-Ray on Anthem/Zoe Vision/Rounder.

Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour was filmed and recorded last November at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, during Rush's highly successful Clockwork Angels Tour. The eleven 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 80's 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 titled "Can't Stop Thinking Big", featuring interviews with all 3 members, exclusive and behind the scenes footage, and 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 favourite "Limelight" round out the exclusive offerings.

Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour comes on the heels of Anthem/Atlantic's September 30th release of Vapor Trails Remixed, a newly remixed version of the band's 2002 album VAPOR TRAILS and 7-disc boxed set THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007, which features every studio album Rush recorded for Atlantic Records.

Release date: November 19th
DVD (Anthem/Zoe Vision/Rounder)
CD (Anthem/Roadrunner Records) -, September 16, 2013

See below for the tracklist and special features details.

Set One:
The Big Money
Force Ten
Grand Designs
The Body Electric
The Analog Kid
Where's My Thing?/ Here It Is! (drum solo)
Far Cry

Set Two:
Clockwork Angels*
The Anarchist*
The Wreckers*
Headlong Flight*/ Drumbastica (drum solo)
Peke's Repose (guitar solo)/Halo Effect*
Seven Cities of Gold*
Wish Them Well*
The Garden*
The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger's Ball (drum solo)
Red Sector A*
The Spirit of Radio

Tom Sawyer

Limelight (soundcheck recording)
Middletown Dreams
The Pass
Manhattan Project*

*With the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble

Can't Stop Thinking Big (25 min tour documentary)
Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel)
Interview With Dwush
Family Goy
Family Sawyer
The Watchmaker (intermission tour film)
Office Of The Watchmaker (closing tour film)


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  2. ENOUGH live albums already!! Live albums used to be special. Not anymore. A live CD or DVD after EVERY tour is not necessary.

    1. In defense of Rush, I think that it is warranted at this time in their history.It is amazing that they are still together in the year 2013, for God's sake!The Grateful Dead used to do the same thing; endless live recordings.When I was a kid, I only was able to WISH that Rush would release more live material.

  3. I couldn't disagree with you more! Besides, no one is FORCED to buy it! Its a free market!

    I only wish I had a live album for every tour. I'd love to hear a live album from the Caress of Steel tour, or Hemispheres, etc. Thankfully the technology has made it easy for Rush to release a live album of every tour!

  4. This one will be special 1) for the string ensemble 2) for the light show 3) for tracks we didn't have live on video like Body Electric or Middletown Dreams. And I rather have an official dvd with proper image and sound than a video form youtube (which is nice also).

    1. I agree with Power Windows,I wish I had a live album with every tour,I'd love to have Hemispheres live.Why should the bootleggers profit on the hard work Rush do on tour.Cant wait until Clockwork Angels is out.

    2. Hemispheres, Caress Of Steel, and more of them with John Rutsey would be really nice!

  5. I think for most bands that I like it would be a bit of overkill to release a live album/dvd every time out, but for Rush...nope! I look forward to it after every tour. Frankly, I am as excited for this one not only because of the setlist, but also because Geddy was not in top form due to illness during the TM recording and was better vocally this tour. Plus, the string ensemble was amazing to see live and it will be cool to have it captured on dvd.

  6. They DID record an entire show from the PW tour, only small portions of which were released on ESL. On that tour they did (abbreviated) versions of Cygnus X1 and Hemispheres, so that could be put out, if people start pressing them for it. Contrary to what Rush says about not having leftovers around, they do have a lot of live material from various tours in the can. But the quality is probably highly variable, given that a lot of their soundboard recordings may only have been on cassette. There are also some good-sounding audience recordings from the Hemispheres tour that can sometimes be found on bittorrent sites.

    1. If you can track down a recording from St. Louis in 1980, you won't be disappointed in the quaility. It is kind of "Official" in that it was an FM broadcast that the band approved of. The mixing and sound are probably better than Exit State Left. Its not the full show but it is a nice gem.

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    1. when I saw the band on the Clockwork Angels Tour - back in May in London - it was the best concert I've ever seen Rush do and now this concert film of that tour is the best concert film they've ever done - it really is fantastic and Mr Peart can really run!

    2. I didn't get to see the tour, but I do know this: I listened to "Clockwork Angels" after some time and I feel kind of strange saying this, but here it goes: It's my very favorite album they have ever done.
      Just listen to "The Garden", read the lyrics.That is the most amazing song they've ever done.