Rush announce 2013 UK tour

tickets will go on sale on Friday

news: Monday 14th May 2012

Canadian rock band Rush have announced details of a UK Arena tour in May 2013. This follows the band unveiling details of their new album, 'Clockwork Angels' the trio's first new collection of original material in over five years.

The dates will be the first in the UK since the band brought their 3 ½ hour 'Time Machine Tour' in May 2011.

The band's 20th studio album, will be released in the UK on 11th June, including a Classic Rock Fan Pack format which will also come with free gifts including a limited edition Clockwork Angels keyring & artwork poster and will be available to buy on newsstands nationally as well as the traditional high street and online retailers.

The Fan Pack is available for pre-order now at, where all early bird orders will receive a personalised Rush poster.

Roadrunner Records will simultaneously release the record digitally. The standard physical release of the Rush album will follow through Roadrunner Records on July 9th 2012.

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.

The band released the first single, 'Headlong Flight' from the album last month.

Their tour dates will be:

Wed 22 May MEN Arena, Manchester
Fri 24 May O2 Arena, London
Sun 26 May LG Arena, Birmingham
Tue 28 May Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Thu 30 May SECC, Glasgow

Tickets will go on sale at 9am this Friday, 18th May 2012 priced at £60/£75 and eGigs will have links to buy them then.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 14/05/2012 10:00


sorry, we currently have no gigs listed for this act.