Together with Rounder Records, NCM Fathom Events brings a rare VIP concert experience to fans with the one-night cinema event "Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour" on Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The "Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour" event is a celebration for passionate and loyal RUSH fans to experience a big screen taste of the band’s upcoming, long-anticipated DVD release and relive the tour. Pre-recorded in Dallas and Phoenix on the band's extensive "Clockwork Angels Tour", the 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees perform such classics such as "Tom Sawyer", "The Spirit of Radio" and "2112" alongside newly arranged material featuring the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble, which marks the first time the trio has taken additional musicians on stage. This epic fan experience also features 25 minutes of exclusive, behind-the-scenes RUSH footage that includes interviews with all three members and offers a rare glimpse into the band’s touring life.
Tickets for "Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour" will be available Thursday, October 31 at 21:12 (9:12 p.m. ET) online at FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices. The event will be presented in more than 350 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.
For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events web site (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour" will be released via Anthem/Roadrunner Records on November 19. Anthem/Zoe Vision/Rounder will simultaneously release the companion DVD.
An audio recording of the song "2112" — taken from "Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour" — can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.
"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 '80s 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 setlist 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, featuring interviews with all three members and exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage. Titled "Can't Stop Thinking Big", the piece 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 30 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.
"Clockwork Angels Tour" track listing:
02. The Big Money
03. Force Ten
04. Grand Designs
05. The Body Electric
07. The Analog Kid
09. Where's My Thing?/ Here It Is! (drum solo)
10. Far Cry
11. Caravan *
12. Clockwork Angels *
13. The Anarchist *
14. Carnies *
15. The Wreckers *
16. Headlong Flight */ Drumbastica (drum solo)
17. Peke's Repose (guitar solo)/ Halo Effect *
18. Seven Cities of Gold *
19. Wish Them Well *
20. The Garden *
21. Dreamline *
22. The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger's Ball (drum solo)
23. Red Sector A *
24. YYZ *
25. The Spirit Of Radio
26. Tom Sawyer
28. Limelight (soundcheck recording)
29. Middletown Dreams
30. The Pass
31. Manhattan Project *
* With the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble
Special Features (Blu-ray/DVD only)
* Can't Stop Thinking Big (25-minute 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)