Rush have unveiled the first single from their forthcoming album, and unconfirmed North American tour dates have leaked online.
"Headlong Flight" will appear on the album "Clockwork Angels", due June 12. You can hear it in the player below, but if it's taken off YouTube, you can find it on Rolling Stone.
"'Headlong Flight' was one of those songs that was a joy to write and record from beginning to end," bassist Geddy Lee told Rolling Stone (via HenneMusic). "Alex [Lifeson] and I had blast jamming in my home studio one day before the second leg of the Time Machine tour, and I did not revisit that jam until a year later.
"Alex and I assembled the song to be an instrumental and its original title was 'Take That Lampshade Off Yo Head!', but once we saw the lyrics Neil [Peart] had written, I knew that the spirit of the lyrics matched the instrumental perfectly and it was just a matter of making them fit and writing the melodies."
Hear "Headlong Flight" here. What do you think?
Meanwhile these tour dates have leaked online via fans tie RushIsABand.com. Take them with a pinch of salt, but check them out anyway:
09/07 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
09/09 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
09/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
09/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
09/15 - Chicago, IL - United Center
09/18 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
09/20 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
09/22 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
09/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
09/26 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
09/28 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Center
09/30 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
10/10 - Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena
10/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
10/14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Center
10/18 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
10/20 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
10/24 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
10/26 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagra Center
10/28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10/30 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
11/01 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
11/03 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Ampitheater
11/13 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
11/15 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavillion
11/17 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
11/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Ampitheater
11/23 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
11/25 - Phoeniz, AZ - US Airways Center
11/28 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
11/30 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
12/02 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center