Rush Announce 2013 European Tour

Rush have announced the first dates of their 2013 European tour.

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Rush have announced the first dates of their 2013 European tour.

The trip, in support of their forthcoming album, "Clockwork Angels" starts with a series of UK shows in May before heading to Europe for dates in June.

Rush 2013 Clockwork Angels European Tour:

May 22 - Manchester, UK - Arena May 24 - London, UK - O2 Arena May 26 - Birmingham, UK - LG Arena May 28 - Sheffield, UK - Motorpoint Arena May 30 - Glasgow, Scotland - SECC Jun 04 - Cologne, Germany - Arena Jun 06 - Berlin, Germany - O2 Arena

Rush's "Clockwork Angels," the band's 20th studio album, will be released on June 12th. The project's lead single, "Headlong Flight," is out now.

Earlier this month, Rush were honored in their Canadian homeland with a 2012 Governor General's Performing Arts Award, a recognition of lifetime artistic achievement.

Each artist honored receives a cash award of $25,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a commemorative medallion struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Rush "Headlong Flight" (lyric video)

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Thanks for the report to Hennemusic.com.

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    Mack888
    I was real excited to hear about this news til I discovered the tickets for the Glasgow SECC were 60-75. They go on sale later this week. I love Rush, they're on of my favorite bands, but do they honestly need to charge that much? They just got handed 25k for crying out loud! And what's the deal with selling the tickets a whole year before the gig?
    goddamncanadian
    hudsonstradlin wrote: Mack888 wrote: I was real excited to hear about this news til I discovered the tickets for the Glasgow SECC were 60-75. They go on sale later this week. I love Rush, they're on of my favorite bands, but do they honestly need to charge that much? They just got handed 25k for crying out loud! And what's the deal with selling the tickets a whole year before the gig? yeah man. their show last year at the SECC was all seated as well. I'd rip my own arm off and stick it up my ass to see them live, but not seated for 75.
    So, does that mean you value not only your arm, but your anal virginity (I presume your still an anal virgin, apologies if you aren't and I've offended you) as being worth less than 75?
    Maiden95
    I bet these guys have plans for 2112. I hope to see them this year on the US tour.
    lmrsf
    After reading the announcement, I was curious: exactly what continent is the UK in?
    hudsonstradlin
    goddamncanadian wrote: hudsonstradlin wrote: Mack888 wrote: I was real excited to hear about this news til I discovered the tickets for the Glasgow SECC were 60-75. They go on sale later this week. I love Rush, they're on of my favorite bands, but do they honestly need to charge that much? They just got handed 25k for crying out loud! And what's the deal with selling the tickets a whole year before the gig? yeah man. their show last year at the SECC was all seated as well. I'd rip my own arm off and stick it up my ass to see them live, but not seated for 75. So, does that mean you value not only your arm, but your anal virginity (I presume your still an anal virgin, apologies if you aren't and I've offended you) as being worth less than 75?
    hahha who's asking?
    Jasonbts
    dicky_fish wrote: I'll be going to two of the English dates, but I've just found out that the VIP package which includes tickets in the first 15 rows are 200 EACH! What a rip off
    It's not all the seats in that section, so you can still get up front for less. The VIP has goodies. Don't like them? Don't buy them. One reserved ticket located within the first 15 rows of the stage Exclusive Rush tour shirt Collectible tour poster (numbered, limited) Official tour program Specially designed tote bag Set of official guitar picks Commemoritive concert ticket Commemorative tour laminate
    Jasonbts
    Mack888 wrote: I was real excited to hear about this news til I discovered the tickets for the Glasgow SECC were 60-75. They go on sale later this week. I love Rush, they're on of my favorite bands, but do they honestly need to charge that much? They just got handed 25k for crying out loud! And what's the deal with selling the tickets a whole year before the gig?
    Rush has a BIG show and a big, top-quality crew. They don't use any provided equipment, they bring everything on their own. It gets bigger each tour. So to fund the costs of the tour and pay the crew, they need to charge what might seem like outrageous prices. But they aren't just up there with a few flashy lights like other bands.. it's a BIG show with lots of production work. I wouldn't be surprised if the early ticket sales is for two reasons. 1) See if there is enough interest there is in Europe to justify adding more dates (as the website says they will). That needs planning and they probably want to see how much interest there is over there. Usually a European leg isn't even announced until halfway through the first leg, so they are probably just getting ready earlier this time around. 2) To fund the costs of the overall tour.
    dicky_fish
    I'll be going to two of the English dates, but I've just found out that the VIP package which includes tickets in the first 15 rows are 200 EACH! What a rip off
    hudsonstradlin
    Mack888 wrote: I was real excited to hear about this news til I discovered the tickets for the Glasgow SECC were 60-75. They go on sale later this week. I love Rush, they're on of my favorite bands, but do they honestly need to charge that much? They just got handed 25k for crying out loud! And what's the deal with selling the tickets a whole year before the gig?
    yeah man. their show last year at the SECC was all seated as well. I'd rip my own arm off and stick it up my ass to see them live, but not seated for 75.
    Firewind Raging
    Mack888 wrote:I was real excited to hear about this news til I discovered the tickets for the Glasgow SECC were 60-75.
    Man, that's so expensive! Don't think I'll bother, no band is worth that much. Not even Rush.
    L.T Kickass
    Metal-pro wrote: What about Scandinavia?
    These are only the first dates. Scandinavian dates will probably be released soon.
    Mack888
    alex94kumar wrote: Sometimes you gotta cough up to see the greatest band on earth
    Yeah...I know. I'm just sore about it cos I'm broke just now
    O.Hardy
    Just finished a 7 show tour with RUSH. Manchester, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Tampa, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix. I wish that I could live it all again!!! All is for the best. :