June 1st Rush pre-released two songs from the upcoming record, Clockwork Angels, just in time for the kick off of the 40-date Time Machine Tour. The band is most known for the memberâ€™s instrumental skills, complex compositions and eclectic lyrical motifs with references to science fiction and social controversies.
While the band is promoting the new album, theyâ€™ve also announced that this tour will include for the first time ever, Moving Pictures (1981) in its entirety. Moving Pictures is Rushâ€™s eighth studio album and is the bandâ€™s most popular and commercially successful studio recording to date. The album was certified quadruple-platinum with four million copies sold in the US and Canada on January 27, 1995, featuring hits â€œTom Sawyerâ€, â€œLimelightâ€ and â€œRed Barchettaâ€.
Clockwork Angels, with a tentative release time of spring 2011, will be the first album since 2007â€™s Snakes & Arrows. The band has also projected that there will be a more extensive promotional tour for summer 2011. This summerâ€™s Time Machine Tour will make its way to the TD Garden in Boston September 14th and the tour wraps up October 2nd in West Palm Beach, Florida.