Rush Returns to the Road with 2013 Tour Dates

Rush toured fairly extensively last year behind its 20th album, Clockwork Angels, and the band has announced that “due to overwhelming demand” they will continue the tour into 2013.

The new dates kick off April 23 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, and the band will remain on the road until May 11 when they perform at the Etess Arena in Atlantic City. The legendary Canadian trio will also visit Ft. Lauderdale; Orlando; Nashville; Raleigh, North Carolina; Virginia Beach; Baltimore and Uncasville, Connecticut.

After those dates, the band will head across the Atlantic for some European stops, and come back for a second North American leg beginning in June. Dates and venue information for that portion of the tour will be announced at a later date, but the band is expected to visit Chicago, Boston, Vancouver and Denver, among others.

The group also can use the tour to celebrate their entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Late last year, it was announced that the band finally would be inducted into the Hall after being eligible for 14 years. The induction ceremony takes place on April 18 in Los Angeles.

Clockwork Angels was released in June of last year and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart and number one on the Canadian albums chart. Rush frontman Geddy Lee told Rolling Stone recently that the band has been feeling very good about the reception of the album on tour.

“We’re kind of in a groove right now,” Lee said. “We feel really good about the way we’re playing. We feel like we’ve raised our game in terms of musicianship and our level of chops. We’re also very excited about the way Clockwork Angels turned out. The fan acceptance of it has been very cool. We’re happy to go out and bring it around the globe.”