Rush to Perform at Barclays Center on October 22

Apr 20, 2012

BROOKLYN – The innovative rock band Rush will perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in support of its upcoming and highly anticipated new album, “CLOCKWORK ANGELS.” Today’s announcement coincides with the release of Rush’s powerful new single “Headlong Flight.” Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. and will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting
www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

“Barclays Center is excited to welcome Rush as the first rock concert at the new venue in Brooklyn,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “Rush joins a diverse lineup of musical acts set to take the stage this year at Barclays Center and is part of our commitment to bring the best entertainment to the borough.”

“CLOCKWORK ANGELS,” the band’s 20th studio album, will be released on June 12. This is the renowned trio’s first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner records. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most relevant.

The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush’s vast catalog includes such classics as 1974′s self-titled debut, 1976′s “2112,” 1981′s “MOVING PICTURES,” 1996′s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002′s “VAPOR TRAILS.” Rush’s last studio album, 2007′s “SNAKES & ARROWS,” debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, marking the band’s highest chart debut since 1993, as well as their eleventh top 10 album in the U.S. The album’s first single, “Far Cry,” hit the top 5 at mainstream rock radio, with airplay on over 100 radio stations in the US and the track “Malignant Narcissism” was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category.

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