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Rush Ready To Roll At The Rock
Classic Rock Stars To Make Only NJ Stop At Prudential Center
Newark, NJ - Alongside the release of the powerful new single ''Headlong Flight'', Rush will embark on a North American Tour in support of their upcoming and highly anticipated new album, ''CLOCKWORK ANGELS.'' This year's fall tour will include a stop at Prudential Center on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. This date also marks the band's only New Jersey appearance.
''CLOCKWORK ANGELS,'' the band's 20th studio album, will be released on June 12th. 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.
In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary ''Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage''. Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance - their first in over 30 years - on Comedy Central's ''The Colbert Report'' and a memorable cameo in the film ''I Love You, Man.'' A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio's continuing artistic vitality by observing, ''It's true that Rush doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more.''
Tickets are $148, $92.50, $67.50, $37.50 (Prices do not include venue or Ticketmaster fees) and go on sale to the public Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. via www.ticketmaster.com, Charge by Phone (800-745-3000) or at any Ticketmaster retail outlet. If tickets remain, tickets can be purchased at Prudential Center's Box Office starting Monday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m.