Rush Clockwork Angels tour hits the UK

Keiron

Well-known Member
:clap: Oooo! My wife surprised me today by announcing that she's booked VIP tickets for MEN 22nd May. Block B, a few rows back. :smashin:

She's not even into Rush, but wants to come along as well. :D

Excellent. They sound like the £200 a pop VIP seats. I'm a dozen rows back on block C (Alex's side).

I got front row at Sheffiel last year. Of course, they sell all the hard-to-sell seats first, and the hardcore fans jump in thinking that's the best that will be available. I've learnt over the years to hold my nerve. Often the very best seats are available in the last few days.
 

pxr5

Active Member
Excellent. They sound like the £200 a pop VIP seats. I'm a dozen rows back on block C (Alex's side).

I got front row at Sheffiel last year. Of course, they sell all the hard-to-sell seats first, and the hardcore fans jump in thinking that's the best that will be available. I've learnt over the years to hold my nerve. Often the very best seats are available in the last few days.

Thanks Keiron. Yes £199 for each :rolleyes: But with working overseas a lot and just not being available, the last time I saw them was the PW tour. So this is a real treat and a one-off as far as I'm concerned.

Funnily enough when she asked where we should sit, I said Geddy's side if that's all there was. :D
 

shb367

Active Member
The poster was only available if the fan pack was ordered through Classic Rock I think. Just read that a small orchestra will be playing on the tour. Would be great to hear Second Nature with that!

Im doing MEN and Glasgow. Would love to see them in the 02 - looks an amazing venue!
 

Keiron

Well-known Member
Serves me right for dithering around. After I read about the 8-10 piece orchestra I thought sod it I'll go. The O2 had noting decent left, so it was either a crap seat or a real price hike for something decent.

There will be plenty of good seats released nearer the date of the gig. They rely on the fact that fans will panic and buy anything. Then, when they haven't sold all the platinum seats, they will release them onto the open market. Trust me, I always operate like this now.
 

Keiron

Well-known Member
By the way, I think the orchestar thing is just a rumour, although Lifeson himself has mentioned it. I really wouldn't want them turning classic old favourites into slush. With the exception of a couple of tracks on CA (and you can't really hear any individual instruments), and maybe Marathon and Losing it, I can't really think of anything else that requires an orchestra. I saw Yes a while back with an orchestra and it worked OK but I'm not excited about this prospect.
 

pxr5

Active Member
By the way, I think the orchestar thing is just a rumour, although Lifeson himself has mentioned it. I really wouldn't want them turning classic old favourites into slush. With the exception of a couple of tracks on CA (and you can't really hear any individual instruments), and maybe Marathon and Losing it, I can't really think of anything else that requires an orchestra. I saw Yes a while back with an orchestra and it worked OK but I'm not excited about this prospect.

Me either. I truly hope they don't go down this route. In saying that Losing It with an electric violinist would be OK though.
 

Philly112

Distinguished Member
I saw Yes a while back with an orchestra and it worked OK but I'm not excited about this prospect.

The Yes orchestra shows were great. But Yes music is better suited to orchestral arrangements than Rush's. I mean, the Yes orchestral arrangements were quite sophisticated, as is their music. No disrespect to Rush, but their music is actually pretty basic compared to Yes.

Phil
 

huwg

Active Member
I'm enjoying the album; some of the tracks seem rather disjointed and awkward but hopefully they will bed in.
I love the intro to The Anarchist.

I'm not too keen on the mix though, the drums sound muffled and it feels like you are too close to the band.
 

KoThreads

Well-known Member
On my main hifi it doesn't stound great to me, but I've a set of KEF Cresta 3 linked to a DAC/amp and fed from my laptop and CD, FLAC or mp3 all sound very good so I think it's been mixed for the masses. I've played it maybe thirty times and I've started skipping a couple of tracks regularly.
 

Zone

Moderator
Well I'm off again to Sheffield :)

Every tour for over 30yrs, I'm starting to feel my age!

Slightly off topic but was amazed to see a hmv clockwork angels advert tonight on Dave!
 

pxr5

Active Member
Five days to go to tour start date (07 Sep in Manchester, NH) - I can't wait to see the set list. I wonder if the European set list will be exactly the same as the North American one?
 

shb367

Active Member
Yeah all eyes on NH on Friday night PXR. TM tour didnt change so maybe this will be the same. Cant wait to hear songs from CA live - stunning album - especially the Garden.
My sister is going to Toronto on 14th Oct to see them - I'm soooo jealous!
Looks definate there is some sort of string section playing....Rumor (again) is Losing it and tears featuring in the set....
 

Keiron

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Looks definate there is some sort of string section playing....Rumor (again) is Losing it and tears featuring in the set....

Pictures of a couple of violinists rehearsing with the band have been posted.

By the way, how are ticket sales doing for the tour? I was just looking at Ticketmaster for the Toronto gig and there are still banks of seating available.
 

shb367

Active Member
From what I recall Keiron there is a second show in Toronto as the first was sold out - maybe thats the one with seats available. Crikey our sisters may meet when they get over there. Ive told my sister to get loads of pictures in the orbit room etc etc :)
I know quite a few people going over. I would love to have went. Im waiting for Glasgow and Manc next year
 

shb367

Active Member
Lol my sister saw them before me on the Hemispheres tour in Glasgow. I was the following year at the Permanent Waves shows in the Apollo
 

Keiron

Well-known Member
I'm a mere whippersnapper, I first saw them on the ESL tour at Deeside Leisure Centre (!)

I remember on the Roll The Bones tour both my sisters and my wife came with me. My missus fainted. She also fainted at The Who a few years later (she was 9 months pregnant - and she's never been to a gig with me since!)
 

pxr5

Active Member
Lol my sister saw them before me on the Hemispheres tour in Glasgow. I was the following year at the Permanent Waves shows in the Apollo

Which Apollo? I saw them at the Manchester Apollo on their PW tour.
 

pxr5

Active Member
Ooo tonight is the night - some spoliers in this thread for the setlist:

The Rush Forum
 

pxr5

Active Member
I'm reading the TRF opening night update thread as it happens (people are posting/tweeting) - it's all quite exciting, even for an oldie like me lol.

:EDIT:

I can't stay up for all of this but:

Latest Rush News from Cygnus-X1.Net: Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour Begins - Set List Revealed LIVE

Has the updating set list, starting with spoiler:

1. Subdivisions
2. Big Money
3. Force Ten
4. Grand Design
5. Body Electric
6. Territories
7. Analog (sic) Kid
8. Bravado
9. Where's my Thing
Neil's (short) Solo
End of Where's my Thing
10. Far Cry
End of Set 1

.....
and my bed time, will update tomorrow...looks like CA will come second set with strings

UPDATE:

Set Two:
Caravan
Clockwork Angels
The Anarchist
Carnies
The Wreckers
Headlong Flight with Mini Drum Solo
Alex Solo
Halo Effect
Wish Them Well (with Alex rant at the end)
The Garden
Manhattan Project
Drum Solo
Red Sector A
YYZ
Working Man

Encore:
Tom Sawyer
The Spirit of Radio

Thread here for the unfolding reactions:

The Rush Forum
 
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shb367

Active Member
Although the set list isn't what I hoped I think set 1 at least it's far better than set 1 on tm tour in my opinion of course
 

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