Rush Signs With Roadrunner, Preps New Album for 2012
Update: Click HERE for the official press release from Roadrunner Records. Thanks RushFanForever.
Billboard magazine has just announced that Rush has signed with Roadrunner Records ahead of their upcoming Clockwork Angels album which is slated for release in 2012.
From the article:"After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, Tom Lipsky [President, Lipsky Music LLC] presented a deal that worked and the timing was right," Rush manager Ray Danniels said in an announcement. "We wanted to be at a label focused on the rock genre -- and that's Roadrunner."This is the first news pertaining to a live album based on the band's Time Machine Tour. It's not clear if the live offering will be based on the April 15th show in Cleveland, or if it will be based on a collection of songs from various venues.
The group's next full-length studio album, a long-gestating work titled "Clockwork Angels," will be released in 2012 on Roadrunner. The delay -- a lead single, "Caravan," was released in June 2010 -- was due to the success of their Time Machine Tour, which just wrapped.
A first Roadrunner release will actually be a live album culled from the blockbuster tour. According to the label, details will be revealed in the coming weeks. Anthem/Universal Music will continue to release their music in Canada only.
Roadrunner is understandably excited to bag a band that has sold more than 40 million records and -- thanks to their doc "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" and the Rush-heavy comedy film "I Love You, Man" -- is enjoying heightened attention and accolades across generations.
We'll provide more information as it is made available.
Thanks to Joe Pisano for passing along the news.