Sep 04, 2012 | Comments 0
The sonic journey of Rush’s newest concept album is now a full-length, steampunk adventure – a unique collaboration between legendary prog rock icon, Neil Peart, and internationally bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson.
CLOCKWORK ANGELS is a project like no other. Working closely with lyricist Neil Peart, prolific bestselling sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson has adapted the epic adventure told in Rush’s latest concept album into an immense sci-fi novel. The journey centres on a young man’s quest to follow his dreams. He cries out both in the novel and in the album’s first single, Caravan: “I can’t stop thinking big in a world where I feel so small.” He is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos, travelling through a lavish and colourful world of steampunk and alchemy, with lost cities, pirates, anarchists, exotic carnivals and a rigid watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life.
Released in conjunction with the album of the same name, CLOCKWORK ANGELS: THE NOVEL is the perfect compendium to Rush’s newest progressive rock masterpiece.
Rush have also announced details of a UK Arena tour in May 2013. Full dates are as follows
Wed May 22nd Manchester Arena
Fri May 24th London, O2 Arena
Sun May 26th Birmingham, LG Arena
Tues May 28th Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
Thurs May 30th Glasgow, SECC