Amazon.com is streaming audio samples of two new RUSH tracks — "Caravan" and "BU2B" — at the links below.
"Caravan" (Single Version): Audio
"BU2B" (Single Version): Audio
"Caravan", which will be featured on the legendary band's forthcoming album, "Clockwork Angels", has been made available at all DSPs on June 1 and serviced to radio simultaneously.
"Caravan" will be bundled with an additional new album track, entitled "BU2B". Both tracks were recorded earlier this year in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who previously collaborated with RUSH on 2007's critically acclaimed "Snakes & Arrows". RUSH will return to the studio to resume recording after the completion of the upcoming "Time Machine Tour", with plans to release their 20th studio album, "Clockwork Angels", in 2011.
The "Time Machine Tour" will begin June 29 at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Hard Rock Casino and then travel North America through early October. The band is currently busy preparing for the tour, which include both "Caravan" and "BU2B" on each evening's setlist alongside other RUSH favorites. In addition, the band will be performing its 1981 masterpiece, "Moving Pictures", in its entirety for the first time ever. Both "Caravan" and "BU2B" will also be offered as a special limited-edition CD single, available to fans through the band's official web site as well as through various pre-sale tour packages.
In related news, Zoë Vision, in association with Banger Films, is poised to release the band's critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary, "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage", on DVD and Blu-ray. Set to arrive in stores everywhere on June 29, "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" made its world premiere last April at New York City's ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival. The film proved both a critical and popular sensation, with filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn taking home the festival's coveted "Heineken Audience Award".
"Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" explores the forty-year career and phenomenon behind what could be the world's biggest cult band. The film presents a comprehensive exploration of this extraordinary power trio, from their early days in Toronto, through each of their landmark albums, to the present day. The documentary features never-before-seen archival footage as well as interviews with some of today's most respected rock artists such as Sebastian Bach, Jack Black, Billy Corgan, Kirk Hammett, Taylor Hawkins, Trent Reznor, and Gene Simmons.
The "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" DVD/Blu-ray will feature a second disc of exclusive bonus material, including previously unseen interviews, outtakes, backstage footage, and ultra-rare live performances of such RUSH favorites as "La Villa Strangiato", "Working Man" and "YYZ".
In addition to its DVD/Blu-ray release, "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" will also begin theatrical engagements across the country on June 10.