Rush Introduce String Section to 'Clockwork Angels'
After a 40 year plus career spanning 20 albums and countless
world tours performing as a trio, Rush have
enlisted the talents of a string section for their
'Clockwork Angels' world tour.
During a recent interview with Eddie Trunk frontman and
bassist Geddy Lee revealed that the move was
inspired by the group's inclusion of strings on a number of tracks
on their latest album:
"We had orchestration on four or five of the songs, and we
thought it would be a little more authentic bringing real strings
as opposed to using our technology."
"We rehearsed with the technology and we could have done it
without the live thing."
"But we'd always talked about doing it, and it was like,
'Let's stop talking and just do it.' It expanded from those four or
five songs to all the songs in the 'Clockwork Angels' part of the
set, plus it bled over into some older songs we'd always wanted to
do with strings."
Next month the Canadian prog-rock legends will be inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in a Los Angeles ceremony on 18th April.