Rush signs on with Roadrunner Records, new live and studio albums ahead
Canadian rockers Rush, who have released six albums for Atlantic Records since 1989, have signed on with Roadrunner Records and plan to release a long-awaited new studio album next year.
However, the first release under the new label arrangement will be "various live configurations" recorded during Rush's recently concluded "Time Machine Tour," according to Roadrunner. Specifics about that release will be announced in the coming weeks.
"After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, [Roadrunner representative] Tom Lipsky presented a deal that worked and the timing was right," Rush manager Ray Danniels said in an press release. "We wanted to be at a label focused on the rock genre -- and that's Roadrunner."
The trio's 20th studio album, "Clockwork Angels," will be released by Roadrunner in 2012. It follows 2007's "Snakes & Arrows."
The Anthem/Universal Music label will continue to release Rush's music in Canada.