In 1976, just as Rush was about to break through with the album “2112,” would Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart have guessed that they’d still be performing the title track in 2012? Either way, the band attacks the signature tune as if it’s fresh from the Temples of Syrinx in this track premiere, taken from a concert recorded last year.
The indefatigable Toronto trio performed “2112″ as the final song of its encore in Dallas, Texas, last November. The Clockwork Angels tour, in support of the band’s 19th studio album, incorporated many songs from the 1980s that hadn’t performed in years. The shows also featured a live string section, a first for the band. The 11-month tour coincided with another unusual occurrence for Rush: accolades from the rock establishment. Last spring, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- RUSH: Audio Of ‘2112’ Performance From ‘Clockwork Angels Tour’ Available For Streaming (blabbermouth.net)