RUSH have a new record label!
Billboard.com reports today the legendary Canadian progressive rock trio have switched their American distribution from Atlantic Records over to the Warner Brothers majority owned metal label.
In the announcement, Rush manager Ray Danniels commented on reasons behind the switch, saying, “After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, Tom Lipsky [President, Lipsky Music LLC] presented a deal that worked and the timing was right. We wanted to be at a label focused on the rock genre — and that’s Roadrunner.”
Roadrunner will handle American distribution for the fall release of Time Machine 2011 – Live in Cleveland as well as for the veteran rockers’ much anticipated upcoming 19th full-length studio album, Clockwork Angels, which is set for a 2012 release.
Anthem/Universal Music will continue to release their music in Canada.
RUSH’s new label mates include fellow Canuck hard rockers’ Nickelback, L.A. metal stars Megadeth, progressive rockers Dream Theater, indie rock band Young the Giant, among others.
Did you know? RUSH’s upcoming release Time Machine 2011 – Live in Cleveland will be released in DVD /Blu-Ray formats and will include 24 tracks with a 167-minute runtime. It is currently available for pre-order at Amazon and will be released on November 8.