RUSH: U.S. 'Clockwork Angels' Tour Concert Attendances Revealed

RUSH fan site RushIsABand.com has posted the official Billboard Boxscore attendance and sales figures for all but one of the U.S. dates on the band's 2012 "Clockwork Angels" tour; only the Atlanta show numbers are still pending along with the six Canadian dates. Eight of the 28 shows reported — Manchester, Bridgeport, Newark, Buffalo, San Jose, Universal City, Dallas and Houston — were sellouts. The highest-grossing date on the tour was the September 15 show in Chicago, which grossed $1,113,292. The most-attended show was the sold-out October 26 show in Buffalo where 13,215 fans filled the First Niagara Center.

Note that the capacity figures reported do not always correspond to the actual physical capacity of the venue; it reflects the number of tickets that were made available for sale.

* Show Date: September 7
* Show Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena
* City/State: Manchester, NH
* Attendance: 8,137
* Capacity: 8,137
* Gross Ticket Sales: $608,383

* Show Date: September 9
* Show Venue: Jiffy Lube Live
* City/State: Bristow, VA
* Attendance: 10,345
* Capacity: 12,822
* Gross Ticket Sales: $757,162

* Show Date: September 11
* Show Venue: CONSOL Energy Center
* City/State: Pittsburgh, PA
* Attendance: 8,655
* Capacity: 10,268
* Gross Ticket Sales: $507,952

* Show Date: September 13
* Show Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
* City/State: Indianapolis, IN
* Attendance: 7,303
* Capacity: 10,899
* Gross Ticket Sales: $489,034

* Show Date: September 15
* Show Venue: United Center
* City/State: Chicago, IL
* Attendance: 11,307
* Capacity: 12,130
* Gross Ticket Sales: $1,113,292

* Show Date: September 18
* Show Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
* City/State: Auburn Hills, MI
* Attendance: 8,238
* Capacity: 13,485
* Gross Ticket Sales: $616,595

* Show Date: September 20
* Show Venue: Nationwide Arena
* City/State: Columbus, OH
* Attendance: 8,611
* Capacity: 10,204
* Gross Ticket Sales: $587,173

* Show Date: September 22
* Show Venue: Scottrade Center
* City/State: St. Louis, MO
* Attendance: 10,772
* Capacity: 10,942
* Gross Ticket Sales: $790,134

* Show Date: September 24
* Show Venue: Target Center
* City/State: Minneapolis, MN
* Attendance: 8,013
* Capacity: 10,652
* Gross Ticket Sales: $561,972

* Show Date: October 10
* Show Venue: Webster Bank Arena
* City/State: Bridgeport, CT
* Attendance: 7,339
* Capacity: 7,339
* Gross Ticket Sales: $650,355

* Show Date: October 12
* Show Venue: Wells Fargo Center
* City/State: Philadelphia, PA
* Attendance: 11,885
* Capacity: 12,810
* Gross Ticket Sales: $943,272

* Show Date: October 20
* Show Venue: Prudential Center
* City/State: Newark, NJ
* Attendance: 12,139
* Capacity: 12,139
* Gross Ticket Sales: $1,022,913

* Show Date: October 22
* Show Venue: Barclays Center
* City/State: Brooklyn, NY
* Attendance: 9,904
* Capacity: 10,815
* Gross Ticket Sales: $870,736

* Show Date: October 24
* Show Venue: TD Garden
* City/State: Boston, MA
* Attendance: 9,861
* Capacity: 10,031
* Gross Ticket Sales: $841,953

* Show Date: October 26
* Show Venue: First Niagara Center
Buffalo, NY
* Attendance: 13,215
* Capacity: 13,215
* Gross Ticket Sales: $831,239

* Show Date: October 28
* Show Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
* City/State: Cleveland, OH
* Attendance: 8,025
* Capacity: 10,383
* Gross Ticket Sales: $594,890

* Show Date: October 30
* Show Venue: Time Warner Cable Arena
* City/State: Charlotte, NC
* Attendance: 7,523
* Capacity: 10,095
* Gross Ticket Sales: $541,143

* Show Date: November 3
* Show Venue: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
* City/State: Tampa, FL
* Attendance: 10,567
* Capacity: 11,542
* Gross Ticket Sales: $720,653

* Show Date: November 13
* Show Venue: KeyArena
* City/State: Seattle, WA
* Attendance: 9,793
* Capacity: 10,199
* Gross Ticket Sales: $823,060

* Show Date: November 15
* Show Venue: HP Pavilion
* City/State: San Jose, CA
* Attendance: 10,719
* Capacity: 10,719
* Gross Ticket Sales: $846,843

* Show Date: November 17
* Show Venue: Honda Center
* City/State: Anaheim, CA
* Attendance: 9,065
* Capacity: 10,102
* Gross Ticket Sales: $761,265

* Show Date: November 19
* Show Venue: Gibson Amphitheatre
* City/State: Universal City, CA
* Attendance: 5,981
* Capacity: 5,981
* Gross Ticket Sales: $706,342

* Show Date: November 21
* Show Venue: Vally View Casino
* City/State: San Diego, CA
* Attendance: 7,065
* Capacity: 10,101
* Gross Ticket Sales: $359,321

* Show Date: November 23
* Show Venue: MGM Grand Hotel
* City/State: Las Vegas, NV
* Attendance: 7,847
* Capacity: 10,006
* Gross Ticket Sales: $839,405

* Show Date: November 25
* Show Venue: US Airways Center
* City/State: Phoenix, AZ
* Attendance: 8,858
* Capacity: 10,121
* Gross Ticket Sales: $604,667

* Show Date: November 28
* Show Venue: American Airlines Center
* City/State: Dallas, TX
* Attendance: 10,509
* Capacity: 10,509
* Gross Ticket Sales: $764,483

* Show Date: November 30
* Show Venue: AT&T Center
* City/State: San Antonio, TX
* Attendance: 9,396
* Capacity: 10,150
* Gross Ticket Sales: $742,544

* Show Date: December 2
* Show Venue: Toyota Center
* City/State: Houston, TX
* Attendance: 11,091
* Capacity: 11,091
* Gross Ticket Sales: $904,931

RUSH captured the "Clockwork Angels" tour by filming in Phoenix and Dallas on November 25 and November 28, respectively. The shows were recorded for a DVD release in 2013.

The North American leg of the "Clockwork Angels" tour kicked off on September 7 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and wrapped on December 2 in Houston, Texas.

In addition to adding a lot of rarely played songs to their opening set, RUSH brought a string ensemble out on tour with the band for the first time ever in its career. Orchestrations provided by well-known arranger David Campbell were used on several tracks from the band's new album, "Clockwork Angels", and RUSH recreated that sound during the tour.

"Clockwork Angels" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 103,000 copies in its first week of release. The disc marked RUSH 's highest chart debut since 1993's "Counterparts", which also entered at No. 2.

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