Rush will be utilizing a string section for their upcoming Clockwork Angels tour. According to Music-News.com, guitarist Alex Lifeson said there would be eight to ten string players in the ensemble.
He told Billboard: “It’s just something different for us, and I can’t wait to hear what it sounds like. As far as what the set list will look like, there will be a number of songs from the new album.
“The set list is quite fluid these days. We’re dropping and replacing songs constantly, and that’s the way it always goes before we get into rehearsals. There’s a great deal of pressure on us now to do the whole record, which we don’t anticipate. I think our intention is probably to prepare the whole thing; whether we’ll do it or not we’re still not sure, especially on the first leg of the tour.”