Rush Tour Dates and Setlists

For a more detailed and insightful listing see Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History published by Insight Editions 2019. This page reflects the most current tour dates listing available at this time; any discrepencies between this list and dates found in the print edition are likely due to new additions/corrections which will be found in a forthcoming revised edition.


The Early Years

Before their first tour promoting the debut album, Rush had been performing around Toronto and southern Ontario for six years. False tourdates of Rush touring in the U.S. prior to 1974 have been shared online, likely due to the fact that there was a second band named Rush which toured the area at this time. However it has been confirmed that Rush's first show in the U.S. was in Lansing Michigan on May 18th, 1974.

"While our originals were naïve and crude at that stage, we knew that no one ever soared to the top playing cover songs (except Joe Cocker with his raspy soulful voice and so much charisma that you were happy to hear him sing the telephone directory). So, we compromised—always an ugly word for us even back then—by peppering our setlists with songs by impressive big-name artists, but only their deep cuts. That way we could have our cake and eat it too. We added songs like the Rolling Stones' version of the Buddy Holly classic 'Not Fade Away,' Procol Harum's 'Simple Sister,' Cream's 'Spoonful,' Led Zeppelin's 'Living Loving Maid' and eventually David Bowie's 'Suffragette City' (that one became a super popular bar song for us), all of which we'd reshape to make our own. For example, we played a fifteen-minute version of Junior Walker and the All Stars' 'Road Runner,' just jamming the hell out of it with an Echoplex-heavy solo courtesy of Alex. It worked, and we started getting booked a lot." - Geddy Lee, My Effin' Life
September 6, 1968	The Coff-In. United Church. Toronto, Ontario [Rush's first paid show; only known show with Jeff Jones]
September 13, 1968	The Coff-In. United Church. Toronto, Ontario [first show with Geddy Lee]
Sep 1968 - Apr 1969	The Coff-In. United Church. Toronto, Ontario [Friday nights from Sep 68 - Apr 69]
January 3, 1969		The Coff-In. United Church. Toronto, Ontario [first show with Lindy Young on keyboards]
January 10, 1969	The Coff-In. United Church. Toronto, Ontario [first show attended by long time crew member Ian Grandy]
Feb - Apr 1969		Willowdale YMCA. Toronto, Ontario [Lee fired shortly after hiring manager Ray Danniels]
May 3, 1969		Willowdale United Church. Toronto, Ontario [first show as Hadrian with Young & Perna]
June 1969		Northminster United Church. Toronto, Ontario [as Hadrian]
June 1969		Canadian Legion. Toronto, Ontario [final show as Hadrian after Young quit]
June - July 1969	Toronto, Ontario [Lee forms Ogilvie Blues Band]
August 1969		Hamilton, Ontario [Ogilvie is renamed Judd]
September 1969		Toronto, Ontario [Judd break up and Rush reforms as Lee, Lifeson and Rutsey]
Fall 1969		St. Gabriel's School Auditorium. Toronto, Ontario
February 1970		MacKenzie High School Gym. Deep River, Ontario
May 1, 1970		Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall. Toronto, Ontario
June 21, 1970		Hart House, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario
September 1970		Stayner Collegiate Institute. Stayner, Ontario
September 11, 1970	Thornhill Secondary School. Thornhill, Ontario (Bloodstone)
Fall 1970		The Pipe Room, York University. Toronto, Ontario [first show with Mitch Bossi on guitar]
Fall 1970		London Gardens. London, Ontario (Fludd)
December 21, 1970	A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. Willowdale, Ontario
Winter 1971		R. H. King Collegiate Institute. Toronto, Ontario
Winter 1971		The Gasworks. Toronto, Ontario [first bar show]
Winter 1971		Carnarvon, Ontario
Winter 1971		Lafontaine, Ontario
Winter 1971		Niagara Falls, Ontario
Winter 1971		Harry's Hideaway, Genosha Hotel. Oshawa, Ontario
February 19, 1971	Minkler Auditorium, Seneca College. Toronto, Ontario (Crowbar, King Biscout Boy)
Winter 1971		Seneca College (York Campus). Toronto, Ontario [Bossi fired shortly after]
April 1971		Stayner Collegiate Institute. Stayner, Ontario
Summer 1971		The Dead Summer
Summer 1971		Midland, Ontario (Mashmakhan)
November 19-20, 1971	Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
Fall 1971		St. Clair College. Windsor, Ontario 
December 1971		East York. Toronto, Ontario
January 7, 1972		St. Marys DCVI High School. St. Marys, Ontario
January 21-22, 1972	Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
January 1972		Sutton High School. Sutton, Ontario
February 25, 1972	Gravenhurst High School. Gravenhurst, Ontario
Feb 28 - Mar 4, 1972	Harry's Hideaway, Genosha Hotel. Oshawa, Ontario
March 20-23, 1972	Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
April 7, 1972           T.L. Kennedy High School. Toronto, Ontario
May 26-27, 1972		Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
June 16-17, 1972	Penthouse Motor Inn. Scarborough, Ontario
June 30-July 6, 1972	Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
August 12 & 19, 1972	Regency Hotel
Aug 28 - Sep 2, 1972	The Gasworks. Toronto, Ontario
September 22, 1972	Centennial Secondary School. Welland, Ontario
September 23, 1972	The Piccadilly Tube. Toronto, Ontario
September 1972		Lord Elgin High School. Burlington, Ontario
October 28, 1972	H.B. Beal Secondary School. London, Ontario
December 1, 1972	Bond Academy. Scarborough, Ontario
December 15, 1972	L.S. Beattie. Willowdale, Ontario
December 26-30, 1972	The Gasworks. Toronto, Ontario
December 31, 1972	Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
February 19-24, 1973	Harry's Hideaway, Genosha. Oshawa, Ontario
March 5-10, 1973	Embassy Hotel. Windsor, Ontario
Mar 26 - Apr 7, 1973	The Piccadilly Tube. Toronto, Ontario
May 7-12, 1973		The Colonial Tavern. Toronto, Ontario
May 24, 1973		Georges Vanier Secondary School. North York, Ontario
May 28 - Jun 9, 1973	Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
June 23, 1973		GSU Pub, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario
July 2-7, 1973		The Colonial Tavern. Toronto, Ontario
July 9-14, 1973		Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
July 19-21, 1973	The Pub, Carleton University Unicentre. Ottawa, Ontario
July 26, 1973		Annandale Golf and Curling Club. Ajax, Ontario
July 28, 1973		Piccadilly Tube. Toronto, Ontario
August 4, 1973		Penthouse Motor Inn. Scarborough, Ontario
August 21-25, 1973	Piccadilly Tube. Toronto, Ontario ["Not Fade Away"/"You Can't Fight It" released]
September 3-8, 1973	Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
September 24-29, 1973	The Colonial Tavern. Toronto, Ontario
Fall 1973		Leaside High School. Toronto, Ontario
October 12, 1973	Wilfrid Laurier University Quadrangle. Waterloo, Ontario (Orleans)
October 15-20, 1973	The Gasworks. Toronto, Ontario
October 27, 1973        Victory Burlesque Theatre. Toronto, Ontario (New York Dolls)
Oct 29 - Nov 11, 1973	Thunderbird Motor Inn. Thunder Bay, Ontario
November 12-14, 1973	Larry's Hideaway. Toronto, Ontario
December 20, 1973	Kincardine Secondary School. Kincardine, Ontario
February 4-7, 1974	Larry's Hideaway. Toronto, Ontario
February 14, 1974	Belle River High. Belle River, Ontario (Edward Bear, New Potatoes)
February 15, 1974	Confederation Secondary. Val Caron, Ontario
February 18, 1974	La Salle Secondary School. Kingston, Ontario (Curtis Lee)

RUSHRUSH Tour

Opened for: Uriah Heep, KISS, Manfred Mann, Rory Gallagher, Hawkwind, Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth

RUSH Tour Dates

March 18-23, 1974	Piccadilly Tube. Toronto, Ontario
March 24, 1974		Taxandria Co-op, Arkona, Ontario
April 5, 1974		Georges Vanier Secondary School. Toronto, Ontario
April 6, 1974		Parkside Collegiate Institute. St. Thomas, Ontario (Bearfoot)
April 8-11, 1974	Sir Sam's. Niagara Falls, Ontario
April 12, 1974		Victory Burlesque Theatre. Toronto, Ontario (Bloodrock)
April 13, 1974		Sir Sam's. Niagara Falls, Ontario
April 15-20, 1974	The Aardvark. Cornwall, Ontario
April 21, 1974		Don Mills Collegiate Institute. Toronto, Ontario
April 22, 1974		Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute. Toronto, Ontario
May 3-4, 1974 		The Colonial Tavern. Toronto, Ontario
May 10, 1974		Gravenhurst High School. Gravenhurst, Ontario
May 11, 1974		Chippewa Secondary School. North Bay, Ontario
May 15, 1974     	Laura Secord Secondary School. St. Catharines, Ontario [filmed - Canadian Bandstand]
May 15, 1974		Banting Memorial High School. Alliston, Ontario [canceled per Ian Grandy]
May 17, 1974		Memorial Gardens. North Bay, Ontario
May 18, 1974		North Side Drive-In. Lansing, Michigan (New York Dolls and others) [first U.S. show]
May 19, 1974		Summer Garden Dance Hall. Port Dover, Ontario (Curtis Lee)
May 20-25, 1974		Abbey Road Pub. Toronto, Ontario
June 3-6, 1974 		Larry's Hideaway. Toronto, Ontario
June 7, 1974		Petrolia Arena. Petrolia, Ontario
June 8, 1974		Port Credit Secondary School. Misssissauga, Ontario
June 12, 1974		Brock District High School. Cannington, Ontario
June 13, 1974		George S. Henry Secondary School. Toronto, Ontario
June 14, 1974		Elliot Lake, Ontario
June 17-22, 1974	Duffy's Tavern. Hamilton, Ontario
June 28, 1974           Allen Theater. Cleveland, Ohio (ZZ Top, Locomotive GT)
July 1, 1974            Minkler Auditorium, Seneca College. Toronto, Ontario (Nazareth)
July 2-6, 1974		The Colonial Tavern. Toronto, Ontario (Mahogany Rush, Bull Rush)
July 12, 1974		Garden City Arena. St. Catherines, Ontario (Mahogany Rush, Bull Rush)
July 13, 1974		Sarnia Arena. Sarnia, Ontario (Mahogany Rush, Bull Rush)
July 15, 1974		Lester B. Pearson Theater, Bramalea Civic Center. Bramalea, Ontario (Mahogany Rush, Bull Rush)
July 18, 1974		Hamilton Forum. Hamilton, Ontario (Mahogany Rush, Bull Rush)
July 19, 1974		Cornwall Arena. Cornwall, Ontario (Mahogany Rush, Bull Rush)
July 20, 1974		Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (Mahogany Rush, Bull Rush) [canceled]
July 21, 1974		Summer Garden Dance Hall. Port Dover, Ontario
July 22-23, 1974	Dover Hotel. Pain Court, Ontario
July 25, 1974           Centennial Hall. London, Ontario (KISS, Ronny Legg) [final show with John Rutsey]
July 26, 1974		M. Z. Bennett Public School. Acton, Ontario [canceled per Ian and Alex]
August 14, 1974         Civic Arena. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (Uriah Heep, Manfred Mann) [first show with Neil Peart]
August 15, 1974		Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio (Uriah Heep, Manfred Mann)
August 16, 1974		Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio (Uriah Heep, Manfred Mann)
August 17, 1974		Civic Center Arena. Charleston, West Virginia (Uriah Heep, Manfred Mann)
August 19, 1974         Bogies. Washington, D.C. [Rush canceled - would not air drum]
August 20, 1974		Stanley Theater. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Blue Oyster Cult, Climax Blues Band)
August 21, 1974		Khorassan Ballroom, Chase Park Plaza Hotel. St. Louis, Missouri
August 23, 1974		Ambassador Hotel. St. Louis, Missouri (Climax Blues Band, PFM)
August 26, 1974         Agora Ballroom. Cleveland, Ohio (Reign)
August 27-28, 1974	Minnesota State Fair. St. Paul, Minnesota (Freddie King, Isis, Heartsfield)
August 29, 1974		Casino Arena. Asbury Park, New Jersey (Mountain)
August 30, 1974		Joint In The Woods. Parsippany, New Jersey (Hudson Ford)
August 31, 1974		Kee To Bala. Bala, Ontario
September 1, 1974	Minden Arena. Minden, Ontario
September 2, 1974       Pineway Trails Park. Munson Township, Ohio (Rainbow Canyon, East Wind, Sweatleaf)
September 6, 1974	Michigan Palace. Detroit, Michigan (Hawkwind)
September 11, 1974	Minkler Auditorium, Seneca College. Toronto, Ontario [recorded - King Biscuit Flower Hour]
September 13, 1974	University of Maryland Baltimore County Gym II. Baltimore, Maryland (Sha Na Na)
September 15, 1974	Thomas Fieldhouse. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania (Blue Oyster Cult, KISS)
September 16, 1974	Paramount Theatre. Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (Blue Oyster Cult, KISS)
September 18-20, 1974	Electric Ballroom. Atlanta, Georgia (KISS, Fat Chance)
September 21, 1974	Papa's Dream. St. Petersburg, Florida
September 22, 1974	Municipal Auditorium. Orlando, Florida (Marshall Tucker Band, Elvin Bishop Group)
September 23, 1974	Great Southern Music Hall. Gainesville, Florida
September 24, 1974	Roxy Theater. North Hampton, Pennsylvania (Elf)
September 25, 1974      Agora Ballroom. Columbus, Ohio (Law)
September 27, 1974      Memorial Auditorium. Worcester, Massachusetts (T-Rex, Albatross)
September 28, 1974	County Fairgrounds. Erie, Pennsylvania (T Rex)
September 29, 1974	Roberts Stadium. Evansville, Indiana (KISS, Billy Preston)
October 1, 1974         Leone Cole Auditorium. Jacksonville, Alabama (KISS)
October 3, 1974         War Memorial Auditorium. Nashville, Tennessee [canceled]
October 4, 1974         The Music Hall. Houston, Texas (KISS)
October 6, 1974		Oak Brook Forum. Oak Brook, Illinois (Steppenwolf, Canned Heat)
October 11, 1974	Aquarius Theater. Hollywood, California [filmed - ABC In Concert broadcast Dec 6]
October 16, 1974	Long Beach Auditorium Concert Hall. Long Beach, California [filmed - Don Kirshner's Rock Concert]
October 17, 1974        Travis St. Electric Co. Dallas, Texas
October 18, 1974        Soldier & Sailors Memorial Hall.  Kansas City, Kansas (Hawkwind)
October 19, 1974        Pershing Memorial Auditorium. Lincoln, Nebraska (Hawkwind)
October 20, 1974	Civic Center Music Hall. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Hawkwind)
October 22, 1974	Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. Wichita, Kansas (Hawkwind)
October 23, 1974	University of Western Ontario Alumni Hall. London, Ontario (Nazareth)
October 24, 1974	Massey Hall. Toronto, Ontario (Nazareth)
October 25, 1974	Laurier Theatre Auditorium. Waterloo, Ontario (Nazareth)
October 26, 1974	Hamilton Forum. Hamilton, Ontario (Nazareth)
October 27, 1974	Grant Hall, Queen's University. Kingston, Ontario (Nazareth)
October 28-29, 1974	My Father's Place. Roslyn, New York
October 31, 1974	Civic Center. Ottawa, Ontario (Nazareth, Hudson-Ford) [Rush canceled]
November 1, 1974       	The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Rory Gallagher, Nazareth)
November 2, 1974	Memorial Centre. Peterborough, Ontario
November 3, 1974        Joint In The Woods. Parsippany, New York (Rory Gallagher)
November 5, 1974        Beacon Theater. New York, New York (Rory Gallagher, If)
November 7, 1974        B'Ginnings. Schaumburg, Illinois (Rory Gallagher)
November 9, 1974        Michigan Palace. Detroit, Michigan (Tim Buckley, Rory Gallagher)
November 10, 1974       Ambassador Theater. St. Louis, Missouri
November 11, 1974	The Brewery. East Lansing, Michigan (Brother Bait)
November 12, 1974       Riverside Theater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Rory Gallagher, Wet Willie)
November 13, 1974       Sports Arena. Toledo, Ohio (Rory Gallagher, Carmen)
November 14, 1974       Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, Ohio (Rory Gallagher)
November 15, 1974       Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, Illinois (Rory Gallagher, Wet Willie)
November 16, 1974	Orpheum Theatre. Wichita, Kansas (Rory Gallagher)
November 19, 1974	Paramount Northwest Theater. Seattle, Washington (Rory Gallagher)
November 20, 1974	Paramount Northwest Theater. Portland, Oregon (Rory Gallagher)
November 22, 1974       Tuesday Ballroom. San Diego, California (Rory Gallagher, Earthquake)
November 23, 1974       Shrine Auditorium. Los Angeles, California (Rory Gallagher, Wet Willie)
November 26, 1974       Ventura Theater. Ventura, California (Rory Gallagher)
Nov 27 - Dec 1, 1974	Whisky A Go Go. Los Angeles, California (Butts Band)
December 10, 1974       Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
December 12, 1974	Convocation Hall. Toronto, Ontario (Mannfred Mann)
December 14, 1974	Hackett Auditorium. Kalamazoo, Indiana (Foghat)
December 16-17, 1974	Agora Ballroom. Cleveland, Ohio (Law)
December 19, 1974	Mohawk Theatre. Hamilton, Ontario (Curtis Lee, Abraham)
December 20-21, 1974	Michigan Palace. Detroit, Michigan (KISS, Fancy)
December 22, 1974	Electric Lady Studios. New York, New York [recorded - WQIV broadcast]
December 28, 1974	Orpheum Theater. Boston, Massachusetts (Blue Oyster Cult, American Tears) [Rush canceled]
December 29, 1974	Palace Theatre. Waterbury, Connecticut (Blue Oyster Cult) [Rush canceled]

RUSH Tour Setlists

This was a very busy time for Rush. Originally planned for a December 1973 release, due to the OPEC oil shortage the debut album was eventually released in Canada on March 18, 1974. Only one show exists in its entirety with drummer John Rutsey on drums, when the band performed on Canadian Bandstand in early 1974 promoting the debut album at the Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario. Rutsey left the band in July due to health concerns from his type-1 diabetes, and Neil Peart joined the band on July 29th (Geddy's 21st birthday), two weeks before the start of their first U.S. tour. The setlists varied from show to show, as Rush honed their skills and performed possible songs for their second album, including Best I Can and In The End.

Early 1974 Laura Secord Secondary School, St. Catharines, ON
Need Some Love
Before and After
Best I Can
I've Been Runnin (unreleased original)
Bad Boy (Larry Williams cover)
The Loser (unreleased original)
Working Man
In the Mood

August 14, 1974 Pittsburg, PA (first show of first American tour/first show with Neil Peart)
Finding My Way
In The Mood
Bad Boy
Working Man/Drum Solo

August 26, 1974: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Finding My Way
Best I Can
Need Some Love
In The End
Fancy Dancer (unreleased original)
In The Mood
Bad Boy
Here Again
Working Man/Drum Solo
What You're Doing
Garden Road (unreleased original)

December 16th, 1974: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Finding My Way
Best I Can
What You're Doing
Fly By Night
Here Again
Anthem
Bad Boy
Working Man
In The Mood
Drum Solo

December 22nd, 1974: Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY (radio broadcast)
Finding My Way
Best I Can
In The Mood
Anthem
Need Some Love
Fly by Night
Here Again
Bad Boy
Working Man/Drum Solo


Fly By NightFly By Night Tour

Opened for: KISS, ZZ Top, Styx, The Faces, Status Quo, The Tubes, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult

Fly By Night Tour Dates

January 10, 1975	Erindale College Cafeteria. Rexdale, Ontario (Schroeder, Joe Mendelson)
January 15, 1975	Convention Centre. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra)
January 17, 1975	Etobicoke Collegiate Institute. Etobicoke, Ontario
January 18, 1975	Belgian Club. Delhi, Ontario (Max Webster)
January 19, 1975	Mohawk Theatre. Hamilton, Ontario (Joe Mendelson)
January 20-25, 1975	Electric Ballroom. Atlanta, Georgia (Deluxe)
January 29, 1975	Mohawk Theatre. Hamilton, Ontario [possibly rescheduled from Jan. 19]
Jan 31 & Feb 2, 1975	Circus Circus. Detroit, Michigan
Februay 8, 1975		St. Joseph Elementary School. Cochrane, Ontario
February 13, 1975	Community Centre Arena. Belle River, Ontario (Rose)
February 15, 1975       Memorial Centre. Kingston, Ontario
February 16, 1975       Barrie Arena. Barrie, Ontario
February 17, 1975       London Arena. London, Ontario (Thundermug)
February 20, 1975       Convention Center. Indianapolis, Indiana (Rod Stewart and The Faces, Montrose)
February 21, 1975	Finch Fieldhouse, Central Michigan University. Mount Pleasant, Michigan (ZZ Top)
February 24-25, 1975	The Brewery. East Lansing, Michigan (Brother Bait)
February 27, 1975       Travis St. Electric Co. Dallas, Texas (Baked Bears)
February 28, 1975	Sylvan Beach Pavilion. La Porte, Texas (Steve Long Group)
March 1, 1975		Ritz Music Hall. Corpus Cristi, Texas
March 3-8, 1975		Electric Ballroom. Atlanta, Georgia (Dictators Mar 3-4, Heavy Metal Kids Mar 5-8)
March 10, 1975          Roxy Theater. North Hampton, Pennsylvania (Man)
March 11, 1975          Stone Balloon. Newark, Delaware
March 13, 1975		Kee To Bala. Bala, Ontario
March 14, 1975		The Pavilion. Orillia, Ontario
March 16, 1975		Soldiers and Sailors Coliseum. Evansville, Indiana (James Gang)
March 18, 1975		Morris Civic Center. South Bend, Indiana (Aerosmith) 
March 19, 1975		The Rafters. Battle Creek, Michigan
March 20, 1975		Hulman Center at Indiana State University. Terre Haute, Indiana (Aerosmith, Styx, Thin Lizzy)
March 22, 1975		Schmidt Fieldhouse at Xavier University. Cinncinnati, Ohio (Aerosmith, Styx)
March 24, 1975		Wendler Arena. Saginaw, Michigan (Aerosmith)
March 26, 1975		Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Ft. Wayne, Indiana (Aerosmith, James Gang)
March 27, 1975		Kenosha Ice Arena. Kenosha, Wisconsin (KISS)
March 28, 1975		Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, Illinois (Aerosmith, Les Variations)
March 30, 1975		Omni 41 Sports Center Ice Rink. Schererville, Indiana (Aerosmith, Les Variations)
March 31, 1975		Metro Arena. Lansing, Michigan (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent)
April 1, 1975		Alibi East. Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Wedsel's Edsels)
April 2, 1975		Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, Ohio (Aerosmith)
April 4, 1975		New Century Theater. Buffalo, New York [Rush and Aerosmith canceled due to weather]
April 5, 1975           Beeghly Center, YSU. Youngstown, Ohio (Aerosmith, REO Speedwagon) [canceled]
April 6, 1975		G.W. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University. Washington DC (KISS, Heavy Metal Kids)
April 7, 1975           Agora Ballroom. Cleveland, Ohio (Sky King)
April 8, 1975           Akron Civic Theatre. Akron, Ohio (KISS, Heavy Metal Kids)
April 9, 1975           Erie County Fieldhouse. Erie, Pennsylvania (KISS, Vitale's Madmen)
April 11, 1975		Michigan Palace.  Detroit, Michigan (Status Quo)
April 12, 1975          Union Auditorium, Illinois State University. Normal, Illinois (KISS)
April 13, 1975          Aviation Field, Forest Park. St. Louis, Missouri (KSHE Kite Fly Festival)
April 15, 1975		Stanley Theatre. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (KISS, Heavy Metal Kids)
April 17, 1975          Burlington Auditorium. Burlington, Iowa (KISS)
April 18, 1975		Belleville Area College. Belleville, Illinois (Megan McDonough, Star)
April 19, 1975          Fremd High School. Palatine, Illinois (KISS)
April 21, 1975          Veterans Memorial Auditorium.  Louisville, Kentucky (KISS)
April 22, 1975          Convention Center. Indianapolis, Indiana (KISS)
April 24, 1975          Freedom Hall Civic Center. Johnson City, Tennessee (KISS, Heavy Metal Kids)
April 25, 1975          Charlotte Park Center. Charlotte, North Carolina (KISS)
April 26, 1975          Cumberland County Memorial Arena. Fayetteville, North Carolina (KISS)
April 27, 1975          Richmond Arena. Richmond, Virginia (KISS, Brian Auger & Oblivion Express, M-S Funk)
May 2, 1975		Hershey Hall Fieldhouse. Angola, Indiana (KISS)
May 3, 1975		St. Peter Chanel High School. Bedford, Ohio (Sweat Leaf)
May 6, 1975             Riverside Theater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (KISS)
May 8, 1975             John F. Kennedy Sports Center Gymnasium. Romeoville, Illinois (KISS)
May 9, 1975             Ohio Northern University. Ada, Ohio (KISS, James Gang)
May 10, 1975            State Farm Arena. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Aerosmith)
May 11, 1975		Civic Center. Dothan, Alabama
May 16, 1975		Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York (Blue Oyster Cult)
May 17, 1975		War Memorial Arena. Johnstown, Pennsylvania (KISS)
May 18, 1975		Western Illinois University. Macomb, Illinois (Mason Proffit, Windfall)
May 19, 1975		Civic Center. St. Paul, Minnesota (KISS)
May 22, 1975		Sherar Gymnasium. Yakima, Washington (KISS)
May 23, 1975            Armory. Medford, Oregon (KISS)
May 24, 1975            Paramount Northwest. Portland, Oregon (KISS)
May 25, 1975            Paramount Northwest. Seattle, Washington (KISS)
May 26, 1975            Paramount Northwest. Portland, Oregon (KISS)
May 27, 1975            Spokane Coliseum. Spokane, Washington (KISS)
May 29, 1975            Sahara Hotel Space Center. Las Vegas, Nevada (KISS)
May 31, 1975		Shrine Auditorium. Los Angeles, California (KISS, James Gang)
June 1, 1975            The Winterland. San Francisco, California (KISS, The Tubes)
June 2-5, 1975		Starwood. West Hollywood, California (Masters of the Airwaves)
June 6, 1975            Warnors Theater. Fresno, California (KISS)
June 7, 1975            Civic Theater. San Diego, California (KISS)
June 13, 1975           Cleary Auditorium. Windsor, Ontario (Joe Mendelson)
June 14, 1975		Iroquois Park. Whitby, Ontario (Joe Mendelson)
June 19, 1975		Trianon Ballroom. Regina, Saskatchewan [moved from June 18 as Winnepeg was canceled]
June 20, 1975           Fort William Gardens. Thunder Bay, Ontario (Joe Mendelson)
June 22, 1975           Memorial Gardens. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Joe Mendelson and Trione) [rescheduled from 6/21]
June 23, 1975           Lakefield-Smith Arena. Lakefield, Ontario (Fludd)
June 24, 1975           Market Street Arena. Dundas, Ontario (Max Webster)
June 25, 1975           Massey Hall. Toronto, Ontario (Max Webster)
June 26, 1975           Waterloo Lutheran Univ. Theatre. Kitchener, Ontario (Joe Mendelson)
June 27, 1975           Centennial Hall. London, Ontario (Symphonic Slam)
June 28, 1975           Kee To Bala. Bala, Ontario
June 29, 1975           Summer Garden Dance Hall. Port Dover, Ontario (Max Webster, Joe Mendelson)

Fly By Night Tour Setlists

There are only two unofficial live recordings of this tour. Comparison between the first recording in Cleveland on April 7, 1975, and the later performance recorded in Toronto on June 25th, 1975, show only minor changes such as dropping the cover tune "Bad Boy", adding "By-Tor And The Snow Dog" and moving "What You're Doing" to the encore.

April 7, 1975: The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
Finding My Way
The Best I Can
What You're Doing
Anthem
Beneath, Between & Behind
In The End
Fly By Night
Working Man
In The Mood
Need Some Love
Bad Boy

June 25, 1975: Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Finding My Way
Best I Can
Anthem
Beneath, Between and Behind
In The End
Fly By Night
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Working Man
Drum Solo
In The Mood
Need Some Love
Encore: What You're Doing


Caress Of SteelCaress of Steel (Down The Tubes) Tour

Opened For: Blue Öyster Cult, Iron Butterfly, David Essex, Frank Zappa and the Mothers, REO Speedwagon, ELO, Kansas, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mott, Ted Nugent, KISS, Nazareth
Opening Bands: Cambridge, Artful Dodger, Mainline (Joe Mendelson), Heyoka, Max Webster

"We called it the 'Down The Tubes Tour', we joked about it among ourselves. By the end of the that year we were unable to pay our crew's salaries - or our own." - Neil Peart, Classic Rock, October 2004
"Over the coming few months across the States we'd open for Blue Öyster Cult, Iron Butterfly, David Essex, Frank Zappa and the Mothers, REO Speedwagon, ELO, Kansas, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mott the Hoople, Ted Nugent - and KISS for the last time." - Geddy Lee, My Effin' Life

Caress Of Steel Tour Dates

August 24, 1975        	Central Canada Exhibition Bandshell. Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
August 27, 1975		Places des Nations. Montreal, Quebec (Nazareth)
August 30, 1975		Moncton Coliseum. Moncton, New Brunswick (Nazareth)
August 31, 1975		Halifax Forum. Halifax, Nova Scotia (Nazareth)
September 17, 1975	Winnipeg Arena. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Nazareth)
September 19, 1975	Saskatoon Arena. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Nazareth)
September 20, 1975	Kinsmen Fieldhouse. Edmonton, Alberta (Nazareth)
September 21, 1975	Clearwater Beach. Calgary, Alberta (Nazareth)
September 26, 1975	Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Nazareth)
September 29, 1975	Melville Stadium. Melville, Saskatchewan (Cambridge)
September 30, 1975	Civic Auditorium. Estevan, Saskatchewan (Cambridge)
October 2, 1975		Trianon Ballroom. Regina, Saskatchewan (Cambridge)
October 4, 1975		Tim Horton Arena. Cochrane, Ontario (Max Webster) [rescheduled from Sep. 15 - Geddy laryngitis]
October 5, 1975		Brock University. St. Catherines, Ontario (Max Webster, Fat Rabbit)
October 6, 1975		War Memorial Hall. University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario (Max Webster)
October 11, 1975        Franklin College. Franklin, Indiana (Ginger)
October 13, 1975        Freedom Hall. Johnson City, Tennessee (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent)
October 14, 1975        Arkansas State University. Jonesboro, Arkansas (Ted Nugent, Diamond Reo)
October 16, 1975        Memorial Hall. Joplin, Missouri (Ted Nugent)
October 17, 1975        Pershing Auditorium. Lincoln, Nebraska (Ted Nugent, Head East)
October 18, 1975        Soldier and Sailor's Memorial Hall. Kansas City, Missouri (Ted Nugent)
October 21, 1975        Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. Wichita, Kansas (Ted Nugent, Head East)
October 24, 1975        Civic Center. Tulsa, Oklahoma (Ted Nugent)
October 25, 1975        Civic Center Colliseum. Amarillo, Texas (Ted Nugent)
October 28, 1975	Randy's Rodeo. San Antonio, Texas (Heyoka)
October 29-30, 1975	Armadillo World Headquarters. Austin, Texas (Ted Nugent)
October 31, 1975        Ritz Music Hall. Corpus Christie, Texas (Novae)
November 1, 1975        Electric Ballroom. Dallas, Texas (Iron Butterfly)
November 4, 1975        Silver Dollar Saloon. Lansing, Michigan
November 5, 1975        The Rafters. Battle Creek, Michigan (Star Trooper)
November 7, 1975        Akron Civic Theatre. Akron, Ohio (Ted Nugent, Artful Dodger)
November 8, 1975        Allen Theatre. Cleveland, Ohio (Ted Nugent, Artful Dodger)
November 9, 1975        Kiel Auditorium. St Louis, Missouri (David Essex, Grinderswitch, Journey)
November 11, 1975	Hersey High School. Arlington Heights, Illinois
November 14, 1975       Memorial Coliseum. Fort Wayne, Indiana (Frank Zappa and The Mothers)
November 15, 1975       Armory. Rockford, Illinois (KISS)
November 16, 1975       Dane County Coliseum. Madison, Wisconsin (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent)
November 17, 1975       IMA Auditorium. Flint, Michigan (KISS)
November 18, 1975       McMorran Arena. Port Huron, Michigan (KISS)
November 19, 1975	Glacier Dome. Traverse City, Michigan (KISS)
November 21, 1975       Hulman Center at Indiana State University. Terre Haute, Indiana (KISS)
November 22, 1975	International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois (Rainbow) [canceled]
November 23, 1975       Roberts Stadium. Evansville, Indiana (KISS, Mott)
November 24, 1975	Brown County Arena. Green Bay, Wisconsin (Black Oark Arkanas, Montrose) [canceled]
November 26, 1975       Memorial Fieldhouse. Huntington, West Virginia (KISS, Mott)
November 27-29, 1975	Electric Ballroom. Atlanta, Georgia (Artful Dodger)
November 30, 1975	Capital Center. Largo, Maryland (KISS)
December 5, 1975	The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (KISS)
December 7, 1975	Morris Civic Center. South Bend, Indiana (REO Speedwagon)
December 14, 1975	Turner Hall. Quincy, Illinois (Smokehouse)
December 15, 1975	Sports Arena. Toledo, Ohio (Leslie West, Lynyrd Skynyrd)
December 17, 1975	Hemmens Auditorium. Elgin, Illinois
December 18, 1975	Silver Dollar Saloon. Lansing, Michigan
December 19, 1975	Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (KISS)
December 20, 1975	Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (KISS, Mott)
December 21, 1975	Tomorrow Club. Youngstown, Ohio (Mojo)
December 22, 1975       Agricultural Hall. Allentown, Pennsylvania (Styx, Mott)
December 26, 1975       Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, Illinois (Blue Oyster Cult, Artful Dodger)
December 27, 1975       Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo, Michigan (REO Speedwagon)
December 28, 1975       Convention Center. Indianapolis, Indiana (Blue Oyster Cult, Ted Nugent, Mott, Outlaws)
December 29, 1975	Cobo Hall Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Ted Nugent)
January 2, 1976		L.C. Walker Sports Arena. Muskegon, Michigan (REO Speedwagon)
January 3, 1976		Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, Ohio (Mott)
January 4, 1976		Capitol Centre. Largo, Maryland (Blue Oyster Cult, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, Leslie West)
January 10, 1976        Massey Hall. Toronto, Ontario (Mainline)
February 6-7, 1976	Centennial Hall. London, Ontario
February 9, 1976	Hamilton Place Great Hall. Hamilton, Ontario (Ian Thomas)
February 14, 1976	WLU Theatre, Wilfrid Laurier University. Kitchener, Ontario (Max Webster)
February 19, 1976	Memorial Centre. Kingston, Ontario (Thundermug)
February 21, 1976	Brantford Collegiate Institute Gymnasium. Brantford, Ontario (Max Webster)
February 26, 1976	Pershing Memorial Auditorium. Lincoln, Nebraska (Kansas, Head East)
February 27, 1976	RKO Orpheum Theater. Davenport, Iowa (Kansas, Head East)
March 2, 1976		Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (ELO)
March 5, 1976		Randhurst Mall Ice Arena. Mt. Prospect, Illinois (Kansas, Starcastle)
March 8, 1976		Municipal Auditorium. Sioux City, Iowa (Kansas, Head East)

Caress Of Steel Tour Setlists

Only two recordings exist from this tour, audience tapes from November 15, 1975, and March 5, 1976 (just days before the release of the followup album, 2112). Though recorded four months apart, the setlists are very similar, each featuring an alternate Caress of Steel track (with "The Necromancer" later replaced by "I Think I'm Going Bald"), the addition of "Fly by Night", and an alternate encore from the debut album (with "In The Mood" later replaced by "Finding My Way"). Though the sample size is small, the similarity between those two sets makes one wonder if the supporting setlist was comparable throughout the tour. Both the aforementioned shows are supporting sets; no authentic headlining setlists from this tour have surfaced.

November 15, 1975: Rockford Armory. Rockford, Illinois
Bastille Day
Anthem
Lakeside Park
The Necromancer
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Working Man->
Drum Solo
Encore: In The Mood

March 5, 1976: Randhurst Mall Ice Arena. Mt. Propect, Illinois
Bastille Day
Anthem
Lakeside Park
I Think I'm Going Bald
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Fly By Night
Working Man->
Drum Solo
Encore: Finding My Way


21122112 Tour

Opened for: ELO, Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith, Kansas
Opening Bands: Styx, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, Artful Dodger, Starcastle, Thin Lizzy, Max Webster, Stu Daye, Paris

2112 Tour Dates

March 15-18, 1976	Starwood. West Hollywood, California (The Stars)
March 21, 1976		Memorial Auditorium. Sacramento, California (Styx, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
March 23, 1976		Warnors Theater. Fresno, California (Styx, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
March 25, 1976          Armory. Medford, Oregon (Styx, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
March 26, 1976		Paramount Northwest. Seattle, Washington (Styx, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
March 27, 1976		Kennedy Pavilion, Gonzaga University. Spokane, Washington (Styx)
March 28, 1976          Paramount Theater. Portland, Oregon (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver; Styx canceled [truck broke down])
March 29, 1976		Tacoma National Guard Armory. Tacoma, Washington (Styx, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
April 7, 1976		Civic Arena. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (Bad Company)
April 9, 1976		Coliseum. Indianapolis, Indiana (Ted Nugent, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
April 10, 1976		Morris Civic Center. South Bend, Indiana (Starcastle)
April 11, 1976		Ice Arena. Waukegan, Illinois (Pentwater/Starcastle)
April 15, 1976		Ambassador Theater. St. Louis, Missouri (Heart)
April 17, 1976		Memorial Arena. Pekin, Illinois (Starcastle, Thin Lizzy)
April 21-23, 1976	Electric Ballroom.  Atlanta, Georgia (Kokomo)
April 26, 1976		Akron Civic Theatre. Akron, Ohio (Stu Daye)
April 27, 1976		Allen Theatre. Cleveland, Ohio (Stu Daye)
April 28, 1976		IMA Auditorium. Flint, Michigan (Rare Earth [didn't show], Journey)
April 29, 1976		Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus Ohio (Thin Lizzy, Stu Daye)
April 30, 1976		McElroy Auditorium. Waterloo, Iowa (Aerosmith, Angel)
May 1, 1976		University of Missouri Rolla. Rolla, Missouri
May 2, 1976		Memorial Hall.  Kansas City, Kansas (Uriah Heep)
May 3, 1976		Sioux Falls Arena. Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Uriah Heep, Flash)
May 9, 1976		Tomorrow Club. Youngstown, Ohio (Paris)
May 11, 1976		Masonic Auditorium. Detroit, Michigan (Starcastle, Artful Dodger)
May 13, 1976		Starr Auditorium, Ferris state College. Big Rapids, Michigan (Pete Texas)
May 22, 1976		RKO Orpheum Theater. Davenport, Iowa (Blue Oyster Cult)
May 23, 1976		Duluth Arena. Duluth, Minnesota (Blue Oyster Cult)
May 24, 1976		Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium. La Crosse, Wisconsin (Blue Oyster Cult, Sunblind Lion) [canceled]
May 25, 1976		Memorial Coliseum. Ft. Wayne, Indiana (Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, Stu Daye)
May 26, 1976      	Hulman Civic Center at Indiana State University. Terre Haute, Indiana (Aerosmith)
May 27, 1976		Brown County Arena Green Bay Wisconsin (Blue Oyster Cult, Sunblind Lion)
May 28, 1976		Riviera Theater. Chicago, Illinois (Robin Steele)
May 29, 1976            Civic Center Arena. St. Paul, Minnesota (Blue Oyster Cult, Steve Marriott's All Stars, REO Speedwagon)
May 30, 1976            Nelson Center. Springfield, Illinois (Roller, Fat Tuesday, Smokehouse)
June 2-3, 1976		Armadillo World Headquarters. Austin, Texas (LA Jets)
June 4, 1976		Civic Center. Amarillo, Texas (Iron Butterfly)
June 5, 1976		University of Texas Memorial Gym. El Paso, Texas (Styx)
June 7, 1976		Municipal Auditorium. San Antonio, Texas (Thin Lizzy)
June 8, 1976		Ritz Music Hall. Corpus Cristi, Texas (Too Smooth)
June 11-13, 1976	Massey Hall. Toronto, Ontario (Max Webster) [recorded - All The World's A Stage]
June 15, 1976		Memorial Arena. Chatham, Ontario
June 16, 1976           Roberts Stadium. Evansville, Indiana (Aerosmith)
June 17, 1976		Welland Rose Festival/Welland Arena. Welland, Ontario (Max Webster)
June 18, 1976		Civic Auditorium. Oshawa, Ontario (Max Webster)
July 6, 1976		Assembly Center. Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mott, UFO)
July 8, 1976		Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. Shreveport, Louisiana (Blue Oyster Cult, Mott, Starz)
July 10, 1976		SMU Moody Coliseum. Dallas, Texas (Blue Oyster Cult, Mott, UFO)
July 11, 1976		Sam Houston Coliseum. Houston, Texas (Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Mott)
July 16, 1976		West Palm Beach Auditorium. West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Oyster Cult, Starz, Mott, UFO)
July 18, 1976		Civic Center. Dothan, Alabama (Blue Oyster Cult)
July 20, 1976		Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium. Chattanooga, Tennessee (Blue Oyster Cult)
July 23, 1976           Triad Arena. Greensboro, North Carolina (Blue Oyster Cult, Starz, Mott)
July 24, 1976		Cumberland County Arena. Fayetteville, North Carolina (Blue Oyster Cult, Mott)
July 25, 1976		Capitol Music Hall. Wheeling, West Virginia (Blue Oyster Cult)
July 27, 1976           Mississippi Colliseum. Jackson, Mississippi (Black Oak Arkanas, Ruby Starr, Natural Gas)
July 28, 1976		Convention Center. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Blue Oyster Cult)
July 29, 1976           Garrett Coliseum. Montgomery, Alabama (Blue Oyster Cult, Mott)

2112 Tour Setlists

There are only two known audience recordings of this tour, both are headlining shows, with the only difference being the placement of "In The End" in the setlist, and the encore changing from "Best I Can" to "What You're Doing". This later setlist is may be identical to the All The World's A Stage tracklist as it was performed, with the only change being that the "Fly By Night-In The Mood-Something For Nothing" medley is listed earlier in the show (inserted between "Anthem" and "Lakeside Park"), and was likely moved to conform to album sides. The earlier show, recorded in Seattle in March of '76, was long believed to have been recorded seven months later during the All The World's A Stage Tour.

March 26, 1976: Seattle, Washington
Bastille Day
Anthem
Lakeside Park
2112 (minus Oracle)
Fly By Night
In The Mood
Something For Nothing
In The End
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Working Man
Finding My Way
Drum Solo
Encore: Best I Can

May 30, 1976: Nelson Center. Springfield, Illinois
Bastille Day
Anthem
Lakeside Park
2112 (minus Oracle)
Fly By Night
In The Mood
Something For Nothing
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
In The End
Working Man
Finding My Way
Drum Solo
Encore: What You're Doing


All The World's A StageAll The World's A Stage Tour

Opened for: Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montrose, Foghat, Doobie Bros, Kansas, Bob Seger, Outlaws
Opening Bands: Styx, Tommy Bolin, Cheap Trick, Stray, Head East, Be-Bop Deluxe, Artful Dodger, Starcastle, Max Webster, Angel, Rex, Rick Derringer, Heart, Hydra

All The World's A Stage Tour Dates

August 8, 1976		Erie Stadium, Erie Pennsylvania (Doobie Bros, Heart)
August 13, 1976		Municipal Auditorium. Sioux City, Iowa (Blue Oyster Cult)
August 14, 1976		Civic Auditorium. Fargo, North Dakota (Blue Oyster Cult)
August 15, 1976		All Seasons Arena. Minot, North Dakota (Blue Oyster Cult)
August 17, 1976		Municipal Auditorium. Topeka, Kansas (Blue Oyster Cult, Point Blank) [Rush canceled]
August 20, 1976		McElroy Auditorium. Waterloo, Iowa (Blue Oyster Cult, Point Blank)
August 21, 1976		Roof Garden Ballroom. Center Grove, Iowa (Spitphire)
August 26, 1976		B'Ginnings. Schaumburg, Illinois
August 27, 1976   	Union Auditorium, Illinois State Univ. Normal, Illinois (Head East)
August 28, 1976		Glacier Dome. Traverse City, Michigan
August 29, 1976		Greater Muskegon Ice Arena, Muskegon, Michigan (Styx)
September 3, 1976	Hara Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Blue Oyster Cult, Styx)
September 10, 1976	Wendler Arena. Saginaw, Michigan (Blue Oyster Cult)
September 13, 1976	MSU Fieldhouse. Murray, Kentucky (Blue Oyster Cult, Angel)
September 15, 1976	JFK Memorial Coliseum. Manchester, New Hampshire (Blue Oyster Cult, Angel)
September 17, 1976	Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (Blue Oyster Cult, Angel)
September 18, 1976	Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium. Syracuse, New York (Blue Oyster Cult, Angel)
September 19, 1976      Zembo Mosque. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Angel)
September 20, 1976      Agricultural Hall. Allentown, Pennsylvania (Angel)
September 21, 1976	Crete Memorial Civic Center. Plattsburg, New York (Blue Oyster Cult, Angel)
September 22, 1976      Dome Arena. Henrietta, New York (Angel, Blue Oyster Cult)
September 28, 1976      Joe Louis Levesque Arena. Moncton, New Brunswick (Wireless)
September 29, 1976      Simmons Sports Center. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Wireless)
October 1, 1976         Sydney Forum. Sydney, Nova Scotia (Wireless)
October 3, 1976         Lord Beaverbrook Rink. Saint John, New Brunswick (Wireless)
October 4, 1976         Halifax Forum. Halifax, Nova Scotia (Wireless)
October 8, 1976         Memorial Gardens. North Bay, Ontario (Ian Thomas)
October 9, 1976         Sudbury Arena. Sudbury, Ontario (Ian Thomas)
October 10, 1976        Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (Max Webster, Ian Thomas)
October 11, 1976        Kingston Memorial Center. Kingston, Ontario (Ian Thomas)
October 13, 1976	Memorial Gardens. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Ian Thomas)
October 15, 1976	Fort William Gardens. Thunder Bay, Ontario (Max Webster)
October 17, 1976	Winnipeg Arena. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Max Webster)
October 19, 1976	Keystone Center. Brandon, Manitoba (Max Webster)
October 20, 1976	Agridome. Regina, Saskatchewan (Max Webster)
October 21, 1976	Saskatoon Arena. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Max Webster)
October 23, 1976	Kinsmen Fieldhouse. Edmonton, Alberta (Max Webster)
October 24, 1976	Sportsplex. Lethbridge, Alberta (Max Webster)
October 26, 1976        Pacific National Exhibition Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia (Max Webster)
October 27, 1976	Memorial Arena. Victoria, British Columbia (Max Webster)
October 28, 1976        Paramount Northwest. Seattle, Washington (Tommy Bolin)
October 29, 1976        Tacoma National Guard Armory. Tacoma, Washington (Tommy Bolin)
October 30, 1976        Paramount Theater. Portland, Oregon (Tommy Bolin)
November 1, 1976	Sherar Gymnasium. Yakima, Washington (Tommy Bolin)
November 3, 1976        Douglas Hall Fairgrounds. Roseburg, Oregon (Tommy Bolin)
November 4, 1976        Armory. Medford, Oregon (Tommy Bolin)
November 13, 1976	Armory. Rockford, Illinois (Cheap Trick, Paris)
November 14, 1976       RKO Orpheum Theatre. Davenport, Iowa (Montrose)
November 15, 1976	Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Des Moines, Iowa (Montrose, Kansas)
November 16, 1976	Municipal Auditorium. Topeka, Kansas
November 19, 1976	Tomorrow Club. Youngstown, Ohio (Great Lakes Band)
November 20, 1976	The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin trower, Montrose)
November 24, 1976       Memorial Auditorium. Sacramento, California (Ted Nugent, Be-Bop Deluxe)
November 26-27, 1976	The Winterland. San Francisco, California (Ted Nugent, Be-Bop Deluxe)
November 28, 1976       Selland Arena. Fresno, California (Ted Nugent)
November 30, 1976	Golden Hall. San Diego, California (Ted Nugent, Rex)
December 1, 1976        Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Ted Nugent, Rex)
December 3, 1976        Auditorium Arena. Denver, Colorado (Ted Nugent)
December 8, 1976	Palace Theater. Waterbury, Connecticut (Black Oak Arkansas, James Gang)
December 9, 1976	Civic Center. Springfield, Massachusetts (Foghat, James Gang)
December 10, 1976	Capitol Theater. Passaic, New Jersey (Foghat, Montrose)
December 11, 1976       The Palladium. New York, New York (Foghat, Mother's Finest)
December 12, 1976       Palace Theater. Albany, New York (Montrose, Black Oak Arkansas)
December 13, 1976       The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Aerosmith)
December 16, 1976       Auditorium Theatre. Chicago, Illinois (Cheap Trick)
December 18, 1976	Astor Theater. Reading, Pennsylvania (Crack The Sky)
December 19, 1976	Century Theatre. Buffalo, New York (James Gang, Mick Ronson Band)
December 20, 1976       Dome Arena. Henrietta, New York (Rex)
December 22, 1976       Agricultural Hall. Allentown, Pennsylvania (Styx, Mott)
December 27, 1976       Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Bob Seger, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Roadmaster)
December 29, 1976	Erie County Fieldhouse. Erie, Pennsylvania (Diamond Reo)
December 30, 1976	McMaster University Gym. Hamilton, Ontario (Max Webster, Wireless)
December 31, 1976       Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (Chilliwack, Wireless)
January 3, 1977         Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (Chilliwack, Wireless)
January 6, 1977		The Music Hall. Houston, Texas (Leslie West, Artful Dodger)
January 7, 1977		Memorial Coliseum. Corpus Christi, Texas (Leslie West, Artful Dodger)
January 8-9, 1977	Municipal Auditorium. San Antonio, Texas (Ted Nugent)
January 10, 1977	Dallas, Texas (Artful Dodger)
January 11, 1977	Paramount Theatre. Austin, Texas (Leslie West, Artful Dodger)
January 13, 1977	Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. Wichita, Kansas
January 14, 1977        Fairgrounds Arena. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Ted Nugent, Artful Dodger)
January 15, 1977        Municipal Auditorium. Kansas City, Missouri (Ted Nugent, Artful Dodger)
January 16, 1977        Expo Square Pavilion. Tulsa, Oklahoma (Ted Nugent, Artful Dodger)
January 18, 1977        Coliseum. El Paso, Texas (Ted Nugent, Artful Dodger)
January 19, 1977        Lubbock Coliseum. Lubbock, Texas (Ted Nugent, Artful Dodger)
January 20, 1977        Ector County Coliseum. Odessa, Texas (Head East, Artful Dodger)
January 21, 1977        Taylor County Coliseum. Abilene, Texas (Head East, Artful Dodger)
January 22, 1977        Civic Auditorium. Amarillo, Texas (Head East, Artful Dodger)
January 24, 1977	Fair Park Coliseum. Beaumont, Texas (Head East, Artful Dodger)
January 26-27, 1977	Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, Ohio (Starcastle, Max Webster)
January 28, 1977	Louisville Gardens. Louisville, Kentucky (Outlaws, Hydra)
January 29, 1977	Memorial Coliseum. Evansville, Indiana (Starcastle, Max Webster)
January 30, 1977        Morris Civic Center. South Bend, Indiana (Starcastle, Max Webster)
February 9, 1977        Wendler Arena. Saginaw, Michigan (The Runaways)
February 10, 1977       Cobo Hall Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Max Webster, The Runaways)
February 11, 1977       Hammond Civic Center. Hammond, Indiana (Max Webster)
February 12, 1977       RKO Orpheum Theatre. Davenport, Iowa (Max Webster)
February 13, 1977       Kiel Auditorium. St. Louis, Missouri (Rex, Max Webster)
February 15, 1977	Memorial Auditorium. Chattanooga, Tennessee (Kansas)
February 16, 1977	Boutwell Auditorium. Birmingham, Alabama (Blue Oyster Cult, Piper)
February 17, 1977	Municipal Auditorium. Mobile, Alabama (Blue Oyster Cult) 
February 19-20, 1977	The Warehouse. New Orleans, Louisiana (Blue Oyster Cult)
February 22, 1977	Municipal Auditorium. Columbus, Georgia (Blue Oyster Cult)
February 24, 1977	Lesesne Auditorium, Erskine College. Due West, South Carolina
February 25, 1977	Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (Blue Oyster Cult, REO Speedwagon)
February 26, 1977	Cumberland County Memorial Arena. Fayetteville, North Carolina (Blue Oyster Cult, REO Speedwagon)
February 27, 1977	The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Blue Oyster Cult)
March 2, 1977		Michigan State University Auditorium. East Lansing, Michigan (Nils Lofgren, Max Webster)
March 3, 1977		Tomorrow Club. Youngstown, Ohio (Max Webster)
March 4, 1977           Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Boston, Starcastle)
March 5, 1977		Straughn Auditorium, Mansfield State College. Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Max Webster)
March 8, 1977		Scope Arena. Norfolk, Virginia (Kansas, Rick Derringer)
March 10, 1977		Cayuga County Community College Gymnasium. Auburn, New York (Max Webster)
March 11, 1977		Tower Theatre. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (Max Webster, Cheap Trick)
March 12, 1977		Capitol Theater. Passaic, New Jersey (Kansas)
March 14, 1977		Stanley Theater. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Max Webster, Cheap Trick)
March 17, 1977       	The Palladium. New York, New York (Bob Seger, Starz) [rescheduled from March 6]
March 18, 1977		Civic Auditorium. Oshawa, Ontario (Max Webster)
March 19, 1977		University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario (Max Webster)
March 20, 1977		London Gardens. London, Ontario (Max Webster)
March 23, 1977		Memorial Auditorium. Kitchener, Ontario (Max Webster)
April 8, 1977           Sports Arena. Toledo, Ohio (Angel, Max Webster)
April 9, 1977           Hara Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Rick Derringer, Max Webster)
April 13, 1977          Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo, Michigan (ZZ Top)
April 14, 1977          Memorial Coliseum. Fort Wayne, Indiana (Starcastle, Roy Buchanan)
April 15, 1977          Public Hall. Cleveland, Ohio (Rick Derringer, Max Webster)
April 16, 1977		Grove City College Arena. Grove City, Pennsylvania (Max Webster)
April 17-18, 1977	G.W. Lisner Auditorium. Washington, DC (Max Webster)
April 20, 1977		Agricultural Hall. Allentown, Pennsylvania (Angel, Max Webster)
April 21, 1977          Mid-Hudson Civic Center. Poughkeepsie, New York (Max Webster)
April 22, 1977          Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (Max Webster)
April 23, 1977          War Memorial Arena. Syracuse, New York (Angel, Max Webster)
April 24, 1977          Palace Theatre. Albany, New York (Styx, Starcastle, Max Webster)
April 30, 1977		Yellowstone METRA. Billings, Montana (Max Webster)
May 1, 1977		Municipal Auditorium. Minot, North Dakota (Max Webster)
May 2, 1977		Nash Gym, Yankton College. Yankton, South Dakota (Max Webster)
May 4, 1977            	Civic Auditorium Music Hall. Omaha, Nebraska (Angel, Max Webster)
May 5, 1977		Civic Auditorium. Fargo, North Dakota (Max Webster)
May 6, 1977             Civic Center. St. Paul, Minnesota (Styx, Starcastle, Max Webster)
May 8, 1977             Duluth Arena. Duluth, Minnesota (Styx)
May 9, 1977             Newman High School. Wausau, Wisconsin (Max Webster)
May 10, 1977		Riverside Theater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Max Webster)
May 12, 1977 		Bay Theater. Green Bay, Wisconsin (Max Webster)
May 13, 1977		McElroy Auditorium. Waterloo, Iowa (Ted Nugent)
May 15, 1977            Nelson Center. Springfield, Illinois (Max Webster, Cheap Trick)
May 17, 1977		Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium. La Crosse, Wisconsin (Max Webster, Brownsville Station)
May 18, 1977            Lakeview Arena. Marquette, Michigan (Max Webster)
May 20-21, 1977		Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, Illinois (Max Webster)
May 22, 1977		McMorran Arena. Port Huron, Michigan (Max Webster)
June 1, 1977            City Hall. Sheffield, England (Stray)
June 2, 1977            Free Trade Hall. Manchester, England (Stray)
June 3, 1977            Birmingham Odeon. Birmingham, England (Stray)
June 4, 1977            Hammersmith Odeon. London, England (Stray)
June 6, 1977            Frankfurt, West Germany [canceled]
June 8, 1977            Gota Lejon. Stockholm, Sweden
June 11, 1977           Newcastle City Hall. Newcastle, England (Stray)
June 12, 1977           The Apollo. Glasgow, Scotland (Stray)
June 13, 1977           Liverpool Empire. Liverpool, England (Stray)

All The World's A Stage Tour Setlists

This tour marked the first time Rush toured Europe, and also the addition of keyboards and Moog Taurus pedals. It is believed to be the last tour they regularly varied their setlist from show to show, day to day, until addding a controlled setlist variation to the Vapor Trails, Clockwork Angels and R40 tours. This is the last tour to include "Best I Can", and "What You're Doing" would not be heard again until the R40 tour 38 years later.

Supporting sets:

November 27, 1976
Bastille Day
Anthem
2112 (minus Oracle)
Working Man
Finding My Way
Drum Solo
Fly By Night
In The Mood

November 28, 1976
Bastille Day
Anthem
2112 (minus Oracle)
Lakeside Park
Working Man
Finding My Way
Drum Solo

Headlining sets:

December 31, 1976
Bastille Day
Anthem
Lakeside Park
2112 (minus Oracle)
The Twilight Zone (first known performance)
Something For Nothing
Best I Can
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)
The Necromancer (abbreviated)
In the End
Working Man
Finding My Way
Drum Solo
Encore: Fly by Night
In The Mood

April 17, 1977
Bastille Day
Anthem
Lakeside Park
2112 (minus Oracle)
Twilight Zone
Something For Nothing
By-Tor And The Snow Dog (abbreviated)
The Necromancer (abbreviated)
In The End
Working Man
Finding My Way
Drum Solo
Fly By Night
In The Mood
What You're Doing
Best I Can

June 1, 1977
Sheffield, UK City Hall, First European Show
Bastille Day
Anthem
Lakeside Park
2112 (minus Oracle)
Xanadu
Something For Nothing
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)
The Necromancer (abbreviated)
Working Man
Finding My Way
Drum Solo
Encore: Fly By Night
In The Mood
What You're Doing [added the following night]


A Farewell To KingsA Farewell to Kings (Drive 'Til You Die) Tour

Opened For: Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger
Opening Bands: UFO, Max Webster, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Pat Travers, The Babys, Hush, Grinderswitch, Crawler, Uriah Heep, Jay Ferguson

A Farewell To Kings Tour Dates

August 20, 1977         Sudbury Arena. Sudbury, Ontario (Max Webster)
August 21, 1977         Memorial Gardens. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Max Webster)
August 22, 1977         North Bay Memorial Gardens. North Bay, Ontario (Max Webster)
August 23, 1977         Exhibition Stadium. Toronto, Ontario (Max Webster)
September 5, 1977	Tim Horton Arena. Cochrane, Ontario (Max Webster)
September 6, 1977       Fort William Gardens. Thunder Bay, Ontario (Max Webster)
September 7, 1977       Winnipeg Arena. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Max Webster)
September 8, 1977       Agridome. Regina, Saskatchewan (Max Webster)
September 9, 1977       Kinsmen's Fieldhouse. Edmonton, Alberta (Max Webster)
September 10, 1977      The Arena. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Max Webster)
September 11, 1977      Stampede Corral. Calgary, Alberta (Max Webster)
September 12, 1977	K.X.A. Auditorium. Kamloops, British Columbia (Max Webster)
September 13, 1977	Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (Max Webster)
September 14, 1977	Victoria Arena. Victoria, British Columbia (Max Webster)
September 16, 1977	Coliseum. Spokane, Washington (UFO, Max Webster)
September 17, 1977	Center Arena. Seattle, Washington (UFO, Max Webster)
September 18, 1977	Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Pullman, Washington (UFO, Max Webster)
September 19-21, 1977	Paramount Theater. Portland, Oregon (UFO, Max Webster)
September 22, 1977      Douglas County Fairgrounds. Roseburg, Oregon (UFO, Max Webster)
September 23, 1977	Jackson County Expo Pavilion. Medford, Oregon (UFO, Max Webster)
September 24, 1977      The Winterland. San Francisco, California (UFO, Hush, Max Webster)
September 25, 1977	Swing Auditorium. San Bernardino, California (UFO)
September 26, 1977      Civic Auditorium. Bakersfield, California (UFO, Dwight Tilley Band)
September 27, 1977      Fairgrounds. Reno, Nevada (UFO, Max Webster) [canceled due to stage problems]
September 28, 1977	Memorial Civic Auditorium. Stockton, California (UFO, Max Webster)
September 29, 1977	Warnors Theater. Fresno, California (UFO, Dwight Tilley Band)
September 30, 1977      Sports Arena. San Diego, California (UFO)
October 1-2, 1977	Civic Auditorium. Santa Monica, California (UFO)
October 3, 1977		Aladdin Theatre. Las Vegas, Nevada (UFO)
October 7, 1977         Terrace Ballroom. Salt Lake City, Utah [canceled due to illness (Geddy's voice)]
October 8, 1977         Auditorium Arena. Denver, Colorado (Max Webster)
October 9, 1977		Finney County Exhibition Hall. Garden City, Kansas (Max Webster)
October 10, 1977        Civic Center Coliseum. Amarillo, Texas (UFO, Max Webster)
October 11, 1977        El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas (UFO, Max Webster)
October 12, 1977        Ector County Coliseum. Odessa, Texas (UFO, Max Webster)
October 13, 1977        Memorial Auditorium. Lubbock, Texas (Max Webster)
October 14, 1977        State Fairgrounds Pavilion. Tulsa, Oklahoma (Max Webster)
October 15, 1977        Civic Center Music Hall. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Max Webster)
October 16, 1977        Taylor County Coliseum. Abilene, Texas (UFO, Max Webster)
October 17, 1977        Municipal Center. Austin, Texas (Max Webster)
October 20, 1977        The Music Hall. Houston, Texas (UFO, Max Webster)
October 21, 1977        Will Rogers Coliseum. Ft. Worth, Texas (Max Webster)
October 22-23, 1977	Municipal Auditorium. San Antonio, Texas (UFO, Max Webster)
October 24, 1977        Coliseum. Corpus Christi, Texas (UFO, Max Webster)
October 25, 1977        Civic Center. Beaumont, Texas (Max Webster)
October 27, 1977        Robinson Auditorium. Little Rock, Arkansas (Max Webster)
October 28, 1977        Municipal Auditorium. Shreveport, Louisiana (UFO, Max Webster)
October 29, 1977        The Warehouse. New Orleans, Louisiana (UFO, Max Webster)
October 30, 1977        Dixon-Myers Hall. Memphis, Tennessee (UFO/Max Webster)
October 31, 1977        Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom. Atlanta, Georgia
November 1, 1977	Expo Hall. Mobile, Alabama (UFO, Max Webster)
November 2, 1977	Civic Center. Dothan, Alabama (UFO)
November 10-11, 1977	New Century Theater. Buffalo, New York (UFO, Max Webster)
November 12, 1977       The Palladium. New York, New York (Cheap Trick, UFO)
November 13, 1977       Baltimore Civic Center. Baltimore, Maryland (Cheap Trick, UFO)
November 16, 1977       Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York (AC/DC)
November 17, 1977       Palace Theater. Albany, New York (AC/DC)
November 18, 1977       Onondaga Memorial Auditorium. Syracuse, New York (AC/DC, Crawler)
November 19, 1977       War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Crawler, [AC/DC canceled])
November 20, 1977	Agricultural Hall. Allentown, Pennsylvania (Crawler, [AC/DC canceled])
November 22-23, 1977	Stanley Theatre. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Crawler)
November 24, 1977	War Memorial Arena. Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Mark Farner, Cheap Trick)
November 25, 1977       Capitol Theater. Passaic, New Jersey (Cheap Trick)
November 26, 1977       Tower Theatre. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (Tom Petty)
November 27, 1977	Erie County Fieldhouse. Erie, Pennsylvania (UFO) [rescheduled from Nov. 28]
December 2, 1977        Fitchburg Theater. Fitchburg, Massachusetts (no opener)
December 3, 1977        Warner Theater. Washington, D.C. (City Boy)
December 5, 1977	Tomorrow Club. Youngstown, Ohio (Rex)
December 6, 1977	Civic Center. Wheeling, West Virginia (Lake)
December 8, 1977	Municipal Auditorium. Columbus, Georgia (Rare Earth, Southern Ash)
December 9, 1977        Civic Center. Lakeland, Florida (Bob Seger)
December 10 1977        Hollywood Sportatorium. Hollywood, Florida (Bob Seger, Nick Jameson)
December 11, 1977       Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Bob Seger, Nick Jameson)
December 12, 1977 	Fox Theater. Atlanta, Georgia (Cheap Trick, The Motors)
December 13, 1977       Civic Colliseum. Knoxville, Tennessee [canceled by Seger]
December 15, 1977       Cobo Hall. Detroit, Michigan (UFO, The Motors)
December 16, 1977	Toledo Sports Arena. Toledo, Ohio (UFO)
December 17, 1977       Public Auditorium. Cleveland, Ohio (The Motors, Edgar Winter's White Trash)
December 18, 1977       Univ. Of Dayton Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Grinderswitch)
December 19, 1977       Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo, Michigan (Legs Diamond)
December 27, 1977	London Gardens. London, Ontario (Max Webster)
December 28, 1977	Memorial Auditorium. Kitchener, Ontario (Max Webster)
December 29-30, 1977	Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (April Wine)
January 2, 1978		Morris Civic Center. South Bend, Indiana (April Wine)
January 3-4, 1978	Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, Ohio (April Wine)
January 5, 1978         Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (April Wine)
January 6-8, 1978	Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, Illinois (April Wine)
January 12, 1978	Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (Blue Oyster Cult)
January 13, 1978	Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, Long Island, New York (Blue Oyster Cult)
January 14, 1978        Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (Blue Oyster Cult)
January 17, 1978	Municipal Auditorium. Kansas City, Missouri (April Wine)
January 18, 1978	Checkerdome. St. Louis, Missouri (April Wine)
January 19, 1978        Louisville Gardens. Louisville, Kentucky (April Wine, Starcastle)
January 21, 1978	Wendler Arena. Saginaw, Michigan (Pat Travers)
January 22, 1978	L.C. Walker Sports Arena. Muskegon, Michigan (Pat Travers)
January 23, 1978	Civic Center. Lansing, Michigan (Pat Travers)
January 24, 1978	IMA Auditorium. Flint, Michigan (Journey, Pat Travers)
January 26, 1978	MECCA Auditorium. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Pat Travers)
Januray 27, 1978	Met Center. Bloomington, Minnesota (Starcastle, Pat Travers)
January 26, 1978        Milwaukee Auditorium. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Pat Travers)
January 28, 1978	Spash Fieldhouse, Stevens Point Senior High. Stevens Point, Wisconsin (Pat Travers)
January 29, 1978        Dane County Memorial Coliseum. Madison, Wisconsin (Pat Travers, Jay Ferguson)
January 30, 1978	RKO Orpheum Theatre. Davenport, Iowa (Pat Travers)
January 31, 1978	Hammond Civic Center. Hammond, Indiana (Pat Travers)
February 1, 1978	Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium. La Crosse, Wisconsin (Pat Travers)
February 12, 1978       Birmingham Odeon. Birmingham, England (Tyla Gang)
February 13, 1978       DeMontfort Hall. Leicester, England (Tyla Gang)
February 14-15, 1978	City Hall. Newcastle, England (Tyla Gang)
February 16-17, 1978	The Apollo. Glasgow, Scotland (Tyla Gang)
February 19-20, 1978	Hammersmith Odeon. London, England (Tyla Gang) [20th recorded - Different Stages disk 3]
February 22, 1978       City Hall. Sheffield, England (Tyla Gang)
February 23-24, 1978	The Apollo. Manchester, England (Tyla Gang)
February 25, 1978       Liverpool Empire. Liverpool, England (Tyla Gang)
February 26, 1978       Colston Hall. Bristol, England (Tyla Gang)
February 27, 1978       Gaumont. Southhampton, England (Tyla Gang)
March 10-11, 1978	Orpheum Theatre. Boston, Massachusetts (The Babys)
March 15, 1978		Civic Coliseum. Knoxville, Tennesee (Pat Travers, The Babys)
March 16, 1978          Civic Center. Huntington, West Virginia (Pat Travers, The Babys)
March 17, 1978		Freedom Hall. Johnson City, Tennessee (The Babys, Pat Travers)
March 18, 1978          Greensboro Coliseum. Greensboro, North Carolina (The Babys, Pat Travers)
March 19, 1978		Municipal Auditorium Arena. Norfolk, Virginia (The Babys)
March 21, 1978		Memorial Auditorium. Chattanooga, Tennessee (The Babys)
March 22, 1978          Boutwell Auditorium. Birmingham, Alabama (Pat Travers, The Babys)
March 24, 1978          Curtis Hixon Hall. Tampa, Florida (Pat Travers, Head East)
March 25, 1978          Hollywood Sportatorium. Hollywood, Florida (Pat Travers, Head East)
March 26, 1978		Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Pat Travers, Molly Hatchet)
March 30, 1978    	Memorial Gardens. Guelph Ontario (Max Webster)
March 31, 1978		The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Max Webster)
April 1, 1978		Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (Max Webster, Butler)
April 2, 1978		Civic Centre. Cornwall, Ontario (Max Webster)
April 3, 1978		Jock Harty Arena. Kingston, Ontario (Max Webster)
April 4, 1978		Memorial Centre. Peterborough, Ontario (Max Webster)
April 6, 1978		Aitken Centre, UNB. Fredericton, New Brunswick (Ian Thomas Band, Max Webster)
April 7, 1978		Joe Louis Levesque Arena. Moncton, New Brunswick (Ian Thomas Band, Max Webster)
April 8, 1978		Metro Centre. Halifax, Nova Scotia (Ian Thomas Band, Max Webster)
May 10, 1978            Convention Center. Niagara Falls, New York (Uriah Heep, Max Webster)
May 11, 1978            Memorial Coliseum. Fort Wayne, Indiana (Uriah Heep, Jay Ferguson)
May 12, 1978            Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Uriah Heep)
May 13, 1978            Municipal Auditorium. Nashville, Tennessee (Uriah Heep)
May 16, 1978            Auditorium Arena. Denver, Colorado (Uriah Heep)
May 17, 1978            Salt Palace Center. Salt Lake City, Utah (Uriah Heep)
May 18, 1978            Merchants Building, Idaho State Fairgrounds. Boise, Idaho (Uriah Heep)
May 19, 1978            Mini Dome at Idaho State University. Pocatello, Idaho (Uriah Heep)
May 20, 1978		Yellowstone Metra Arena. Billings, Montana (Uriah Heep)
May 21, 1978		Civic Center. Bismarck, North Dakota (Uriah Heep)
May 24, 1978		Riverside Arena. Austin, Minnesota (Uriah Heep)
May 25, 1978		Civic Center. East Grand Forks, Minnesota (Uriah Heep)
May 26, 1978            Municipal Auditorium. Sioux City, Iowa (Uriah Heep)
May 27, 1978            McElroy Auditorium.  Waterloo, Iowa (Sweet)
May 28, 1978            Alpine Valley Music Theatre. East Troy, Wisconsin (Uriah Heep, Sweet)

A Farewell To Kings Tour Setlist

This is the last tour Rush performed any shows as a supporting band. Although shows early in the tour featured a setlist with "Cygnus X-1" preceding "Something For Nothing", eventually those songs traded places and the setlist was standardized for the rest of the tour except for when "Anthem" was occasionally dropped. This is the last tour to include the song "Fly By Night", and "Lakeside Park" would not be heard again until the R40 tour 37 years later.

Bastille Day
Lakeside Park
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Xanadu
A Farewell to Kings
Something For Nothing
Cygnus X-1
Anthem
Closer To The Heart
2112 (minus Oracle)
Working Man
Fly by Night
In The Mood
Drum Solo
Encore: Cinderella Man


HemispheresHemispheres (Tour of the Hemispheres)

Opening Bands: Max Webster, Ambrosia, April Wine, Golden Earring, Madcats, The Good Rats, Head East, Molly Hatchet, Pat Travers, Starz, Saxon, Wild Horses, UFO, Streetheart

"Between October '78 and June '79 we trundled around the globe, playing around 135 gigs, many of them with the same opening bands as before, as well as the Pat Travers Band, Judas Priest, Golden Earring and April Wine. We played so many shows (on one stretch, twenty-three in twenty-four days, travelling overnight from one to the next), that I'm sorry to say they're now a blur in the haze of whatever drugs or booze we consumed to get ourselves through." - Geddy Lee, My Effin' Life

Hemispheres Tour Dates

October 14, 1978        Memorial Centre. Kingston, Ontario (Aerial)
October 15, 1978        Memorial Gardens. Guelph, Ontario (Aerial)
October 17, 1978        Memorial Gardens. North Bay, Ontario (Aerial)
October 18, 1978        Sudbury Arena. Sudbury, Ontario (Aerial)
October 20, 1978        Fort William Gardens. Thunder Bay, Ontario (Streetheart)
October 21, 1978        Winnipeg Arena. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Streetheart)
October 22, 1978        Keystone Centre. Brandon, Manitoba (Streetheart)
October 24, 1978        Agridome. Regina, Saskatchewan (Streetheart)
October 25, 1978        Saskatoon Arena. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Streetheart)
October 27, 1978        Northlands Coliseum. Edmonton, Alberta (Streetheart)
October 28, 1978        Calgary Corral. Calgary, Alberta (Streetheart)
October 29, 1978        Lethbridge Sportsplex. Lethbridge, Alberta (Streetheart)
October 31, 1978        K.X.A. Auditorium. Kamloops, British Columbia (Streetheart)
November 2, 1978        Victoria Memorial Arena. Victoria, British Columbia (Streetheart)
November 3, 1978        Beban Park Arena. Nanaimo, British Columbia (Streetheart)
November 4, 1978        Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Streetheart)
November 6, 1978	Memorial Coliseum. Portland, Oregon (Pat Travers Band)
November 7, 1978	Seattle Center Coliseum. Seattle, Washington (Pat Travers Band)
November 8, 1978        The Coliseum. Spokane, Washington (Pat Travers Band)
November 10, 1978	Memorial Auditorium. Sacramento, California (Pat Travers)
November 11, 1978	Centennial Coliseum. Reno, Nevada (Pat Travers)
November 13, 1978       Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Pat Travers)
November 14, 1978       Long Beach Arena. Long Beach, California (Pat Travers)
November 15, 1978       Warnors Theater. Fresno, California (Pat Travers)
November 16, 1978       Cow Palace. San Francisco, California (Pat Travers)
November 18, 1978       Swing Auditorium. San Bernadino, California (Pat Travers)
November 19, 1978       Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Ambrosia)
November 20, 1978       Community Center. Tucson, Arizona (Ambrosia)
November 21, 1978	Civic Auditorium. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Ambrosia)
November 30, 1978       Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (UFO)
December 1, 1978        Hara Arena. Dayton, Ohio (UFO)
December 2, 1978        Cobo Hall. Detroit, Michigan (Golden Earring)
December 3, 1978	Toledo Sport Arena. Toledo, Ohio (Golden Earring)
December 5, 1978        Palmer College. Davenport, Iowa (Golden Earring)
December 7, 1978        MECCA Arena. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Golden Earring)
December 8, 1978        Brown County Arena. Green Bay, Wisconsin (Golden Earring)
December 9, 1978        Civic Center. St. Paul, Minnesota (Golden Earring)
December 10, 1978       Veterans Memorial Auditorium.  Des Moines, Iowa (Golden Earring)
December 11, 1978	Municipal Auditorium. Kansas City, Missouri (Golden Earring)
December 13, 1978       Checkerdome. St. Louis, Missouri (Starz)
December 14-16, 1978	International Amphitheater. Chicago, Illinois (Starz)
December 17, 1978	Dane County Memorial Coliseum. Madison, Wisconsin
December 19, 1978	London Gardens. London, Ontario (Wireless)
December 20, 1978	Memorial Auditorium. Kitchener, Ontario (Wireless)
December 21, 1978       Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (Wireless)
December 27, 1978       The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Wireless)
Dec 28-29, 31, 1978	Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (Wireless)
December 30, 1978	Peterborough, Ontario [canceled, possibly after adding show on the 31st]
January 11, 1979        Music Hall. Boston, Massachusetts (Starz)
January 12, 1979        Civic Center. Springfield, Massachusetts (Starz)
January 13-14, 1979	The Palladium. New York, New York (Starz)
January 16, 1979        Palace Theatre. Albany, New York (Starz)
January 17, 1979        Capitol Theatre. Passaic, New Jersey (Starz)
January 19, 1979        Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Starz)
January 20, 1979        Baltimore Civic Center. Baltimore, Maryland (Stillwater)
January 21, 1979        The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Blondie)
January 23, 1979        Palace Theater. Albany, New York (Starz)
January 24, 1979        Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (Starz)
January 26, 1979        Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Starz)
January 27, 1979        Von Braun Civic Center. Huntsville, Alabama (Starz)
January 28, 1979        Mid-South Coliseum. Memphis, Tennessee (Starz)
January 30, 1979        Louisville Gardens. Louisville, Kentucky (Toto)
January 31, 1979        I.U.A. Auditorium. Bloomington, Indiana (Boyzz)
February 1, 1979	St. John Arena, Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio (April Wine)
February 2, 1979        Wendler Arena. Saginaw, Michigan (April Wine)
February 3, 1979        Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (April Wine)
February 15, 1979	Township Auditorium. Columbia, South Carolina (Head East)
February 16, 1979       Civic Center. Asheville, North Carolina (Head East)
February 17, 1979       Cumberland County Memorial Arena. Fayetteville, North Carolina (Head East)
February 20, 1979	Civic Coliseum. Knoxville, Tennessee (Head East)
February 22, 1979	Barton Coliseum. Little Rock, Arkansas (April Wine)
February 23, 1979       Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. Shreveport, Louisiana (April Wine)
February 24, 1979       Fairgrounds Pavilion. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (April Wine)
February 25, 1979       Municipal Auditorium. Austin, Texas (April Wine)
February 27, 1979       Coliseum. Corpus Christi, Texas (April Wine)
March 1, 1979           Sam Houston Coliseum. Houston, Texas (April Wine)
March 2, 1979           Dallas Convention Center. Dallas, Texas (April Wine)
March 3, 1979           Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (April Wine)
March 4, 1979           Fair Park Coliseum. Beaumont, Texas (April Wine)
March 6, 1979           Municipal Auditorium. New Orleans, Louisiana (April Wine)
March 8, 1979           Expo Hall. Mobile, Alabama (April Wine)
March 9, 1979		Civic Auditorium. Jacksonville, Florida (UFO)
March 10, 1979          Hollywood Sportatorium. Hollywood, Florida (UFO)
March 11, 1979          Curtis Hixon Hall. Tampa, Florida (UFO)
March 13, 1979          Boutwell Auditorium. Birmingham, Alabama (UFO)
March 15, 1979		Memorial Auditorium. Chattanooga, Tennessee (Molly Hatchet)
March 16, 1979          Municipal Auditorium. Nashville, Tennessee (Molly Hatchet)
March 17, 1979          Freedom Hall Civic Center. Johnson City, Tennessee (Raggedy Anne)
March 18, 1979          Wheeling Civic Center. Wheeling, West Virginia (Sad Cafe)
March 27, 1979          Salt Palace Arena. Salt Lake City, Utah (April Wine)
March 28, 1979          Auditorium Arena. Denver, Colorado (Wireless)
March 29, 1979		Pershing Memorial Auditorium. Lincoln, Nebraska (Angel)
March 30, 1979		Municipal Auditorium. Topeka, Kansas (Granmax)
April 2, 1979		Onondaga Memorial Auditorium. Syracuse, New York (Horslips)
April 3, 1979           Mid-Hudson Civic Center. Poughkeepsie, New York (Falcon Eddie)
April 4, 1979           War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Madcats)
April 6, 1979           Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (The Good Rats)
April 7, 1979           Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (The Good Rats)
April 8, 1979           Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (The Good Rats)
April 10, 1979          Civic Center. Salem, Virginia (Blackfoot)
April 11, 1979          Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Blackfoot)
April 12, 1979		Charlotte Park Center. Charlotte, NC [rescheduled from Feb 18 - snow]
April 13, 1979          Fox Theater. Atlanta, Georgia (Raggedy Anne)
April 14, 1979          Greensboro Coliseum. Greensboro, North Carolina (Molly Hatchet)
April 23-24, 1979	City Hall. Newcastle, England (Max Webster)
April 25-26, 1979	The Apollo. Glasgow, Scotland (Max Webster)
April 28, 1979          The Odeon. Edinburgh, Scotland (Max Webster)
April 29-30, 1979	The Apollo. Manchester, England (Max Webster)
May 1-2, 1979		Liverpool Empire. Liverpool, England (Max Webster)
May 4-7, 1979		Hammersmith Odeon. London, England (Max Webster)
May 9, 1979             Coventry Theatre. Coventry, England (Max Webster)
May 10-11, 1979		The Odeon. Birmingham, England (Max Webster)
May 13, 1979            Southampton Gaumont. Southampton, England (Max Webster)
May 14-15, 1979		Colston Hall. Bristol, England (Max Webster)
May 17, 1979            Paris, France [canceled due to venue fire]
May 18, 1979            Maekeblijde. Poperinge, Belgium (Max Webster)
May 22, 1979            Chateau Neuf. Oslo, Norway (Max Webster)
May 23, 1979            Concert House. Gothenburg, Sweden (Max Webster)
May 25, 1979            Gröna Lund. Stockholm, Sweden (Max Webster)
May 27, 1979            Stadthalle. Erlangen, Germany (Max Webster)
May 28, 1979            Stadthalle. Offenbach, Germany (Max Webster)
May 29, 1979            Musikhalle. Hamburg, Germany (Max Webster)
May 31, 1979            Rosengarten. Mannheim, Germany (Max Webster) [canceled - Alex broken finger]
June 1, 1979		Volkshaus. Zurich, Switzerland (Max Webster) [canceled - Alex broken finger]
June 2, 1979		Circus Krone. Munich, Germany (Max Webster) [canceled - Alex broken finger]
June 4, 1979            Pink Pop Festival. Geleen, Holland

Hemispheres Tour Setlists

This is the first tour to include "A Passage To Bangkok", thanks to technological improvements in the keyboard department which had prevented it from being recreated live in the past. Besides the usual shortening of "By-Tor", the second verse was also dropped from "Anthem". The setlist remained the same throughout this tour until "Circumstances" was dropped during the UK dates. In addition to "Circumstances", "Something for Nothing" and "Cygnus X-1" were dropped from the setlist for the remaining dates of the continental European tour.

Anthem (abbreviated)
A Passage to Bangkok
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Xanadu
Something For Nothing
The Trees
Cygnus X-1
Hemispheres
Closer To The Heart
Circumstances
A Farewell to Kings
La Villa Strangiato
2112 (minus Oracle)
Working Man
Bastille Day
In The Mood
Drum Solo


Permanent Waves Warm Up (Summer Tour '79)

Opening Bands: Hot Mama Silver, FM, Nantucket Band, Streethart, Wild Horses, Pat Travers, New England

Permanent Waves Warm Up Tour Dates

August 17, 1979         RKO Orpheum Theatre. Davenport, Iowa (Hot Mama Silver)
August 18, 1979         Five Flags Arena. Dubuque, Iowa (no opener)
August 19, 1979         Comiskey Park. Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Jam II: Foghat, Tubes, Southside Johnny, Roadmaster)
August 21, 1979         Civic Center Coliseum. Charleston, West Virginia (Blackfoot)
August 22, 1979         Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (Nantucket Band)
August 24, 1979         Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton, Ontario (Streethart)
August 26, 1979         Cotton Bowl. Dallas, Texas (Farewell to a Texas Summer: Foghat, Pat Travers, Billy Thorpe, Point Blank, Little River Band)
August 29, 1979         Civic Center. Lansing, Michigan (New England)
August 30, 1979         Wendler Arena. Saginaw, Michigan (The Rockets)
August 31, 1979         Hara Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Pat Travers)
September 2, 1979       Varsity Stadium. Toronto, Ontario (FM)
September 5, 1979       Rupp Arena. Lexington, Kentucky (Pat Travers)
September 7, 1979       Five Seasons Theater. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Pat Travers)
September 8, 1979       Alpine Valley Amphitheater. East Troy, Wisconsin (Pat Travers)
September 9, 1979	Rose Arena, Central Michigan University. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Pat Travers)
September 10, 1979      Pine Knob Music Theatre. Detroit, Michigan (Pat Travers) [rescheduled from August 28]
September 12, 1979      Allentown Fairgrounds. Allentown, Pennsylvania (Pat Travers)
September 21-22, 1979	New Bingley Hall. Stafford, England (Wild Horses)

Permanent Waves Warm Up Tour Setlist

It is believed the setlist remained the same throughout this tour.

2112 (minus Oracle)
A Passage to Bangkok
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Xanadu
The Spirit of Radio (early version)
The Trees
Cygnus X-1 (minus Part 2)
Hemispheres (minus Dionysus)
Closer To The Heart
Freewill (early version)
Medley: Working Man->
Finding My Way (abbreviated)->
Anthem (abbreviated)->
Bastille Day (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)->
Drum Solo
Encore: La Villa Strangiato


Permanent WavesPermanent Waves Tour

Opening Bands: Max Webster, .38 Special, Saxon, Quartz, Roadmaster, Saga

Permanent Waves Tour Dates

January 17, 1980	Aitken Centre, UNB. Fredericton, New Brunswick (Max Webster)
January 18, 1980	Moncton Coliseum. Moncton, New Brunswick (Max Webster)
January 19, 1980	Halifax Metro Centre. Halifax, Nova Scotia (Max Webster)
January 21, 1980        The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Garfield)
January 22-23, 1980	Palace Theatre. Albany, New York (Max Webster)
January 24, 1980        War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Max Webster)
January 26, 1980        Mid-Hudson Civic Center. Poughkeepsie, NY (Max Webster)
January 27, 1980        Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (Max Webster)
January 29, 1980        Boutwell Auditorium. Birmingham, Alabama (Max Webster)
January 30, 1980        The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Max Webster)
February 1, 1980	Myriad Convention Center. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Max Webster)
February 2, 1980        Tarrant County Convention Center. Fort Worth, Texas (Max Webster)
February 3, 1980        Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (Max Webster)
February 5, 1980        Sam Houston Coliseum. Houston, Texas (Max Webster)
February 6, 1980        The Coliseum. Corpus Christi, Texas (Max Webster)
February 7, 1980        Municipal Auditorium. Austin, Texas (Max Webster)
February 8, 1980        Dallas Convention Center. Dallas, Texas (Max Webster)
February 11-13, 1980	Kiel Auditorium. St. Louis, Missouri (Max Webster) [recorded - Permanent Waves 40th Anniversary Edition]
February 15, 1980       Roberts Stadium. Evansville, Indiana (Max Webster)
February 16, 1980       Univ. Of Dayton Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Max Webster)
February 17, 1980       Joe Louis Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Max Webster)
February 18, 1980       Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Max Webster)
February 19, 1980       Joe Louis Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Max Webster)
February 27, 1980	Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (Roadmaster)
February 28, 1980       Kansas Coliseum Britt Brown Arena. Wichita, Kansas (Max Webster) [rescheduled from February 10]
March 1, 1980           McNichols Arena. Denver, Colorado (Roadmaster)
March 2, 1980           Tingley Coliseum. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Roadmaster)
March 3, 1980		Community Centre. Tucson, Arizona (Roadmaster)
March 4, 1980		Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Roadmaster)
March 6, 1980           Sports Arena. San Diego, California (.38 Special)
March 7, 1980           Swing Auditorium. San Bernadino, California (.38 Special)
March 9, 1980           Long Beach Arena. Long Beach, California (.38 Special)
March 10, 1980          Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (.38 Special)
March 11, 1980		Selland Arena. Fresno, California (.38 Special)
March 13, 1980          Sacramento, California [canceled]
March 14-15, 1980	Cow Palace. San Francisco, California (.38 Special)
March 16, 1980          McArthur Court. Eugene, Oregon (.38 Special)
March 18-19, 1980	Seattle Center Colisium. Seattle, Washington (.38 Special)
March 20, 1980          Memorial Coliseum. Portland, Oregon (.38 Special)
March 21, 1980          Spokane Coliseum. Spokane, Washington (.38 Special)
March 23, 1980          Northlands Coliseum. Edmonton, Alberta (Saga)
March 24-25, 1980	Max Bell Arena. Calgary, Alberta (Saga)
March 27, 1980          Memorial Arena. Victoria, British Columbia (Saga)
March 28, 1980          Beban Park Arena. Nanaimo, British Columbia (Saga)
March 29, 1980          Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Saga)
March 31, 1980          Agridome. Regina, Saskatchewan (Saga)
April 1, 1980           Winnipeg Arena. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Saga)
April 3-6, 1980		International Amphitheatre. Chicago, Illinois (no opener)
April 17-19, 1980	Milwaukee Auditorium. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (.38 Special)
April 20, 1980		Dane County Coliseum. Madison, Wisconsin (.38 Special) [rescheduled from February]
April 22, 1980          Brown County Arena. Green Bay, Wisconsin (.38 Special)
April 23, 1980          Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo, Michigan (.38 Special)
April 24, 1980          Sports Arena. Toledo, Ohio (.38 Special)
April 26, 1980		Louisville Gardens. Louisville, Kentucky (.38 Special)
April 27, 1980          Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (.38 Special)
April 28, 1980		Ft. Wayne Coliseum. Ft. Wayne, Indiana (.38 Special)
April 29, 1980          St. John Arena, Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio (.38 Special)
May 8-11, 1980		The Palladium. New York, New York (no opener)
May 13, 1980            Hersheypark Arena. Hershey, Pennsylvania (Laurie And The Sighs)
May 14, 1980            Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Sue Saad And The Next)
May 16, 1980            Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (The Fools)
May 20, 1980            Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (The Fools)
May 21, 1980            Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (Max Webster)
May 22, 1980            Memorial Auditorium. Utica, New York (The Fools)
May 23, 1980            Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (The Fools)
June 1-2, 1980		Southampton Gaumont. Southampton, England (Quartz)
June 4-8, 1980		Hammersmith Odeon. London, England (no opener) [recorded - Permanent Waves 40th Anniversary Edition]
June 10-11, 1980	The Apollo. Glasgow, Scotland (no opener) [recorded - Exit Stage Left album]
June 12-13, 1980	City Hall. Newcastle, England (Quartz)
June 15, 1980           Queens Hall. Leeds, England (Quartz)
June 16, 1980           Deeside Leisure Centre. Deeside, Wales (Quartz)
June 17-18, 1980	The Apollo. Manchester, England (Quartz) [recorded - 2112 Deluxe & Permanent Waves 40th Anniversary Editions]
June 20, 1980           The Odeon. Birmingham, England (Quartz)
June 21, 1980           De Montfort Hall. Leicester, England (Quartz)
June 22, 1980           Brighton Centre. Brighton, England (Quartz)

Permanent Waves Tour Setlist

It is believed the setlist remained the same throughout this tour. This is the last tour to include the near complete performance of "2112" (minus "Oracle") until the Test for Echo tour 16 years later.

2112 (minus Oracle)
Freewill
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Xanadu
The Spirit of Radio
Natural Science
A Passage to Bangkok
The Trees
Cygnus X-1 (minus Part 2)
Hemispheres (minus Apollo & Dionysus)
Closer To The Heart
Beneath, Between and Behind (abbreviated)
Jacob's Ladder
Medley: Working Man (abbreviated with reggae intro)->
Finding My Way (abbreviated)->
Anthem (abbreviated)->
Bastille Day (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)->
Drum Solo
Encore: La Villa Strangiato (electric guitar intro)


Moving Pictures Warm Up Tour (Fall 1980 Tour)

Opening Band: Saxon

Moving Pictures Warm Up Tour Dates

September 11, 1980      Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Saxon)
September 12, 1980      Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (Saxon)
September 13, 1980	Civic Center Coliseum. Charleston, West Virginia (Saxon)
September 14, 1980      Municipal Auditorium. Nashville, Tennessee (Saxon)
September 16, 1980      Riverside Centroplex. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Saxon)
September 18, 1980	Lee County Civic Center. Fort Myers, Forida (Saxon)
September 19, 1980 	Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida (Saxon)
September 20, 1980      Civic Center Arena. Lakeland, Florida (Saxon)
September 21, 1980	Veterans Memorial Colliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Saxon)
September 23, 1980      Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Saxon)
September 25, 1980      The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Saxon)
September 26, 1980      Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (Saxon)
September 27, 1980      Cape Cod Coliseum. South Yarmouth, Massachusetts (Saxon) [rescheduled from May 17 - Geddy injured finger]
September 28, 1980      Civic Center. Springfield, Massachusetts (Saxon)
September 30, 1980      Allentown Fairgrounds. Allentown, Pennsylvania (Saxon)
October 1, 1980         Cumberland County Civic Center. Portland, Maine (Saxon) [rescheduled from May 18 - Geddy injured finger]

Moving Pictures Warm Up Tour Setlist

It is believed the setlist remained the same throughout this tour.

2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
Freewill
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Xanadu
Limelight (early version)
The Trees
Hemispheres: Prelude
The Spirit of Radio
Closer To The Heart
Beneath, Between and Behind
Tom Sawyer (early version)
Jacob's Ladder
A Passage to Bangkok
Natural Science
Medley: Working Man (abbreviated with reggae intro)->
Finding My Way (abbreviated)->
Anthem (abbreviated)->
Bastille Day (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)->
Drum Solo
Encore: La Villa Strangiato


Moving PicturesMoving Pictures Tour

Opening Bands: FM, Max Webster, Ian Hunter

Moving Pictures Tour Dates

February 20, 1981       Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo, Michigan (Max Webster)
February 21, 1981       Five Flags Arena. Dubuque, Iowa (Max Webster)
February 22, 1981       Palmer College. Davenport, Iowa (Max Webster)
February 24, 1981       The Center. La Crosse, Wisconsin (Max Webster)
Feb 26-Mar 1, 1981	International Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois (Max Webster)
March 2, 1981           MECCA Arena. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Max Webster)
March 4-5, 1981		The Checkerdome. St. Louis, Missouri (Max Webster)
March 7, 1981           Commonwealth Convention Center Freedom Hall. Louisville, Kentucky (Max Webster)
March 8, 1981           Hara Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Max Webster)
March 10, 1981          Roberts Stadium. Evansville, Indiana (Max Webster)
March 11, 1981          Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Max Webster)
March 13-15, 1981	Cobo Hall Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Max Webster)
March 21, 1981          London Gardens. London, Ontario (FM)
March 23-25, 1981	Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (FM) [25th recorded - Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Edition]
March 27, 1981          The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Max Webster) [recorded - Exit Stage Left video and album]
March 28, 1981          Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (FM)
April 3, 1981           Community Center. Tucson, Arizona (Max Webster)
April 4, 1981           Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Max Webster)
April 5, 1981           Tingley Coliseum. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Max Webster)
April 7-8, 1981		Sam Houston Coliseum. Houston, Texas (Max Webster)
April 10, 1981          Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas (Max Webster)
April 11, 1981          Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (Max Webster)
April 12, 1981          Tarrant County Convention Center. Fort Worth, Texas (Max Webster)
April 14, 1981          Barton Coliseum. Little Rock, Arkansas (Max Webster)
April 15, 1981          Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson, Mississippi (Max Webster)
April 16, 1981          Mid-South Coliseum. Memphis, Tennessee [Max Webster officially disband following the show]
April 18, 1981          Municipal Auditorium. Mobile, Alabama (no opener)
April 19, 1981          Municipal Auditorium. New Orleans, Louisiana (no opener)
April 21, 1981          Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. Shreveport, Louisiana (no opener)
April 23-24, 1981	Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (no opener)
April 25, 1981          The Myriad. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (no opener)
April 26, 1981          Assembly Center. Tulsa, Oklahoma (no opener)
May 6, 1981             Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (FM)
May 7-8, 1981		Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (FM)
May 9, 1981             Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (FM)
May 11, 1981            Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (FM)
May 12, 1981            War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Saga)
May 13, 1981            War Memorial. Syracuse, New York (FM)
May 15, 1981            Civic Center. Glens Falls, New York (FM)
May 16-17, 1981		Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (FM)
May 18, 1981            Madison Square Garden. New York, New York (FM)
May 20, 1981            Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (FM)
May 22, 1981            The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (FM)
May 23, 1981            Boston Garden. Boston, Massachusetts (FM)
May 24, 1981            Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (FM)
June 1, 1981            McNichols Arena. Denver, Colorado (FM)
June 3, 1981            Salt Palace Center. Salt Lake City, Utah (FM)
June 5-6, 1981		The Coliseum. Oakland, California (FM)
June 7, 1981            Selland Arena. Fresno, California (FM)
June 9, 1981            Sports Arena. San Diego, California (FM)
June 10-11, 1981	Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (FM)
June 12, 1981           Convention Center. Anaheim, California (FM)
June 14, 1981           Long Beach Arena. Long Beach, California (FM)
June 15, 1981           Aladdin Theatre. Las Vegas, Nevada (no opener)
June 16, 1981		Centennial Coliseum. Reno Nevada (no opener)
June 18-19, 1981	Seattle Center Colisium. Seattle, Washington (FM)
June 20, 1981           Memorial Coliseum. Portland, Oregon (FM)
June 21, 1981           The Coliseum. Spokane, Washington (FM)
June 23, 1981           Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Goddo)
June 25, 1981		Northlands Coliseum. Edmonton, Alberta (Goddo) [recorded - 2112 Deluxe Edition]
July 2-3, 1981		Met Center. Bloomington, Minnesota (Joe Perry Project)
July 4-5, 1981		Alpine Valley Music Theatre. East Troy, Wisconsin (Joe Perry Project)

Moving Pictures Tour Setlist

It is believed the setlist remained the same throughout this tour.

2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
Freewill
Limelight
Hemispheres: Prelude
Beneath, Between and Behind (abbreviated)
The Camera Eye
YYZ/Drum Solo
Broon's Bane
The Trees
Xanadu
The Spirit of Radio
Red Barchetta
Closer To The Heart
Tom Sawyer
Vital Signs
Natural Science
Medley: Working Man (abbreviated with reggae intro)->
Hemispheres: Armageddon->
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
In The End (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)->
2112: Grand Finale
Encore: La Villa Strangiato (electric guitar intro)


Exit...Stage LeftExit...Stage Left Tour

Opening Bands: Girlschool, Riot

Exit...Stage Left Tour Dates

October 29-30, 1981	New Bingley Hall. Stafford, England (no opener)
October 31, 1981        Deeside Leisure Centre. Deeside, Wales (no opener)
November 2, 1981        Brighton Conference Center. Brighton, England (no opener)
November 4-6, 1981	Wembley Arena. London, England (no opener)
November 8, 1981        Royal Highland Exhibition Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland (no opener)
November 9, 1981        New Bingley Hall. Stafford, England (no opener)
November 11, 1981       Musikhalle. Hamburg, Germany (Girlschool)
November 12, 1981       Hemmerleinhalle. Neunkirchen, Germany (Girlschool)
November 14, 1981       Ahoy Sportpaleis. Rotterdam, Holland (Girlschool)
November 16, 1981 	Circus Krone. Munich, Germany (Girlschool)
November 17, 1981	Walter Kobel Halle. Rüsselsheim, Germany (Girlschool)
November 18-19, 1981	Sporthalle. Böblingen, Germany (Girlschool)
November 20, 1981       Schwarzwaldhalle. Karlsruhe, Germany (Girlschool)
November 21, 1981       Grugahalle. Essen, Germany (Girlschool)
November 28, 1981       Hollywood Sportatorium. Hollywood, Florida (Riot)
November 29, 1981	Veterens Memorial Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Riot)
December 1, 1981        Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. Birmingham, Alabama (Riot)
December 2, 1981        Municipal Auditorium. Nashville, Tennessee (Riot)
December 4, 1981        Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (Riot)
December 5, 1981        Cumberland County Coliseum. Fayetteville, North Carolina (Riot)
December 6, 1981        Greensboro Coliseum. Greensboro, North Carolina (Riot)
December 8, 1981        Civic Coliseum. Knoxville, Tennessee (Riot)
December 9, 1981        The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Riot)
December 11, 1981       Greenville Memorial Auditorium. Greenville, South Carolina (Riot)
December 12, 1981       Freedom Hall Civic Center. Johnson City, Tennessee (Riot)
December 13, 1981       Roanoke Civic Center. Roanoke, Virginia (Riot)
December 15, 1981       Scope Arena. Norfolk, Virginia (Riot)
December 20, 1981       Civic Center. Hartford, Connecticut (Riot)
December 21-22, 1981	Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey (Riot)

Exit...Stage Left Tour Setlist

The setlist for this tour was nearly identical to the Moving Pictures tour, with "Natural Science" replaced by an early version of "Subdivisions". "Hemispheres: Prelude" and "Xanadu" were dropped from the setlist in Germany.

2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
Freewill
Limelight
Hemispheres: Prelude
Beneath, Between and Behind (abbreviated)
Subdivisions (early version)
The Camera Eye
YYZ/Drum Solo
Broon's Bane
The Trees
Xanadu
The Spirit of Radio
Red Barchetta
Closer To The Heart
Tom Sawyer
Vital Signs
Medley: Working Man->
Hemispheres: Armageddon->
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
In The End (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)->
2112: Grand Finale
Encore: La Villa Strangiato (classical guitar intro)


Signals Warm Up (Deep South Spring Training Tour)

Opening Bands: Riggs, Krokus

Signals Warm Up Tour Dates

April 1, 1982           Barton Coliseum. Little Rock, Arkansas (Riggs)
April 2, 1982           Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson, Mississippi (Riggs)
April 3, 1982           Civic Center Arena. Monroe, Louisiana (Riggs)
April 5, 1982           Civic Center. Lake Charles, Louisiana (Riggs)
April 6, 1982           Riverside Centroplex. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Riggs)
April 7, 1982           Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Biloxi, Mississippi (Riggs)
April 9, 1982           Leon County Civic Center. Tallahassee, Florida (Krokus)
April 10-11, 1982	Civic Center Arena. Lakeland, Florida (Krokus)
April 12, 1982          Bayfront Center Arena. St. Petersburg, Florida (Krokus)

Signals Warm Up Tour Setlist

This setlist was identical to the Exit...Stage Left tour with the exception of "The Analog Kid" replacing "Xanadu". This tour marks the last time "Beneath, Between and Behind" and "In The End" were played live. It would also be the last time "Hemispheres: Armageddon" would be played live ("Hemispheres: Prelude" would return twice more, on the Counterparts and R40 tours). Lastly, both "Working Man" and "By-Tor and the Snowdog" were not played until twenty years later on the Vapor Trails tour. T-shirts for this tour read "Spring Training 1982".

2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
Freewill
Limelight
Hemispheres: Prelude
Beneath, Between and Behind (abbreviated)
Subdivisions (early version)
The Camera Eye
YYZ/Drum Solo
Broon's Bane
The Trees
The Analog Kid (early version)
The Spirit of Radio
Red Barchetta
Closer To The Heart
Tom Sawyer
Vital Signs
Medley: Working Man->
Hemispheres: Armageddon->
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
In The End (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)->
2112: Grand Finale
Encore: La Villa Strangiato (classical guitar intro)


SignalsSignals (New World Tour)

Opening Bands: Jon Butcher Axis, Golden Earring, The Payolas, Wrabit, Rory Gallagher, Nazareth

Signals Tour Dates

September 3, 1982       Brown County Arena. Green Bay, Wisconsin (Rory Gallagher)
September 4, 1982       La Crosse Center. La Crosse, Wisconsin (Rory Gallagher)
September 5, 1982       Five Flags Arena. Dubuque, Iowa (Rory Gallagher)
September 7, 1982       Sioux Falls Arena. Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Rory Gallagher)
September 8, 1982       Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Des Moines, Iowa (Rory Gallagher)
September 9, 1982       Civic Auditorium Arena. Omaha, Nebraska (Rory Gallagher)
September 11, 1982      Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Rapid City, South Dakota (Rory Gallagher)
September 12, 1982      Civic Center. Bismarck, North Dakota (Rory Gallagher)
September 14, 1982      MetraPark. Billings, Montana (Rory Gallagher)
September 15, 1982      Casper Events Center. Casper, Wyoming (Rory Gallagher)
September 17, 1982      McNichols Arena. Denver, Colorado (Rory Gallagher)
September 19, 1982      ISU Minidome. Pocatello, Idaho (Rory Gallagher)
September 20, 1982      BSU Pavilion. Boise, Idaho (Rory Gallagher)
September 21, 1982      Salt Palace Center. Salt Lake City, Utah (Rory Gallagher)
September 30, 1982      Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Wrabit)
October 2, 1982         Calgary Corral. Calgary, Alberta (Wrabit)
October 3, 1982         Northlands Coliseum. Edmonton, Alberta (Wrabit)
October 5, 1982         Winnipeg Arena. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Wrabit)
October 7, 1982         Duluth Arena. Duluth, Minnesota (Rory Gallagher)
October 9, 1982         MECCA Arena. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Rory Gallagher)
October 10, 1982        Dane County Memorial Coliseum. Madison, Wisconsin (Rory Gallagher)
October 12, 1982        The Checkerdome. St. Louis, Missouri (Rory Gallager)
October 13, 1982        University of Illinois Assembly Hall.  Champaign, Illinois (Rory Gallager)
October 15, 1982        The Checkerdome. St. Louis, Missouri (Rory Gallager)
October 16, 1982        Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (Rory Gallager)
October 17, 1982        Kansas Coliseum. Wichita, Kansas (Rory Gallager)
October 19, 1982        Mid-South Coliseum. Memphis, Tennessee (Rory Gallager)
October 20, 1982        Municipal Auditorium.  Nashville, Tennessee (Rory Gallagher)
October 30, 1982        Rupp Arena. Lexington, Kentucky (Rory Gallagher)
October 31, 1982        Roberts Stadium. Evansville, Indiana (Rory Gallagher)
November 1, 1982        Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Rory Gallagher)
November 3-4, 1982	Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Rory Gallagher)
November 5, 1982        University of Notre Dame Athletic & Convocation Center. South Bend, Indiana (Rory Gallagher)
November 7-8, 1982	Joe Louis Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Rory Gallagher)
November 9, 1982	University of Dayton Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Rory Gallagher)
November 11, 1982       Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo, Michigan (Rory Gallagher)
November 12, 1982       Sports Arena. Toledo, Ohio (Rory Gallagher)
November 15-17, 1982	Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (The Payolas)
November 19-21, 1982	Rosemont Horizon. Rosemont, Illinois (Rory Gallagher)
November 29, 1982       Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (Rory Gallagher)
November 30, 1982       Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Rory Gallagher)
December 2-3, 1982	Madison Square Garden. New York, New York (Rory Gallagher)
December 5, 1982        Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (Rory Gallagher)
December 6, 1982        Boston Garden. Boston, Massachusetts (Rory Gallagher)
December 8-9, 1982	Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (Rory Gallagher)
December 11, 1982       Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (Rory Gallagher)
December 13-14, 1982	The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Rory Gallagher)
December 15, 1982       The Centrum. Worcester, Massachusetts (Rory Gallagher)
February 11-12, 1983	Tingley Coliseum. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Golden Earring)
February 14-15, 1983	Long Beach Arena. Long Beach, California (Golden Earring)
February 17-18, 1983	Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Golden Earring)
February 21, 1983       Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Golden Earring)
February 23, 1983       Community Center. Tucson, Arizona (Golden Earring)
February 24, 1983       Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Golden Earring)
February 26, 1983       Pan American Center. Las Cruces, New Mexico (Golden Earring)
Feb 28-Mar 1, 1983	Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas (Golden Earring)
March 2, 1983           Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (Golden Earring)
March 4, 1983           The Myriad. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Golden Earring)
March 6-7, 1983		The Summit. Houston, Texas (Golden Earring)
March 16, 1983          Jacksonville Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 17-18, 1983	Hollywood Sportatorium. Hollywood, Florida (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 20-21, 1983	Civic Center. Lakeland, Florida (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 23, 1983          The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 25, 1983          Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 26, 1983          Univ. of South Carolina Coliseum. Columbia, South Carolina (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 27, 1983          Greensboro Coliseum. Greensboro, North Carolina (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 29, 1983          Civic Center Coliseum. Charleston, West Virginia (Jon Butcher Axis)
March 30, 1983          Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Jon Butcher Axis)
April 1, 1983           Civic Center. Hartford, Connecticut (Jon Butcher Axis)
April 2, 1983           Carrier Dome. Syracuse, New York (Jon Butcher Axis)
April 4, 1983           Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Jon Butcher Axis)
April 5, 1983           Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (Jon Butcher Axis)
April 7, 1983           The Coliseum. Quebec City, Quebec (Harlequin)
April 8-9, 1983		The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (The Tenants)
May 3, 1983             Ahoy Sportpaleis. Rotterdam, Holland (Vandenberg)
May 4, 1983		Le Zenith. Paris, France [canceled]
May 6, 1983             Sporthalle. Böblingen, Germany (Nazareth)
May 7, 1983             Festhalle. Frankfurt, Germany (Nazareth)
May 8, 1983             Congress Centrum. Hamburg, Germany (Nazareth)
May 10, 1983            Philipshalle. Dusseldorf, Germany (Nazareth)
May 11, 1983            Rhein-Neckar-Halle. Heidelberg, Germany (Nazareth)
May 12, 1983		Forest National. Brussels, Belgium (Vandenberg)
May 14-15, 1983		National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham, England (no opener)
May 17-18/20-21, 1983	Wembley Arena. London, England (no opener)
May 22, 1983            National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham, England (no opener)
May 23, 1983		Deeside Leisure Centre. Deeside, Wales [canceled due to fire, replaced by May 22 Birmingham]
May 24-25, 1983		Royal Highland Exhibition Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland (no opener)

Signals Tour Setlist

This is the first time the "Three Stooges Theme" was used to open the shows; it would be used until the Presto tour and then return for one final time for the Vapor Trails tour. As demonstrated in numerous recordings, Rush had fun this tour, often changing the lyrics to some of the older songs such as "The Spirit of Baseball" and "The Plumbers of Syrinx" (with Lerxst adding additional vocals), and a short instrumental was played leading into "YYZ". For this tour, "The Camera Eye" was abbreviated such that only the "New York" or "London" section would be performed each night on a seemingly random basis. Although the setlist remained the same throughout most of this tour, "Chemistry" and "The Camera Eye" were dropped from the setlist in Germany, and although "The Camera Eye" was brought back for later dates, "Chemistry" was never played again.

"Shows open with a re-recorded version of the Three Stooges theme. 'It's not the original theme because they won't let you use that,' Lee explained. 'So I hired my friend, violinist Ben Mink, who's a musician extraordinaire and a very big Three Stooges fan, and we had him recreate the original version. The three hellos you hear at the beginning are the three of us talking to him on the phone.'" - United Press International, December 1, 1987

The Spirit of Radio (with "Three Stooges theme" intro)
Tom Sawyer
Freewill
Digital Man
Subdivisions
Vital Signs
The Camera Eye (abbreviated)
Closer To The Heart
Chemistry (dropped after 5/3/83)
The Analog Kid
Broon's Bane
The Trees
Red Barchetta
The Weapon (with Count Floyd intro)
New World Man
Limelight
Countdown
Medley: 2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx ->
Xanadu (abbreviated)->
La Villa Strangiato (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)
Encore: YYZ/Drum Solo


Grace Under Pressure Warm Up Tour (Radio City Music Hall Five Night Stand)

Opening Band: Marillion

Grace Under Pressure Warm Up Tour Dates

September 18-23, 1983	Radio City Music Hall. New York, New York (Marillion)

Grace Under Pressure Warm Up Tour Setlist

The setlist for these five nights at Radio City Music Hall to warm up for the recording of Grace Under Pressure was similar to the Signals tour, with early versions of "Kid Gloves", "Red Sector A" and "The Body Electric" replacing "The Camera Eye" and "Chemistry" (these same two songs had been dropped from the setlist in Germany on the Signals tour).

The Spirit of Radio (with "Three Stooges theme" intro)
Tom Sawyer
Freewill (9/19 only)
Digital Man
Kid Gloves (early version/moved to follow New World Man beginning Sep. 22)
Subdivisions
Vital Signs
Red Sector A (early version)
Closer To The Heart
The Analog Kid
The Body Electric (early version)
Broon's Bane
The Trees
Red Barchetta
The Weapon (with Count Floyd intro)
New World Man
Limelight
Countdown
Medley: 2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx ->
Xanadu (abbreviated)->
La Villa Strangiato (abbreviated)->
In The Mood (abbreviated)
Encore: YYZ/Drum Solo


Grace Under PressureGrace Under Pressure Tour

Opening Bands: Fastway, Gary Moore, Helix, Red Rider, Y&T, Strict-Neine

Grace Under Pressure Tour Dates

May 7, 1984             Tingley Coliseum. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Gary Moore)
May 9, 1984             Community Center. Tucson, Arizona (Gary Moore)
May 10, 1984            Thomas & Mack Center. Las Vegas, Nevada (Gary Moore)
May 12, 1984            Lawlor Events Center. Reno, Nevada (Gary Moore)
May 14, 1984            Salt Palace Center. Salt Lake City, Utah (Gary Moore)
May 15, 1984            BSU Pavilion. Boise, Idaho (Gary Moore)
May 17, 1984            Memorial Coliseum. Portland, Oregon (Gary Moore)
May 18, 1984            Tacoma Dome. Tacoma, Washington (Gary Moore)
May 19, 1984            Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Gary Moore)
May 24-26, 1984		Cow Palace. San Francisco, California (Gary Moore)
May 28, 1984            Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Gary Moore)
May 29-30, 1984		Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Gary Moore)
June 2, 1984            Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. Irvine, California (Gary Moore)
June 4, 1984            Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Gary Moore)
June 5, 1984            Pan American Center. Las Cruces, New Mexico (Gary Moore)
June 6, 1984            Ector County Coliseum. Odessa, Texas (Gary Moore)
June 8, 1984            Astrodome. Houston, Texas (The Texxas Jam)
June 10, 1984           Cotton Bowl. Dallas, Texas (The Texxas Jam: Rush, .38 Special, Ozzy Osbourne, Bryan Adams, Gary Moore)
June 12, 1984           Barton Coliseum.  Little Rock, Arkansas (Gary Moore)
June 13, 1984           Convention Center. Tulsa, Oklahoma (Gary Moore)
June 15, 1984           Kansas Coliseum Britt Brown Arena. Wichita, Kansas (Gary Moore)
June 16, 1984           Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (Gary Moore)
June 25, 1984           MECCA Arena. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Gary Moore)
June 26-27, 1984	Met Center. Bloomington, Minnesota (Gary Moore)
June 29-30, 1984	Rosemont Horizon. Rosemont, Illinois (Gary Moore)
July 2, 1984            The Arena. St. Louis, Missouri (Gary Moore)
July 3, 1984            Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Pat Travers Band)
July 5-6, 1984		Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Gary Moore)
July 8, 1984            Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pat Travers Band)
July 9, 1984            Joe Louis Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Pat Travers Band)
July 12, 1984           Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (Red Rider) [rescheduled from July 7]
July 14-15, 1984	The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Red Rider)
July 16, 1984           The Coliseum. Quebec City, Quebec (Red Rider)
September 14, 1984      Cumberland County Civic Center. Portland, Maine (Fastway)
September 15, 1984      Civic Center. Glens Falls, New York (Fastway)
September 17, 1984      Madison Square Garden. New York, New York (Fastway)
September 18, 1984	Olympic Center. Lake Placid, New York (Fastway)
September 21-22, 1984	Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (Red Rider) [21st recorded - p/g tour video]
September 27, 1984      Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (Helix)
September 28, 1984      Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (Fastaway) [rescheduled from 9/24 due to illness (Geddy)]
September 29, 1984      Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey (Helix)
September 30, 1984      Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (Helix)
October 2-3, 1984	The Centrum. Worcester, Massachusetts (Fastway)
October 4, 1984         War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Fastway)
October 6, 1984         University of Dayton Arena. Dayton, Ohio (Fastway) [rescheduled from July 10]
October 7, 1984         Ohio Center. Columbus, Ohio (Fastway)
October 18, 1984        Toledo Sports Arena. Toledo, Ohio (Fastway)
October 19, 1984        Wendler Arena. Saginaw, Michigan (Fastway)
October 21, 1984        Rupp Arena. Lexington, Kentucky (Fastway)
October 23, 1984        Mid-South Coliseum. Memphis, Tennessee (Fastway)
October 24, 1984        Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson, Mississippi (Fastway)
October 26, 1984        Mississippi Coast Colliseum. Biloxi, Mississippi (Fastway)
October 27, 1984        UNO Lakefront Arena. New Orleans, Louisiana (Fastway)
October 29, 1984        Municipal Auditorium. Nashville, Tennessee (Fastway)
October 30, 1984        The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Fastway)
November 1, 1984        Civic Center Coliseum. Charleston, West Virginia (Y&T)
November 2, 1984        Freedom Hall Civic Center. Johnson City, Tennessee (Y&T)
November 3, 1984        Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Y&T)
November 5-6, 1984	The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Y&T)
November 7, 1984        Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (Y&T) [rescheduled from 9/25 due to illness; Rush meet producer Peter Collins]
November 16, 1984       Seto-shi Bunka Center. Seto, Aich, Japan (no opener)
November 18, 1984       Fukuoka Sun-Palace Hall. Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan (no opener)
November 20, 1984       Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan (no opener)
November 21, 1984       Budokan Hall. Tokyo, Japan (no opener)
November 24-25, 1984	Honolulu NBC Arena. Honolulu, Hawaii (Strict-Neine)

Grace Under Pressure Tour Setlists

Highlights of this tour include the then-complete "Fear" performed in sequence, which included "Witch Hunt" thanks to technological improvements in the keyboard department which had prevented it from being recreated live in the past. This is one of only three tours in which "Limelight" was not included in the set, either full time or as an alternate/replacement (the other two being the Presto and R40 tours).

Setlist changes during this tour: for the first leg "Afterimage" followed "Closer to the Heart", and the Drum Solo was a medley with "Red Lenses". After the summer break "Kid Gloves" replaced "Afterimage", and the all new extended jam section was added to "Closer to the Heart". After a 10 day break, beginning October 18th the Drum Solo found its way back to "YYZ" as on previous tours, and a new bass intro and full bass solo were added to "Red Lenses". "Kid Gloves" was dropped from the setlist in Japan. For most of the tour a short Get Smart video was shown as the introduction to "New World Man", although during early dates it was shown as the introduction to "Vital Signs".

The Spirit of Radio (with "Three Stooges theme" intro)
The Body Electric
The Enemy Within: Part I of 'Fear'
The Weapon: Part II of 'Fear'
Witch Hunt: Part III of 'Fear'
New World Man
Between the Wheels
Red Barchetta
Distant Early Warning
Red Sector A
Closer To The Heart (with extended instumental break added beginning Sept. 14)
Afterimage (replaced by Kid Gloves beginning Sept. 14)
YYZ ->
2112: The Temples of Syrinx ->
Tom Sawyer
Encore: Red Lenses (bass solo added beginning Oct. 18)
Drum Solo (moved to follow YYZ beginning Oct. 18)
Red Lenses (reprise)
Vital Signs
Finding My Way ->
In The Mood


Power Windows Warm Up Tour (Spring Training 1985)

Power Windows Warm Up Tour Dates

March 11-12, 1985	Civic Center. Lakeland, Florida (no opener)
March 14, 1985          Lee Civic Center. Ft. Meyers, Florida (no opener)
March 15, 1985          Hollywood Sportatorium. Hollywood, Florida (no opener)

Power Windows Warm Up Tour Setlist

The setlist for these four nights in Florida to warm up for the recording of Power Windows was similar to the original early setlist of the Grace Under Pressure tour, with the addition of early versions of "The Big Money" and "Middletown Dreams", which replaced "Kid Gloves" (the same song was dropped during the Japan dates of the Grace tour).

The Spirit of Radio (with "Three Stooges theme" intro)
Subdivisions
The Body Electric
The Enemy Within: Part I of 'Fear'
The Weapon: Part II of 'Fear'
Witch Hunt: Part III of 'Fear'
The Big Money (early version)
New World Man
Between the Wheels
Red Barchetta
Distant Early Warning
Red Sector A
Closer To The Heart
Middletown Dreams (early version)
YYZ
2112: The Temples of Syrinx
Tom Sawyer
Encore: Red Lenses/Drum Solo
Vital Signs
Finding My Way
In The Mood


Power WindowsPower Windows Tour

Opening Bands: Steve Morse, Marillion, FM, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Blue Oyster Cult

Power Windows Tour Dates

December 4, 1985        Cumberland County Civic Center. Portland, Maine (Steve Morse)
December 5, 1985        Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (Steve Morse)
December 7, 1985        Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (Steve Morse)
December 8, 1985        Civic Center. Hartford, Connecticut (Steve Morse)
December 10, 1985       War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Steve Morse)
December 12-13, 1985	The Centrum. Worcester, Massachusetts (Steve Morse)
December 15, 1985       Richmond Coliseum. Richmond, Virginia (Steve Morse)
December 16, 1985       Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (Steve Morse)
December 18, 1985       Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Steve Morse)
December 19, 1985       Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Steve Morse)
January 9, 1986         Pensacola Civic Center. Pensacola, Florida (Steve Morse)
January 10, 1986        Cajundome. Lafayette, Louisiana (Steve Morse)
January 12-13, 1986	Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas (Steve Morse)
January 15-16, 1986	The Summit. Houston, Texas (Steve Morse)
January 18, 1986        Erwin Special Events Center. Austin, Texas (Steve Morse)
January 19, 1986        Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (Steve Morse)
January 30, 1986        Cow Palace. San Francisco, California (Steve Morse)
January 31, 1986        Oakland Coliseum. Oakland, California (Steve Morse)
February 2, 1986        Thomas & Mack Center. Las Vegas, Nevada (Steve Morse)
February 3, 1986        Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Steve Morse)
February 5-6, 1986	Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Steve Morse)
February 8, 1986        Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Steve Morse)
February 10, 1986       Community Center. Tucson, Arizona (Steve Morse)
February 12, 1986       Tingley Coliseum. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Steve Morse)
February 14, 1986       McNichol's Arena. Denver, Colorado (Steve Morse)
February 27, 1986       Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (Marillion)
February 28, 1986       Copps Coliseum. Hamilton, Ontario (FM)
March 1, 1986           Civic Center. Ottawa, Ontario (FM)
March 3, 1986           The Coliseum. Quebec City, Quebec (Marillion)
March 4, 1986           The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Marillion)
March 6-7, 1986		Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (FM)
March 20, 1986          Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Marillion)
March 21-22, 1986	Rosemont Horizon. Rosemont, Illinois (Marillion)
March 24, 1986          MECCA Arena. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Marillion)
March 25, 1986          Civic Center. St. Paul, Minnesota (Marillion)
March 28, 1986          Joe Louis Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Marillion)
March 29, 1986          Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Marillion)
Mar 31-Apr 1, 1986	Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey (Marillion) [recorded - A Show of Hands album]
April 3, 1986           Civic Center. Springfield, Massachusetts (Marillion)
April 4, 1986           Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (Marillion)
April 13, 1986          Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 14&16, 1986	The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 17, 1986          Baltimore Civic Center. Baltimore, Maryland (no opener - Marillion canceled)
April 19, 1986          Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 20, 1986          Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 22, 1986		Greensboro Coliseum. Greensboro, North Carolina (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 23, 1986          Augusta Civic Center. Augusta, Georgia (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 25, 1986          The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 26, 1986          Jefferson Civic Center. Birmingham, Alabama (Blue Oyster Cult)
April 28, 1986          The Arena. St. Louis, Missouri (no opening act)
April 29, 1986          Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (Blue Oyster Cult)
May 1, 1986             The Myriad. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Blue Oyster Cult)
May 2, 1986             Kansas Coliseum. Wichita, Kansas (Blue Oyster Cult)
May 11, 1986		Winnipeg, Manitoba [canceled, possibly after addition of Salt Lake show]
May 12, 1986            Salt Palace Center. Salt Lake City, Utah (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
May 14, 1986            Northlands Coliseum. Edmonton, Alberta [canceled due to Calgary blizzard]
May 15, 1986            The Olympic Saddledome. Calgary, Alberta (Kick Axe)
May 17, 1986            Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Kick Axe)
May 19, 1986            Memorial Coliseum. Portland, Oregon (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
May 21, 1986            Seattle Center Coliseum. Seattle, Washington (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
May 24, 1986            Cal Expo. Sacramento, California (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
May 25-26, 1986		Pacific Amphitheater. Costa Mesa, California (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Power Windows Tour Setlist

Beginning with this tour, Rush began its practice which continued through the Test For Echo tour of fine tuning the setlist during the first few dates of the tour: "The Weapon" followed "Territories" and was only played the first two nights of the tour (and thus is not included in the below setlist); "Witch Hunt" was added the second night preceding "YYZ" and the sixth night of the tour would move up in the setlist to follow "Middletown Dreams", possibly due to their common use of electronic drums. Additionally, "New World Man" was apparently dropped from the last month of the tour; its last known performance was April 22, '86, and it would not be performed again until the Vapor Trails tour.

The Spirit of Radio (with "Three Stooges theme" intro)
Limelight
The Big Money
New World Man (dropped sometime after 4/22/86)
Subdivisions
Manhattan Project
Middletown Dreams
Witch Hunt
Red Sector A
Closer To The Heart
Marathon
The Trees
Mystic Rhythms
Distant Early Warning
Territories
YYZ ->
Drum Solo ->
Red Lenses (abbreviated)
Tom Sawyer
Encore: 2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
Grand Designs
In The Mood


Hold Your FireHold Your Fire Tour

Opening Bands: MSG, Tommy Shaw, Chalk Circle, The Rainmakers

Hold Your Fire Tour Dates

October 29-30, 1987	Memorial Stadium. St. John's, Newfoundland (Chalk Circle)
November 1, 1987        Centre 200. Sydney, Nova Scotia (Chalk Circle)
November 2, 1987        Metro Centre. Halifax, Nova Scotia (Chalk Circle)
November 4, 1987        Moncton Coliseum. Moncton, New Brunswick (Chalk Circle)
November 6-7, 1987	Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (MSG)
November 9, 1987        Civic Center. Springfield, Massachusetts (MSG)
November 10, 1987       Memorial Auditorium. Utica, New York (MSG)
November 12, 1987       RPI Fieldhouse. Troy, New York (MSG)
November 13, 1987       Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (MSG)
November 14, 1987       Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York
November 24, 1987       Freedom Hall Civic Center. Johnson City, Tennessee (MSG)
November 25, 1987       The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (MSG)
November 27, 1987       Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (MSG)
November 30, 1987       Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (MSG)
December 2-3, 1987	The Centrum. Worcester, Massachusetts (MSG)
December 5, 1987        Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (MSG) [Lock And Key filmed for promo video]
December 7, 1987        Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey (Tommy Shaw) [rescheduled from Dec. 6]
December 9, 1987        Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (Tommy Shaw)
December 11, 1987       Madison Square Garden. New York, New York (Tommy Shaw)
December 13-14, 1987	The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Tommy Shaw)
December 16, 1987       Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Tommy Shaw)
December 17, 1987       Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Tommy Shaw)
January 14, 1988        Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Tommy Shaw) [rescheduled from Nov. 28 - Geddy laryngitis]
January 15, 1988        Reynolds Coliseum. Raleigh, North Carolina (Tommy Shaw)
January 16, 1988        Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. Birmingham, Alabama (Tommy Shaw)
January 18, 1988        Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson, Mississippi (Tommy Shaw)
January 20, 1988        Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas (Tommy Shaw)
January 21, 1988        Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (Tommy Shaw)
January 23, 1988        The Myriad. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Tommy Shaw)
January 24, 1988        Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. Shreveport, Louisiana (Tommy Shaw)
January 26, 1988        Barton Coliseum. Little Rock, Arkansas (Tommy Shaw)
January 27, 1988        Lakefront Arena. New Orleans, Louisiana (Tommy Shaw) [recorded - A Show of Hands album]
January 29, 1988        The Summit. Houston, Texas (Tommy Shaw)
January 30, 1988        Erwin Special Events Center. Austin, Texas (Tommy Shaw)
February 1, 1988        Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona [recorded - A Show of Hands album]
February 3, 1988        Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Tommy Shaw) [recorded - A Show of Hands album]
February 4-5, 1988	Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Tommy Shaw)
February 15, 1988       Civic Center. Lakeland, Florida (Tommy Shaw)
February 16, 1988       Hollywood Sportatorium. Hollywood, Florida (Tommy Shaw) [rescheduled from Feb. 13]
February 18, 1988       Memorial Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Tommy Shaw)
February 19, 1988       Civic Center. Pensacola, Florida (Tommy Shaw)
February 21, 1988       Mid-South Coliseum. Memphis, Tennessee (Tommy Shaw)
February 22, 1988       Municipal Auditorium. Nashville, Tennessee (Tommy Shaw)
February 23, 1988       Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Tommy Shaw)
February 25-26, 1988	Rosemont Horizon. Rosemont, Illinois (Tommy Shaw)
February 28, 1988       Civic Center. Peoria, Illinois (Tommy Shaw)
March 1, 1988           The Arena. St. Louis, Missouri (Tommy Shaw)
March 2, 1988           Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Tommy Shaw)
March 4-5, 1988		Joe Louis Arena. Detroit, Michigan (Tommy Shaw)
March 7-8, 1988		Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (Chalk Circle)
March 10, 1988          The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Chalk Circle)
March 11, 1988          Colisee De Quebec. Quebec City, Quebec (Chalk Circle)
March 12, 1988          Civic Centre. Ottawa, Ontario (Chalk Circle)
April 2, 1988           Civic Auditorium Arena. Omaha, Nebraska (The Rainmakers)
April 4, 1988           Met Center. Bloomington, Minnesota (The Rainmakers)
April 5, 1988           MECCA Arena. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (The Rainmakers)
April 7, 1988           Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (The Rainmakers)
April 9, 1988           Louisville Gardens. Louisville, Kentucky (no opener)
April 10, 1988          Hara Arena. Dayton, Ohio (no opener)
April 21,23-24, 1988	National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham, England (no opener) [recorded - A Show of Hands video and album]
April 26, 1988          Scottish Exhibition Centre. Glasgow, Scotland (no opener)
April 28-30, 1988	Wembley Arena. London, England (no opener)
May 2, 1988             Ahoy Sportpaleis. Rotterdam, Holland (no opener)
May 4, 1988             Festhalle. Frankfurt, Germany (Wishbone Ash)
May 5, 1988             Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle. Stuttgart, Germany (Wishbone Ash)

Hold Your Fire Tour Setlist

It is believed the setlist remained the same throughout this tour.

The Big Money (with "Three Stooges theme" intro)
Subdivisions
Limelight
Marathon
Turn the Page
Prime Mover
Manhattan Project
Closer To The Heart
Red Sector A
Force Ten
Time Stand Still
Distant Early Warning
Lock and Key
Mission
Territories
YYZ
The Rhythm Method (Drum Solo)
Red Lenses (snippet)
The Spirit of Radio
Tom Sawyer
Encore: 2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
La Villa Strangiato
In The Mood


PrestoPresto Tour

Opening Bands: Mr. Big, Chalk Circle, Voivod

"The Presto tour was a short one, intentionally, because we weren't so sure about touring anymore. And things worked out so well, we actually finished the tour and everyone was still smiling." - Geddy Lee, Rockline, May 15, 1992
"The backdrop we used for the Presto tour was an oversized reproduction of an antique carnival poster originally painted in oils that I found hanging on a wall in my friend Jason Sniderman's home and immediately thought would look terrific on our stage...flanked, of course, by two gigantic inflatable rabbits. (Jason played the superb piano work on Presto's 'Anagram' and years later on 'The Garden' from Clockwork Angels." - Geddy Lee, My Effin' Life

Presto Tour Dates

February 17, 1990       Memorial Auditorium. Greenville, South Carolina (Mr. Big)
February 19, 1990       Memorial Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Mr. Big)
February 20, 1990       Bayfront Center. St. Petersburg, Florida (Mr. Big)
February 22, 1990       Miami Arena. Miami, Florida (Mr. Big)
February 23, 1990       Orlando Arena. Orlando, Florida (Mr. Big)
February 25, 1990       Lakefront Arena. New Orleans, Louisiana (Mr. Big)
February 26, 1990       The Summit. Houston, Texas (Mr. Big)
February 28, 1990       Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (Mr. Big)
March 1, 1990           Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas (Mr. Big)
March 3, 1990           Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (Mr. Big)
March 5, 1990           The Arena. St. Louis, Missouri (Mr. Big)
March 6, 1990           Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Mr. Big)
March 8-9, 1990		The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan (Mr. Big)
March 20, 1990          Northlands Coliseum. Edmonton, Alberta (Mr. Big)
March 21, 1990          Calgary Saddledome. Calgary, Alberta (Mr. Big)
March 23, 1990          Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Mr. Big)
March 24, 1990          Memorial Coliseum. Portland, Oregon (Mr. Big)
March 26, 1990          Seattle Center Coliseum. Seattle, Washington (Mr. Big)
March 28, 1990          Arco Arena. Sacramento, California (Mr. Big)
March 30-31, 1990	Oakland Coliseum. Oakland, California (Mr. Big)
April 2-3, 1990		Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Mr. Big)
April 5, 1990           Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Mr. Big)
April 7, 1990           Pacific Amphitheater. Costa Mesa, California (Mr. Big)
April 8, 1990           Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Mr. Big)
April 20, 1990          Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey (Mr. Big)
April 22, 1990          Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (Mr. Big)
April 24, 1990          The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Mr. Big)
April 25, 1990          Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey
April 27, 1990          The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Mr. Big)
April 28, 1990          War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Mr. Big) [rescheduled from 4/19 - Geddy flu]
May 1, 1990             The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Mr. Big)
May 2, 1990             Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (Mr. Big)
May 4, 1990             Richmond Coliseum. Richmond, Virginia (Mr. Big)
May 5, 1990             Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (Mr. Big)
May 7, 1990             Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (Mr. Big)
May 8, 1990             Hartford Civic Center. Hartford, Connecticut (Mr. Big)
May 10-11, 1990		The Centrum. Worcester, Massachusetts (Mr. Big)
May 13, 1990            Colisee De Quebec. Quebec City, Quebec (Chalk Circle)
May 14, 1990            The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Voivod)
May 16-17, 1990		Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario (Voivod)
June 1, 1990            Old Orchard Beach, Maine [canceled due to rain]
June 2, 1990            Knickerbocker Arena. Albany, New York (Mr. Big)
June 4, 1990            Baltimore Arena. Baltimore, Maryland (Mr. Big)
June 5, 1990            Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Mr. Big)
June 7, 1990            Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Mr. Big)
June 8, 1990            Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Mr. Big)
June 10, 1990           Blossom Music Center. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Mr. Big)
June 11, 1990           Riverbend Music Center. Cincinnati, Ohio (Mr. Big)
June 13, 1990           Cooper Stadium. Columbus, Ohio (Mr. Big)
June 14, 1990           Deercreek Amphitheater. Noblesville, Indiana (Mr. Big)
June 16-17, 1990	Alpine Valley Music Theatre. East Troy, Wisconsin (Mr. Big)
June 19, 1990           Met Center. Bloomington, Minnesota (Mr. Big)
June 20, 1990           Civic Auditorium Arena. Omaha, Nebraska (Mr. Big)
June 22, 1990           Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre. Englewood, Colorado (Mr. Big)
June 24, 1990           Salt Palace Center. Salt Lake City, Utah (Mr. Big)
June 26, 1990           Cal Expo. Sacramento, California (Mr. Big)
June 27, 1990           Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, California (Mr. Big)
June 29, 1990           Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. Irvine, California (Mr. Big)

Presto Tour Setlist

This is the last tour to include "In The Mood", and is one of only three tours in which "Limelight" was not included in the set, either full time or as an alternate/replacement (the other two being the Grace Under Pressure and R40 tours). In addition, the first third of this tour was the first to not include "The Spirit Of Radio" in the setlist since its inception; after its return it would remain in the setlist for the rest of their touring history. This is the first tour to include The Surfari's "Wipe Out" during the encore; it would also be included during the first leg of the Test For Echo tour.

Setlist changes during this tour: "Superconductor" originally followed "Show Don't Tell", but they switched places after the first four shows. One-third into the tour (beginning 3/31), "The Spirit of Radio" replaced "The Big Money".

Force Ten (with "A Show of Hands" video intro)
Freewill (abbreviated)->
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Subdivisions
Marathon
Red Barchetta
Superconductor
Show Don't Tell
The Pass
Closer To The Heart
Manhattan Project
Xanadu (abbreviated)->
YYZ
The Rhythm Method (Drum solo)
Scars
War Paint
Mission
Tom Sawyer
Encore: The Big Money (replaced by The Spirit of Radio 3/31)
2112: Overture
La Villa Strangiato
In The Mood
Wipe Out


Roll The BonesRoll The Bones Tour

Opening Bands: Eric Johnson, Vinnie Moore, Primus, Mr. Big, Andy Curran, The Tragically Hip

"It was great being on tour with Rush. I really loved hanging with those guys and getting to know Alex Lifeson a bit. They're such pros, man. I learned a lot about touring and how to put on a show from watching them and their whole crew. They're seasoned veterans. Watching their entire operation was pretty eye-opening." - Eric Johnson, MusicRadar.com, December 16, 2010

Roll The Bones Tour Dates

October 25, 1991        Copps Coliseum. Hamilton, Ontario (Andy Curran & Soho 69)
October 26, 1991        War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Eric Johnson)
October 28, 1991        Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Eric Johnson)
October 29, 1991        Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Eric Johnson)
October 31, 1991        Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Eric Johnson)
November 1, 1991        Rosemont Horizon. Rosemont, Illinois (Eric Johnson)
November 3, 1991        Target Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota (Eric Johnson)
November 4, 1991        Civic Auditorium Arena. Omaha, Nebraska (Eric Johnson)
November 6, 1991        Expocenter. Topeka, Kansas (Eric Johnson)
November 7, 1991        The Arena. St. Louis, Missouri (Eric Johnson)
November 9, 1991        Redbird Arena. Normal, Illinois (Eric Johnson)
November 10, 1991       Bradley Center. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Eric Johnson)
November 13-14, 1991	The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan (Eric Johnson)
November 16, 1991       John F. Savage Hall, University of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio (Eric Johnson)
November 17-18, 1991	Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Eric Johnson)
November 26, 1991       Civic Center. Ottawa, Ontario (Andy Curran & Soho 69)
November 28, 1991	The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (Andy Curran & Soho 69)
November 29, 1991       Colisee De Quebec. Quebec City, Quebec (Andy Curran & Soho 69)
December 1 & 3, 1991	Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Vinnie Moore)
December 4, 1991        Capital Centre. Largo, Maryland (Vinnie Moore)
December 6-7, 1991	Madison Square Garden. New York, New York (Vinnie Moore)
December 9, 1991        Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (Vinnie Moore)
December 10, 1991       The Centrum. Worcester, Massachusetts (Vinnie Moore)
December 12, 1991       Knickerbocker Arena. Albany, New York (Vinnie Moore)
December 13, 1991       Civic Center. Hartford, Connecticut (Vinnie Moore)
December 15, 1991       Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (Vinnie Moore)
December 16, 1991       Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (The Tragically Hip)
January 18, 1992        Pan American Center. Las Cruces, New Mexico (Primus)
January 20, 1992        Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Primus)
January 22-23, 1992	Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Primus)
January 25, 1992        Selland Arena. Fresno, California (Primus)
January 27, 1992        Arco Arena. Sacramento, California (Primus)
January 29-30, 1992	Oakland Coliseum. Oakland, California (Primus)
February 2, 1992        Pacific Coliseum. Vancouver, British Columbia (Primus)
February 4, 1992        Seattle Center Coliseum. Seattle, Washington (Primus)
February 5, 1992        Portland Memorial Coliseum. Portland, Oregon (Primus)
February 15, 1992       Convention Center Arena at HemisFair Park. San Antonio, Texas (Primus)
February 16, 1992       Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas (Primus)
February 18, 1992       The Summit. Houston, Texas (Primus)
February 20, 1992       Erwin Special Events Center. Austin, Texas (Primus)
February 22, 1992       Shreveport, Louisiana [canceled - Geddy laryngitis]
February 23, 1992       Lakefront Arena. New Orleans, Louisiana (Primus)
February 25, 1992       Civic Center. Pensacola, Florida (Primus)
February 26, 1992       Memorial Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Primus)
February 28, 1992       Miami Arena. Miami, Florida (Primus)
February 29, 1992       Suncoast Dome. St. Petersburg, Florida (Primus)
March 2, 1992           Orlando Arena. Orlando, Florida (Primus)
March 4, 1992           The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Primus)
March 5, 1992           The Carolina Coliseum. Columbia, South Carolina (Primus)
March 7, 1992           Dean E. Smith Center. Chapel Hill, N. Carolina (Primus)
March 8, 1992           Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia (Primus)
March 10, 1992          Richmond Coliseum. Richmond, Virginia (Primus)
March 12, 1992          Broome County Arena. Binghamton, New York (Primus)
March 14, 1992          Veterans Coliseum. New Haven, Connecticut (Primus)
March 15, 1992          Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (Primus)
April 10, 1992          Sheffield Arena. Sheffield, England (Primus)
April 12-13, 1992	National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham, England (Primus)
April 15, 1992          Scottish Exhibition Centre. Glasgow, Scotland (Primus)
April 17-18, 1992	Wembley Arena. London, England (Primus)
April 21, 1992          Music Hall. Hannover, Germany (Primus)
April 23, 1992          Sporthalle. Koln, Germany (Primus)
April 24, 1992          Festhalle. Frankfurt, Germany (Primus)
April 27, 1992          Eissporthalle. Berlin, Germany (Primus)
April 28, 1992          Frankenhalle. Nürnberg, Germany (Primus)
April 29, 1992          Hans-Martin-Schleyerhalle. Stuttgart, Germany (Primus)
May 1, 1992             Le Zenith. Paris, France (Primus)
May 3, 1992             Ahoy Sportpaleis. Rotterdam, Holland (Primus)
May 21, 1992            Mid-South Coliseum. Memphis, Tennessee (Mr. Big)
May 23, 1992            Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (Mr. Big)
May 24, 1992            Kansas Coliseum. Wichita, Kansas (Mr. Big)
May 25, 1992            Myriad Arena. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Mr. Big)
May 27, 1992            Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. Englewood, Colorado, (Mr. Big)
May 29, 1992            Delta Center. Salt Lake City, Utah (Mr. Big)
May 31, 1992            Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, California (Mr. Big)
June 1, 1992            Lawlor Events Center. Reno, Nevada (Mr. Big)
June 2, 1992            Anaheim Stadium. Anaheim, California (Mr. Big)
June 3-4, 1992		Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. Irvine, California (Mr. Big)
June 6, 1992            Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV. Las Vegas, Nevada (Mr. Big)
June 7, 1992            Desert Sky Pavilion. Phoenix, Arizona (Mr. Big)
June 9, 1992            Tingley Coliseum. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Mr. Big)
June 10, 1992           Lubbock Coliseum. Lubbock, Texas (Mr. Big)
June 12, 1992           Riverport Amphitheater. St. Louis, Missouri (Mr. Big)
June 13, 1992           Starwood Amphitheater. Nashville, Tennessee (Mr. Big)
June 14, 1992           Blockbuster Pavilion. Charlotte, North Carolina (Mr. Big)
June 16, 1992           Merriwether Post Pavilion. Columbia, Maryland (Mr. Big)
June 17, 1992           Great Woods Center. Mansfield, Massachusetts (Mr. Big)
June 19, 1992           Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey (Mr. Big)
June 20, 1992           Jones Beach. Long Island, New York (Mr. Big)
June 21, 1992           Star Lake Amphitheater. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Mr. Big)
June 23, 1992           Nutter Center. Dayton, Ohio (Mr. Big)
June 24, 1992           Deer Creek. Noblesville, Indiana (Mr. Big)
June 26, 1992           The New Pine Knob. Detroit, Michigan (Mr. Big)
June 27, 1992           Alpine Valley Music Theatre. East Troy, Wisconsin (Mr. Big)
June 28, 1992           World Music Theatre. Tinley Park, Illinois (Mr. Big)

Roll The Bones Tour Setlists

Performed on every tour since their release, "In The Mood" and "YYZ" were not included in the setlist for the first time ever; although this is the only tour to not include "YYZ", "In The Mood" was never performed following the Presto tour.

Setlist changes during this tour: while not present the first few dates, "Ghost Of A Chance" was added after the first month of the tour. Beginning with the European leg a short "Cygnus X-1" teaser was added to close the finale (a practice which was brought back for the Test For Echo tour). Beginning with the Denver show, with less than a month left in the tour, "Subdivisions" and "The Pass" were dropped and "The Trees" was added, and as early as two shows later "Vital Signs" and "The Analog Kid" were also added in the slots previously held by "Subdivisions" and "The Pass"; these three songs would remain in the setlist for the remainder of the tour. During this final leg's performances of "The Trees", Alex regularly played a few notes similar to the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B", a treatment that would continue during the following tour.

Force Ten (with "A Show of Hands" video intro)
Limelight
Freewill (abbreviated)->
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Dreamline
Bravado
Roll the Bones
Show Don't Tell
The Big Money
Ghost of a Chance (added 12/4/91)
Subdivisions (dropped 5/27/92, replaced by Vital Signs beginning 5/31 or 5/29)
The Pass (dropped 5/27/92, replaced by The Analog Kid beginning 5/31 or 5/29)
The Trees (added 5/27/92)
Where's My Thing?
The Rhythm Method (Drum Solo)
Closer To The Heart
Xanadu (abbreviated)->
Superconductor
Tom Sawyer
Encore Medley: The Spirit of Radio->
2112: Overture->
Finding My Way (abbreviated)->
La Villa Strangiato (abbreviated)->
Anthem (abbreviated)->
Red Barchetta (abbreviated)->
The Spirit of Radio (reprise)->
Cygnus X-1 (teaser, added as early as 4/29/92)


CounterpartsCounterparts Tour

Opening Bands: Candlebox, The Melvins, Primus, The Doughboys, I Mother Earth

"It was Primus that got us to bring back parts from 'Hemispheres'...they would jam at soundcheck with all this stuff and we'd stand at the side of the stage and laugh. We got very close with them and hung out a lot and they said, 'You know, you should bring some of that stuff back, it was so cool, it's what we grew up with...' So we figured, 'Yeah, ok!' We started messing around in sound check with bits and pieces from 'Hemispheres' and then brought it back on the [Counterparts] tour." - Alex Lifeson, A Show Of Fans #13, Winter 1996
"We had The Melvins open for us. I loved everything about them but their music". - Neil Peart, Vancouver Province, March 20, 1994

Counterparts Tour Dates

January 22, 1994        Civic Center. Pensacola, Florida (Candlebox)
January 23, 1994        UNO Lakefront Arena. New Orleans, Louisiana (Candlebox)
January 25, 1994        Frank Erwin Center. Austin, Texas (Candlebox)
January 26, 1994        The Summit. Houston, Texas (Candlebox)
January 28, 1994        Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas (Candlebox)
January 29, 1994        Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, Texas (Candlebox)
January 31, 1994        Pan American Center. Las Cruces, New Mexico (Candlebox)
February 1, 1994        Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, Arizona (Candlebox)
February 3, 1994        Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California (Candlebox)
February 5, 1994        Arrowhead Pond. Anaheim, California (Candlebox)
February 7, 1994        Sports Arena. San Diego, California (Candlebox)
February 8, 1994        Selland Arena. Fresno, California (The Melvins)
February 10, 1994       Arco Arena. Sacramento, California (The Melvins)
February 11, 1994       Cow Palace. San Francisco, California (The Melvins)
February 12, 1994       San Jose Arena. San Jose, California (The Melvins)
February 23, 1994       Murphy Athletic Center. Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Candlebox)
February 24, 1994       The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia (Candlebox)
February 25, 1994       Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina (Candlebox)
February 27, 1994       Miami Arena. Miami, Florida (Candlebox) [recorded - Different Stages]
March 1, 1994           Orlando Arena. Orlando, Florida (Candlebox)
March 2, 1994           Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Jacksonville, Florida (Candlebox)
March 4, 1994           Thunderdome. St. Petersburg, Florida (Candlebox)
March 6, 1994           Dean Smith Center. Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Candlebox)
March 8-9, 1994		Madison Square Garden. New York, New York (Candlebox)
March 11-12, 1994	Centrum. Worcester, Massachusetts (Candlebox)
March 22, 1994          The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan (Primus) [recorded - Different Stages]
March 23, 1994          Richfield Coliseum. Richfield, Ohio (Primus)
March 25, 1994          Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, Ohio (Primus)
March 26, 1994          Market Square Arena. Indianapolis, Indiana (Primus)
March 27, 1994          The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan (Primus)
March 29-30, 1994	Rosemont Horizon. Rosemont, Illinois (Primus)
April 1, 1994           Civic Center. Peoria, Illinois (Primus)
April 2, 1994           Dane County Coliseum. Madison, Wisconsin (Primus)
April 4, 1994           The Arena. St. Louis, Missouri (Primus)
April 5, 1994           Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Missouri (Primus)
April 7, 1994           Bradley Center. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Primus)
April 8, 1994           Target Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota (Primus)
April 9, 1994           The Mark. Moline, Illinois (Primus)
April 18, 1994          Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo, New York (Candlebox)
April 20, 1994          Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Candlebox)
April 22, 1994          Brendan Byrne Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey (Candlebox)
April 23, 1994          Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York (Candlebox)
April 24, 1994          Civic Center. Hartford, Connecticut (Candlebox)
April 26, 1994          US Air Arena. Landover, Maryland (Candlebox)
April 27, 1994          Hampton Coliseum. Hampton, Virginia [canceled - Geddy flu]
April 29-30, 1994	The Spectrum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Candlebox) [recorded - Different Stages]
May 1, 1994             Civic Center. Providence, Rhode Island (Candlebox)
May 3, 1994             Knickerbocker Arena. Albany, New York (Candlebox)
May 4, 1994             War Memorial. Rochester, New York (Candlebox)
May 6, 1994             The Forum. Montreal, Quebec (The Doughboys)
May 7, 1994             Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto, Ontario (I Mother Earth)

Counterparts Tour Setlists

The setlist for this tour remained constant until the addition of "Bravado" for only the final two weeks of the tour (one of those performances was included on Different Stages). Although not included in the final setlist, during pre-tour rehearsals "Distant Early Warning" was performed between "Force Ten" and "YYZ". This was the last tour in which Rush toured with an opening band. In addition, this is the only tour that did not include any part of "2112" in the setlist; in fact, nothing from the first four albums was in the set. This tour marks the return of "Hemispheres", with 'Prelude' performed for the first time in twelve years; other than a short teaser in the "R30 Overture", "Hemispheres: Prelude" would not be heard again until the final tour.

Having fun this tour, Geddy usually introduced "Cold Fire" as a country song (often with a country music introduction), and Alex would introduce "Stick It Out" with a humorous comment and later in the show gave humorous band introductions during the "Closer To The Heart" jam; the introductions were never the same, and never did he make correct introductions, usually introducing each member of the band as a famous celebrity. Alex also again played a few notes from the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B" at the end of "The Trees", a practice that began on the final leg of the previous tour.

Dreamline (with "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" intro)
The Spirit of Radio
The Analog Kid
Cold Fire (with Country music intro)
Time Stand Still
Nobody's Hero
Roll the Bones
Animate
Stick It Out (with introduction by Lerxst)
Double Agent
Limelight
Bravado (added 4/20/94)
Mystic Rhythms
Closer To The Heart (with member introductions by Lerxst)
Show Don't Tell
Leave That Thing Alone!
The Rhythm Method (Drum Solo)
The Trees
Xanadu (abbreviated)->
Hemispheres: Prelude
Tom Sawyer
Force Ten
YYZ
Cygnus X-1 (teaser)


Test For EchoTest for Echo Tour

"Rush performed 47 shows between October 1996 and July 1997. Seven of those dates-again consisting of arenas and amphitheaters-were sold out. Tickets were in the $40-25 range, with gross ticket sales totaling almost $14 million. Total attendance was recorded at 481,364 people." - Billboard, June 22, 2002

Test For Echo Tour Dates

October 19, 1996	Knickerbocker Arena. Albany, New York
October 20, 1996	Marine Midland Arena. Buffalo, New York
October 22, 1996	Nutter Center. Dayton, Ohio
October 23, 1996        Van Andel Arena. Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 25, 1996        The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan
October 26, 1996        Rockford MetroCentre. Rockford, Illinois
October 28, 1996        United Center. Chicago, Illinois
October 29, 1996        Target Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 31, 1996        Kiel Center. St. Louis, Missouri
November 1, 1996        Bradley Center. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 3, 1996	Civic Arena. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 4, 1996	Gund Arena. Cleveland, Ohio
November 6, 1996	CoreStates Center. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 7, 1996	USAir Arena, Landover, Maryland
November 9, 1996	The FleetCenter. Boston, Massachusetts
November 10, 1996	Hartford Civic Center. Hartford, Connecticut
November 20, 1996       San Jose Arena. San Jose, California
November 21, 1996       Arco Arena. Sacramento, California
November 23, 1996       Sports Arena. San Diego, California
November 24, 1996       Thomas & Mack Arena, UNLV. Las Vegas, Nevada
November 26-27, 1996	Great Western Forum. Los Angeles, California
November 29, 1996       America West Arena. Phoenix, Arizona
November 30, 1996       UTEP Special Events Center. El Paso, Texas
December 2, 1996        The Alamodome. San Antonio, Texas
December 3, 1996        Reunion Arena. Dallas, Texas
December 5, 1996        The Summit. Houston, Texas
December 6, 1996        UNO Lakefront Arena. New Orleans, Louisiana
December 8, 1996        Coral Sky Amphitheater. West Palm Beach, Florida
December 9, 1996        Ice Palace Arena. Tampa, Florida
December 11, 1996       The Omni. Atlanta, Georgia
December 12, 1996	Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte, North Carolina
December 14, 1996       Nassau Coliseum. Uniondale, New York
December 15, 1996       Continental Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey
December 18, 1996       Club Phoenix. Toronto, Ontario (Molson Canadian Blind Date)
May 7, 1997             Hospitality Point. San Diego, California
May 8, 1997             Desert Sky Pavilion. Phoenix, Arizona
May 10, 1997            Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion. Devore, California
May 11, 1997            Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, California
May 14, 1997		Rose Garden. Portland, Oregon
May 16, 1997            GM Place. Vancouver, British Columbia
May 17, 1997            The Gorge. George, Washington
May 19, 1997            BSU Pavilion. Boise, Idaho
May 20, 1997            Delta Center. Salt Lake City, Utah
May 22, 1997            Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. Englewood, Colorado
May 24, 1997            Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheater. Dallas, Texas [recorded - Different Stages]
May 25, 1997            Woodlands Pavilion. Woodlands, Texas
June 4, 1997            Riverbend Music Center. Cincinnati, Ohio
June 5, 1997            Starwood Amphitheater. Nashville, Tennessee
June 7, 1997            Sandstone Amphitheater. Bonner Springs, Kansas
June 8, 1997            Riverport Amphitheater. St. Louis, Missouri
June 10, 1997           Deer Creek Music Center. Noblesville, Indiana
June 11, 1997           Star Lake Amphitheater. Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
June 13, 1997           Marcus Amphitheater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 14, 1997           World Music Theater. Tinley Park, Illinois [recorded - Different Stages]
June 16, 1997           Polaris Amphitheater. Columbus, Ohio
June 17, 1997		Pine Knob Music Theater. Detroit, Michigan
June 19, 1997           PNC Bank Arts Center. Holmdel, New Jersey
June 20, 1997           Nissan Pavilion. Bristow, Virginia
June 22, 1997           Blockbuster-Sony E-Centre. Camden, New Jersey
June 23, 1997           Great Woods Center. Mansfield, Massachusetts [recorded - Different Stages]
June 25, 1997           Jones Beach. Wantagh, New York
June 26, 1997		Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, New York
June 28, 1997           Molson Centre. Montreal, Quebec
Jun 30 & Jul 2, 1997	Molson Amphitheater. Toronto, Ontario [7/2 recorded - Different Stages]
July 3, 1997		Colisee De Quebec. Quebec City, Quebec
July 4, 1997            Corel Centre. Ottawa, Ontario

Test For Echo Tour Setlists

"No. You can't go back." - Neil Peart (when asked if Rush would ever again play the full version of "2112" in concert), Rush Backstage Club Newsletter, 1988

This was the first time Rush toured without an opening act; with the extra time available, "2112" was performed in its entirety for the first time ever (including 'Oracle'), "Natural Science" made a triumphant return after a fifteen year rest, and the "oldies" medley was dropped in favor of more complete songs. Following this tour, "Driven" and "Resist" (acoustic) would be played on the Vapor Trails tour, and "Resist" would also be played on the R30 tour. No other songs from Test for Echo would ever be heard again.

Setlist changes during this tour: "Resist" and "Time and Motion" were both performed for the first two dates only; following these two dates, the band alternated these two songs from one night to the next (and as demonstrated in various recordings, both were introduced with a Scottish reference). After the first ten dates, "Time and Motion" was dropped completely in favor of "Resist" and the setlist remained constant throughout the rest of the tour. The Surfaris' "Wipe Out", last performed during the Presto tour, was brought back for the first leg of this tour as the second half of a medley with "The Big Money". On the second leg of the tour "The Big Money"/"Wipe Out" was dropped and replaced with "Limelight" and "Stick It Out"; "Subdivisions" was also dropped; "Red Sector A" moved up in the set to follow "Freewill".

Dreamline (with "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" intro)
The Big Money (replaced by Limelight second leg)
Wipe Out (replaced by Stick It Out second leg)
Driven
Half the World
Red Barchetta
Animate
Limbo
The Trees
Red Sector A (moved to follow Freewill second leg)
Virtuality
Nobody's Hero
Closer To The Heart
2112 (complete)
(-Intermission-)
Test For Echo
Subdivisions (first leg only)
Freewill
Roll the Bones
Resist (dropped 10/23,26,29/96 and 11/1,4,7/96)
Leave That Thing Alone!
The Rhythm Method (Drum Solo)
Natural Science
Force Ten
Time and Motion (10/19-20, followed Roll the Bones on 10/23,26,29 and 11/1,4,7/96; completely dropped 11/9/96)
The Spirit of Radio
Tom Sawyer
Encore: YYZ
Cygnus X-1 (teaser)


Vapor TrailsVapor Trails Tour

"Canadian power trio Rush will kick off its first tour in five years June 28 in Hartford, Connecticut...The tour is billed as 'An Evening With Rush,' and will not feature an opening act. Dates are expected to stretch into the fall and offer in the neighborhood of 30 songs each night..." - Billboard.com, April 15, 2002

Vapor Trails Tour Dates

June 28, 2002		Meadows Music Centre. Hartford, Connecticut
June 29, 2002		Montage Mountain Amphitheatre. Scranton, Pennsylvania
July 1, 2002		Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Charlotte, North Carolina
July 3, 2002		Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Virginia Beach, Virginia
July 4, 2002		Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek. Raleigh, North Carolina
July 6, 2002		Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, New York
July 7, 2002		Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien, New York
July 9, 2002		Nissan Pavilion. Bristow, Viginia
July 11, 2002		PNC Bank Arts Center. Holmdel, New Jersey
July 12, 2002		Tweeter Center. Mansfield, Massachusetts
July 14, 2002		Tweeter Center. Camden, New Jersey
July 15, 2002		Jones Beach. Wantagh, New York
July 17, 2002		Molson Amphitheatre. Toronto, Ontario
July 19, 2002		Marcus Amphitheatre. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 20, 2002		Tweeter Center. Tinley Park, Illinois
August 1, 2002		Sandstone Amphitheatre. Bonner Springs, Kansas
August 2, 2002		UMB Bank Pavilion. Maryland Heights, Missouri
August 4, 2002		Riverbend Music Center. Cincinnati, Ohio
August 6, 2002		Post-Gazette Pavilion. Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
August 8, 2002		Polaris Amphitheatre. Columbus, Ohio
August 9, 2002		Verizon Wireless Music Center. Noblesville, Indiana
August 11, 2002		DTE Energy Music Theatre. Clarkston, Michigan
August 12, 2002		DTE Energy Music Theatre. Clarkston, Michigan
August 14, 2002		AmSouth Amphitheatre. Nashville, Tennesee
August 16, 2002		C.W. Mitchell Pavilion. The Woodlands, Texas
August 17, 2002		Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. San Antonio, Texas
August 19, 2002		Smirnoff Music Center. Dallas, Texas
August 21, 2002		Journal Pavilion. Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 23, 2002		Delta Center. Salt Lake City, Utah
August 24, 2002		Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre. Englewood, Colorado
September 8, 2002	GM Place. Vancouver, British Columbia
September 10, 2002	Skyreach Centre. Edmonton, Alberta
September 12, 2002	Pengrowth Saddledome. Calgary, Alberta
September 14, 2002	The Gorge. Seattle, Washington
September 15, 2002	Rose Garden. Portland, Oregon
September 17, 2002	Chronicle Pavilion. Concord, California 
September 18, 2002	Autowest Amphitheater. Sacramento, California
September 20, 2002	Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, California
September 21, 2002	MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada
September 23, 2002	Staples Center Arena. Los Angeles, California
September 25, 2002	Coors Amphitheater. San Diego, California
September 27, 2002	Cricket Pavilion. Phoenix, Arizona
September 28, 2002	Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Irvine, California
October 5, 2002		Foro Sol. Mexico City, Mexico
October 10, 2002 	St. Pete Times Forum. Tampa, Florida
October 11, 2002	Mars Music Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
October 13, 2002	Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
October 15, 2002	Baltimore Arena. Baltimore, Maryland
October 16, 2002	Blue Cross Arena. Rochester, New York
October 18, 2002	Bell Center. Montreal, Quebec
October 19, 2002	Colisee Pepsi Arena. Quebec City, Quebec
October 22, 2002	Air Canada Centre. Toronto, Ontario
October 24, 2002	Madison Square Garden. New York, New York
October 25, 2002	Giant Center. Hershey, Pennsylvania
October 27, 2002	First Union Center. Philadelphia, Pensylvania
October 28, 2002	Fleet Center. Boston, Massachusetts
October 30, 2002	The United Center. Chicago, Illinois
November 1, 2002	Hilton Coliseum. Ames, Iowa
November 2, 2002	Target Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota 
November 4, 2002	Gund Arena. Cleveland, Ohio
November 6, 2002	Continental Airlines Arena. East Rutherford, New Jersey
November 8, 2002	Mohegan Sun Casino. Uncasville, Connecticut
November 10, 2002	Verizon Arena. Manchester, New Hampshire
November 20, 2002	Olympic Stadium. Porto Alegre, Brazil
November 22, 2002	Estadio Morumbi. São Paulo, Brazil
November 23, 2002	Maracana Stadium. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [recorded - Rush In Rio]

July 30, 2003		Downsview Park. Toronto, Ontario (Molson Canadian Rocks For Toronto)

Vapor Trails Tour Setlists

For this tour every album was represented except for Caress of Steel and Hold Your Fire. "Between Sun And Moon" was performed live for the first time ever. Returning to the setlist was "Cygnus X-1: Prologue" after a twenty-two year rest (not counting the short teaser performed on every tour since '92), both "Working Man" and "By-Tor and the Snowdog" after a twenty year rest, and "New World Man" after a sixteen year rest. The drum solo included a complete triggered big band sample of "One O'Clock Jump", which Neil had performed with the Buddy Rich Band on Burning for Buddy Vol. II. "Resist" was performed acoustically, the first acoustic performance ever to be included in the setlist. Notable omissions were "Closer To The Heart" and "Force Ten", dropped for the first time since their inceptions (although "CTTH" would be brought back for the final U.S. date as well as the dates in Mexico and Brazil).

Setlist changes during this tour: "Ceiling Unlimited" was alternated with "Ghost Rider" each night for the first four months of the tour until "Ceiling Unlimited" was dropped permanently late in the tour (after 11/1). Later in the tour, similar alternations began to occur when "Freewill" first replaced "Vital Signs" on Aug. 12 (VS replaced by FW on 8/12 then alternated; both VS followed by FW played 11/2 and 11/4, standard rotation back 11/6), and when "Between Sun and Moon" was replaced by "The Trees" for two consecutive shows, Sep. 20 and 21, and then began alternating each show thereafter (BS&M replaced by Trees 9/20 & 9/21 then alternated, both dropped 11/2 and 11/4, standard rotation back 11/6, both replaced 11/10 by CTTH). Eventually, there were two primary setlists, with few variations: 1) with "Between Sun and Moon", "Vital Signs" and "Ceiling Unlimited"; 2) with "The Trees", "Freewill" and "Ghost Rider". This second setlist, with the inclusion of "Closer To The Heart", would be performed all three nights in Brazil to close out the tour (CTTH original version was added 10/5, 11/20, 11/22, 11/23, replaced BS&M/The Trees on 11/10). The few exceptions to this practice occured in Mexico City 10/5, following "Freewill", Geddy said they had "a special gift" for the fans of Mexico, as they played "Closer To The Heart"; in Mancester, New Hampshire, 11/10, the final show of the North American tour, "Closer To The Heart" was played in place of "The Trees". Out of rotation, the band played the identical setlists 10/22 and 10/24 (which included "The Trees", "Freewill" and "Ghost Rider"); 11/1 was the final performance of "Ceiling Unlimited"; on 11/2 and 11/4, both "Between Sun and Moon" AND "The Trees" were dropped, and "Vital Signs" was played immediately followed by "Freewill" in the usual spot in the setlist, which included "Ghost Rider".

Similar to the band introductions given on the Counterparts tour, each night Alex performed a unique "rant" during "La Villa Strangiato", a practice that would continue through the subsequent R30 tour.

Tom Sawyer (with Three Stooges intro)
Distant Early Warning
New World Man
Roll The Bones
Earthshine
YYZ
The Pass
Bravado
The Big Money
Between Sun and Moon (alternated with The Trees)
Vital Signs (alternated with Freewill)
Closer To The Heart (five shows only)
Natural Science
(-Intermission-/Dragon video)
One Little Victory
Driven
Ceiling Unlimited (alternated with Ghost Rider)
Secret Touch
Dreamline
Red Sector A
Leave That Thing Alone
Rhythm Method (drum solo)
Resist (unplugged)
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
Limelight
La Villa Strangiato (parts 2-12, with Lerxst rant)
The Spirit of Radio
Encore: By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Cygnus X-1 (prologue)->
Working Man


FeedbackR30 30th Anniversary TourR30: 30th Anniversary Tour

"This is the first time we have gone out [on tour] when we didn't have a project that we felt passionately about. We've been very successful not trading on that cliche where you're depending on your past. After I thought about it a while, I decided it's quite an accomplishment to stay productive for 30 years as a rock band, and having this cover project made it OK. It gave us something to occupy ourselves creatively and helped justify it to me....We had no plans to do an album of any kind at first, then somebody approached us about doing the tour. A friend planted the idea: Wouldn't it be fun to play a few songs that we liked when we first were learning our instruments and release an EP." - Geddy Lee, Charlotte Observer, May 28, 2004

R30 Tour Dates

May 26, 2004		Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, Tennesee
May 28, 2004		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Charlotte, North Carolina
May 29, 2004		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 31, 2004		Post Gazette Pavilion. Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
June 2, 2004		Germain Amphitheater. Columbus, Ohio
June 4, 2004		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Noblesville, Indiana
June 5, 2004		Tweeter Center. Tinley Park, Illinois
June 7, 2004		Marcus Amphitheater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 8, 2004		DTE Energy Music Theatre. Clarkston, Michigan
June 10, 2004		Blossom Music Center. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 12, 2004		UMB Bank Pavilion. Maryland Heights, Missouri
June 13, 2004		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Bonner Springs, Kansas
June 23, 2004		Smirnoff Music Center. Dallas, Texas
June 25, 2004		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. San Antonio, Texas
June 26, 2004		C.W. Mitchell Pavilion. Woodlands, Texas
June 29, 2004		Red Rocks Amphitheater. Morrison, Colorado
June 30, 2004		USANA Amphitheater. West Valley City, Utah
July 2, 2004		White River Amphitheater. Auburn, Washington
July 3, 2004		Clark County Amphitheater. Ridgefield, Washington
July 6, 2004		Hollywood Bowl. Hollywood, California
July 7, 2004		Coors Amphitheater. Chula Vista, California
July 9, 2004		Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, California
July 10, 2004		Chronicle Pavilion. Concord, California
July 12, 2004		Sleep Train Amphitheater. Marysville, California
July 14, 2004		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Irvine, California
July 16, 2004		Cricket Pavilion. Phoenix, Arizona
July 17, 2004		MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada
July 29, 2004		Sound Advice Amphitheater. West Palm Beach, Florida
July 30, 2004		Tampa Bay Amphitheater. Tampa, Florida
August 1, 2004		Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater. Atlanta, Georgia
August 3, 2004		Nissan Pavilion. Bristow, Virginia
August 4, 2004		Tweeter Center. Camden, New Jersey
August 6, 2004		Meadows Music Theater. Hartford, Connecticut
August 7, 2004		Montage Mountain. Scranton, Pennsylvania
August 9, 2004		Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, New York
August 11, 2004		Jones Beach. Wantagh, New York
August 12, 2004		Tweeter Center. Mansfield, Massachusetts
August 14, 2004		PNC Bank Arts Center. Holmdel, New Jersey
August 15, 2004		Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien, New York
August 18-19, 2004	Radio City Music Hall. New York City, New York
August 21, 2004		Bell Centre. Montreal, Quebec
August 22, 2004		Molson Amphitheater. Toronto, Ontario
September 8-9, 2004	Wembley Arena. London, England
September 11, 2004	NEC Arena. Birmingham, England
September 12, 2004	Evening News Arena. Manchester, England
September 14, 2004	SECC Arena. Glasgow, Scotland
September 15, 2004	NEC Arena. Birmingham, England
September 17, 2004	Konig-Pilsner Arena. Oberhausen, Germany
September 19, 2004	Schleyerhalle. Stuttgart, Germany
September 21, 2004	Mazda Palace. Milan, Italy
September 22, 2004	Olympiahalle. Munich, Germany [canceled]
September 24, 2004	Festhalle. Frankfurt, Germany [recorded - R30]
September 25, 2004	T-Mobile Arena. Prague, Czech Republic
September 27, 2004	Sporthalle. Hamburg, Germany
September 29, 2004	Globe Arena. Stockholm, Sweden
October 1, 2004		Ahoy Sportpaleis. Rotterdam, Holland

R30 Tour Setlist

The setlist remained the same throughout the tour, the first time this had occured since the Hold Your Fire tour. Every album except Presto was represented, although a snippet of "Scars" remained as part of the drum solo. This tour included a six song instrumental medley titled "R30 Overture" with each segment lasting approximately 1-1:30. These first six songs, and the following complete seventh song, are from the first seven albums played in chronological order. Counting "R30 Overture" as one song, there were 30 songs played. "Animate" was slightly rearranged for this tour: in the studio version the opening chorus is sung in full; for the R30 version the chorus is broken up such that the first half is sung at the beginning of the song and the second half after the first verse (it is sung in full after the fourth verse). "Red Barchetta" was the original arrangement, versus the psuedo-pop version toured in the 90's. "Between The Wheels" was played for the first time since the Power Windows warm-up tour. For the first time ever, "Grand Finale" was added to the "2112 Overture/Temples Of Syrinx" medley and "Working Man" concluded with a reggae ending (similar but unique to the reggae intro to "Working Man" which was last played during the Moving Pictures tour). The drum solo was similar to that of the previous tour in that it included the triggered big band sample of "One O'clock Jump", which Neil performed with the Buddy Rich Band on Burning for Buddy Vol. II.

Continuing the practice begun on the Vapor Trails tour, each night Alex performed a unique "rant" during "La Villa Strangiato", and at the end of "The Trees" he played a bit of The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" followed by "Day Tripper" (in 1990, when asked what songs inspired him to play guitar, he began with "Well, I remember hearing the beginning of 'I Feel Fine' by the Beatles. There's a little bit of feedback that rings out in the beginning, and I thought that was the coolest thing I've ever heard! Also the riff to 'Day Tripper'..." - Guitar School, May 1990, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 20-24).

R30 Overture (with Jerry Stiller intro film)
- Finding My Way->
- Anthem->
- Bastille Day->
- A Passage To Bangkok->
- Cygnus X-1 (Prologue)->
- Hemispheres: Prelude
The Spirit of Radio
Force Ten
Animate
Subdivisions
Earthshine
Red Barchetta
Roll The Bones
Bravado
YYZ
The Trees (I Feel Fine & Day Tripper ending)
The Seeker
One Little Victory (with dragon intro)
(-Intermission-/'That Darned Dragon' video)
Tom Sawyer
Dreamline
Secret Touch
Between the Wheels
Mystic Rhythms
Red Sector A
Drum Solo
Resist (acoustic)
Heart Full of Soul (acoustic)
2112 (Overture/Temples of Syrinx/Grand Finale)
La Villa Strangiato (with Lerxst rant)
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Xanadu (abbreviated)->
Working Man (reggae ending)
Encore: Summertime Blues
Crossroads
Limelight (Jerry Stiller outro video)


Snakes & ArrowsSnakes & Arrows Tour

"Rush scored the 6th highest tour gross of the summer with $21 million, 3rd among rock acts, according to USA TODAY. Over 38 shows, Rush had an attendance of 399,000 with 67% of seats filled. They quote Billboard's tour analyst, Ray Waddell, as saying, "Rush is a thrilling live band. Their fans know this, and their reputation keeps spreading to new generations." - Summer Tour Report, USA Today, October 10, 2007
"For the second leg of the tour, Rush came in at #8 among the year's rock and pop tours with $18.3 million in earnings, not too shabby for a second leg tour". - Midyear Music Biz Report Card - RollingStone.com, July 29, 2008
"The Snakes & Arrows tour made the top 25 grossing North American tours of 2007, coming in at 25 according to Billboard magazine. Rush netted $29,659,721 in ticket sales; attendance was 517,211 out of a 720,497 capacity over 48 shows." - Billboard.com, December 13, 2007

Snakes & Arrows Tour Dates

June 13, 2007		HiFi Buys Amphitheater. Atlanta, Georgia
June 15, 2007		Sound Advice Amphitheater. West Palm Beach, Florida
June 16, 2007		Ford Amphitheater at Florida State Fairgrounds. Tampa, Florida
June 18, 2007		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Charlotte, North Carolina
June 20, 2007		Walnut Creek. Raleigh, North Carolina
June 22, 2007		Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Virginia Beach, Virginia
June 23, 2007		Nissan Pavilion. Bristow, Virginia
June 25, 2007		Post Gazette Pavilion. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 27, 2007		Tweeter Center. Mansfield, Massachusetts
June 29, 2007		Montage Mountain. Scranton Pennsylvania
June 30, 2007		Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, New York
July 2, 2007		Jones Beach Amphitheater. Wantagh, New York
July 4, 2007		Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien, New York
July 6, 2007		Tweeter Center. Camden, New Jersey
July 8, 2007		PNC Arts Center. Homdel, New Jersey
July 9, 2007		Mohegan Sun Arena. Uncasville, Connecticut
July 18, 2007		Pengrowth Saddledome. Calgary, Alberta
July 20, 2007		White River Amphitheater. Seattle, Washington
July 21, 2007		The Amphitheater at Clark County. Portland, Oregon
July 23, 2007		Hollywood Bowl. Los Angeles, California
July 25, 2007		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Irvine, California
July 27, 2007		Cricket Pavilion. Phoenix, Arizona
July 28, 2007		MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada
July 30, 2007		Coors Amphitheatre. San Diego, California
August 1, 2007		Shoreline Amphitheater. Mountain View, California
August 3, 2007		Sleep Train Pavilion. Concord, California
August 4, 2007		Sleep Train Amphitheater. Marysville, California
August 6, 2007		USANA Amphitheater. Salt Lake City, Utah
August 8, 2007		Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Morrison, Colorado
August 11, 2007		Smirnoff Music Center. Dallas, Texas
August 12, 2007		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Selma, Texas
August 14, 2007		Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Houston, Texas
August 23, 2007		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Bonner Springs, Kansas
August 24, 2007		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. St. Louis, Missouri
August 26, 2007		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Noblesville, Indiana
August 28, 2007		DTE Energy Music Theater. Detroit, Michigan
August 30, 2007		Blossom Music Center. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
September 1, 2007	Riverbend Music Center. Cincinnati, Ohio
September 2, 2007	Germain Amphitheater. Columbus, Ohio
September 6, 2007	Marcus Amphitheater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 8, 2007	Midwest Bank Amphitheater. Chicago, Illinois
September 9, 2007	Xcel Energy Center. St. Paul, Minnesota
September 12, 2007	John Labatt Centre. London, Ontario
September 14, 2007	Colisee De Quebec. Quebec City, Quebec
September 15, 2007	Bell Centre. Montreal, Quebec
September 17, 2007      Madison Square Garden. New York, New York
September 19, 2007	Air Canada Centre. Toronto, Ontario
September 21, 2007	Scotiabank Place. Ottawa, Ontario
September 22, 2007	Air Canada Centre. Toronto, Ontario
October 3, 2007		SECC Arena. Glasgow, Scotland
October 5, 2007		Metro Radio Arena. Newcastle, England
October 6, 2007		Hallam FM Arena. Sheffield, England
October 9-10, 2007	Wembley Arena. London, England
October 12, 2007	NEC Arena. Birmingham, England
October 14, 2007	MEN Arena. Manchester, England
October 16-17, 2007	Ahoy Sportpaleis. Rotterdam, Netherlands [recorded - Snakes & Arrows Live]
October 19, 2007	Oberhausen, Germany. Oberhausen, Germany
October 21, 2007	SAP-Arena. Mannheim, Germany
October 23, 2007	DatchForum di Assago. Milan, Italy
October 26, 2007	Spektrum. Oslo, Norway
October 27, 2007	Globe Arena. Stockholm, Sweden
October 29, 2007	Hartwall Arena. Helsinki, Finland
"The CD came out just prior to us going back out on the road - it gave us a little boost I think, in terms of making everybody aware that we were going back out for the second half of the tour. But these things take a while. To do the 5.1 mix is always time-consuming. So, we were able to get a stereo mix out quite easily." - Alex Lifeson, UGO.com, December 11, 2008
April 11, 2008		Coliseo de Puerto Rico.	San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 13, 2008		Bank Atlantic Center. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
April 15, 2008		Amway Center. Orlando, Florida
April 17, 2008		Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville, Florida
April 19, 2008		Woodlands Pavilion. Houston, Texas
April 20, 2008		New Orleans Arena. New Orleans, Louisianna
April 23, 2008		Frank Erwin Center. Austin, Texas
April 25, 2008		The Music Center at Fair Park. Dallas, Texas
April 26, 2008		Ford Center. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
April 29, 2008		Journal Pavilion. Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 1, 2008		Cricket Pavilion. Phoenix, Arizona
May 3, 2008  		Reno Events Center. Reno, Nevada
May 4, 2008  		Sleep Train Pavilion. Concord, California
May 6 & 8, 2008		Nokia Theatre. Los Angeles, California
May 10, 2008  		Mandalay Bay Events Center. Las Vegas, Nevada
May 11, 2008  		Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Irvine, California
May 20, 2008  		iWireless Center. Moline, Illinois
May 22, 2008  		Xcel Energy Center. St Paul, Minnesota
May 24, 2008  		MTS Center. Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 25, 2008  		Brandt Center. Regina, Saskatchewan
May 27, 2008  		Rexall Place. Edmonton, Alberta
May 29, 2008  		GM Place. Vancouver, British Columbia
May 31, 2008  		The Gorge Amphitheatre. Seattle, Washington
June 1, 2008  		Clark County Amphitheatre. Portland, Oregon
June 3, 2008  		Idaho Center. Boise, Idaho
June 7, 2008  		Starlight Theatre. Kansas City, Missouri
June 9, 2008  		United Center. Chicago, Illinois
June 10, 2008  		Joe Louis Arena. Detroit, Michigan
June 12, 2008  		Bell Center. Montreal, Quebec
June 14, 2008  		Wachovia Center. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 15, 2008  		Tweeter Center. Boston, Massachusetts
June 25, 2008  		Red Rocks Amphitheater. Morrison, Colorado [rescheduled from 6/5 due to rain out]
June 27, 2008  		Summerfest. Marcus Amphitheater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 28, 2008  		Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. St Louis, Missouri
June 30, 2008  		Riverbend Music Center. Cincinnati, Ohio
July 2, 2008  		Post Gazette Amphitheatre. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 4, 2008  		Marc Etess Arena. Atlantic City, New Jersey
July 5, 2008  		Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, New York
July 7, 2008  		Mohegan Sun. Uncasville, Connecticut
July 9, 2008  		The Molson Amphitheatre. Toronto, Ontario
July 11, 2008  		Verizon Arena. Manchester, New Hampshire
July 12, 2008  		PNC Bank Arts Center. Holmdel, New Jersey
July 14, 2008  		Jones Beach. Wantagh, New York
July 17, 2008  		Hershey Stadium. Hershey, Pennsylvania
July 19, 2008  		Nissan Pavilion. Washington, DC
July 20, 2008  		Charlotte Amphitheatre. Charlotte, North Carolina
July 22, 2008  		Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Atlanta, Georgia
July 24, 2008  		Verizon Amphitheatre. Indianapolis, Indiana [rescheduled from June 25]

Snakes & Arrows Tour Setlists

For this tour 9 of the 13 tracks from the new album were played live, the largest percentage of new songs performed in support of an album since the Power Windows tour. The setlists for this tour were quite a bit more varied than recent tours: "Entre Nous" was played live for the first time ever; "Circumstances" [tuned down a full step] was not played since the Hemispheres tour; "A Passage To Bangkok" in its entirety for the first time since the Permanent Waves/Moving Pictures warm up tour; "Digital Man" [with a new arrangement] since the Grace Under Pressure warm-up tour; "Witch Hunt" since the Power Windows tour; "Mission" since the Presto tour; and "One O'Clock Jump" was replaced by "Cotton Tail" as the drum solo finale, performed by Neil with the Buddy Rich Band on Burning for Buddy Vol. I. Unfortunately both "Entre Nous" and "Circumstances" were replaced by newer, less obscure songs for the second leg. It is also worthy to note that "Roll The Bones" was dropped for the first time ever and would not be played again until the final tour.

Setlist changes during this tour: for the first leg, with few exceptions, "Summertime Blues" alternated with "Distant Early Warning" after DEW was first performed on July 4th; both songs were replaced by "2112 Overture/Temples Of Syrinx" for the second leg although the "2112 medley" followed "The Spirit Of Radio" rather than preceding it. With the return of the "2112" medley in the second leg setlist, the Counterparts tour remains the only tour to not include any part of "2112" in the setlist. Other changes for the second leg: "Ghost Of A Chance" replaced "Entre Nous"; "Red Barchetta" replaced "Secret Touch"; and "The Trees" replaced "Circumstances".

Keeping score on the songs played: only 6 songs were played from albums released between Moving Pictures and Vapor Trails (only one from the 90's, and one from the 80's was only performed for less than half of the tourdates); not including the drum solo, of the 27 songs played, 17 were from PeW, MP or SA - roughly 2/3 of the concert (2/3 of the entire Permanent Waves album was included). It also is worth mentioning that between the last three tours, Rush played 6/7ths of Moving Pictures live; "The Camera Eye" being the notable exception. Click here for details on the show.

Limelight (with dream sequence intro video)
Digital Man
Entre Nous (replaced by Ghost of a Chance second leg)
Mission
Freewill
The Main Monkey Business
The Larger Bowl (with McKenzie Brothers intro video)
Secret Touch (replaced by Red Barchetta second leg)
Circumstances (replaced by The Trees second leg)
Between The Wheels
Dreamline
(-Intermission-/"Plane of Dharma" video, replaced by "What's That Smell" second leg)
Far Cry
Workin' Them Angels
Armor And Sword
Spindrift
The Way The Wind Blows
Subdivisions
Natural Science
Witch Hunt
Malignant Narcissism
De Slagwerker (Drum Solo)
Hope
Distant Early Warning (alternated with Summertime Blues) (replaced by The Spirit of Radio second leg)
The Spirit of Radio (replaced by 2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx second leg)
Tom Sawyer (with South Park intro video)
Encore: One Little Victory
A Passage to Bangkok
YYZ
("Harry Satchel" outro video - second leg only)


Time Machine TourTime Machine Tour

The 2010 leg of the Time Machine Tour kicked off June 29th in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and concluded October 17th in Santiago, Chile. The 2011 leg kicked off March 30th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, saw the first ever filming of a US Rush Concert in Cleveland on April 15th, their first visit to Ireland, as well as stops in Canada, Scandinavia, Britain, Holland and Germany before coming to a close on July 2nd at The Gorge near Seattle, Washington.

"Rush takes the No. 1 ranking on Hot Tours chart with totals reported from the Time Machine Tour that played North American venues from late June through early October..." - Billboard.com, October 21, 2010

Time Machine Tour Dates

June 29, 2010		Hard Rock Casino Pavilion. Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 1, 2010		Starlight Theatre. Kansas City, Missouri
July 3, 2010		Summerfest. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 5, 2010		Charter One Pavilion. Chicago, Illinois
July 9, 2010		Bayfest. Sarnia, Ontario
July 11, 2010		Ottawa Bluesfest. Ottawa, Ontario
July 13, 2010		Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Toronto, Ontario
July 15, 2010		Festival d'ete de Quebec. Quebec City, Quebec
July 17, 2010		Air Canada Centre. Toronto, Ontario
July 19, 2010		Mohegan Sun. Uncasville, Connecticut
July 21, 2010		Susquehanna Bank Center. Camden, New Jersey
July 23, 2010		Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, New York
July 24, 2010		Nikon at Jones Beach. Wantagh, New York
August 5, 2010		USANA Amphitheatre. Salt Lake City, Utah
August 7, 2010		White River Amphitheatre. Seattle, Washington
August 9, 2010		Shoreline Amphitheatre. San Francisco, California
August 11, 2010		Gibson Amphitheatre. Los Angeles, California
August 13, 2010		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Irvine, California
August 14, 2010		MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada
August 16-18, 2010	Red Rocks Amphitheater. Morrison, Colorado
August 20, 2010		Intrust Bank Arena. Wichita, Kansas
August 22, 2010		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. St. Louis, Missouri
August 23, 2010		Charter One Pavilion. Chicago, Illinois [rescheduled from 7/7 due to rain out]
August 25, 2010		Qwest Center. Omaha, Nebraska
August 27, 2010		Minnesota State Fair. St. Paul, Minnesota
August 29, 2010		Nationwide Arena. Columbus, Ohio
August 31, 2010		Allentown Fair. Allentown, Pennsylvania
September 2, 2010	New York State Fair. Syracuse, New York
September 3, 2010	PNC Bank Arts Center. Holmdel, New Jersey
September 14, 2010	TD Garden. Boston, Massachusetts
September 16, 2010	Consol Energy Center. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 18, 2010	Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater. Bristow, Virginia
September 21, 2010	BOK Center. Tulsa, Oklahoma
September 23, 2010	AT&T Center. San Antonio, Texas
September 25, 2010	Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Houston, Texas
September 26, 2010	Superpages.com Center. Dallas, Texas
September 29, 2010	Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park. Atlanta, Georgia
October 1, 2010		Ford Amphitheatre. Tampa, Florida
October 2, 2010		Cruzan Amphitheatre. West Palm Beach, Florida
October 8, 2010		Estadio Morumbi. São Paulo, Brazil
October 10, 2010	Praca da Apoteose. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 15, 2010	G.E.B.A. Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 17, 2010	Estadio Nacional. Santiago, Chile
March 30, 2011		Bank Atlantic Center. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
April 2, 2011		Greensboro Coliseum. Greensboro, North Carolina [rescheduled from April 1]
April 3, 2011		Bridgestone Arena. Nashville, Tennessee
April 5, 2011		KFC Yum! Center. Louisville, Kentucky
April 8, 2011		Giant Center. Hershey, Pennsylvania
April 10, 2011		Madison Square Garden. New York, New York
April 12, 2011		United Center. Chicago, Illinois
April 13, 2011		Huntington Center. Toledo, Ohio [rescheduled from April 6]
April 15, 2011		Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland, Ohio [recorded - Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland]
April 17, 2011		The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan
April 19, 2011		Copps Coliseum. Hamilton, Ontario
April 20, 2011		Bell Centre. Montreal, Quebec
April 22, 2011		1st Mariner Arena. Baltimore, Maryland
May 4, 2011		Hartwall Arena. Helsinki, Finland
May 6, 2011		Globe. Stockholm, Sweden
May 8, 2011		Malmo Arena. Malmo, Sweden
May 12, 2011		O2. Dublin, Ireland
May 14, 2011		SECC Arena. Glasgow, Scotland
May 16, 2011		Motorpoint Arena. Sheffield, England
May 19, 2011		MEN Arena. Manchester, England
May 21, 2011		Metro Radio Arena. Newcastle, England
May 22, 2011		LG Arena. Birmingham, England
May 25, 2011		O2. London, England
May 27, 2011		Ahoy Sportpaleis. Rotterdam, Holland
May 29, 2011		Festhalle. Frankfurt, Germany
June 8, 2011		BI-LO Center. Greenville, South Carolina
June 10, 2011		New Orleans Arena. New Orleans, Louisiana
June 12, 2011		Frank Erwin Center. Austin, Texas
June 14, 2011		Don Haskins Center. El Paso, Texas
June 16, 2011		US Airways Center. Phoenix, Arizona
June 18, 2011		Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre. San Diego, California
June 20 & 22, 2011	Gibson Ampitheatre. Los Angeles, California
June 24, 2011		MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada
June 26, 2011		Sleep Train Pavilion. Concord, California
June 28, 2011		Sleep Country Amphitheater. Portland, Oregon
June 30, 2011		Rogers Arena. Vancouver, British Columbia
July 2, 2011		The Gorge. Seattle, Washington

Time Machine Tour Setlist

The setlist remained the same throughout the tour. Albums not featured this tour: Fly By Night, Caress Of Steel, Grace Under Pressue, Roll The Bones, Test For Echo, Vapor Trails and Feedback. "Presto" and "Faithless" were played for the first time ever. "Stick It Out" was played for the first time in 13 years (last played on the Test For Echo tour); "Marathon" was played for the first time in 20 years (last played on the Presto tour); and of course "The Camera Eye" was played for the first time in 28 years (last played on the Signals tour; the remaining six Moving Pictures tracks had all been played during the previous two tours). "Closer To The Heart", "Leave That Thing Alone" and "Vital Signs" were brought back after last being played on the Vapor Trails tour, and after being rested for the Snakes & Arrows tour, old standards "La Villa Strangiato" and "Working Man" returned. "Closer To The Heart" featured an all new arrangement, beginning with a new 12 string acoustic intro, as well as one of the verses arranged with a slower yet heavier tempo. Click here for details on the show.

The Spirit Of Radio (with "The Real History of Rush Part 1" intro video)
Time Stand Still
Presto
Stick It Out
Workin' Them Angels
Leave That Thing Alone!
Faithless
BU2B
Freewill
Marathon
Subdivisions
(-Intermission-/"The Real History of Rush Part 2" video)
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
YYZ
Limelight
The Camera Eye
Witch Hunt
Vital Signs
Caravan
Drum Solo (Love For Sale)
O'Malley's Break (12-string acoustic guitar solo)
Closer To The Heart
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
Far Cry
Encore: La Villa Strangiato (with polka intro)
Working Man (with new reggae intro)
("I Still Love You Man" outro video)
(Closer To The Heart Polka exit music)


Clockwork AngelsClockwork Angels Tour

The 2012 leg of the Clockwork Angels Tour kicked off September 7th in Manchester, New Hampshire, and visited 34 cities before coming to a close December 2nd in Houston, Texas. The 2013 leg began April 23rd in Austin, Texas, and concluded August 4th in Kansas City, Missouri. The 2013 leg of the Clockwork Angels tour was a continuation of the 2012 leg, in that the setlists and videos were the same as those that were played before.

Clockwork Angels Tour Dates

September 7, 2012	Verizon Wireless Arena. Manchester, New Hampshire
September 9, 2012	Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater. Bristow, Virginia
September 11, 2012	Consol Energy Center. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 13, 2012	Banker's Life Fieldhouse. Indianapolis, Indiana
September 15, 2012	United Center. Chicago, Illinois
September 18, 2012	The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan
September 20, 2012	Nationwide Arena. Columbus, Ohio
September 22, 2012	Scottrade Center. St. Louis, Missouri
September 24, 2012	Target Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 26, 2012	MTS Center. Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 28, 2012	Credit Union Center. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
September 30, 2012	Rexall Place. Edmonton, Alberta
October 10, 2012	Webster Bank Arena. Bridgeport, Connecticut
October 12, 2012	Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 14 & 16, 2012	Air Canada Center. Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2012	Bell Centre. Montreal, Quebec
October 20, 2012	Prudential Center. Newark, New Jersey
October 22, 2012	Barclays Center. Brooklyn, New York
October 24, 2012	TD Garden. Boston, Massachusetts
October 26, 2012	First Niagara Center. Buffalo, New York
October 28, 2012	Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland, Ohio
October 30, 2012	Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte, North Carolina
November 1, 2012	Verizon Wireless Ampitheater. Atlanta, Georgia
November 3, 2012	1-800-ASK-GARY Ampitheater. Tampa, Florida
November 13, 2012	Key Arena. Seattle, Washington
November 15, 2012	HP Pavilion. San Jose, California
November 17, 2012	Honda Center. Anaheim, California
November 19, 2012	Gibson Ampitheater. Los Angeles, California
November 21, 2012	Valley View Casino Center. San Diego, California
November 23, 2012	MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada
November 25, 2012	US Airways Center. Phoenix, Arizona [recorded - Clockwork Angels Tour]
November 28, 2012	American Airlines Center. Dallas, Texas [recorded - Clockwork Angels Tour]
November 30, 2012	AT&T Center. San Antonio, Texas
December 2, 2012	Toyota Center. Houston, Texas
April 18, 2013		Nokia Theatre. Los Angeles, California (Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony)
April 23, 2013		Frank Erwin Center. Austin, Texas
April 26, 2013		BB&T Center. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
April 28, 2013		Amway Center. Orlando, Florida
May 1, 2013 		Bridgestone Arena. Nashville, Tennesee
May 3, 2013 		PNC Arena. Raleigh, North Carolina
May 5, 2013 		Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 7, 2013 		1st Mariner Arena. Baltimore, Maryland
May 9, 2013 		Mohegan Sun. Uncasville, Connecticut
May 11, 2013 		Etess Arena. Atlantic City, New Jersey
May 22, 2013		Mancester Arena. Manchester, England
May 24, 2013		O2 Arena. London, England
May 26, 2013		LG Arena. Birmingham, England
May 28, 2013		Motorpoint Arena. Sheffield, England
May 30, 2013		SECC Arena. Glasgow, Scotland
June 2, 2013		Ziggo Dome. Amsterdam, Holland
June 4, 2013		Lanxess Arena. Cologne, Germany
June 6, 2013		O2 World Arena. Berlin, Germany
June 8, 2013		Sweden Rock Festival. Solvesborg, Sweden
June 10, 2013		Hartwell Arena. Helsinki, Finland
June 21, 2013		Giant Center. Hershey, Pennsylvania
June 23, 2013		Nikon at Jones Beach. Wantagh, New York
June 25, 2013		Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, New York
June 28, 2013		First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. Chicago, Illinois
June 30, 2013		Van Andel Arena. Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 2, 2013		Riverbend Music Center. Cincinnati, Ohio
July 4, 2013		Summerfest. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 6, 2013		Copps Coliseum. Hamilton, Ontario
July 8, 2013		Ottawa Bluesfest. Ottawa, Ontario
July 10, 2013		Festival d'ete. Quebec City, Quebec [cut short due to rain]
July 12 & 14, 2013	Metro Centre. Halifax, Nova Scotia
July 24, 2013		Enmax Centrium. Red Deer, Alberta [moved from Calgary due to flooding]
July 26, 2013		Rogers Arena. Vancouver, British Columbia
July 28, 2013		Sleep Country Amphitheater. Portland, Oregon
July 31, 2013		USANA Amphitheatre. Salt Lake City, Utah
August 2, 2013		Pepsi Center. Denver, Colorado
August 4, 2013		Sprint Center. Kansas City, Missouri

Clockwork Angels Tour Setlists

Rush threw out the playbook and offered up a completely fresh setlist with multiple variations for the Clockwork Angels Tour. In addition, for the first time ever the band was joined by a seven piece string section on stage for the majority of the second half of the show. Also for the first time, the drum solo was broken up into three segments heard at different points throughout the show. The first set was heavy with 80's tracks beginning with the three album openers from Signals, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire performed sequentially to kick off the show, followed by three ultra-rare 80's live tracks, with more later in the show. As with previous Rush tours, various minor setlist changes were made over the first few shows including refining the nightly alternates in the Clockwork Angels suite and finalizing the encore. From the start of the tour, slightly differing setlists were planned to allow for the nightly rotation of four songs and their alternates: these eventually included "The Body Electric", "Bravado", "Seven Cities of Gold" and "Manhattan Project"; those songs were replaced the following night by "Middletown Dreams", "The Pass", "Wish Them Well" and "Dreamline", respectively. These eight songs remained alternates throughout the tour with a few exceptions, such as the occasional alternate being Limelight.

Including tracks performed in all setlists, the tour included only two tracks from the 70's ("Working Man", which was dropped after only five performances, and the "2112" medley), four from the 90's ("The Pass", "Dreamline", "Bravado" and "Where's My Thing?""), and one from the 00's ("Far Cry"); the remaining tracks were from the 80's or Clockwork Angels. The albums Power Windows (five tracks between both nights) and Roll The Bones (three tracks between both nights) were heavily featured. The second set included all but two tracks from Clockwork Angels, the most songs ever performed in support of a new album, with the only omissions being "BU2B" and "BU2B2". Albums not featured this tour: Rush (after Working Man was dropped), Fly By Night, Caress Of Steel, A Farewell To Kings, Hemispheres, Counterparts, Test For Echo, Vapor Trails and Feedback. "Grand Designs" and "Middletown Dreams" were performed for just the second time ever, after only being heard on the Power Windows tour (since the R30 tour, every track from that album has been performed except "Emotion Detector" which has never been performed live). Similarly, "Where's My Thing?" was played for just its second tour, only previously played on the Roll The Bones tour. "The Body Electric" is brought back after last being heard on the Power Windows Warm Up tour, "Territories" was last heard on the Hold Your Fire tour, "Manhattan Project" was last heard on the Presto tour while "The Analog Kid" was last heard on the Counterparts tour. "The Big Money" and "The Pass" were last heard on the Vapor Trails tour, while "Force Ten", "Red Sector A", "Bravado" and 2112's "Grand Finale" were last heard on R30. "Dreamline" was last hard on the Snakes & Arrows tour. And returning from the Time Machine tour were "Subdivisions", "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight", "The Spirit Of Radio", "YYZ", "Working Man", and "Far Cry". Click here for details on the show.

Subdivisions (with "Gearing Up" intro video)
The Big Money
Force 10
Grand Designs
The Body Electric (alternated with Middletown Dreams or Limelight)
Territories
The Analog Kid
Bravado (alternated with The Pass)
Where's My Thing? ->
Here It Is! (drum solo 1)
Far Cry
(-Intermission-/"The Appoinment" video)
Caravan
Clockwork Angels
The Anarchist
Carnies
The Wreckers
Headlong Flight ->
Drumbastica (drum solo 2)
Peke's Repose (acoustic guitar intro) ->
Halo Effect
Seven Cities Of Gold (alternated with Wish Them Well)
The Garden
Manhattan Project (alternated with Dreamline)
The Percussor (drum solo 3) ->
Red Sector A
YYZ
The Spirit Of Radio
Encore: Tom Sawyer
2112: Overture/Temples/Grand Finale
("Office Of The Watchmaker" outro video)


R40 LiveR40 Live Tour

"Celebrating 40 years, the R40 LIVE Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, OK and finishing August 1 in Los Angeles, CA." - Rush.com, January 22, 2015

"Rush is basically an album-by-album situation. One moment, it's like we're the band we've always been and will be around forever. The next moment, we're thinking 'how long can I keep doing this, or do I even want to continue this?' If it happens, don't be looking for any farewell tour or final album. We'll know instinctively when we've had enough. And when we know, that will be the time to quit." - Geddy Lee, Rock Magazine, August 1984

R40 Tour Dates

May 8, 2015		BOK Center. Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 10, 2015		Pinnacle Bank Arena. Lincoln, Nebraska
May 12, 2015		Xcel Energy Center. St. Paul, Minnesota
May 14, 2015		Scottrade Center. St. Louis, Missouri
May 16, 2015		Austin360 Amphitheater. Austin, Texas
May 18, 2015		American Airlines Center. Dallas, Texas
May 20, 2015		Toyota Center. Houston, Texas
May 22, 2015		Smoothie King Center. New Orleans, Louisiana
May 24, 2015		Amalie Arena. Tampa, Florida
May 26, 2015		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Atlanta, Georgia
May 28, 2015		Greensboro Coliseum. Greensboro, North Carolina
May 30, 2015		Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater. Bristow, Virginia
June 8, 2015		Nationwide Arena. Columbus, Ohio
June 10, 2015		First Niagara Center. Buffalo, New York
June 12, 2015		United Center. Chicago, Illinois
June 14, 2015		The Palace. Auburn Hills, Michigan
June 17 & 19, 2015	Air Canada Centre. Toronto, Ontario [19th filmed (R40 Live)]
June 21, 2015		Bell Centre. Montreal, Québec
June 23, 2015		TD Garden. Boston, Massachusetts
June 25, 2015		Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 27, 2015		Prudential Center. Newark, New Jersey
June 29, 2015		Madison Square Garden. New York, New York
July 9, 2015		Sprint Center. Kansas City, Missouri
July 11, 2015		Pepsi Center. Denver, Colorado
July 13, 2015		Maverik Center. Salt Lake City, Utah
July 15, 2015		Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary, Alberta
July 17, 2015		Rogers Arena. Vancouver, British Columbia
July 19, 2015		Key Arena. Seattle, Washington
July 21, 2015		Moda Center. Portland, Oregon
July 23, 2015		SAP Center. San Jose, California
July 25, 2015		MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada
July 27, 2015		US Airways Center. Phoenix, Arizona
July 30, 2015		Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Irvine, California
August 1, 2015		The Forum. Los Angeles, California [final show]

R40 Live Tour Setlists

Rush's R40 Tour celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a unique setlist which traveled backward through time. Beginning with the opening song, the setlist covered their entire career from Clockwork Angels back to their bar days, finishing with a brief teaser of "Garden Road" (a Rush original last performed on tour in 1974 but never record in studio). Alex Lifeson confirmed "We've got three sets - A, B, C" which featured alternating songs from the same respective albums. Set A included "Red Barchetta," "Distant Early Warning," "One Little Victory," and "Clockwork Angels"; those songs were replaced in Set B with their respective album-mates "The Camera Eye," "Between The Wheels," "How It Is," and "The Wreckers". Set C was nearly the same as A, except "YYZ" replaced "Red Barchetta," and "Natural Science" was added as a bonus track (without replacing another song). During five shows of the tour (Toronto and Vancouver with Ben Mink, and Newark, New York and Los Angeles with Jonathan Dinklage), the Clockwork Angels alternate track was dropped to make room for "Losing It".

Digging deep for these setlists, "Losing It" and "How It Is" were performed for the first time ever, and while most of the songs from the first half of the show had been performed on relatively recent tours, many of those performed after the intermission had not been performed in decades: "Jacob's Ladder" was last played in 1980; "Hemispheres: Prelude" in 1994; "Cygnus X-1: Part 3" in 1980 ("Prologue" was played in 2002); "Lakeside Park" in 1978; and "What You're Doing" in 1977. "Anthem", although abbreviated (missing the second verse), was played in its most complete form since 1979. Closing out the show was a teaser of "Garden Road", an unreleased original song last performed on tour in 1974. Albums not represented on this tour were Power Windows, Hold Your Fire, Presto and Test for Echo.

As the show progressed backward in time, the stage props and video backdrops also "devolved" to coincide with the songs being played. Beginning with the sets used on the Clockwork Angels tour, they were later replaced with the dryers used on the Vapor Trails and R30 tours, followed by the backline used on the Test For Echo tour, and so on. (The Snakes & Arrows chicken roasters were not among the props). During the second set, the R40 drum kit was replaced with a retro kit dubbed "El Darko" which featured double bass drums, tubular bells, and more throwbacks to an earlier time. Click here for details on the show.

The Anarchist (with "The World Is... The World Is..." intro video)
Clockwork AngelsA,C or The WreckersB (both skipped in D,E,F)
Headlong Flight ->
Drumbastica (drum solo)
Far Cry
The Main Monkey Business
One Little VictoryA,C,F or How It IsB,D,E
Animate
Roll The Bones (with celebrity rappers video)
Distant Early WarningA,C,F or Between The WheelsB,D,E
Losing It D,E,F only
Subdivisions
(-Intermission-/"No Country For Old Hens" video)
Tom Sawyer
Red BarchettaA,F, The Camera EyeB,E or YYZC,D
The Spirit of Radio
Natural ScienceC,D only
Jacob's Ladder
Hemispheres: Prelude
Cygnus X-1: Prologue/The Story So Far (drum solo)/Part 3
Closer To The Heart
Xanadu
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx/Presentation/Grand Finale
Encore ("Mel's Rockpile" video):
Lakeside Park (abbreviated) ->
Anthem (abbreviated)
What You're Doing
Working Man ->
Garden Road (teaser)
("Exit Stage Left" outro video)