Update (04/24/2013): According to reports, there were no real set list surprises in last night's show. For those who prefer to be spoiled, the set list is available at this LINK.
On June 28th in 2002, on a warm summer night in Hartford, Connecticut, Geddy Lee addressed a packed crowd at the Meadows Music Centre stating "It's been quite long enough, I think...," referencing Rush's return to the stage after a five-year absence. And while it has only been 142 days since the band ended the 2012 leg of their Clockwork Angels tour, most fans would now probably echo Geddy's sentiments from all those years ago.
Yes, it has been quite long enough indeed but the wait is finally over. Tonight, Rush will return to the stage, kicking off the 2013 leg of their ongoing Clockwork Angels tour at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
The 37-date tour will take Rush through some southern points of the U.S. before heading up the east coast. After their May 11th show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the band will cross the Atlantic for ten shows in Europe including stops in England, Scotland, Holland, Germany, Sweden and Finland. Rush will then resume the tour in North America on June 21st, playing in numerous U.S. and Canadian locations before closing out the tour on August 4th in Kansas City, Missouri.
For a complete list of tour dates on the Clockwork Angels tour, please click HERE.
New merchandise has been added to the 2013 leg and The Rush Backstage Club is now selling many of those items HERE (Thanks Joe Pesch).
As we did during the 2012 leg, Cygnus-X1.Net will be tracking all set list changes during the course of the tour and posting them HERE. We'll also be posting photos from each stop so if you would like to contibute some of your concert photos, please let me know.
For all those seeing Rush tonight and beyond, have a great time!
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