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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Rush R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Update - First Leg Set to End in Virginia

Rush R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Update - First Leg Set to End in Virginia
Update: Back from Bristow with one or two (hundred) pics to share. Click HERE to view the gallery.
Rush is set to take the stage at the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater in Bristow, Virginia tonight as they close out the first of three legs in their ongoing R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour. Including tonight, the band will have performed twelve dates since opening night.

Throughout the tour thus far, Rush have been consistently rotating three moderately different set lists each night. And, without giving too much away for those of you who still want to avoid spoilers, the songs, the stage production, and the entire theme of each show has been incredibly well received.

For those who don't mind be spoiled, there are amazing photographs from each show online with each set showcasing the incredible stage, light, and equipment show. Be warned, however, as the pictures do highlight some of the songs performed each night.

After the Virginia show, the band will take a well-deserved break before embarking on the second leg of the tour in Columbus, Ohio at the Nationwide Arena on June 8th. Rush will then perform throughout June before taking another week-long break ahead of the third and final leg of the tour.

European fans have been anxiously awaiting word on whether or not the band will cross the Atlantic for a string of shows. While there has been no official word yet, recent interviews with both Geddy and Alex have at least hinted at the possibility.

In other tour-related news, Live Nation is sponsoring a contest where you can win a trip to Vegas to see Rush perform. For all the details, click HERE.

For those heading to Virginia tonight (like myself), have a blast! I hope to see some of you there!

Key R40 Tour Links:
  • R40 Tour Dates
  • R40 Set List
  • R40 Concert Reviews
  • R40 Tour Book Transcription
  • R40 Tour Book Artwork and Photos
  • Stay tuned for more tour updates, set list changes, and photos!

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    3 comments:

    1. That's where I would have been had the tickets for terrible seats not been so expensive... *sigh*

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    2. Those are easily the best pictures so far.
      Zoom lense or what ?
      Can't wait for Phoenix. Mark

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      1. Thanks, Mark. I was using a Nikon point-and-shoot with a 12x optical zoom. Does a fairly decent job. Though I did take over 400 pics and only 220+ were worth keeping :)

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