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Friday, May 8, 2015

Rush's R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Launches Tonight - Set List and Pictures Revealed Live!

Rush's R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Launches Tonight - Set List and Pictures Revealed Live!Rush's R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Launches Tonight - Set List and Pictures Revealed Live!
Update (May 26th): A complete list of all tour reviews is now available HERE.
Update (May 10th - Lincoln show): As expected, Rush is currently switching up the set list. Updates will be posted HERE.
Update (11:40pm EST): The concert is over and by all accounts, Rush blew the roof off the place. Incredible performance, unbelievable set list, and so much more. Thanks, everyone. Good night!
Update (11:00pm EST): So many glorious photos - check them out HERE.
Update (8:45pm EST): R40 has begun!
Update (4:45pm EST): The Rush Backstage Club has just listed their R40 Merchandise. Click HERE to view the items for sale.
It's hard to believe, but it's been 642 days since Rush exited the stage at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, ending their incredibly successful Clockwork Angels tour. And now, after a nearly two year absence, Rush will once again take the stage to celebrate their 40th (okay, 41st) Anniversary with the launch of their R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour tonight.

The first leg of the 34 city/35 date tour will open at the Tulsa BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ahead of the show, Tulsa World has posted an article about opening night - Rush set to open 40th anniversary tour in Tulsa Friday.

As we've done in the past, Cygnus-X1.Net will be revealing the complete set list from tonight's show LIVE as it happens. To view the set list as it gets updated, click HERE. We'll also be posting pictures from the show as it happens as well. To view the photo gallery, please click HERE. Other news and updates from tonight's show will be posted on this page as the evening progresses.

As most fans know, the R40 tour is being billed as (possibly) the last major tour of its kind for Rush. Whether that statement is true or not, there is a growing campaign that is asking fans attending the shows to honor Alex, Geddy, and Neil in appreciation of all their hard work throughout the decades. The campaign, dubbed HOLD THE RED STAR PROUDLY HIGH IN HAND, is asking the following:
Download the Red Star image on this page (click for a larger version), or a similar one, to your phone, and when the guys come back on stage after intermission, hold your phone in the air towards the stage and display the Red Star, proudly! I'm sure Lerxst, Dirk and Pratt would be happy to walk out to an arena FULL of glowing Red Stars. If you think it's a good idea, PASS THE WORD and SHARE! #holdtheredstarappreciationcampaign -Michael Mark
A great idea that will hopefully gain steam as the tour progresses.

For all of you heading to Tulsa for the show tonight, be safe, enjoy, and please share your pictures and comments!



Related News Stories
[Countdown to R40: Rush Have Arrived in Tulsa! - May 1st, 2015]
[Alex Lifeson Talks About Rush's R40 Tour in New Interview - April 28th, 2015]
[Win a Meet & Greet with Members of Rush! - April 11th, 2015]
[Attention Rush Fans! Rush Wants Your Photos for Their R40 Live Tour - March 14th, 2015]
["Rush Currently Rehearsing in Los Angeles Ahead of R40 Tour - April 5th, 2015]
["Get Everyone to R40" Online Funding Event Now Underway - March 10th, 2015]
[Neil Peart Discusses the R40 Drum Kit in a New Video - January 27th, 2015]
[Alex Lifeson Stops By Q107 To Talk About The New R40 Tour - Cleveland Stop Still Possible - January 26th, 2015]
[Rush Announce R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour - Band to Perform in 34 Cities Across North America - January 22nd, 2015]
[Rush 2015 Tour Rumors Begin To Gain Steam - December 30th, 2014]

15 comments:

  1. Wishing all my fellow RUSH-ians a great time tonight in Tulsa, and throughout the R40 Tour!! Please remember to "HOLD THE RED STAR PROUDLY HIGH IN HAND" as the guys come back out on stage after intermission. Let's show 'em a universal sign of LOVE, respect and admiration for all their hard work over these many years. [Thanks to John and Cygnus-x1.net for the mention and push on the campaign] Hope to see some of you friends in Tampa on the 24th of May!

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  2. "HOLD THE RED STAR PROUDLY HIGH IN HAND" DONE! (great idea)

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  3. i will be living inside the madness that is this tour for the next few months till Phoenix...

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  4. im so excited for everyone who is watching the show right now in tusla. but it sure makes the waiting until july 30 here in california, alot harder to handle, for sure. may we all forever HOLD THE RED STAR PROUDLY IN HAND!!!!!!!

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  5. im so excited for everyone who is watching the show right now in tusla. but it sure makes the waiting until july 30 here in california, alot harder to handle, for sure. may we all forever HOLD THE RED STAR PROUDLY IN HAND!!!!!!!

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  6. I'm sooo excited to see the show in Lincoln on Mother's Day!!! My gift to myself. I know there will be more than 7 women in the crowd! :-)
    Have the red star ready. Taking my good friend, my boyfriend and his niece. Go Big Red!!!

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  7. These guys will be missed to say the least. What raw talent. I cannot wait for the Montreal show and that outstanding set list. The guys deserve a break from this. Peart and Lifeson, you guys deserve a rest.

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  8. Based on the contents of this brilliant set list, this has to be it for Rush. July 17 Vancouver, can't wait!

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  9. I had a feeling Jacob's Ladder would be on the setlist. Nice sub-drop-tune on examples on YouTube of the Tulsa show.

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  10. Just realized the reverse-order of all the songs chronologically. Nice one, guys.

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  11. Am I ever gonna see my lads with that set list again. I'm in UK.

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  12. What they're accomplishing on this tour is unprecedented in all of rock history. No other band could ever match the musical genius
    of Rush.

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  13. I'm going to L.A. I hope they play YYZ there and bring back BY-TOR & The SNOW DOG. O yee Holy smacking ar soles

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  14. 13.5 hours to go 'til the St. Louis show, where I've caught them passing through every time over the last three decades. Sad that this may well be the last time, but stoked as hell to hear all of these songs played one more time.

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  15. I like the red star idea but what about during Jacob's Ladder instead of after the intermission? Geddy gave the crowd a big salute after JL in Atlanta.

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