Update: Click HERE for a collection of pictures I took at the MSG show. Enjoy!
Rush are set to perform the 23rd show of their ongoing R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour in New York City's famed Madison Square Garden tonight. This performance will mark the band's 13th appearance in Madison Square Garden, dating back to 1981 when they first took the stage of the world-famous venue during their Moving Pictures tour.
Tonight's performance will be the final show of the second leg of the tour. The band will then take a 10-day break before opening up the third and final (?) leg of the tour on July 10th at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
The second leg of the tour has seen the band shake things up a bit with regards to the set list. Where the band performed three distinct set lists, in order, during the first leg of the tour, two new set lists were added this time around and the order of when each is performed has been shuffled a bit. So if you think you know which set list you'll be treated to when the band comes to your area, don't be too sure :)
As we reported earlier, Rush recorded and filmed the two shows performed in their home town of Toronto earlier this month. News on when a live album and concert DVD will be made available is still forthcoming, though it's possible they'll have it ready in time for the 2015 holiday season (purely speculation at this point).
There have been other surprises, however in the interest of not sharing spoilers directly here, I'll simply say that, if you want to see what's been going on during the second leg of the tour, check out the R40 Set List Page.
For those of you, like myself, who are going to the show tonight, have a great time! Hope to see some of you there.
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