Venue: Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto ON
Date: August 22, 2004
Tour: 30th Anniversary
Jerry Stiller Intro film
R30 Overture: Finding My Way > Anthem > Bastille Day > A Passage To Bankok > 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 (snippet) > Day Tripper (snippet) / The Seeker / Dragon Intro / One Little Victory
Intermission / That Darned Dragon Intro
Tom Sawyer / Dreamline / Secret Touch / Between The Wheels / Mystic Rhythms / Red Sector A / Drum Solo / Resist (acoustic) / Heart Full Of Soul (acoustic) / 2112: i) Overture ii) Temples Of Syrinx iii) Grand Finale / La Villa Strangiato (Lyrxst rant) / By-Tor And The Snow Dog / Xanadu / Working Man (reggae ending)
Summertime Blues / Crossroads / Limelight / Jerry Stiller Outro film
Lyrxst’s 30th Anniversary rant
Lerxst began with the usual odd guitar noises…then he started saying “there is no place like home…there is no place like home… click your shoes dammit…there is no place like Toronto…Toronto” …and then he started breathing through his nose into the microphone in what sounded like a country & western beat. After doing this for a minute or so, they broke back into La Villa and Geddy asked Lerxst (not into the mic) “What was that?”
Members Of The Band:
Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass and Keyboards)
Alex Lifeson (Guitar and Vocals)
Neil Peart (Drums and Percussion)
Comments: You know a band is doing something right when the original members are still together after 30 years. This is doubly so considering some of the brutal hard times that Rush had experienced within a ten month span from August 1997 to June 1998 when Neil Peart lost both his daughter and his wife. Yet, here they were, touring for their 30th anniversary and playing a fantastic set spanning their entire career. I still love their opening medley which saw snippets of songs from their first six albums played in order leading into The Spirit of Radio, a song from their seventh album. What a great way to start off a show.
Still one of my favorite bands of all time.