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UPDATE - 7/2@2:03PM: For the sake of completeness, I've included the final setlist as I have listed in the tour section below the fold.

UPDATE - 7/1@9:55PM: Here's reader Todd V's detailed review of the show from his blog.

UPDATE - 7/1@5:25PM: Here's a review of the show from Glide Magazine (thanks RushFanForever).

UPDATE - 6/30@4:52PM: Just as he promised, Neil Peart drum tech Lorne Wheaton has launched his new website at LorneWheaton.com. It includes a whole section on the Time Machine kit with plenty of great photos (thanks hermy).

UPDATE - 6/30@4:47PM: The Pro-mark drumsticks site posted several pro-shot photos of Neil Peart playing his new kit from last night's show. You can check them out at (*SPOILERS*) this link (thanks rosmakloma).

UPDATE - 6/30@10:01AM: Here's the (*SPOILERS*) opening video for the 2nd set.

UPDATE - 6/30@8:18AM: There are now a bunch of official photos up in the Rush.com Multimedia: Rush on the Road section (thanks The Sphere).

UPDATE - 6/30@7:37AM: There are (*SPOILERS*) a bunch of bootleg videos posted up on YouTube already!

UPDATE - 6/30@12:43AM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 9 *** Show's over! Some details regarding the final songs in the 2nd set and the encore below the fold. I'm out... Good night!

UPDATE - 6/29@11:57PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 8 *** Some details regarding the songs in the 2nd set so far below the fold.

UPDATE - 6/29@11:22PM: The opening video is now (*SPOILER*) up on YouTube (thanks showdonttell25).

UPDATE - 6/29@10:58PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 7 *** Well, this is a surprise... The entire setlist was just posted over at Rush.com! It follows the rehearsal setlist except for those 2 swapped songs. More details/discussion below the fold. In light of this, I'll no longer need to post setlist updates but I will continue to report any details that fans send along. And be sure to check out RUSHnATL's photo feed if you want to be really spoiled.

UPDATE - 6/29@10:46PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 6 *** Last 3 songs before intermission below the fold along with a few miscellaneous details. Other than swapping the order of the 5th and 6th songs, the entire first set followed the rehearsal setlist.

UPDATE - 6/29@10:24PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 5 *** Next 2 songs below the fold. Still following the rehearsal setlist. RUSHnATL's photo feed now contains several still shots of the opening video.

UPDATE - 6/29@10:16PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 4 *** Next 2 songs below the fold. Swapped the order of these 2 songs but otherwise it follows the rehearsal setlist.

UPDATE - 6/29@10:03PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 3 *** Next 2 songs below the fold. Still following the rehearsal setlist.

UPDATE - 6/29@9:52PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 2 ***I'll be posting the setlist and show details as they happen. Opening 2 songs are below the fold and jibes with the rehearsal setlist...

UPDATE - 6/29@9:42PM: The opening video has begun!

UPDATE - 6/29@9:06PM: Reader RUSHnATL is also at the show and has set up a photo feed which currently contains 2 pics from inside the venue.

UPDATE - 6/29@8:54PM: John Arrowsmith has uploaded a bunch of spoilerific pics from rehearsals in Albuquerque to the (*SPOILERS*) Rush.com Multimedia: Rush on the Road section. Included are several closeup photos of the guys on stage rehearsing, and their equipment/gear can be seen in detail.

UPDATE - 6/29@8:49PM: Reader Todd Vernon has uploaded a couple of photos from inside the venue to his Flickr feed.

UPDATE - 6/29@8:11PM: Reader Todd Vernon is at the show and has set up a Flickr feed where he'll be posting photos throughout the show. So far there's just this photo of fans outside the venue.

UPDATE - 6/29@7:42PM: *** SPOILER UPDATE 1 *** Eric of the Power Windows site is at the show tonight and set up a Twitter Feed for live updates. You can see what they played for soundcheck below the fold.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 29th @ 7:30PM
Show Number: 1
Venue: Hard Rock Pavilion
Place: Albuquerque, NM

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Rush Time Machine TourRush will be kicking off the Time Machine Tour tonight at 7:30PM (MST) in Albuquerque, NM at the Hard Rock Pavilion. The band arrived in Albuquerque over the weekend and conducted a full production rehearsal Sunday evening. For details on the rehearsal including the setlist and stage setup, check out (SPOILERS!) this post (SPOILERS!). I plan on posting tonight's setlist to this thread (with appropriate spoiler warnings) as it happens as well as any other interesting details regarding the show. If you are going to the show and are willing to text/email me setlist/show updates, please let me know. For everyone going tonight, have fun and be sure to share your reports, reviews, and photos with us. Rush!!!

SPOILERS BELOW!!

UPDATE - 7/2@2:03PM: Here's the final setlist as I have listed in the tour section:

Set 1:

Video Intro (Rash: The Real History of Rush Act 1)
The Spirit of Radio
Time Stand Still
Presto
Stick It Out
Workin' Them Angels
Leave That Thing Alone
Faithless
BU2B
Freewill
Marathon
Subdivisions

Intermission

Set 2:

Video Intro (Rash: The Real History of Rush Act 2)
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
YYZ
Limelight
The Camera Eye
Witch Hunt
Vital Signs
Caravan
Drum Solo (Love 4 Sale)
Closer to the Heart (with Alex acoustic intro)
2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx
Far Cry

Encore:

La Villa Strangiato
Working Man
Video Outro (I Still Love You Man)

Here's the opening video for the 2nd set:

SPOILER UPDATE 9: Show's over! Some details regarding the final songs in the 2nd set and the encore courtesy Power Window's Twitter Feed. The outro video involves the movie I Love You Man.

Set 1
Video Intro (Rash: The Real History of Rush)
The Spirit of Radio
Time Stand Still (Al on keyboards)
Presto (video of an old magic show)
Stick It Out (with original video playing)
Workin' Them Angels
Leave That Thing Alone! (with Time Machine intro vid)
Faithless (new video)
BU2B (video is old typewriter with lyrics to song)
Freewill
Marathon (with extended guitar solo?)
Subdivisions

Intermission

Set 2

Video Intro (Time Machine Tom Sawyer)
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta (short vid with Red Barchetta w/2112 plates - Daffy Duck driving?)
YYZ (airplane lands in front of parliament bldg - red suit mover on Empire State Bldg like King Kong)
Limelight (red suit movers on tightrope)
The Camera Eye (scenes of NY/London)
Witch Hunt (Red suit movers chasing litte girl witch through forest. Sausages on pitchforks for roasting on fire)
Vital Signs
Caravan
Drum Solo (robot time machine drummer during new big band section)
Closer to the Heart (new Al 12-string acoustic intro)
2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx
Far Cry (same video as past tours, Al playing ES355)

Encore
La Villa Strangiato (Al and Ged playing polka on pedals and keys to intro song)
Working Man (reggae intro)
Video Outro (I Love You Man)

SPOILER UPDATE 8: Some details regarding the songs in the 2nd set so far courtesy Power Window's Twitter Feed.

Here's the opening video:

SPOILER UPDATE 7: In a surprising move, Rush.com decided to post the entire setlist! It follows the rehearsal setlist except for those 2 swapped songs. Here's what they have listed. The name Neil's drum solo Love 4 Sale and leave out Alex's solo intro to Closer to the Heart:

SET 1

THE SPIRIT OF RADIO
TIME STAND STILL
PRESTO
STICK IT OUT
WORKIN' THEM ANGELS
LEAVE THAT THING ALONE
FAITHLESS
BU2B
FREE WILL
MARATHON
SUBDIVISIONS

SET 2
TOM SAWYER
RED BARCHETTA
YYZ
LIMELIGHT
CAMERA EYE
WITCH HUNT
VITAL SIGNS
CARAVAN
LOVE 4 SALE
CLOSER TO THE HEART
2112 OVERTURE / TEMPLES
FAR CRY

ENCORE

LA VILLA STRANGIATO
WORKING MAN

SPOILER UPDATE 6: Last 3 songs before intermission are Freewill, Marathon and Subdivisions. Other than swapping the order of the 5th and 6th songs, the entire first set followed the rehearsal setlist. I added some details to the setlist below courtesy Power Window's Twitter Feed. There are a ton of great photos at RUSHnATL's photo feed.

SPOILER UPDATE 5: Next 2 songs are Faithless and BU2B. Still following the rehearsal setlist so far. RUSHnATL's photo feed now contains several still shots of the opening video which seems to involve Al in a fatsuit!

SPOILER UPDATE 4: Swapped order of Leave That Thing Alone! and Workin' Them Angels from the rehearsal setlist (Workin' Them Angels was first).

SPOILER UPDATE 3: Next 2 songs are Presto and Stick It Out. Following the rehearsal setlist so far.

SPOILER UPDATE 2: Opening songs are The Spirit of Radio and Time Stand Still (with Alex playing keyboards). Following the rehearsal setlist so far.

SPOILER UPDATE 1: Eric of the Power Windows site is at the show tonight and set up a Twitter Feed for live updates. He reports that Faithless, Presto and a snippet of Closer to the Heart were played at soundcheck. Since these songs were all on the rehearsal setlist I posted yesterday it looks more and more likely that the rehearsal setlist is the actual setlist.

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