UPDATE - 6/30@8:39AM: Clockwork Angels stringer Jonny Dinklage and his brother actor Peter Dinklage were at the show as seen in this side stage photo (thanks Kelly D).
Date/Time: Monday, June 29th @ 8:00PM
Show Number: 23
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Place: New York, NY
Twitter: #R40NYC | #R40Live
YouTube: New York Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version F
UPDATE - 6/29@11:12PM: That's it for tonight and for the 2nd leg. Rush will return on July 9th in Kansas City. The NYC crowd saw the first appearance of the F setlist, and the 3rd ever appearance of that special song. Get the full setlist here. Good night New York!
UPDATE - 6/29@9:53PM: It looks like they are going with the A set for the 2nd half. So with the exception of the insertion of the special song in the first set, the show is following setlist A. Full setlist so far here.
UPDATE - 6/29@9:23PM: It's intermission time! Some discussion on the new F setlist and expectations for the second half below the fold.
UPDATE - 6/29@9:09PM: ... And there it is - the special song with the same guest musician from Saturday night's show in Newark.
UPDATE - 6/29@8:48PM: Setlist F! They are 5 songs in and we have a new setlist. It looks like they are playing a variation on the A/C set to complement the B-based set that was played in Newark. But they left out that 2nd song, which means we should get the special song with musical guest.
UPDATE - 6/29@8:27PM: The show has started and they are 2 songs in. They've been dropping the normal 2nd song to make room for that special song, and that's exactly what they did tonight. So it looks like we are getting some variation of the D/E set tonight as expected. Follow along with the setlist here.
UPDATE - 6/29@7:38PM: The show will be getting underway in a little over half an hour from now. We are still expecting that special song with the guest musician, with the rest of the set being a variation on A or C... or we could be totally wrong. :) Follow along with the setlist here. Hello New York!!
Rush makes their way to the Big Apple tonight to play Madison Square Garden in New York City for what stands to be another epic show to close out the 2nd leg of the R40 Live tour. They'll then take a well-deserved 11-day break and pick things back up on July 9th in Kansas City. The band returned to their standard 3-setlist rotation last week for the 3 shows following their stint in Toronto, and it was expected that they'd start the rotation over again by playing the A setlist in Newark Saturday night. But they instead decided to surprise everyone by playing a variation of their B setlist with one very special substitution - that same extra song they played in Toronto, but with a different guest musician. For all the details on this new E setlist, check out the SPOILERS in the Newark thread. So what will they have on tap for the New York crowd? Rumor has it that they will be playing that special song once again (likely with the same guest musician as Saturday night), but it's not clear whether they'll play the D, E or some other variation of the set. It's also possible that the band might pay tribute somehow to Yes bassist Chris Squire, who passed away over the weekend. For more discussion on the potential setlist along with a preview of the show, check out the pre-show SPOILER review below the fold. Tonight's show has an 8PM start time listed, so Rush will probably hit the stage at 8:15-ish. For everyone going to the show tonight, have fun, stay safe and be sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. Russhhhh!!!
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