Fri, Oct 12 @ Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

REVIEWS AND POST-SHOW ANALYSIS: The show is over - what did you think? Give your review or just recount your experience.

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#10 - Posted 10/23/2012 10:19 AM by Pips Chick [contact]

Thanks for the video, one of my faves. As for the setlist, I enjoyed everything no matter what they played. Enjoy them now, they won't be around forever!
#9 - Posted 10/20/2012 2:58 PM by like2tri [contact]

Video of "The Analog Kid".

#8 - Posted 10/19/2012 9:00 AM by Matt336 [contact]

Long Live Rush,

I've been a loyal fan since 1980 (age 6). There is no lack of ability, the guys have gotten better with age, but this set list completely sucked. Which fans are they trying to please.

Subdivisions, Big Money ok great, the only exciting thing to happen for the next 90 minutes was analog kid. A completely frustrating disappointment followed by a YYZ, spirit of radio (too little too late), and the ever predictable Tom Sawyer, which I don't need to point out is the ultimate poser RUSH song, & finally 2112 the only song on the set list written before 1980.

The boys are playing Newark tomorrow which is I would definitely have gone to, but I wouldn't suffer through this nightmare again. RUSH should remember the songs that made them great. They do not need a new album to go on tour.
#7 - Posted 10/16/2012 12:53 PM by grassysound [contact]

Quick comment about Pierre Robert. I used to listen to WMMR quite a bit in the 80's, and they were a great station, as well as a known flagship across the nation. I liked Pierre then.

While I don't necessarily dislike him now, I never hear him, so I've no idea what's he like as a DJ these days. However, I saw him at Pete Townshend's book signing at the Penn Campus on October 10. He wouldn't stop talking to Pete. In the meantime, there are all sorts of fans who've never had a remote chance to talk to their "hero." I found it very selfish, having taken up time, and depriving fans a one-time opportunity to meet Pete. Remember, Pierre has interviewed Pete MANY times.
#6 - Posted 10/13/2012 6:49 PM by jimmans [contact]

Great show! I've seen these guys every tour since Signals and have seen all the classics performed many times so I was pleased to here the deep cuts off of Power Windows this time around. That being said, after Grand Designs was played I thought it would have been a good spot to inject a classic, but guess what, I was wrong. Middletown Dreams was performed exceptionally well even by Rush standards and was the highlight of the first set up to that point. Ged's voice sounded the best I've heard in the past 10 years. Philly benefited from the 10 day break. Then they got to Analog Kid which rocked the house. Analog Kid ended up being the highlight of the first set.

The Clockwork Angels set was superb.I felt privileged to be there to see their recent masterpiece performed live. Too many highlights to mention about the Clockwork Angels material, but to sum it up they were hitting on all cylinders - sound, lights, drums, vocals, bass, strings, guitar solos, etc... The nine songs just seemed to fly by. My newbie friend who I took the show summed it up best by saying, "it's amazing that a band that has been around for so long can still put out material that is relevant and sounds great not dated."

Anyone got an extra for Newark?
#5 - Posted 10/13/2012 3:21 PM by JJM

all the previous reviews are spot on, only thing I can add is that the sound was perfect from the first note.......The CA stuff IS impressive for sure, although 9 in a row coming out for the second set was probably 1 or 2 too many for the average conert goer.......Dreamline was great but woud have rather heard Manhattan Proj...Personal favs were Analog Kid and Red Sector A. This was my 16th show, and certainly one of the best sounding indoor shows ive seen. Tons of videos were being takin, so im sure youtube will light up in the coming days.......
#4 - Posted 10/13/2012 2:28 PM by mhopsy [contact]

To bytorb1, I too heard Pierre Whatshisface's commentary on WMMR'S post concert summary, and was a bit pissed off I must say, but then again he's entitled to his opinion. But with that said he's a rock star wannabe who plays other people's music but love's the sound of his own voice. I loved every minute of Rush's performance @ the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. A band should be able to play the new material they've worked hard to make as well as playing some material that's not just another greastest hits show. I'm hoping they add another leg or 2 to this tour next year so that I might get a chance to check them out again. Some Northeast PA sites ....PLEASE??? Scranton, Hershey, Reading....?????? I can only hope.
#3 - Posted 10/13/2012 2:21 PM by templejanitor [contact]

I don't care what and radio jerks say. I don't care about the HOF. The show was awesome and that's all there is too it. My first show was at the Spectrum on the Hemispheres tour in January 1979. They still kick ass and always have. The string section was awesome (oh my, Audrey is sweet). The entire collection of CA songs was great and The Anarchist really blew me away. Sure I hadn't heard most of the songs in the first set in a very long time. Sure I missed The Trees, Xanadu, Freewill, and some others. But I've seen them do those songs already and appreciated something a little different. The sound was better than I expected indoors, and the light show/video presentations were amazing. Thanks to those who are posting all the photos and videos from the show online. I put together an nice electronic album of the show for memory's sake.
#2 - Posted 10/13/2012 11:26 AM by The Gorsk [contact]

Great review. Can't wait to see the tour here, in Phoenix. Only 44 more wakeups! I grew up in Philly and my first Rush shows were at The Spectrum. I like to read how they did "back home". Philly is a great rock-n-roll town although the radio stations these days are not the same as back in the day. I got my first real taste of Rush by listening to all of Hemispheres when the played it in its entirety on the Progressive Rock Weekend on WIOQ 102...thanks again.
#1 - Posted 10/13/2012 10:45 AM by bytorb1 [contact]

This was my 41st Rush show since 1978. The show was great, having heard so many of the old songs from the 70's back in the day it was nice to hear the 80's stuff again. I liked every song they played and I think that the band is very happy with their new cd and are proud enough to play just about all of it. So many bands from that era just play their greatest hits which gets old after a while, Rush keeps it fresh. After the show I heard Pierre Robert of WMMR commenting that he thought it was a bad idea to play all those CA songs back to back and that should have played more of their familiar songs, well Pierre we don't care what you think tonights show was for real Rush fans not radio hacks. I live 20 miles from Philly and I never listen to MMR anymore, WZZO has always supported Rush and still plays a lot of there classic tracks. Once again another great experience, thanks Alex, Geddy and Neil.
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