Sat, Oct 20 @ Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

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 3:44 PM by nevets101

Awesome show, very nice new venue. I was sitting up high alongside the stage, so I had a revealing view of the drum incident.

During The Big Money, Neil's bass drum went out, and it was very noticeable. It didn't get fixed until after the song was over, and caused a short delay. Geddy later called it "a broken drum head", but it actually appeared to be a broken bass drum pedal. The drum tech tried to steal one from the rear of the kit to replace it during the song, but appeared unable to get it in place while Neil continued to play. After the song finished, Neil stood up and allowed the tech to get inside the kit. When the tech emerged from behind the kit a few seconds later, he threw the bass pedal onto the riser behind Neil where the orchestra would normally sit. I got a laugh out of that.

The next incident was during the first half of Grand Designs when something wasn't quite right with Alex's guitar, and the sound appeared to drop out, causing strange looks from Geddy. Alex didn't change guitars, so whatever happened was fixed quickly. Strange, but not as bizarre as what happened to Alex at the Brooklyn show.
#9 - Posted 10/22/2012 1:07 PM by lisah [contact]

#8, Keep talking I like everything you've said.
#8 - Posted 10/22/2012 12:26 PM by Animate Me [contact]

Second show of the Clockwork Angels tour having caught the guys in Philly the week b4.
Even though I knew it would be the same set list I went w/ a heartful of happiness knowing a kick arse show was on tap.....I wasn't wrong!!!
Having missed several Rush shows when I was only a casual fan it's my aim to take in as many shows as possible from here on in because at some time the "merry go round" that is Rush live has to stop,w/ Alex and Geddy 59 and Neil 60 even the most ardent of Rush fans have to be asking the same question"how much longer can the guys keep delivering near on 3 hour live shows"???
While it's possible Rush can keep making albums I think the days of lenghty live shows could be coming to an end,lets be honest while a 90 min/2 hour show would be great we've gotten spoilt the past few years w/ these tours but that said Alex,Geddy and Neil keep surprising us so while I'm not willing to call this the"Farewell To Kings" we have to brace ourselves for that......till then lets keep checking them out live,I haven't ruled out a trip to London in May for their 02 Arena show and potential extention of the "Clockwork Angels" tour as a Thank You to the fans when the band rightfully takes it's place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,a 30th anniversary "Power Windows" tour in 2015 would fill the gap till 2017 and the potential next studio album/tour....but that's just me talking out loud!!!
#7 - Posted 10/21/2012 7:18 PM by Geordie2112 [contact]

Newcastle, UK 1977 -> Newark, NJ 2012. 35 years headlong flight. They really just keep delivering over and over. I cannot really call to mind any experience that comes close. NJ was outstanding. I really love the fact that everyone around me, was singing along and really knew and understood the words. This was no rock-n-roll show! It was good times and great songs and for any band to play 9/12 of their new album after 40 years! Well this is just new territory for the genre. I'm not sure that even the great JSB (Johan Sebastian Bach) did such a thing..
#6 - Posted 10/21/2012 12:38 PM by nutinbutrush [contact]

Sal, that was a rendering of himself (from pics in tour program). Here's a link, see the last pic

#5 - Posted 10/21/2012 11:22 AM by Sal

Great shpw! Who was that on Geddy's 2nd set t-shirt?
#4 - Posted 10/21/2012 9:49 AM by twon [contact]

very cool. sat 3rd row center. as has been stated, RUSH never disappoints.
the boyz were particularly playful last night. clearly someone on alex's side kept getting his attention and was cracking him up. would love to have know what that was about. same thing with ged - on ged's side there were a group that had him in stitches. he kept telling alex and neil.

i uploaded some photos. have a bunch of great vids, but i don't post to youtube. was hoping there was another way to post them here on riab (ed's site).

they deviated very little from setlist B. i think the only substitution was spirit of radio for working man.

i'm a huge RUSH fan, and have been for years (since hemispheres). i will reserve my comments regarding this years setlist. suffice to say, they all (including clockwork angels strings), did a great job. for me personally, the highlight tunes of the evening were: headlong flight, where's my thing?, and the garden.

have to give one particular shout out, though. from where i was sitting- the red head clockwork angel string, with the tats, was totally kick ass. that chick was so cool. she ROCKED.

pretty sure this was the setlist:
Set One
The Big Money
Force Ten
Grand Designs
Middletown Dreams
The Analog Kid
The Pass
Where's My Thing?
(with Drum Solo)
Far Cry
Set Two, with string section
Clockwork Angels
The Anarchist
The Wreckers
Headlong Flight
(with drum solo)
Halo Effect
(with guitar solo intro)
Wish Them Well
The Garden
Drum Solo
(The Percussor)
Red Sector A
The Spirit of Radio
Tom Sawyer
2112 Part I: Overture
2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx
2112 Part VII: Grand Finale

see you at barclay tomorrow.
#3 - Posted 10/21/2012 8:24 AM by jcs2112

Once again, Rush does not dissapoint!... I've seen them on every tour since Power Windows and started my love for them listening to the 80's stuff so the fact that the first set was mostly 80's songs was fine with me. However most of the crowd though seemed somewhat less thrilled and weren't energetic. My friend went to the bathroom during Middletown and a few guys were complaining about all the 80's songs. My opinion, we've all heard Limelight and Working Man a thousand times, it was nice to here other great tunes, like Territories for example. The show also started on the wrong foot with the video opening not having any audio, then Neils bass drum pad broke 2 songs in, was replaced quickly but go things off "weird".. Geddy even said "There must be gremilins here tonight..".
The 2nd half we tremendous. Stings came on stage, lots of songs from Clockwork Angels (which are great songs), stings stuck around for YYZ which added a nice layer to it... closed with the hits, Spirit, Tom S, 2112... crowd walked away happy, as did I.
Hope they guys continue touring in the future but lets face it, they'll all be 60+ in a couple years.. if this was the last tour, I'm happy to say I saw them and they went out on top, still 3 of the best musicians and men around today, bar none.
#2 - Posted 10/21/2012 8:21 AM by geddylou [contact]

#1 - Posted 10/21/2012 2:02 AM by nutinbutrush [contact]

Just got home from the show, boy is that place massive. This was the best show I've ever attended crowd was energetic sound was A ok, but what topped off the night for me was my 6yr old son got his first show under his belt! He loved it, had a little bit of sensory overload for the first 10-15 minutes but he really got into it, air drumin his arms off (until end of 2nd set just couldn't keep eyes open anymore but he still didn't want to leave). Big thanks to the people who sat around us, kept high fiving and fist bumpin him really made him feel welcome. I knew this day would come about 2 years ago in the car when he asked me to put "vanilla strongalatta" on again. Ok proud poppa is done gloating.
Again the show was great, Drums didn't sound right early on, which was due to a broken drum head, (which was changed quicker than I thought possible).
I thought the guys looked like they were having a good time on stage,
And did anyone close up notice Audrey Solomon is now a blonde?

Again awesome time with good people!!!!
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