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Rush R40 Live tour St. Louis open thread

Thu, May 14, 2015@12:48PM | comments

Date/Time: Thursday, May 14th @ 7:30PM
Show Number: 4
Venue: Scottrade Center
Place: St. Louis, MO
Twitter: #R40STL | #R40Live
Instagram: #R40STL
YouTube: St. Louis Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version A
Photos: | Facebook: Ed Radakovitz |
Reviews: St. Louis Post-Dispatch |

UPDATE - 5/17@9:41AM: Here's a review and photo gallery from

UPDATE - 5/16@9:33AM: Here's a great set of photos from Ed Radakovitz on Facebook.

UPDATE - 5/15@5:03PM: Here's a review from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

UPDATE - 5/14@11:37PM: The show is over! The setlist ended up being nearly identical to the opening night in Tulsa set, except that the order of the first 2 songs was swapped; the same songs were played though. So I'll refer to the set from both nights as Version A for the time being. Get the full setlist here. John at already has a growing photo gallery going here. A very BIG thanks to Jeremy P and Randy B for texting me setlist updates from the show. Good night St. Louis!!

UPDATE - 5/14@10:19PM: Set 2 is underway. I'll highlight any new songs here, but otherwise just follow along with the setlist here.

UPDATE - 5/14@9:51PM: Intermission time! The first set was identical to the St. Paul setlist. Nothing new. Full setlist so far here.

UPDATE - 5/14@9:02PM: They are following the St. Paul setlist through the first 3 songs. Follow along with the setlist here.

UPDATE - 5/14@8:48PM: The show has started with the same opener as the last 2 shows. Follow along with the setlist here.

UPDATE - 5/14@7:38PM: It's almost time! The show will get started around 7:45-ish (CST) in about an hour from now. I'll be posting LIVE setlist/show updates as they happen to this thread (below the fold and with appropriate spoiler warnings), and you can also follow along as the setlist gets updated.

Rush's R40 Live tour rolls into the Gateway City tonight for show #4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The band has already played 3 different setlists for the first 3 shows, so there's no telling what they'll throw at the fans tonight. I will once again be making my best attempt to post LIVE setlist/show spoilers as they happen to this thread just like I did for the first 3 shows (below the fold and with appropriate spoiler warnings), starting with this pre-show SPOILER review. I'll be focusing on any changes to the set from the first 3 shows (especially any songs not yet played), or anything else of particular interest. You can follow the setlist as it gets updated here. If you are going to the show and are willing to help out by sending/texting me setlist/show updates please let me know! For everybody going to the show tonight, have fun, stay safe and be sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. Rush on!!

*** WARNING ***







*** pre-show SPOILER review *** The video credits in the back of the tourbook contain a list of all the songs played that have video associated with them. Over the first 3 shows in Tulsa, Lincoln and St. Paul, Rush played all the songs listed except The Big Money. So it's quite possible we'll see that song swapped into the Distant Early Warning/Between the Wheels slot tonight or at some future point. It's also possible that they just decided to drop that song altogether - I guess we'll find out soon enough. It's also possible that the band will throw one other surprise in - maybe swap something into the One Little Victory/How It Is spot (maybe even something from Test For Echo?). You can check out a transcription of the tourbook video credits here. On Tuesday in St. Paul Rush reportedly played Losing It (confirmed by several independent sources) in soundcheck (using a triggered/recorded violin part), although they didn't end up playing it during the show. From the rumors currently floating around, that song will be played at a few select shows with a guest violinist(s), with the likely candidates being Toronto, NYC, Vancouver and Los Angeles. So it will probably not be played tonight, but you never know.

Photos from Instagram using hashtag #R40STL: