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Rush R40 Live tour Calgary open thread

Wed, Jul 15, 2015@1:12PM | comments

UPDATE - 7/28@1:41PM: Here's a review from Music Express (thanks RushFanForever).

UPDATE - 7/16@1:11PM: Here's a photo gallery from

UPDATE - 7/16@9:24AM: Here's a review and photo gallery from the Calgary Sun.

UPDATE - 7/15@10:30PM: The show is underway and judging by the 2nd song, it looks like the Calgary crowd is getting setlist B as expected.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15th @ 8:00PM
Show Number: 27
Venue: Calgary Saddledome
Place: Calgary, AB
Twitter: #R40YYC | #R40Live
Instagram: #R40YYC
YouTube: Calgary Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version B
Photos: Calgary Sun |
Reviews: Calgary Sun | Music Express

Rush heads back to the Great White North tonight, where they'll be playing the 4th Canadian show of the R40 Live tour at the Calgary Saddledome. After tonight they'll play one more Canadian date in Vancouver this Friday, then make their way south through the Pacific Northwest, back down through the American Southwest and then finish things up with a couple of shows in SoCal. The band played their standard A setlist Monday night in SLC, so tonight we are expecting setlist B. I've entered that set into the Calgary setlist page for now but will update it if anything changes and finalize it once the show is over. 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 be hitting the stage around 8:15-ish (MST). For everyone going to tonight's show, have fun, be safe and make sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. Rush!!!!!

*** WARNING ***







*** pre-show SPOILER review *** Rush has settled back into their A-B-C 3-setlist rotation for the 3rd leg of the tour, playing sets B, C and A for the 3 shows in KC, Denver and SLC respectively. So tonight they should be playing setlist B. They haven't played Losing It yet this leg and there's no indication that they'll be playing it tonight. However, rumor has it that they will be playing it in Vancouver this coming Friday with Ben Mink (Mink lives in Vancouver) making his 2nd appearance of the tour (he played it for the 2nd Toronto show) on electric violin. We will also likely see it in LA for the final show as well, although it's not clear who the guest violinist might be. So if we get the expected B set tonight, we should see one of the D-E-F sets in Vancouver Friday - I'm guessing it will be D or F rather than E (which is just B with Losing It replacing The Wreckers).

Photos from Instagram using hashtag #R40YYC: