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Five years ago today Rush performed their final live show

Sat, Aug 1, 2020@9:21AM | comments

Limited Edition Rush R40 Forum posterFive years ago, on August 1, 2015, Rush closed out the R40 Live tour at the LA Forum. Although fans were hesitant to accept the possibility at the time, this would end up being the last live show that the trio of Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee would ever perform together. Neil Peart's tragic passing earlier this year sealed that sad reality. Probably the most poignant moment of that show was when Neil Peart emerged from behind his kit after the final song to join his bandmates at the front of the stage to wave goodbye to the fans and take one final bow, as seen in this video. The folks at RushCon will be hosting a virtual R40 listening party via Zoom this evening at 8PM EST, which you can join at this link. All the details are available on the Facebook event page. If you attended the LA show, or any show on the band's final tour, please share your memories in the comments.