Monday, August 3, 2015

VIDEO: Rush play final show of R40 Live tour in Los Angeles

Rush performed the final show of their 40th anniversary R40 Live tour at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 1.

The group’s 2-set, 26-song show presented material from throughout their career, including many fan favorites and vintage album tracks.

“Thank you for forty awesome years,” posted the band.

Bassist Geddy Lee and Rush manager Ray Danniels have both discussed the group’s plans to scale back the length of touring as band members approach their mid-60s in the next few years, with drummer Neil Peart wishing to spend more time at home with his family in California.

"It's most likely our last tour," said Lee recently. "I couldn't put it any more accurately. I can't say for sure. But it doesn’t mean we don't want to work together still, it doesn't mean we won't do another creative project and I've got ideas for shows we could do that don't involve a tour."

The R40 Live tour - named after Rush’s 40th anniversary box set, “R40” - saw the band film a pair of shows in their hometown of Toronto for a future release.

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