R40 Live Tour

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R40 Live Tour
Tour by Rush
Start dateMay 8, 2015 (2015-05-08)
End dateAugust 1, 2015 (2015-08-01)
No. of shows35
Rush concert chronology

The R40 Live Tour was the final tour by Canadian rock band Rush that commemorated the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart joining the band in July 1974. The title hearkens back to Rush's 2004 R30: 30th Anniversary Tour that celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the band. The tour began on May 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and concluded in Inglewood, California, on August 1. The shows performed on June 17 and 19, 2015, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto were filmed and released as the concert film R40 Live on November 20, 2015. Portions of the shows in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 9, and Buffalo, New York, on June 10 were included as bonus tracks on the album.

Set list[edit]

First set[edit]

"The World Is...The World Is" (video introduction)

  1. "The Anarchist" or "Clockwork Angels" (only on May 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  2. "Clockwork Angels" or "The Wreckers"†
  3. "Headlong Flight" and "Drumbastica" (Neil Peart drum solo)
  4. "Far Cry"
  5. "The Main Monkey Business"
  6. "One Little Victory" or "How It Is"
  7. "Animate"
  8. "Roll the Bones"
  9. "Distant Early Warning" or "Between the Wheels"
  10. "Losing It"†
  11. "Subdivisions"

Second set[edit]

"No Country for Old Hens" (video introduction)

  1. "Tom Sawyer"
  2. "Red Barchetta", "The Camera Eye" or "YYZ"
  3. "The Spirit of Radio"
  4. "Natural Science" (only when "YYZ" was performed)
  5. "Jacob's Ladder"
  6. "Cygnus X-1
    I. "Hemispheres" (Prelude)
    II. "The Voyage"
        1. "Prologue"
        2. "Part I"
        3. "The Story So Far" (Neil Peart drum solo)
        4. "Part III"
  7. "Closer to the Heart"
  8. "Xanadu"
  9. "2112"
    I. "Overture"
    II. "The Temples of Syrinx"
    IV. "Presentation"
    VII. "Grand Finale"


"Mel's Rock Pile" starring Eugene Levy (video introduction)

  1. "Lakeside Park"/"Anthem"
  2. "What You're Doing"/"Working Man" featuring intro excerpt of "Garden Road"

"Exit Stage Left" (video outro)

†"Clockwork Angels" / "The Wreckers" were not played June 19 in Toronto, June 27 in Newark, New Jersey, June 29 in New York, New York, July 17 in Vancouver, BC and August 1 in Los Angeles, California. At those five shows, they were replaced by "Losing It," which was played prior to "Subdivisions."

Tour dates[edit]

Date[1] City Country Venue
North America
May 8, 2015 Tulsa United States BOK Center
May 10, 2015 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 12, 2015 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
May 14, 2015 St. Louis Scottrade Center
May 16, 2015 Austin Austin360 Amphitheater
May 18, 2015 Dallas American Airlines Center
May 20, 2015 Houston Toyota Center
May 22, 2015 New Orleans Smoothie King Center
May 24, 2015 Tampa Amalie Arena
May 26, 2015 Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
May 28, 2015 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
May 30, 2015 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
June 8, 2015 Columbus Nationwide Arena
June 10, 2015 Buffalo First Niagara Center
June 12, 2015 Chicago United Center
June 14, 2015 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 17, 2015 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre (R40 Live)
June 19, 2015
June 21, 2015 Montreal Centre Bell
June 23, 2015 Boston United States TD Garden
June 25, 2015 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
June 27, 2015 Newark Prudential Center
June 29, 2015 New York City Madison Square Garden
July 9, 2015 Kansas City Sprint Center
July 11, 2015 Denver Pepsi Center
July 13, 2015 West Valley City Maverik Center
July 15, 2015 Calgary Canada Saddledome
July 17, 2015 Vancouver Rogers Arena
July 19, 2015 Seattle United States KeyArena
July 21, 2015 Portland Moda Center
July 23, 2015 San Jose SAP Center at San Jose
July 25, 2015 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 27, 2015 Phoenix US Airways Center
July 29, 2015 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
August 1, 2015 Inglewood The Forum


The tour grossed US$37.8 million, with 442,337 tickets sold at 35 concerts.[2]

Live album[edit]

Rush recorded two of their shows in June in Toronto for a live album released on November 20, 2015.[3] They also recorded "The Wreckers" in Buffalo, NY at the show on June 10, 2015 for the album, as well as "The Camera Eye" at the show in Kansas City, MO on July 9, 2015. The live album R40 Live reached number one on Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.[4]


Neil Peart released a book about the tour titled Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me! on September 13, 2015.[5]


A documentary titled Rush: Time Stand Still was released in November 2016, dealing with the band's preparations for the tour and their experiences during it.[6] The film was narrated by Paul Rudd and directed by Dale Heslip.


  1. ^ "Rush Announce 2015 Tour Dates". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Pollstar - Welcome to the New Pollstar!". www.pollstar.com.
  3. ^ "Rush to Release CD/DVD of 'R40 Live' Tour". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rush Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums With 'R40 Live'". Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART Chronicles 'R40 Live' Tour In New Book". March 17, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Greene, Andy (November 1, 2016). "Rush's revealing new tour doc 'Time Stand Still': 10 things we learned". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 23, 2020.