Rush Ends What May Be Their Final Tour At The Forum

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When legendary Canadian trio Rush announced this summer’s R40 North American Tour, thepress release mentioned “[This] will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude” which came after members of the band advised their next tour would probably be their last. On Saturday night Rush ended what just might be their last tour at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Fan reports about last night’s finale are positively glowing with fan-shot videos backing up the hyperbolic statements.

Rush presented material from throughout their career in reverse chronological order at The Forum as they have done throughout the tour. The evening’s big setlist change was the inclusion of fan-favorite rarity “Losing It” for just the fifth time ever. Rush was joined by special guest Jonathan Dinklage on violin for “Losing It.” Dinklage is the brother of Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage.

Towards the end of the evening’s final song, “Working Man,” drummer Neil Peart stood up at his kit and took photos of his band mates. Bassist Geddy Lee address the crowd by saying, “Thank you for 40 awesome years and I do hope we’ll meet again some time.” Watch fan-shot footage of what may be the final song “Rush” played live via 2112rushfanatic:

https://youtu.be/KOWBLOuLIDU

Setlist (via Rush Is A Band)

Set 1:

Video Intro (The World is … The World is)

The Anarchist Headlong Flight (with Drumbastica mini drum solo)
Far Cry
The Main Monkey Business
One Little Victory
Animate
Roll The Bones (with celebrity rappers video)
Distant Early Warning
Losing It (with Jonathan Dinklage)
Subdivisions

Intermission (R40 drum kit replaced with throwback replica kit)

Set 2:

Video Intro (No Country for Old Hens)

Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
The Spirit of Radio
Jacob’s Ladder
Cygnus X-1 Book Two: Hemispheres – Prelude
Cygnus X-1 Book One – The Voyage: Prologue
Drum Solo
Cygnus X-1 Book One – The Voyage: Part 3
Closer To The Heart
Xanadu (double neck guitars)
2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx/Presentation/Grand Finale

Encore:

Video Intro (Mel’s Rock Pile starring Eugene Levy)

Lakeside Park
Anthem
What You’re Doing
Working Man (Garden Road riff at the end)

Video Outro (Exit Stage Left)