Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
After taking the train back from Toronto in the morning, I had the pleasure of attending my 4th RUSH show of the R40 tour with a few members of the Plank team. The six of us met up around 5:30 and took a short walk over to the Bell Centre. Steve and I had a couple of seats in the 100’s and the others had seats on the floor and VIP passes to meet the band!
While the setlist was almost exactly the same as the shows I saw in Tulsa and the first Toronto show (referred to by the RUSH community as Setlist A), I think they this was their best performance of the three. The Montreal audience was extremely loud and into the show.
Video Intro (The World is … The World is) > The Anarchist > Clockwork Angels > 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 > Subdivisions
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
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)