Cancel Your Plans & Watch This Fan-Filmed Footage Of Rush

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Rush, otherwise known to anyone with a lick of sense as one of the greatest musical creations to ever be given to mankind, recently kicked off their ‘R40’ 40th anniversary tour on May 8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We weren’t at the show, but if we had limitless bank accounts and girlfriends who understood our need to rock out while men likened to God himself/herself perform then we would have made the journey. Thankfully, one diligent fan thought to capture the entire two-and-a-half-hour performance, in high definition (for a phone), and upload it to the web. Pretty cool, right?

I know we don’t post a ton of live footage on UTG anymore, but as more and more people upload clips of bands playing live it has become harder and harder to find quality clips worth sharing. We don’t want to share videos with poor visuals, nor do we want well-shot clips with horrible sound, and though finding something that fits that loose criteria may seem simple when the number of options available are basically limitless the opposite tends to be true. Heck, We only found the following footage of Rush because someone tipped off our friends at Blabbermouth to its existence.

The fact of the matter is that we only want to share with you the latest news and reviews, as well as any other quality media items that may relate to the topics covered on this site. We probably don’t gush about our fondness for Rush as much as we should, but it’s a passion that burns deep in the heart of many staffers young and old. If you feel the same, or if you have always wanted to give Rush a proper chance to wow you, then maybe the footage below will fill you with the same kind of exuberant excitement we felt when we first slacked off work to watch the entire show, in full, from our desks.

You should also watch this clip and immediately purchase tickets to see Rush live. Some shows on ‘R40’ are sold out, but that is not the case for all of them (at least not yet). Click here for dates and ticket information.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

Set 1

Intro video – The World is … The World is

* Clockwork Angels
* The Anarchist
* Headlong Flight (with mini drum solo)
* Far Cry
* Main Monkey Business
* One Little Victory
* Animate
* Roll The Bones
* Distant Early Warning
* Subdivisions

Intermission

Set 2

Intro video – 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: Part 1
* Drum Solo
* Cygnus X-1 Book One – The Voyage: Part 3
* Closer To The Heart
* Xanadu
* 2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx/Presentation/Grand Finale

Encore

Intro Video: Mel’s Rockpile starring Eugene Levy

* Lakeside Park
* Anthem
* What You’re Doing
* Working Man

Outro Video: Exit Stage Left

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRS5V6h5x4k

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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