R30: 30th Anniversary Tour

The R30: 30th Anniversary Tour was a concert tour by Canadian rock band Rush that celebrated the 30th anniversary of the band's definitive formation in July 1974 after Neil Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey. It was also in support of the covers EP Feedback. The tour started at the Starwood Amphitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee on May 26, 2004 and culminated at Rotterdam Ahoy Sportpaleis in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 1. The show on September 24, 2004 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany was recorded and released as a DVD titled R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour in November 2005.

R30: 30th Anniversary Tour
World tour by Rush
R30 Live In Frankfurt.jpg
Associated albumFeedback (EP)
Start dateMay 26, 2004
End dateOctober 1, 2004
Legs2
No. of shows58
Rush concert chronology

The tour was staged in amphitheaters in North America and arenas in Europe. Comedian Jerry Stiller appeared in a video introduction at the start of the show, and again in a brief closing segment at its end. The setlist was consistent throughout the entire world tour for the first time since the 1987 Hold Your Fire tour.

SetlistEdit

Set oneEdit

New opening film with imagery from each album and a band introduction by Jerry Stiller.

  1. "R30 Overture" (instrumental medley consisting of excerpts from six songs, one from each of the band's first six albums: "Finding My Way", "Anthem", "Bastille Day", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage", and "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres")
  2. "The Spirit of Radio"
  3. "Force Ten"
  4. "Animate"
  5. "Subdivisions"
  6. "Earthshine"
  7. "Red Barchetta"
  8. "Roll the Bones"
  9. "Bravado"
  10. "YYZ"
  11. "The Trees" ("I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper" ending.)
  12. "The Seeker"
  13. "One Little Victory"

Set twoEdit

  1. "Tom Sawyer"
  2. "Dreamline"
  3. "Secret Touch"
  4. "Between the Wheels"
  5. "Mystic Rhythms"
  6. "Red Sector A"
  7. "Der Trommler" (drum solo)
  8. "Resist" (acoustic)
  9. "Heart Full of Soul" (acoustic version with Peart on drums)
  10. "2112 ("Overture"/"The Temples of Syrinx"/"Grand Finale")"
  11. "La Villa Strangiato"
  12. "By-Tor & the Snow Dog"
  13. "Xanadu" (abbreviated)
  14. "Working Man" (with reggae ending)

EncoreEdit

  1. "Summertime Blues"
  2. "Crossroads"
  3. "Limelight"

The concert ended with another quick Jerry Stiller "dream sequence" film.

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
North America
May 26, 2004 Nashville United States Starwood Amphitheatre
May 28, 2004 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 29, 2004 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
May 31, 2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pavilion
June 2, 2004 Columbus Germain Amphitheatre
June 4, 2004 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 5, 2004 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 7, 2004 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheatre
June 8, 2004 Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 10, 2004 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
June 12, 2004 St. Louis UMB Bank Pavilion
June 13, 2004 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
June 23, 2004 Dallas Smirnoff Music Center
June 25, 2004 San Antonio Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 26, 2004 Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 29, 2004 Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 30, 2004 Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre
July 2, 2004 Auburn White River Amphitheatre
July 3, 2004 Ridgefield The Amphitheatre at Clark County
July 6, 2004 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
July 7, 2004 San Diego Coors Amphitheater
July 9, 2004 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 10, 2004 Concord Chronicle Pavilion
July 12, 2004 Sacramento Sleep Train Amphitheater
July 14, 2004 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 16, 2004 Phoenix Cricket Pavilion
July 17, 2004 Las Vegas Valley MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 29, 2004 West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 30, 2004 Tampa Tampa Bay Amphitheatre
August 1, 2004 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
August 3, 2004 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
August 4, 2004 Camden Tweeter Center
August 6, 2004 Hartford Meadows Music Theater
August 7, 2004 Scranton Toyota Pavilion
August 9, 2004 Saratoga Springs SPAC
August 11, 2004 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 12, 2004 Boston Tweeter Center
August 14, 2004 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 15, 2004 Corfu Darien Lake
August 18, 2004 New York City Radio City Music Hall
August 19, 2004
August 21, 2004 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
August 22, 2004 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
Europe
September 8, 2004 London England Wembley Arena
September 9, 2004
September 11, 2004 Birmingham NEC Arena
September 12, 2004 Manchester Evening News Arena
September 14, 2004 Glasgow Scotland SECC
September 15, 2004 Birmingham England NEC Arena
September 17, 2004 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
September 19, 2004 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
September 21, 2004 Milan Italy Mazda Palace
September 24, 2004 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
September 25, 2004 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
September 27, 2004 Hamburg Germany Sporthalle
September 29, 2004 Stockholm Sweden Globen Arena
October 1, 2004 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy

ReferencesEdit

  • Rush: The Complete Tourbooks 1977–2004. 2006 Anthem Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario
  • R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour DVD
  • "Rush's 'R30′ DVD Celebrates 30 Years Of Epic Songs, High-Pitched Vocals". MTV.com. December 28, 2005. Retrieved October 21, 2015.