R40 Live is the last live audio album release and the last live video release of Canadian prog-rock band Rush, recorded on their high-grossing R40 Live Tour. Both formats were released November 20, 2015. The performances were filmed on June 17 and 19, 2015, at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada.

R40 Live
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2015
RecordedJune 17 and 19, 2015
VenueAir Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
Length195:57 (CD version)
ProducerAllan Weinrib
Rush chronology
Clockwork Angels Tour
R40 Live
Professional ratings
Review scores

The audio CD album consists of three discs. Disc 1 contains the entire first set, disc 2 contains the second set, and disc 3 contains the encore and seven bonus tracks.

R40 Live is noted for containing the live debut of "Losing It", from the band's record "Signals". During set 1 of all disc formats, Benjamin Mink is featured as the guest violinist. The album's common description, written by Philip Wilding, states: "The version [of Losing It] on the Signals album was raised ever higher by Ben Mink’s...wonderfully affecting violin part, the recreation of which had always put the song beyond the band’s live set."[2]

Best Buy sold two deluxe edition box sets of R40 Live: CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray. Both of these included an exclusive and limited-edition Starman projector flashlight, that projected a white Starman logo when the button was held. The metal flashlight is black with a gray label that reads "RUSH R40", and features a keychain on the end. These box sets were the only way to get the concert video and CD soundtrack together in a box set. Best Buy also made a promotional video for these deluxe box sets.

Track listing


This is the track list for the three audio CDs.

All tracks are written by Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, and Alex Lifeson except where noted.

Set one (CD 1)
1."The World Is...The World Is... [Intro Video]"2:11
2."The Anarchist"7:07
3."Headlong Flight/Drumbastica (drum solo)"8:45
4."Far Cry"5:31
5."The Main Monkey Business"6:07
6."How It Is"4:45
8."Roll the Bones"6:05
9."Between the Wheels"5:58
10."Losing It" (with Ben Mink)5:55
Set two (CD 2)
1."Tom Sawyer" (Peart, Lee, Lifeson, Pye Dubois)4:59
2."YYZ" (Lee, Peart)4:41
3."The Spirit of Radio"5:03
4."Natural Science"8:31
5."Jacob's Ladder"7:34
6."Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres: Prelude"4:19
7."Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage: Prologue/The Story So Far (drum solo)/Part III"9:21
8."Closer to the Heart" (Peart, Lee, Lifeson, Peter Talbot)3:07
10."2112: Part I ("Overture")/Part II ("The Temples of Syrinx")/Part IV ("Presentation")/Part VII ("Grand Finale")"12:15
Encore (CD 3, part 1)
1."Lakeside Park/Anthem"5:29
2."What You're Doing/Working Man" (Lee, Lifeson)9:35
Bonus (CD 3, part 2)
1."One Little Victory"5:47
2."Distant Early Warning"5:24
3."Red Barchetta"7:08
4."Clockwork Angels"7:46
5."The Wreckers"5:39
6."The Camera Eye"10:21
7."Losing It" (with Jonathan Dinklage)6:13

The following info is on the CD bonus performances:

Track 4, “Clockwork Angels”, was recorded in Denver, Colorado on July 11, 2015.

Track 5, "The Wreckers", was recorded in Buffalo, New York on June 10, 2015.

Track 6, "The Camera Eye", was recorded in Kansas City, Missouri on July 9, 2015.

Jonathan Dinklage played the violin part for track 7, "Losing It", which was recorded in Los Angeles on August 1. He performed with the band during their earlier Clockwork Angels Tour, as part of the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble.




Chart (2015) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[3] 30
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[4] 54
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 49
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 47
US Billboard 200[7] 24
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[8] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[9] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[10] 2


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 50,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Rush – R40 Live" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Rush | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Rush Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Rush Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Rush Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Rush Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
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