Vapor Trails Tour
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The Vapor Trails Tour was a concert tour by Canadian rock band Rush in support of their album Vapor Trails. It marked the first tour in nearly five years after the band entered a hiatus due to personal tragedies in drummer Neil Peart's life. The tour kicked off June 28, 2002 at the Meadows Music Center in Hartford, Connecticut and culminated in a three show stint in Brazil, the last night of which was recorded November 23, 2002 at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The recording was released October 2003 as a triple CD and dual DVD entitled Rush in Rio . During this tour Rush played in front of the largest crowds of their career, the largest of which was a capacity of 60,000 in São Paulo. The show at Maracana Stadium represented the second largest attendance for a headlining Rush concert with 40,000 people.
|Tour by Rush|
|Associated album||Vapor Trails|
|Start date||June 28, 2002|
|End date||November 23, 2002|
|No. of shows||66|
|Rush concert chronology|
- "Tom Sawyer" (with Three Stooges intro)
- "Distant Early Warning"
- "New World Man"
- "Roll the Bones"
- "Earthshine" (from Vapor Trails)
- "The Pass"
- "The Big Money"
- "Between Sun and Moon" or "The Trees" Alternated during Second Leg of Tour
- "Vital Signs" or "Freewill" Alternated during Second Leg of Tour
- "Closer to the Heart" (Only in Mexico City; Manchester, New Hampshire; and shows in Brazil)
- "Natural Science"
- (Dragon Intro)
- "One Little Victory" (from Vapor Trails)
- "Ceiling Unlimited" or "Ghost Rider" (from Vapor Trails) Alternated during Second Leg of Tour
- "Secret Touch" (from Vapor Trails)
- "Red Sector A"
- "Leave That Thing Alone"
- "O Baterista" (drum solo)
- "Resist" (acoustic)
- "2112" ("Overture"/"The Temples of Syrinx")
- "La Villa Strangiato"
- "The Spirit of Radio"
- Rush: The Complete Tourbooks 1977–2004. 2006 Anthem Entertainment, Toronto
- Rush in Rio DVD