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Rush At Target Center Concert Review “Clockwork Angels Tour” [VIDEO/PHOTOS]

Mark Alan

As always Rush has never been a disappointment in concert, they hire the best sound crew, the best lighting crew and the list goes on into putting on a great show and this time it’s the,”Clockwork Angels Tour“.

Mark Alan

The concert took place September 24th at The Target Center and they played 30 songs that lasted  over three hours  (not including the 15 minute intermission).  At the beginning of set 2 the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble entered the stage.

In review I wish the concert had been at the Xcel Energy Center in St.Paul just because the acoustics are better and the venue is much better equipped for a concert at that magnitude.

The first time I saw Rush was back in 1977 and the tickets cost $6.50, today one can spend $100. plus depending on your seats.

Mark Alan

The playlist was was pretty extreme and ranged from material that dates back 36 years ago (2112) to the current album. “Clockwork Angels“.

The concert surprised the crowd with pyro and characters (a chicken and a gorilla) that strolled across the stage that was decorated in steampunk that also included a machine popping popcorn.

The crowd was treated to three drum solo’s from Neil Peart and a crazy good guitar solo from Alex Lifeson to intro the song,”Halo Effect”.

It all began with a Video Intro and The set included:

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  • Subdivisions
  • Big Money
  • Force 10
  • Grand Designs
  • The Body Electric
  • Territories
  • Analog Kid
  • Bravado
  • Where’s My Thing (with Drum Solo)
  • Far Cry

Intermission (Clockwork Angels String Ensemble enters)  Video Intro (The Appointment)

Set 2 included:

  • Caravan
  • Clockwork Angels
  • The Anarchist
  • Carnies
  • The Wreckers
  • Headlong Flight (with Drum Solo)

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  • Halo Effect (with Guitar Solo Intro)
  • Seven Cities Of gold
  • The Garden
  • Manhattan Project
  • The Percussor (Drum Solo)
  • Red Sector A
  • YYZ
  • The Spirit of Radio

The Encore:

  • Tom Sawyer
  • 2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx/Grand Finale

Video Outro (Office of the Watchmaker)

If I had to rate the overall show I would give it an 8 1/2 out of 10 only because of the venue selection but in my book Rush will always be a 10. One final note congrates to the band for their nomination into The Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame, it’s about time!

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