I first saw RUSH back in 1981, on their Moving Pictures Tour, when I was a sophomore in high school. The last time I saw RUSH was May 18, 2015 at American Airlines Center, on their 40th Anniversary R40 Tour, three days prior to my 50th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, I invited one of my best friends from high school to fly into Dallas for the show. Little did he know we would meet Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson prior to the show. (above). It was one of the greatest concert experiences of my life. Turns out it would be the final RUSH concert in Dallas, ever. As we learned this week, drummer Neil Peart passed away as a result of a brain tumor he'd been battling for the past 3 years.
In his honor, I thought it would be a good time to relive that Spring night in Dallas. RUSH blazed their way through a 27-song set, beginning with their most current material, performed in front of a fully decked out stage. They then proceeded to travel back in time, deconstructing the stage as they went, and by the third hour, they were on a barren stage playing their oldest (and in my opinion greatest) material. See the setlist and highlights from what is now Neil Peart's final Dallas concert ever.
Scroll down to see the setlist and highlights from what is now "The Professor" Neil Peart's final Dallas concert ever.