Rush played 32-Songs on Geddy Lee's Birthday at the 2004 R30 Tour

Today, July 29th, the legendary Geddy Lee turns 67 years old! Known for his highly skilled bass playing, and unique vocal range, his contribution to Rush is unparalleled.
We're celebrating Lee's birthday by stepping into the setlist time machine to revisit Rush's 30th Anniversary Tour - R30, back in 2004.
The celebratory event toured around the world from May 26, 2004 to October 1, 2004. It was also in support of their covers EP they had just released called Feedback. Each show opened with a video introduction by comedian Jerry Stiller (RIP).
Part of the tour was a concert held on Lee's birthday in West Palm Beach, Florida at Sound Advice Amphitheatre. The 32-song setlist was the same each night, that's the first time they've had a consistent setlist since the 1987 "Hold Your Fire" Tour.
It was divided between two sets, the first which opened up with an "R30 Overture" - an instrumental medley consisting of excerpts from six songs, one from each of their first six albums.
The first set featured songs from all points in their career like "Subdivisions" and "The Trees." They also worked in a cover of The Who's "The Seeker" before ending on "One Little Victory."
The second set opens with their masterpiece "Tom Sawyer," and includes several golden moments like a Neil Peart drum solo, an acoustic version of "Resist" and "Heart Full of Soul" by Graham Gouldman, and then three 2112 songs in a row - "Part I," "Part II" and "Part VII."
The set ends on "Working Man" which features a reggae ending, but that's not the end of the show. Rush offer a three song encore, which features two covers - "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran and "Cross Road Blues" by Robert Johnson. The show finale is 1981's "Limelight," followed by another Jerry Stiller "dream sequence" film.
Check out the R30 setlist below!
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If you're looking for a way to celebrate Geddy Lee's birthday today, we suggest you checking out the R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour film!
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