Legendary progressive rock band Rush played a show at the Valley View Casino Center on Wednesday, November 21 as part of their Clockwork Angles tour. The band, which consists of Geddy Lee on bass, Alex Lifeson on guitar, and Neil Peart on drums, played a nearly three-hour set of new material and classic hits to a large and very excited San Diego crowd.
The band split their evening up into two distinct halves, starting by playing through ten songs as a classic trio with highlights including “Subdivisions” and “Analog Kid” from the the 1982 album Signals. After a short break, the band brought out a string section and proceeded to tackle material from its new album Clockwork Angels, released in June, as well as favorites like “YYZ.”
To end the evening, the band excused the string section and proceeded to tear through more hits, including “The Spirit of Radio,” “Tom Sawyer,” and several cuts from 1976’s 2112, which whipped the crowd into a frenzy. The production of the show was second to none with pyrotechnics, video, and stage props all adding to a tremendous live performance.
Photos – Rush at Valley View Casino Center