Geddy Lee and the band stretched out over two long sets, one of which included their new album performed in its entirety.
If any windows were shattered around downtown Minneapolis on Monday, don't blame it on the Yankees' power hitters knocking balls out of Target Field. Blame it on Geddy Lee being back at Target Center.
Rock's shrillest, highest-squawking singer and his veteran Canadian band Rush returned to another packed arena on their "Clockwork Angels" tour, which clocked in at about the same length as a typical ball game. The trio was expected to perform for more than three hours and offer two distinct sets: one made up of older, deep-album cuts, and another featuring their new album performed in its entirety.
As if that wasn't enough for their adoring, cultish fans to salivate over, Lee and his bandmates (drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson) also scheduled a miniature orchestra for the show, the first time ever that the group has toured with outside musicians.
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