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Counterparts Tour

Counterparts Tour
Associated album Counterparts
Start date January 22, 1994
End date May 7, 1994
Legs 1
Shows 55
Rush tour chronology
Roll the Bones Tour
Counterparts Tour
Test for Echo Tour

Rush's Counterparts Tour was in support of the band's studio album Counterparts. The tour kicked off January 22, 1994 at the Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida and culminated on May 7, 1994 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. Opening acts for this tour were Candlebox, The Melvins, Primus, The Doughboys, and I Mother Earth.

Set list

The set-list remained constant until the addition of "Bravado" for only the final two weeks of the tour. This is the only tour (since their release through the R30: 30th Anniversary Tour) that did not include any part of either "2112" or "La Villa Strangiato" in the set-list; in fact, nothing from the first four albums was included in the set. Having fun this tour, Lee usually introduced "Cold Fire" as a country song (often with a country music introduction), and Lifeson would introduce "Stick It Out" with a humorous comment, later providing humorous introductions during the "Closer To The Heart" jam; the introductions were never the same, and never did he make correct introductions, usually introducing each member of the band as a famous celebrity.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
January 22, 1994 Pensacola United States Pensacola Civic Center
January 23, 1994 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
January 25, 1994 Austin Frank Erwin Center
January 26, 1994 Houston The Summit
January 28, 1994 Dallas Reunion Arena
January 29, 1994 San Antonio HemisFair Arena
January 31, 1994 Las Cruces Pan American Center
February 1, 1994 Phoenix Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 3, 1994 Inglewood Great Western Forum
February 5, 1994 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
February 7, 1994 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
February 8, 1994 Fresno Selland Arena
February 10, 1994 Sacramento ARCO Arena
February 11, 1994 Daly City Cow Palace
February 12, 1994 San Jose San Jose Arena
February 23, 1994 Murfreesboro Murphy Center
February 24, 1994 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
February 25, 1994 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
February 27, 1994 Miami Miami Arena
March 1, 1994 Orlando Amway Arena
March 2, 1994 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum
March 4, 1994 St. Petersburg Thunderdome
March 6, 1994 Chapel Hill Dean Smith Center
March 8, 1994 New York City Madison Square Garden
March 9, 1994
March 11, 1994 Worcester Worcester Centrum
March 12, 1994
March 22, 1994 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 23, 1994 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
March 25, 1994 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
March 26, 1994 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
March 27, 1994 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 29, 1994 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
March 30, 1994
April 1, 1994 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
April 2, 1994 Madison Dane County Coliseum
April 4, 1994 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
April 5, 1994 Kansas City Kemper Arena
April 7, 1994 Milwaukee Bradley Center
April 8, 1994 Minneapolis Target Center
April 9, 1994 Moline MARK of the Quad Cities
April 18, 1994 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
April 20, 1994 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
April 22, 1994 East Rutherford Meadowlands Arena
April 23, 1994 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
April 24, 1994 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
April 26, 1994 Landover USAir Arena
April 29, 1994 Philadelphia Philadelphia Spectrum
April 30, 1994
May 1, 1994 Providence Providence Civic Center
May 3, 1994 Albany Knickerbocker Arena
May 4, 1994 Rochester War Memorial Arena
May 6, 1994 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
May 7, 1994 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens


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