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Test For Echo Tour

Test for Echo Tour
Rush
Associated album Test for Echo
Start date October 19, 1996
End date July 4, 1997
Legs 2
Shows 68
Rush tour chronology
Counterparts Tour
(1994)
Test for Echo Tour
(1996-1997)
Vapor Trails Tour
(2002)

Rush's Test for Echo Tour was in support of the band's studio album Test for Echo. It was the band's first tour without an opening act, and was billed as "An Evening With Rush." The tour kicked off October 19, 1996 at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York and culminated on July 4, 1997 at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. This was the only concert tour in which Rush played the song "2112" in its entirety.

Set list

Leg one

(-Intermission-)

(-Encore-)

  • "YYZ"
  • "Cygnus X-1" (teaser)

Leg two

  • Intro (Thus Spoke Zarathustra)
  • "Dreamline"
  • "Limelight"
  • "Stick It Out"
  • "Driven"
  • "Half the World"
  • "Red Barchetta"
  • "Animate"
  • "Limbo"
  • "The Trees"
  • "Virtuality"
  • "Nobody's Hero"
  • "Closer to the Heart"
  • "2112" (complete)

(-Intermission-)

  • "Test for Echo"
  • "Freewill"
  • "Red Sector A"
  • "Roll the Bones"
  • "Resist"
  • "Leave That Thing Alone"
  • "The Rhythm Method" (drum solo)
  • "Natural Science"
  • "Force Ten"
  • "The Spirit of Radio"
  • "Tom Sawyer"

(-Encore-)

  • "YYZ"
  • "Cygnus X-1" (teaser)

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Leg #1
October 19, 1996 Albany United States Knickerbocker Arena
October 20, 1996 Buffalo Marine Midland Arena
October 22, 1996 Fairborn Ervin J. Nutter Center
October 23, 1996 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
October 25, 1996 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 26, 1996 Rockford Rockford Metro Center
October 28, 1996 Chicago United Center
October 29, 1996 Minneapolis Target Center
October 31, 1996 St. Louis Kiel Center
November 1, 1996 Milwaukee Bradley Center
November 3, 1996 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
November 4, 1996 Cleveland Gund Arena
November 6, 1996 Philadelphia CoreStates Center
November 7, 1996 Landover US Air Arena
November 9, 1996 Boston FleetCenter
November 10, 1996 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
November 20, 1996 San Jose San Jose Arena
November 21, 1996 Sacramento ARCO Arena
November 23, 1996 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
November 24, 1996 Paradise Thomas & Mack Center
November 26, 1996 Inglewood Great Western Forum
November 27, 1996
November 29, 1996 Phoenix America West Arena
November 30, 1996 El Paso Don Haskins Center
December 2, 1996 San Antonio Alamodome
December 3, 1996 Dallas Reunion Arena
December 5, 1996 Houston The Summit
December 6, 1996 New Orleans UNO Lakefront Arena
December 8, 1996 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheater
December 9, 1996 Tampa Ice Palace
December 11, 1996 Atlanta The Omni
December 12, 1996 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
December 14, 1996 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
December 15, 1996 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
December 18, 1996 Toronto Canada Phoenix Concert Theatre
Leg #2
May 7, 1997 San Diego United States Hospitality Point
May 8, 1997 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
May 10, 1997 Devore Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion
May 11, 1997 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 14, 1997 Portland Rose Garden Arena
May 16, 1997 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
May 17, 1997 George United States The Gorge Amphitheatre
May 19, 1997 Boise BSU Pavilion
May 20, 1997 Salt Lake City Delta Center
May 22, 1997 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
May 24, 1997 Dallas Starplex Amphitheater
May 25, 1997 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 4, 1997 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
June 5, 1997 Nashville Starwood Amphitheatre
June 7, 1997 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
June 8, 1997 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater
June 10, 1997 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
June 11, 1997 Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheater
June 13, 1997 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
June 14, 1997 Tinley Park New World Music Theater
June 16, 1997 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
June 17, 1997 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theater
June 19, 1997 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
June 20, 1997 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
June 22, 1997 Camden Blockbuster-Sony E-Center
June 23, 1997 Mansfield Great Woods Performing Arts Center
June 25, 1997 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
June 26, 1997 Corfu Darien Lake
June 28, 1997 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
June 30, 1997 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
July 2, 1997
July 3, 1997 Quebec City Quebec Coliseum
July 4, 1997 Ottawa Corel Centre

References

  • Rush: The Complete Tourbooks 1977-2004. 2006 Anthem Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario
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