Rush in Rio


Rush in Rio is a live album by the Canadian band Rush. It was published on 21 October 2003. The album was recorded in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which was also the last stop of the Vapor Trails tour. Two songs on the third disc, however, were recorded in other places of the tour. On the one hand this was "Between Sun & Moon", recorded at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona, on the other, " Vital Signs ", recorded in the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada.

In addition to the CD version also includes a DVD version of the concert has been released.


The album was met with positive response from critics.

It was at Allmusic 4.5 / 5 stars. Thom Jurek sees the album as a sensational historical musical document because it reveal the show as they actually took place - no overdubs or technical post. Rush presented their best concert ever. For those who had a secret vice for Rush, the time would now come to indulge in this open by this album preludes those people who falsely it existed, that concerts of Sonic Youth or The Strokes the epitome of live rock ( big- label live rock) are.

Michael Rensen notes that 23 of the 29 songs were already heard on other live recordings of the band and the question is why you still need this album. He points out Neil Peart's drumming that let " not yet grasp even after 30 years in words." In contrast to the other live albums by Rush, whether this " warmer, low -heavy and bulky. " Rush in Rio is unique and a memorable Tondukument - mainly because of the fans and their backing choirs, " the dead silent every German Bundesliga stadium to a provincial football field degrade. "

Title list

CD 1

CD 2

CD 3


  • Geddy Lee - bass, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, vocals
  • Alex Lifeson - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Neil Peart - drums, percussion