R30 Tour

From May to October 2004


The R30: 30th Anniversary Tour celebrated the 30th anniversary of the band’s definitive formation in July 1974 after Neil Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey. It was also in support of the cover EP Feedback. The tour launched at the Starwood Amphitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee on May 26, 2004, and ended at the Sportpaleis Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 1 of that same year.

The tour resulted in the November 2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour DVD which was recorded September 24, 2004 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany. The tour was staged in amphitheaters in North America and arenas in Europe.

Tour Dates

Date Location Venue
May 26, 2004 Antioch, Tennesee Starwood Amphitheatre
May 28, 2004 Charlotte, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 29, 2004 Virginia Beach, Virginia Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 31, 2004 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Post Gazette Pavilion
June 2, 2004 Columbus, Ohio Germain Amphitheater
June 4, 2004 Noblesville, Indiana Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 5, 2004 Tinley Park, Illinois Tweeter Center
June 7, 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marcus Amphitheater
June 8, 2004 Clarkston, Michigan DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 10, 2004 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
June 12, 2004 Maryland Heights, Missouri UMB Bank Pavilion
June 13, 2004 Bonner Springs, Kansas Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 23, 2004 Dallas, Texas Smirnoff Music Center
June 25, 2004 San Antonio, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 26, 2004 Woodlands, Texas C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
June 29, 2004 Morrison, Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheater
June 30, 2004 West Valley City, Utah USANA Amphitheater
July 2, 2004 Auburn, Washington White River Amphitheater
July 3, 2004 Ridgefield, Washington Clark County Amphitheater
July 6, 2004 Hollywood, California Hollywood Bowl
July 7, 2004 Chula Vista, California Coors Amphitheater
July 9, 2004 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheater
July 10, 2004 Concord, California Chronicle Pavilion
July 12, 2004 Marysville, California Sleep Train Amphitheater
July 14, 2004 Irvine, California Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 16, 2004 Phoenix, Arizona Cricket Pavilion
July 17, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 29, 2004 West Palm Beach, Florida Sound Advice Amphitheater
July 30, 2004 Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Amphitheater
August 1, 2004 Atlanta, Georgia Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater
August 3, 2004 Bristow, Virginia Nissan Pavilion
August 4, 2004 Camden, New Jersey Tweeter Center
August 6, 2004 Hartford, Connecticut Meadows Music Theater
August 7, 2004 Scranton, Pennsylvania Montage Mountain
August 9, 2004 Saratoga, New York Saratoga PAC
August 11, 2004 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach
August 12, 2004 Mansfield, Massachusettes Tweeter Center
August 14, 2004 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center
August 15, 2004 Buffalo, New York Darien Lake
August 18, 2004 New York City, New York Radio City Music Hall
August 19, 2004 New York City, New York Radio City Music Hall
August 21, 2004 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
August 22, 2004 Toronto, Ontario Molson Amphitheater
September 8, 2004 London, England Wembley Arena
September 9, 2004 London, England Wembley Arena
September 11, 2004 Birmingham, England NEC Arena
September 12, 2004 Manchester, England Evening News Arena
September 14, 2004 Glasgow, Scotland SECC
September 15, 2004 Birmingham, England NEC Arena
September 17, 2004 Oberhausen, Germany Konig-Pilsner Arena
September 19, 2004 Stuttgart, Germany Schleyerhalle
September 21, 2004 Milan, Italy Mazda Palace
September 24, 2004 Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle
September 25, 2004 Prague, Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
September 27, 2004 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle
September 29, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Globe Arena
October 1, 2004 Rotterdam, Holland Ahoy Sportpaleis
January 13, 2005 [taped performance] Canada For Asia television telethon

R30 Tour


Set One

“R30 Overture” (instrumental medley of “Finding My Way”, “Anthem”, “Bastille Day”, “A Passage to Bangkok”, “Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage”, and “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres”)
“The Spirit of Radio”)
“Force Ten”
“Red Barchetta”
“Roll the Bones”
“The Trees” (“I Feel Fine” and “Day Tripper” ending.)
“The Seeker”
“One Little Victory”

Set two

“Tom Sawyer”
“Secret Touch”
“Between the Wheels”
“Mystic Rhythms”
“Red Sector A”
“Der Trommler” (drum solo)
“Resist” (acoustic)
“Heart Full of Soul” (Acoustic version with Peart on drums)
“2112” (I. “Overture”, II. “The Temples Of Syrinx”, VII. “Grand Finale”)
“La Villa Strangiato”
“By-Tor & The Snow Dog”
“Xanadu” (abbreviated)
“Working Man” (With reggae ending)


“Summertime Blues”