221) Zappa Plays Zappa

date: 4/4/15
place: The Newport, Columbus
warmup: none
length: 2:15
order: exact

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Status Back Baby
Big Leg Emma
The Grand Wazoo
Baby Snakes
I'm So Cute
Society Pages
Magic Fingers
Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
Who Needs The Peace Corps?
What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
Sinster Footwear

-- ENCORE --

Cosmik Debris
Dancin' Fool
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy
Muffin Man

Frank Zappa - 11/20/81
Frank Zappa - 8/19/84
Frank Zappa - 11/18/84
Frank Zappa - 3/5/88
Frank Zappa - 3/6/88
Zappa Plays Zappa - 9/5/13
Zappa Plays Zappa - 7/8/09
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222) The Who

date: 5/15/15
place: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
warmup: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
length: 2:00
order: exact


Roger Daltrey - Vocals, Guitars, Tambourine, Harmonica
Pete Townshend - Guitars, Vocals

Simon Townshend - Guitars, Vocals
Pino Palladino - Bass
Zak Starkey - Drums
Frank Simes - Keyboards, Vocals, Musical Director
John Corey - Keyboards
Loren Gold - Keyboards, Vocals

I Can't Explain
The Seeker
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See For Miles
My Generation
Behind Blue Eyes
Join Together
You Better You Bet
I'm One
Love, Reign O'er Me
Eminence Front
A Quick One While He's Away
Amazing Journey
  -- with a quote of the lyrical part of "Overture" thrown in at the end
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again

The Who - 12/16/82
The Who - 7/19/89
The John Entwistle Band - 3/15/96
The Who - 11/7/96
The British Rock Symphony - 7/27/98
A Day In The Garden - 8/15/98
The Who - 9/30/00
The Who - 8/28/02
The Who / The Pretenders - 12/11/06
Roger Daltrey - 11/3/09
The Who - 2/17/13
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223) Rush

date: 6/8/15
place: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
warmup: none
length: 3:00
order: exact

For the R40 tour, Rush moved backwards through their history as the show went on. The first set started with songs from Clockwork Angels and moved on to songs from progressively older albums until they got back to Signals (skipping Feedback, Test For Echo, Presto, Hold Your Fire and Power Windows along the way). As the set progressed (or regressed), stage hands came out and made changes to the set to move it back in time as well. For example, Geddy's backdrop changed the Clockwork Angels steampunk equipment to the spinning clothes dryers, and then to stacks of amps (no rotisseries this time). During the intermission, Neil's drum set was replaced by a much smaller, eighties style kit. The second set picked back up at Moving Pictures and rewound to 2112 hitting at least one song from each. As the band moved into seventies material, they started using old-school lasers above the crowd and changed the backdrop to look like a theater. For "Xanadu", Geddy and Alex had their old double-neck guitars. The encore moved from Caress Of Steel through Rush, and ended with a tease of an unreleased song that pre-dates the debut album. At this point, the backrop looked like a high school gymnasium, and the amps were now sitting on chairs next to the drum kit. Very, very clever.

Intro video: "The World Is... The World Is..." - Animated video with the members of Rush moving through a landscape with references to older songs and albums.

The Anarchist
Clockwork Angels
Headlong Flight / Drumbastica (drum solo)
Far Cry
The Main Monkey Business
One Little Victory
Roll The Bones
  -- Rap portion accompanied by a celebrity video with: Peter Dinklage, Chad Smith, Jay Baruchel, Les Claypool, Tom Morello, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith.
Distant Early Warning


Intro video: "No Country For Old Hens" - Highlights and outtakes from older tour videos. Ended with the South Park "Li'l Rush" clip from the 2007 tour.

Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
The Spirit Of Radio
Jacob's Ladder
Hemispheres: Prelude
Cygnus X-1: Prologue / The Story So Far (drum solo) / Cygnus X-1: Part 3
Closer To The Heart
2112: Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx / Presentation / Grand Finale

-- ENCORE --

Intro video: "Mel's Rock Pile" - Eugene Levy reprising his SCTV character to introduce Rush as if they were an opening act.

Lakeside Park
What You're Doing
Working Man
  -- Closed out with a tease of the unreleased early Rush song "Garden Road".

Closing video: "Exit Stage Left" - Rush gets back to their dressing room to find it's overrun with characters from their album covers having a party. The puppet from the cover of A Farewell To Kings won't let the band in, because they're "not on the list". Alex: "Fuck you, puppet!"

Rush - 11/3/82
Rush - 3/30/83
Rush - 7/6/84
Rush - 12/19/85
Rush / Marillion - 3/29/86
Rush - 12/17/87
Rush - 7/7/02
Rush - 6/2/04
Rush - 9/2/07
Rush - 8/29/10
Rush - 9/20/12
Rush - 6/8/15
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224) Richard Thompson

date: 8/2/15
place: Celtic Rock Stage, Dublin Irish Festival
warmup: none
length: 1:30
order: exact

Bathsheba Smiles
She Moves Through The Fair
Johnny's Far Away
Beatnik Walking
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Dry My Tears And Move On
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
Good Things Happen To Bad People
Read About Love
Fergus Laing
Wall Of Death
Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands
I Misunderstood

-- ENCORE --
One Door Opens

Richard Thompson - 8/2/91
Richard Thompson - 8/4/91
Richard Thompson Band - 4/8/94
Richard Thompson - 10/1/99
Richard Thompson - 10/5/11
Richard Thompson Electric Trio - 6/18/14
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