Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1978

Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1978

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1978!

That year PLR presented RUSH at New Haven Coliseum. Joining them in New Haven were fellow rockers Blue Oyster Cult. Rush hit the road in 1978 to support their fifth studio album “A Farewell To Kings,” which featured the hit song Closer To The Heart. This was the first time ever RUSH played in New Haven and the first time performing in Connecticut since 1976 at Waterbury’s Palace Theater.

Today we look back at Rush’s performance at the Coliseum:



Tour: A Farewell To Kings

Also featuring Blue Oyster Cult

Saturday January 14, 1978

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Prices: $7.50, $7.00 and $6.50

Band Lineup: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart


  1. Bastille Day
  2. Lakeside Park
  3. By-Tor & The Snow Dog
  4. Xanadu
  5. A Farewell To Kings
  6. Something For Nothing
  7. Cygnus X-1
  8. Anthem
  9. Closer To The Heart
  10. 2112 Part I: Overture
  11. 2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx
  12. 2112 Part III: Discovery
  13. 2112 Part IV: Presentation
  14. 2112 Part VI: Soliloquy
  15. 2112 Part VII: Grand Finale
  16. Working Man
  17. Fly By Night
  18. In The Mood
  19. Drum Solo
  20. Cinderella Man (encore)



Ticket courtesy of Bob Olsen


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