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Audio 15 February 1990 - Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina [Rehearsal] [Audience]

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Track Listing:

01 - Marathon​
02 - Red Barchetta​
03 - Show Don't Tell​
04 - Superconductor​
05 - The Pass​


  • This is a partial recording of a rehearsal of the full Presto setlist, played two days before the first show of the Presto tour in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • This recording does not capture the entire setlist rehearsal, however based on these songs being in setlist order and all played in full, we can quite confidently assume they played through the full set. You can also hear a few seconds of the very end of Subdivisions at the beginning of the recording, which reaffirms that they were rehearsing the entire setlist.
  • Unlike the rehearsal recordings we have for the RTB, Counterparts, and T4E tours, which are all also several days before those tours started, this rehearsal does not seem take place at the same venue. It's possible the location here is mislabeled as bootlegs sometimes are, but due to the extreme lack of documentation surrounding this recording, the location here is a quite tricky to verify. Rush never played a concert in Spartanburg (approximately 40 minutes away from Greenville) where the first concert of the Presto tour took place. It seems quite possible that Rush rented time at the nearest venue to Greenville to rehearse for a few days, considering if the Greenville Memorial Auditorium did not have enough available time in advance for Rush to practice there.
  • This is an extremely rare and obscure recording, seemingly undocumented anywhere online, and not really known about in circulation with Rush bootleg collectors.