Veteran rock acts, like the Rolling Stones, have been adding deeper catalog cuts to their set lists these days. On May 30, the British rockers performed “Hang On Sloopy” for the first time since 1966 during a show in Columbus, Ohio. The McCoys’ version of the tune is the state’s official rock song and was once a staple of the Stones’ concerts.
Rush has joined the “deep cuts” movement on its current 40th anniversary tour. The Canadian prog trio launched the tour in May with a show at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okahoma, where they played the Permanent Waves track “Jacob’s Ladder” for the first time in 35 years.
This past week, on June 19, during their stop in Toronto, Rush gave their first-ever live performance of “Losing It,” from the 1982 Signals album. They were joined on electric violin by Ben Mink, who also played on Signals and has since played with a range of artists, including k.d. lang and Barenaked Ladies.
Thanks to the Toronto performance, “Losing It” is now among a select handful of songs that Rush have played just once onstage.
You can watch the performance in the fan clip below.