Last night, during a show on their Fear Inoculum tour, Tool paid tribute to Rush’s Neil Peart, one of rock’s greatest and most influential drummers, according to Twirl. Peart tragically died at the age of 67 on Tuesday, January 7, after battling brain cancer. Read more about Peart’s death here.
During their set composed of songs from their last album Fear inoculum, the group performed “A Passage to Bangkok” by Rush, taken from one of Rush’s most famous albums, 2112. Tool later finished the set by going to Rush’s “2112”.
Tool drummer Danny Carey also paid a personal tribute to Peart with a ridiculous drum solo to kick off the encore. To begin the solo, the image of Neil Pert was projected behind Carey as he launched the solo. Peart’s energy seems to flow into Carey throughout her performance, and echoes of Peart and his percussion can be heard with every beat of the drum. Watch a video of Carey’s performance below: