Last night during a show from their Fear Inoculum tour, Tool paid tribute to the Rush’s Neil Peart, one of rock’s greatest and most influential drummers, according to Spin. Peart tragically passed away at the age of 67 this past Tuesday, January 7th, after fighting brain cancer. Read more about Peart’s death here.
During their set that consisted of songs from their latest album Fear Inoculum, the band performed Rush’s “A Passage to Bangkok,” from one of Rush’s most well known albums, 2112. Tool later ended the set walking out to Rush’s “2112”.
Tool drummer Danny Carey also paid personal tribute to Peart with a ridiculous drum solo to kick off the encore. To begin the solo, Neil Pert’s image was projected behind Carey as he kicked off the solo. Peart’s energy seems to flow in Carey throughout his performance, and echoes of Peart and his drumming can be heard in each beat of the drum. Check out a video of Carey’s performance below: