September 14, 1979

War Memorial Hall

Guelph, ON

Setlist Included:

America's Veins, Paradise Skies, In Context Of The Moon, Night Flights, Lip Service, The Party, Here Among The Cats, Gravity, Waterline, Charmonium, Hangover


Live Magnetic Air was recorded at this venue as well. Two shows were played tonight, giving the band four shows of material to work with from the consecutive nights.

Kim later recalled that had contracted laryngitis and his voice gave out (a review of last night's show says it was already showing signs of strain then), leading them to overdub some of his lead vocals for the live album eventually released in November. Like all Max Webster albums, it went gold (A Million Vacations went platinum).

A fan, Ian Gelb, recalls: "We got the 'no firecrackers on the stage or the guys will stop' speech before they came on. Back in the day it was a ritual to have firecrackers, beach balls, and frisbees at a rock show. They closed the show with Hangover. Max at their finest!"

The audience on Rush's The Spirit Of Radio is from one of these shows in Guelph. When they were working on Permanent Waves, producer Terry Brown asked Kim if he had any audience noise they could use, and he happily obliged.


Photos by Greg Hill.




Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Terry Watkinson - Keyboards
Gary McCracken - Drums
Dave Myles - Bass

Sep 15, 1979

Rock Concert

Guelph Mercury
Saturday, September 15, 1979

The dynamic rock group Max Webster appeared at two performances in War Memorial Hall at the University of Guelph last night. Audiences, and devotees of the Max Webster style, will have many chances to relive an exciting evening for the concert was recorded for a live album which will be released in the near future. Offstage Mercury Photographer David Carter caught these shots of guitarists and drummer.