Geddy Lee says Rush will be slowing down after next tour

Posted by on February 23, 2015

The musicians in Rush aren’t getting any younger. So, during a recent appearance on VH1’s “The Metal Show,” it’s not a huge surprise when the 61 year old Geddy Lee mentioned slowing down in their golden years.

Said Lee on their upcoming tour being a possible farewell tour:

“It’s clear that we are at a point in our career that we have to slow down — and slow down dramatically. So, I’m not a guy who’s in love with the farewell tour idea, but it’s clear that this is going to be the last big tour that we’re going to do for a while, anyway.

“In terms of ‘are we still a band?’ Yeah, of course we’re still a band. Do we talk about writing? Yes, we talk about writing. Will we do gigs in the future? I don’t see why not. But, when you are talking about a tour that’s 35 shows, 40 shows, 50 shows, at our age at this point in our lives, I don’t know how many of those are still left in us.”

Tickets have gone on sale for Rush’s recently announced their R40 Tour, which Lee said will be, “the last big tour that we’re going to do for a while.”


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