Rush celebrating 40th anniversary by doing nothing

Posted by on March 20, 2014

rush-rock-hall-of-fameThere’s definitely a silver lining to that headline, however. After wrapping up their Clockwork Angels tour last year, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson tells Rolling Stone that they’re working on a 41st anniversary tour for 2015. When the band’s last tour ended, they decided to take some time off to focus on their families. Yet Lifeson says that they didn’t take nearly enough time off:

“The three of us just had a meeting,” Lifeson tells Rolling Stone. “We said, ‘Let’s not talk about anything band-wise for the next year. Let’s separate ourselves and come back rejuvenated.’ Unfortunately, the other people at that meeting didn’t hear what we were talking about, so there are already plans being made for spring of 2015. It’s going to be a 41st anniversary tour, or whatever they’re going to call it.”

He adds that the band haven’t discussed exactly what that tour will entail, but he wants it to be a “fan event.” The last album didn’t consist of any of the band’s ’70s material save for a 2112 medley at the end, so it can be assumed that their 41st anniversary spectacular will involve a lot of their earlier material. “I’ve always wanted to do some rarer Rush material, and this should be a good opportunity to do that, he told the magazine. “I also think it’s going o be a long tour. We just need to stay healthy until then.”

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