rush400pix Andy Greene of Rolling Stone reports:

Rush are planning a lengthy “41st anniversary” tour for 2015, according to guitarist Alex Lifeson. “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.”

The specifics of the tour are still in flux. “We haven’t really talked seriously about what we want to do,” says Lifeson. “But I think we’re probably going to lean towards making it a real sort of fan event, and really try to put something together that’s very pleasing for the fans across the board. That’s always been difficult, for us to sort of balance things.

Rush’s last tour was centered around the group’s new album, Clockwork Angels, as well as deep cuts from their 1980s catalog. They didn’t play a single song from the 1970s until a show-closing medley of tracks from 2112. “We want to try and play different material this time,” Lifeson says. “I’ve always wanted to do some rarer Rush material, and this should be a good opportunity to do that. I also think it’s going to be a long tour. We just need to stay healthy until then.”

This year marks the group’s 40th anniversary with drummer Neil Peart, but the group was too burned out to celebrate with a tour.

Read more at Rolling Stone.


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  • Mike T on

    It would be nice to see them play smaller markets this time around. 1982 was the last time they played in Duluth,MN

  • Michael Dean on

    I’ve never missed a tour since Signals and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • Kat Lively on

    I would love to see them one more time in an indoor venue. The sheds are okay, but I nearly froze during the last VB show.

  • John G on

    I can’t see Geddy wanting to play a lot of 70s stuff. He just doesn’t sing that high anymore and couldn’t if he wanted to. Saw them in 1981 for Moving Pictures and enjoyed the show but never went to see them again. Funny how back around 1980/81 a lot of fans didn’t like Permanent Waves or Moving Pictures. I couldn’t get into anything from Signals forward. Thought “Subdivisions” sounded like a dirge. But to their credit they have maintained their popularity and fanbase.

  • Travis on

    We look foward to your return RUSH! Last tour was awesome and I’ll be there for the next!

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