Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rush planning 2015 tour

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson confirms the band are planning to tour in 2015.

“We're talking about putting a tour together for next spring,” says Lifeson from the recent Saint Jude's Robby Krieger Celebrity Golf Tournament in California to raise funds for kids with cancer.

Rush's last tour was centered around 2012's “Clockwork Angels”, as well as deep cuts from their 1980s catalog; songs from the 1970s were featured in a show-closing medley of tracks from “2112.”

On November 11, Rush will release their 40th anniversary box set, “R40.”

The package includes live footage spanning all four decades of their career and presents over two hours of unreleased material, including a rare performance of entire seven-part version of “2112.”

“So ['R40'] is kind of like the prelude to [a 2015 tour],” adds Lifeson, “I can't believe that it's been 40 years already…but I hope for another 40."

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