Monday, June 15, 2015

Rush featured on first Rolling Stone cover

After more than 40 years, Canadian rock icons Rush are featured on their very first cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

“Attention all planets of the Solar Federation: RUSH have finally made the cover of Rolling Stone,” announced the band.

Rush appear on the upcoming July 2 issue, accompanied by the headline: “Twilight Of The Geek Gods.”

Rolling Stone reports the cover story sees the group interviewed on the road as they perform their 40th anniversary R40 Live tour.

"It's most likely our last tour," says bassist Geddy Lee. "I couldn't put it any more accurately. I can't say for sure. But it doesn’t mean we don't want to work together still, it doesn't mean we won't do another creative project and I've got ideas for shows we could do that don't involve a tour."

The R40 Live tour - named after Rush’s 40th anniversary box set, “R40” - will see the group film a pair of upcoming shows in their hometown of Toronto for a future release.

The June 17 and June 19 concerts at the Air Canada Centre will mark the first time the band will have filmed in their hometown in almost 20 years, dating back to a 1997 recording at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on the Test For Echo tour.

Prior to that, the group filmed a concert video and later released an accompanying album for the Grace Under Pressure tour in 1984 at Maple Leaf Gardens.

“Fans who have their coveted tickets to the sold out shows in Toronto,’ says the band, “are encouraged to represent and wear Rush shirts, bring signs and come ready with their ‘outside’ voices.”

The R40 Live tour kicked off in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month.

See also:

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