Thursday, March 10, 2016

Rush retired from touring


Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone, you can read some excerpts below.


He confirmed that the band is done touring. While he and Geddy wanted to continue to play live, Neil Peart's physical condition will not allow them to do so and became an issue while on the R40 tour. "It’s been increasingly difficult for him, but he committed to the tour and we got through it. As far as he was concerned, that was the end of touring. His shoulders were hurting, his arms were hurting, his elbows, his feet, everything. He didn’t want to play anything less than 100 percent. He was finding it increasingly difficult to hit that mark on this last tour. So, all those things combined, I get it. I’m disappointed and I think Geddy is very disappointed and we’d love to continue this tour a little bit longer, but we’re off now."