Alex Lifeson Hints at R40 Tour in New Fireworks Magazine Interview

Alex Lifeson Hints at R40 Tour in New Fireworks Magazine Interview
The July/August 2013 issue of Fireworks Magazine includes an interview/article with Alex Lifeson titled Rush: Fame at Last. Among numerous questions about the current tour, the making of Clockwork Angels and Rush's longevity, Alex is asked about how the band might celebrate their 40th anniversary next year:
You celebrated your 30th anniversary with the covers album, 'Feedback'. Have you thought how you'll celebrate your 40th next year?
We'll do a special tour and we'll look closely at some of the songs we haven't played for a long, long time. As for a new record we haven't really thought that far ahead yet.

A follow-up question centers around Caress of Steel:

Would 'The Fountain of Lamneth' be in contention for that tour?
That might be stretching it a bit. That's no comment about the 'Caress of Steel' record. I hear things that we are embarrassed about that record but I'm very proud of it. It was a major stepping stone for us. It's a very youthful record but we were barely twenty years old at the time. There's some good playing on it and some good arrangements, but it doesn't mean we want to play much stuff off it.
You can read the entire article/interview at this LINK.


  1. I hope they return to Ireland on R40, they were sorely missed on the Clockwork Angels tour!

    1. Totally agree. Now they have ventured onto the Emerald Isle they should revisit and perhaps do Belfast as well as Dublin. I am sure they would sell out at the Odyssey. If it is good enough for Pearl Jam...

  2. I hope they come back to Detroit. They are my all time favorite band.

  3. R40 song list: Jacob's Ladder, Xanadu, Witch Hunt, Circumstances, Working Man, The Trees, 2112, Subdivisions, The Camera Eye, YYZ, Marathon, Red Barchetta ....and their own renditions of: The Song Remains the Same, No Quarter, Kashmir, High Voltage, & Bad Boy Boogie.........and anything else of their own that they so desire to bless us with.


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