Alex Lifeson Talks About Rush's R40 Tour in New Interview

Alex Lifeson Talks About Rush's R40 Tour in New Interview
Alex Lifeson was featured in a new interview published by the Canadian Press today. The article/interview, which is titled Lifeson on Rush's last big tour: Never wants to be 'old and barely able to move' touches not only on the upcoming R40 40th Anniversary tour, but the future of Rush as well.

From the interview:
Ahead of rehearsals, a candid Alex Lifeson talked to The Canadian Press about Rush slowing down.

CP: How are you feeling about this?

Lifeson: I have such mixed feelings about it. In one way, I feel relief. I think that 40 years is a long time to be touring the way we tour. I really like being home with my grandkids. At 61, I don't feel there's anything we need to prove.

I still love playing. But in (drummer) Neil (Peart)'s case, for example, his job is really tough. Playing the way he does is very, very difficult on his body. He has chronic tendonitis in his arms and he's had problems with his shoulders.

It's just getting to the point, no matter how much we love doing it, that it's much more demanding and much more difficult.

I've always hated the idea of being one of those guys who's just up there, old and barely able to move — just doing it for fear of not doing it, or not making an extra buck or whatever.

If this is the last major tour that we do, (I want to) go out with flying colours, where everybody remembers the show they went to as the best Rush they've (seen).

That's a nice legacy to leave behind — rather than the worn-out shadow of something you once were.
Click HERE to read the entire interview.

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  1. Kills me that they'll be playing in my back yard and I can't afford to see them at today's ticket prices. I haven't missed a Rush tour in 30 years.

  2. Yep same here.. Paying over $100 each for the worst seats in the house just isn't doable for me anymore. Sorry guys.

  3. Hi ,It's Craig here from Melbourne Australia and My bro Colin and I are going to L A to see Rush for the first time . I got Fly By Night back in New Zealand in 1976 so we have been fans for a long time. I'm hoping for alot of old stuff but I am just sooo lucky to go and see Rush .Bring it on


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