Rush Considering Tour for 2015

According to Alex Lifeson, it happened by the accident.

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Rush revealed they have begun discussing a massive "41st anniversary" tour for next year, Ultimate Classic Rock reports.

Nothing has been worked out yet, but as Alex Lifeson told Rolling Stone, it kind of happened by accident. "The three of us just had a meeting," he said. "We said, 'Let's not talk about anything band-wise for the next year. Let's separate ourselves and come back rejuvenated.' Unfortunately, the other people at that meeting didn't hear what we were talking about, so there are already plans being made for spring of 2015. It's going to be a 41st anniversary tour, or whatever they're going to call it."

Their last tour featured a setlist centered around their new album, "Clockwork Angels" and their '80s works. But without having a to promote a new record, they are freed up to explore some of the more obscure corners of their catalog, which should excite longtime fans.

"We want to try and play different material this time," Lifeson continued. "I've always wanted to do some rarer Rush material, and this should be a good opportunity to do that."

Last November, Lifeson said that Rush had agreed to not discuss band business until the end of this coming summer, which would signify a year after the end of the "Clockwork Angels" tour. The purpose, they said, was to give them some time apart after a busy decade so that they could come back refreshed and full of ideas.

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    javdoc
    As much as I want to see Rush every time I can, if they want to take time off they should. It's unfortunate when these veteran bands get caught up in "having to feed the monkey" by needing to tour to keep supporting the infrastructure that's been built around them over the years.
    Sleight666
    Well said, if anyone watches 'Beyond the Lighted Stage' they'll see how hard these guys have worked for the last 40 years of near constant touring and creating consistently brilliant albums. Sound like a well earned bit of time off to me! Shame the industry execs don't see it that way from the sounds of it
    Sleight666
    Well said, if anyone watches 'Beyond the Lighted Stage' they'll see how hard these guys have worked for the last 40 years of near constant touring and creating consistently brilliant albums. Sound like a well earned bit of time off to me! Shame the industry execs don't see it that way from the sounds of it
    rcanders
    ...I love these guys..they can't help themselves...they were lucky enough to be thrown in a fishbowl together and appreciate and love what they have...they have had enough tragedies in their lives to know time stops for no one...they are at the top of their game and want to continue to go for it...
    Brandon1993
    Oooo stuff they more than likely haven't played live in awhile. This is the perfect excuse to go back and listen through stuff of theirs I haven't listen to much of before.
    xonty
    Loved Clockwork Angels as much as their other stuff so, in one way I really want to see them on tour, but another part of me wants them to spend time recording another album... They can still make great music, so why not?
    RushRules2112
    I'd love to hear some obscure songs like Alien Shore and High Water. A couple of unappreciated faves that I don't think they have ever played live...
    ibanez124
    I hope they would play the entire "2112" song, they always play the first two parts then stop.
    TheNewWorldMan
    Was just about to say the same thing or if they would play the whole 2112 album like they did with Moving Pictures that would be nuts.
    mahajohn
    Geddy, Geddy, Geddy - decades of singing the way you do has reduced your voice to a weak, pale imitation of what it once was. You need a new vocalist to flesh out the sound. Look towards the Philippines!
    Holoogamooga
    Personally, I love his voice on Clockwork Angels. To each his own.
    Brandon1993
    Same here. It's amazing that even after all these years his voice still sounds as great as ever. Then again this IS Geddy ****ing Lee we're talking about. He is easily one of the best bassists out there and is a damn good keyboard player as well.
    Jasonbts
    Rush for years considered hiring a keyboardist to play all those parts so Geddy could focus on bass, not because he couldn't handle it but because he just wanted to play the bass more. They decided not to for the fans sake because when we go to see Rush we want to see those 3. The band IS those 3 guys, not just the music. I don't care if Geddy is singing through an electronic voice box, it's Geddy and that's what makes it awesome.
    maddog61
    I think his voice is just fine as it is. Besides, I'd like to see any other singer do what he does and still have vocal chords afterwards, let alone be able to sing.
    cRACk mONKEyTTU
    If anyone has seen them live over the past 3 or 4 years, you would know his voice is not anywhere near as "fine" as it used to be. Im not saying they shouldn't tour or they should replace him, because their show is still amazing, but Geddy's voice has definitely deteriorated over the past few years. I think he should learn to sing some parts of songs differently, because he really cant hit nearly as many notes as he used to. It's sad, because his voice used to sound better live, but it's most certainly the weakest link of Rush live now.
    DEG_III
    I hope this isn't just because of Arnel Pineda. Geddy's voice still sounds fine to me.
    woodshredder
    All I know is that they need to open the set, guns blazing, with 'One Little Victory' off Vapor Trails. Great song and would be a great opener.
    ETID666
    Rush has been on my list to see live for a while now I've always had plans or another show or something when they come around I'm not missing them this time around that's for sure plus its pretty clear that they aren't gonna be touring forever if this isn't their farewell tour the next one will be