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Published: 2014/03/20

Rush Planning 41st Anniversary Tour

Photo by Norman Sands

Rolling Stone is reporting that Rush are planning an extensive 41st anniversary tour for 2015. Guitarist Alex Lifeson told the magazine that the band is hoping to do something a bit different next year, noting that, “We want to try and play different material this timeā€¦I’ve always wanted to do some rarer Rush material, and this should a good opportunity to do that. I also think it’s going to be a long tour. We just need to stay healthy until then.”

Last year saw Rush hitting the road in support of their latest album, Clockwork Angels, though the shows also included plenty of deep cuts from the band’s 1980s releases. However, to the disappointment of many fans, the group did not perform any tunes from their 70s catalog except for a medley of songs from 2112. This year marks 40 years since legendary drummer Neil Peart joined Rush, but the band was too tired to get back on the road following last year’s lengthy outing.

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