Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson looks like he’s done with touring
Looks like Alex Lifeson won’t be going on a full tour anytime soon with his band Rush.
The guitarist of the band was talking with Guitarist Magazine when the topic of touring was brought up, according to Blabbermouth.
“I don’t really think about that,” he said. “It’s hard enough trying to release this album first. To be honest with you, I don’t think I have the guts to go on the road… I mean, if it was a handful of shows it might be fun, but anything at all. -delay… After 40 years spent sitting in hotel rooms, that doesn’t interest me. I have enough. I love my home life.
Lifeson, 68, went on to reveal his disinterest in performing live concerts these days. “I thought I would miss being on stage a lot more, but I really don’t. I did a few things here and there. Small things – usually it’s a charity event or something.
It’s pretty fun getting up and playing with other people, but the whole production – the big giant machine – doesn’t really appeal to me now.
Another reason why a Rush tour is unlikely is the loss of their drummer Neil Peart, who died in 2020 after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, at the age of 67.
The Canadian icons last performed six years ago when they took the stage at the Los Angeles Forum in 2015. Peart had indicated at the time that he wanted to retire while he was still able to perform well. , while wanting to spend more. time at home with his family.
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The band’s other founding member, bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee, has also said on several occasions that Rush would never perform without the three musicians.
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