Geddy Lee Hopes ‘Rush’s Touring Days Aren’t Over’ | Music News
After Rush drummer Neil Peart stated in an interview with Drumhead Magazine that his family refer to him as a ‘retired drummer‘, lead singer Geddy Lee has said that he is hopeful the band will tour again. With fans wanting confirmation as to whether Peart was retiring, Lee told Prog, “There’s really nothing to say. I think Neil is just explaining his reasons for not wanting to tour, with the toll that it’s taking on his body. That’s all I would care to comment on it“.
He continued, “We’ll get together eventually and chat about things. But in my view, there is certainly nothing surprising in what he said. Neil just feels that he has to explain with all the thousands of people asking, ‘Why no more tours?’ He needs to explain his side of it”.
Lee told the BBC in a separate interview about his optimism that the band would tour again. “As you get older and as the prospect of the end of your touring life becomes an option, you try not to take your shows and your gigs for granted“, he stated. “On this tour in particular [Rush’s recent R40 tour] it was a little more emotional than others because you’re never quite sure if you are going to get around to do this again“. After saying that the last show on the tour was “emotional“, he said, “I hope it’s not our last one but – if it is – we sure went out with a bang“.
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