Alex Lifeson: "I'm not interested in going back on tour"

Rush: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson live again for Gordon Lightfoot

After recently explaining that they get together every now and then to play, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush are back to performing together on stage. The occasion was the tribute concert to Gordon Lightfoot, the deceased Canadian singer-songwriter which was held last May 24th at Massey Hall in Toronto.

Lee and Lifeson went on stage together with Blue Rodeo and performed a live version of Lightfoot's “The way I feel”. The participation of the two members of the historic Canadian band was a surprise after being mentioned in the poster simply with the indication “L + L”.

The two surviving members of Rush returned to play together on stage in September 2022 on the occasion of the tribute concerts to Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters in London (here is our story from Wembley) and in Los Angeles. This hadn't happened for the two musicians since the historic Canadian lineup's last show in 2015, and the death of drummer Neil Peart in January 2020 marked the end of the glorious trio. Since Peart's passing, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have discussed several times the possibility of returning to activity permanently as a duo and the possibility of returning to tour with a replacement for their late ex-partner, who was not just the drum man of Rush but also their main lyricist.

More recently, explaining in a recent interview with “Ultimate Classic Rock” that he meets up with Lee every now and then and revisits the band's catalogue, Lifeson however underlined that playing Rush songs serves the sole purpose of having fun. This, therefore, does not mean that the duo will tour the Canadian band's songs. .