Rush frontman Geddy Lee says the band’s future is still “in flux” – but he hopes they’ll work on another studio project together.
He’s less certain whether they’ll ever play live following their current North American tour because he doesn’t know if bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart will agree.
Lee tells the Montreal Gazette: “It’s a complicated subject – there are a couple of issues at stake here. Neil Peart has a young daughter and he doesn’t feel comfortable leaving her.
“Alex has had numerous health issues but the overriding one seems to be that he has arthritis. He’s not sure how that’s going to affect his ability to play. So those are the critical factors in whether we’re able to continue to tour.”
He adds that he can “certainly see us writing together and putting a musical project together.”
But he continues: “I can’t really tell you how that would present itself in a life situation. I don’t know that there’s the will from my two partners to do any kind of tour.
“I wouldn’t exclude the possibility of doing a set of dates or some one-off things. It’s an ongoing conversation, and it’s a decision that’s in flux.”
Rush are cover stars of the current edition of Classic Rock, on sale now in print, digital and via TeamRock+. Their hometown shows this week will be filmed for future release. Lifeson previously talked up the chances of “special runs” following their current live commitments:
Jun 17: Toronto Air Canada Centre, ON
Jun 19: Toronto, Air Canada Centre, ON
Jun 21: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Jun 23: Boston TD Garden, MA
Jun 25: Philadelphia The Wells Fargo Center, PA
Jun 27: Newark Prudential Center, NJ
Jun 29: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Jul 09: Kansas City Sprint Center, MO
Jul 11: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Jul 13: Salt Lake City Maverik Center, UT
Jul 15: Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome, AB
Jul 17: Vancouver, Rogers Arena, BC
Jul 19: Seattle Key Arena, WA
Jul 21: Portland Moda Center, OR
Jul 23: San Jose Sap Center At San Jose, CA
Jul 25: Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, NV
Jul 27: Phoenix UA Airways Center, AZ
Jul 30: Irvine Meadows Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, CA
Aug 01: Los Angeles Forum, CA