The rock group Rush has confirmed that it will no longer be touring due to guitarist Neil Peart physically problems.


In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Alex Lifeson has confirmed that the band is retiring from the road.

“He didn’t even want to do the [R40 Tour], to be honest with you,” Lifeson explained of Peart. “It’s been increasingly difficult for him, but he committed to the tour and we got through it. As far as he was concerned, that was the end of touring.”

“His shoulders were hurting, his arms were hurting, his elbows, his feet, everything,” Lifeson added of Peart. “He didn’t want to play anything less than 100 percent. He was finding it increasingly difficult to hit that mark on this last tour. So, all those things combined, I get it. I’m disappointed and I think Geddy [Lee] is very disappointed and we’d love to continue this tour a little bit longer, but we’re off now.”

Rush fans shouldn’t fear because Lifeson noted that the band might record another album and do other shows in the future.

Their last tour, the R40, celebrated their work as a band for 40 years.

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