Rush have revealed that an album will be released in 2011 following a tour later this year.

The band have finally confirmed that they are in fact writing and recording a new album, following reports that they may instead release a series of one-off tracks or EPs, and they have also confirmed that they will be out on the road this year. Rush fansite Rushisaband reports that both Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee have been speaking to US and Canadian media about the band's plans.

Geddy spoke to Akron's 97.5 Wone earlier this week, revealing: "We're kind of looking at a kind of a 2 year plan. A little bit of writing now, getting a couple of tracks down. Playing some songs in the summertime on tour that people are not familiar with as well as bringing back a whole range of older songs. And getting quickly back into the studio again and finishing the album and see what the impact of that is."

You can check that interview here.

Lee's revelation follows an interview in the Toronto Globe and Mail with Alex Lifeson, in which the guitarist said: "We were off for a year and a half, and now it's just pouring. Everything is totally crazy and there's not a minute left in the day. We've got these half-dozen songs, and we'll probably go in the studio and work on a couple of them and see how it goes, perhaps release something - and I say perhaps - and then we plan on being on the road in the middle of June. Ideally, we'd like to showcase a couple of these songs on the tour, come off tour in mid-October, go back in the studio and continue writing, then record through late this year and early next year, and then release the album in the spring of 2011 on a slightly more substantial tour. This [year's] tour will probably be about 45 dates. Most likely summer, 2011, would be more like 70."

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Posted: 04.04.2010 by Fastolphbolger


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Warman - 04.04.2010 at 18:00  
Great news! I especially hope they'll come to Sweden for a show.
oroboros - 04.04.2010 at 18:59  
Its gud to see a classic band still going strong..kudos to them..
Lord_Regnier - 04.04.2010 at 21:51  
If only they could still write good songs.
I love all their albums until "Presto" (incl) but they haven't done anything I like after that. Their new songs are so goddamn boring compared to the old ones.
Got Mayhem? - 04.04.2010 at 22:30  
I thought Snakes and Arrows was enjoyable. Definitely going to check this one out.
Arcticus - 04.04.2010 at 22:34  
Lord_Regnier, I mostly agree, although I did like Snakes and Arrows, 'Far Cry' I felt almost captured the old spark...but yeah still some doubt that they can pull off anything too spectacular, here's hoping they prove me wrong
Introspekrieg - 04.04.2010 at 23:38  
I always thought Counterparts was a good album, at least the best since Grace Under Pressure. I have faith(/prayers) that the brilliance only hinted at in Snakes & Arrows can come to the forefront of their songwriting.
Warman - 05.04.2010 at 00:15  
I'm not a fan of any album they've done after "Power Windows". There are some highlights here and there so I'm not expecting a special album. I'm more excited about a tour.
Dane Train - 05.04.2010 at 02:10  
I just put Signals on my turn table than logged into my PC and get the notification on this. Coincidence or fate?
Warman - 05.04.2010 at 02:46  
I wouldn't mind a new Signals.
universalmind - 05.04.2010 at 05:47  
YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-DC-002- - 05.04.2010 at 10:09  
They have taken a good amount of time to write this. 3-4 years is a good amount of time for material to build up
Fat & Sassy! - 05.04.2010 at 18:14  
Written by universalmind on 05.04.2010 at 05:47

YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wrong band. >:[
Kap'N Korrupt - 05.04.2010 at 21:15  
Lol@Fat & Sassy...

I wasn't really expecting a new album from them so, seriously...I also recall overhearing something about Snakes & Arrows being their last album but that obviously has turned out to be bullshit...
Black Conundrum - 06.04.2010 at 04:39  
They were formed in 1968 and yet they are still at it. Propse to Rush for grand endurance. I wonder if they expected to be together for so long with an unchanging line-up, minus the two in 1968 and 1974. I just learned that Alex Lifeson is the only founding member of Rush still active in the band. It's kind of strange learning that Geddy Lee didn't help found this band and instead joined a few months afterwards. Whatever the case, this band has persisted for a very long time and has created music for jsut as long. That aspect of Rush is simply awesome. I will want to check out the CD.
Kap'N Korrupt - 06.04.2010 at 08:20  
Geddy Lee isn't an original member only by a few months? Sounds like a helluva technicality...what's a few months in comparison to 42 years?...holy fuck...Rush has been a band for 42 years....

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