Rush To Play European Festivals In 2014?

Canadian prog legends Rush play their first Euro fest in 34 years when they land at Sweden Rock Festival next month, and according to Geddy Lee, it might not be so long before they don their tents and wellies again…

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“The way festivals used to be, we were always prevented from bringing our full show to them, so things changed in the last couple of years,” the frontman tells VH1′s Radio Network. “We’ve started playing a couple of outdoor venues that allow us to do our full show. We did a few in Canada that are multiple-day festivals, where you have a stage to yourself that can accommodate, so that started to turn us around a little bit about playing festivals.

“We’ll see how this one,” he adds. “This one in Sweden is kind of a test case for the European festivals, and if we like the end result, then I think we might start doing more of those, because we can play to more people and shorten the show a little bit and just hit more countries that way. That’s kind of what’s at the back of our minds — if this goes well, maybe we can go to some countries we haven’t visited yet.”

So, could we be seeing Rush at Download or Hard Rock Calling next year? Let the rumours commence…

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