Lifeson tells Renman Live there are “no plans for a live stream” and explains it’s a result of their approach to performance.
“It’s a little old-school,” the guitarist says. “We want to keep it ‘that event, that concert, that congregation.’ In that sense we’ll do it a little more old-fashioned.”
But asked about offering board mixes, he replies: “That’s not a bad idea. We’re so overwhelmed with getting the show together that we haven’t discussed something like that. It’s a relatively easy thing to develop.”
He says they already tour with the technology required to make the recordings, but adds: “We like to be in control. We don’t just want to provide a board mix, like a bootleg.
“It would sound pretty good – I’ve heard a lot of mixes that come off the console that we use for research. But they’re not quite what I would want to have released.”
Whatever they decide, Lifeson is convinced they’ll leave followers happy with their onstage work. “It’s a pivotal tour for us. It’s an anniversary tour. It also comes at a changing time for the band,” he reflects.
“We’re having a lot of fun putting the sets together and I think the fans are going to be very pleased with what we’re doing.”