Rush will be hitting the road again this year, and once again drummer Neil Peart will be feeling guilty.

He says, “Should I be excited about leaving my family? No, and no one should. It’s as simple as that: if you put aside the fantasy of it, it is what it is and has to be done. And that’s fine and I pour my entire energy and enthusiasm into it, but of course, I’m of two minds about the whole idea… I’ve been doing this for 40 years — I know how to compartmentalize, and I can stand missing [my daughter], but I can’t stand her missing me and it’s painful and impossible to understand for her. How can a small child process that? And there’s the guilt that comes with that — you fell guilty about it, of course. I’m causing pain.”

Rush plan to start touring in the late spring.