Geddy Lee (vocals, bass) of Canadian rock legends RUSH has issued the following statement in regards to their abbreviated set at last night's Festival D'eté De Québec:
"My bandmates and I are extremely disappointed and apologetic over the sudden and unexpected ending of our show last night at the Festival D'eté De Québec. The lightning storm that was approaching made it extremely dangerous for all the technicians working the sound and lights and there was a high risk to the audience members as well as the musicians on stage. We were enjoying the show tremendously at the time and we were hoping we could get the whole show finished before the storm returned but unfortunately we were unlucky and were forced to end the show for the safety of all concerned.
Thanks to all of our amazing fans for braving the weather and once again our sincere apologies for what had transpired. Hope to see you all again soon!!!"
Footage of Rush taking the stage at the festival can be seen below: