Prog rock titans Rush have been honored with the ‘Allan Waters Humanitarian Award’ at the 44th edition of the prestigious annual Juno Awards, CBC reports.
The ceremony took place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, while the award is handed to “outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada,” making it quite a feat for the Rush team.
Additionally, the group’s longtime manager and founder of Anthem Records label, Ray Danniels, was presented with a Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.
Frontman Geddy Lee “gratefully” accepted the award on behalf of the band, noting that it feels somewhat awkward to receive “an award for doing something that you should do.”
Rush are currently gearing up to embark on a lengthy North American tour in June, a concert trek that has a solid chance of being their last big tour. Therefore, check the masters live while you can.