Geddy Lee Sets Book Tour For Memoir, “My Effin’ Life”

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Geddy Lee, one of rock’s most respected bassists, has announced a 2023 book tour for the upcoming release of his memoir. My Effin’ Life in Conversation will see the musician visiting 14 North American cities to share stories. Fans will then have the chance to participate in a special Q-and-A, with Lee answering their questions directly. The book tour begins November 13, the day My Effin’ Life will be published via Harper.

Citi is the official card of the tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning on Tuesday, October 3 at 12 p.m. local time until Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the general public will be available Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. local time here. (Note: Every tickets purchased includes a copy of the book. There is a four-ticket limit per person.)

For nearly five decades, his playing and work as co-writer, vocalist and keyboardist—with drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson—has been an essential part of the success story of the Canadian progressive rock trio Rush. Here for the first time is his account of life inside and outside the band, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos. My Effin’ Life will be published on November 14, 2023—the year he turned 70—via Harper. The book is available for pre-order in the U.S. here and the U.K. here.

Geddy Lee My Effin’ Life in Conversation Book Tour (Tickets will be available here)
Nov 13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Nov 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
Nov 17 – National Harbor, MD – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Nov 18 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
Nov 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
Nov 21 – Montréal, QC – Théâtre Maisonneuve
Nov 23 – Vancouver, BC – The Centre in Vancouver
Nov 24 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Nov 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Nov 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Nov 30 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Dec 03 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
Dec 04 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Dec 07 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

From the publisher’s announcement: Long before Rush’s acclaimed career, Geddy Lee was Gershon Eliezer Weinrib, after his grandfather was murdered in the Holocaust. As he recounts the transformation, Lee looks back on his family, in particular his loving parents and their horrific experiences as teenagers during World War II. He talks candidly about his childhood and the pursuit of music that led him to drop out of high school and tracks the history of Rush which, after early struggles, developed into one of the most beloved bands of all time. Lee shares intimate stories of his lifelong friendships with bandmates Lifeson and Peart—deeply mourning Peart’s recent passing—and reveals his obsessions in music and beyond.

Lee, born July 29, 1953, in Ontario, Canada, is also the bestselling author of Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. The most successful Canadian music group in history, Rush performed before millions of fans around the world. Ranked by many as among the top bassists of all-time, the band’s energetic frontman has long been acclaimed for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. He lives in Toronto.

On his 70th birthday, Lee wrote, “The long awaited day has arrived, is my birthday a BIG 70 for me 😊 am here to appreciate all my fans all over the world 🌏 thanks for your support and love for me. I really appreciate y’all ❤🎸🎸 ”

Related: A 40th anniversary edition of Rush’s Signals arrived in the spring

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