Rush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee is bringing to life his forthcoming memoir My Effin’ Life, due for release on November 14 by Harper Collins. In addition to the 5 dates in the UK announced last week, there will be 14 more cities added for North America that kicks off on November 13 at The Beacon Theatre in New York.
The evening promises to be a once-in-a-life-time event. After the curtain rises, Lee will give his fans a peek into the very fabric of his life: from a deep reflection of his family and childhood, to a dive into the history of Rush; from the determined pursuit of music, to the personal memories with his life-long friends and band-mates, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Joined on stage by a special guest interviewer, Geddy will be reading key passages from his forthcoming book My Effin’ Life; he will then share thoughts and stories taken from his experience. Fans will then have the chance to participate in a special Q&A, with Geddy Lee answering their questions directly.
“Writing this book has meant spending so much time living in the past,” said Lee. “I’ve never lived my life looking anywhere but forward, which is why I resisted doing this kind of thing for so long. Being in a band all those years was reassuring because it was an ongoing thing. It felt like it was forever. There was always unfinished business: the next record, the next set design, the next tour.
“It’s been the theme of my life. But you need a lot more determination to proceed in the world of music without the comfort of your bandmates, and I can only hope that finishing this book will release me to return to what I do and love best.”
Check out the tour dates below. Every ticket purchased includes a first edition hard copy of My Effin’ Life which will be provided to ticket holders upon entry into the venue, and also be mindful that there’s a 4-ticket limit per person.
11/13 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
11/17 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
11/18 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
11/19 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre at Playhouse Square
11/21 – Montréal, QC @ Théâtre Maisonneuve
11/23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre in Vancouver
11/24 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
11/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
11/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/30 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
12/3 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
12/4 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
12/7 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall