Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rush duo to appear at Rock Hall Rush Fan Day event

Rush bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson will appear at a Rush Fan Day event at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, OH on January 19.

On hand to promote his latest project - “Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass” – the rocker will be interviewed by bandmate Lifeson before hosting a book-signing alongside an all-day Shine A Light exhibit that will showcase some of Lee’s globe-spanning bass guitars and the stories behind them, while fans will also be able to watch footage of Rush’s 2013 induction from the Rock Hall’s vault throughout the day in the Museum’s Forest City Theater.

A schedule of events for Rush Fan Day can be found below.

Tickets are $100 for Rock Hall members and $125 for non-members and will be available at Tickets go on sale to Rock Hall members at 10 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 10, and non-members at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, January 11.

There is a 2-ticket limit per transaction. Each ticket includes a copy of Lee’s new book, access to the Hall of Fame interview and book signing, a commemorative credential, and access to the Rock Hall’s exhibits, including the new Geddy Lee bass guitar exhibit.

The Canadian rockers will release the vinyl debut of their 2003 live package, “Rush In Rio”, on January 18.

The 4LP 180-gram set captures the band in concert before 40,000 fans at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the final night of a world tour in support of their 2002 album, “Vapor Trails.”

Co-produced and mixed by Lifeson and James Barton, “Rush In Rio” was originally issued on CD and DVD, but has never appeared on vinyl…until now.


Saturday, January 19
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock & Roll Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44114

12:00 p.m. EST – Hall of Fame Series Interview with Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fans can join Geddy Lee for a Hall of Fame Series interview hosted by bandmate Alex Lifeson on the Klipsch Audio main stage as they discuss Lee’s bass collection and Rush’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The interview will also be live streamed on the Rock Hall’s Facebook page where fans can submit questions directly during the Q&A.

1:00 p.m. EST – Exclusive Book Signing with Geddy Lee

Available to event ticket holders only, tickets for Rush Fan Day include a copy of Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass, and access to an exclusive book signing with Lee only. The 408-page, coffee table-style book documents the history and characteristics of Lee’s basses from 1968 to 2017, including mainstream Fenders, Gibsons and Rickenbackers to more obscure and lesser-known treasure in his collection. It features interviews from other musicians, including Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, U2’s Adam Clayton, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Primus’ Les Claypool and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and includes a graphic timeline of the bass guitar.

All Day – New Geddy Lee Bass Guitar Exhibit

The Rock Hall’s Shine a Light exhibit will showcase some of Lee’s globe-spanning bass guitars and the stories behind them.

All Day – Rush Induction Footage from the Vault

As a special addition, Rush Induction footage from the Rock Hall’s vault will be shown throughout the day in the Museum’s Forest City Theater.

See also:

Rush bassist confirms Neil Peart has retired from drumming
Rush: Geddy Lee to launch bass history book with in-store signing events
Rush announce vinyl debut release of Rush In Rio
VIDEO: Alex Lifeson performs Rush and Doors classics at California charity event
Search Rush at hennemusic