Monday, October 2, 2023

Rush bassist Geddy Lee to launch memoir with North American events

Rush bassist Geddy Lee will launch his forthcoming memoir, “My Effin’ Life”, with a series of North American live events this fall.

In addition to the 5 dates in the UK announced last week, Lee will be featured in 14 cities for a fall run that will begin at New York’s Beacon Theatre on November 13.

The “My Effin’ Life” In Conversation 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, Lee will be read key passages from his book before sharing thoughts and stories taken from his experience. Fans will then have the chance to participate in a special Q&A, with Lee answering their questions directly.

Rush formed in 1968 in Toronto’s Willowdale neighborhood when Lifeson started a high school band that eventually included his classmate, Lee, on vocals, bass and keyboards; Peart joined the band in 1974.

“Writing this book has meant spending so much time living in the past,” says 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”.

Presale tickets will be available starting with newsletter member presales beginning Tuesday, October 3 (10am) through Wednesday, October 4 (6pm).

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 3 at 12pm local time until Thursday, October 5 at 6pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program.

General on sale begins Friday, October 6 at 10am local time at

Every ticket purchased includes a first edition hard copy of Geddy Lee My Effin’ Life which will be provided to ticket holder upon entry into the venue.

There is a 4 ticket limit per person.

$1 per ticket is going to the Neil Peart Memorial At Lakeside Park fund. The project and its timelines are contingent on the task force raising the $1 million fundraising goal established for the project. Donations of any size can be made towards the memorial project online at The sooner the task force can achieve its fundraising objectives through the generosity of Peart’s fans, the sooner the community and his fans will be able to see the results.

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Geddy Lee
“My Effin’ Life” In Conversation

2023 North American book tour

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

See also:

Rush: Alex Lifeson’s Envy Of None release That Was Then video
Rush stream visualizer video for Signals classic New World Man
Rush: Alex Lifeson’s Envy Of None to release new EP
Rush stream visualizer video for Signals track The Weapon
Search Rush at hennemusic