Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee has announced a U.K. Tour in support of his upcoming memoir, “My Effin’ Life.”
“Geddy Lee In Conversation,” a series of intimate dates across the U.K., will begin in Wolverhampton on December 10.
On every evening of the tour, after the curtain rises, Lee will give his fans a peek into the very fabric of his life: from a deep reflection into his family and childhood, to a steep dive into the history of Rush; from the determined pursuit of music, to the personal memories of his life-long friends and bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.
Joined on stage by a special guest interviewer, Lee will read key passages from “My Effin’ Life.” He will then share thoughts and stories taken from his experience. Fans will have the chance to participate in a special Q&A, with Lee answering their questions.
“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.”
He continued, “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.”
Harper Collins will publish “My Effin’ Life” on November 14.
Each U.K. ticket purchased will include a copy of the book via the tour partner Waterstones.
Tickets will be available on https://www.rush.com/geddylee/
Pre-sale of tickets for Barbican members will begin on September 27 at 10 am BST. Venue pre-sales will begin on September 28 at 10 am BST, and the general on-sale will begin on September 29 10 am BST.
U.K. Tour Dates:
Sun 10th December 2023 Wolverhampton, The Civic at The Halls
Wed 13th December 2023 Sheffield, City Hall
Thu 14th December 2023 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Sun 17th December 2023 Portsmouth, Guildhall
Mon 18th December 2023 London, Barbican
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