Ahead of the release of his forthcoming memoir, award-winning Canadian musician Geddy Lee has announced a North American book tour, titled, “My Effin’ Life In Conversation.”
The Rush singer/bassist’s memoir, “My Effin’ Life,” is due for release on November 14 on Harper Collins.
Produced by Live Nation, the 14-city tour kicks off on November 13 at The Beacon Theatre in New York, making stops across North America in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and more before wrapping up in Toronto at Massey Hall on December 7.
After the curtain rises for each show, 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 bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.
Joined on stage by a special guest interviewer, Lee will be reading key passages from his book. 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 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,” 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”.
General sale of tickets for the tour will begin Friday at 1 0am local time at Ticketmaster.com. Every ticket purchased includes a copy of “Geddy Lee My Effin’ Life,” which will be provided to the ticketholder upon entry into the venue. There is a 4 ticket limit per person.
Citi is the official card of the “Geddy Lee My Effin’ Life In Conversation.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 3rd at 12 pm local time until Thursday, October 5th at 6 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
$1 per ticket is going to the Neil Peart Memorial At Lakeside Park fund.
Geddy Lee – My Effin’ Life Tour Dates:
Mon Nov 13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Wed Nov 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
Fri Nov 17 – National Harbor, MD – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Sat Nov 18 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
Sun Nov 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
Tue Nov 21 – Montréal, QC – Theatre Maisonneuve
Thu Nov 23 – Vancouver, BC – The Centre in Vancouver
Fri Nov 24 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Sun Nov 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Tue Nov 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Thu Nov 30 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Sun Dec 03 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
Mon Dec 04 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Thu Dec 07 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
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