Geddy Lee announces spoken word North American tour for later in 2023

Author Flavia Andrade - 9.10.2023

Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is bringing his upcoming memoir “My Effin’ Life” on tour. The book is to be released on November 14 by Harper Collins. 5 tour dates had been announced for the UK, and now 14 more dates have been added for North America, starting on November 13 in New York.

Lee will provide his fans a glimpse into the very fabric of his life: from a reflection of his family and childhood, to a dive into the history of Rush, and the personal memories with his life-long friends and band-mates, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Lee will be reading key passages from his memoir; 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.

In Lee‘s words:

Writing this book has meant spending so much time living in the past. 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.

You can check out the new tour dates below:

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