Civic Hall Sunday 10th December 2023
TICKETS ON SALE AT 29 SEP 2023 10:00AM
Geddy Lee is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard
player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush, with drummer Neil Peart and guitarist
Alex Lifeson. As one of the most successful Canadian music groups in history,
Rush has performed before millions of fans around the world. Ranked by Rolling Stone in the
top ten bassists of all-time, Rush's energetic front-man has long been acclaimed
for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. Geddy lives
in Toronto, Canada. Lee’s first publishing
foray, Geddy Lee’s Big
Beautiful Book of Bass, was an international bestseller. Now, with
My Effin’ Life, he grants both music and memoir lovers a true glimpse
into his life—one they will treasure.
From his suburban Toronto childhood as the son of Holocaust survivors to international rock and roll success as Rush bassist, vocalist, keyboardist and songwriter, Geddy Lee’s life has been defined by friendship, humor, and his passion for music. In his long-awaited and revealing memoir, MY EFFIN’ LIFE (Harper; November 14, 2023), the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer delves into his extraordinary personal history and takes his fans behind the scenes of 50 years of rock, sweat and tears with his legendary band.
“Writing this book has meant spending so much time living in the past,” Lee reflects. “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.”
Lee’s first publishing foray, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass, was a national bestseller. Now, with MY EFFIN’ LIFE, he grants millions of music and memoir lovers a true glimpse into his life—one they will treasure.
Each ticket includes:
- Hardcover first edition of memoir
- Plus exclusive 16 page colour tour programme which features unpublished stories, photographs and more!