Geddy Lee’s autobiography, titled “My Effin’ Life,” achieves international bestseller status, with UK tour dates scheduled for December 2023

The long-awaited memoir from the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist, Geddy Lee, has become an instant bestseller in the US, Canada and the UK....

 

Paul Rudd and Geddy Lee, NYC, Nov. 13, 2023 (Photo: Richard Sibbard)

 
The long-awaited memoir from the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist, Geddy Lee, has become an instant bestseller in the US, Canada and the UK.

MY EFFIN’ LIFE, which is a highly personal account of Geddy Lee’s life inside and outside the band, has simultaneously hit the bestseller charts at #1 in the Toronto Star; #1 Globe & Mail, #3 in The New York Times; and #5 in The Sunday Times respectively, after just five days of being on sale and in a highly competitive market, in which autobiographies of Britney Spears, Barbra Streisand and the late Matthew Perry are also riding high.
 
Fans have been quick to share their responses to the book, including bestselling and Pulitzer prize award winning American author Michael Chabon:
 
“As someone who has spent his life telling made-up stories that are obliged to sound somewhat plausible, I am deeply envious of Geddy Lee. And it’s not only the improbable, absurd, wondrous and at times heartbreaking true story that life has gifted him that envy, but also the warmth, care, artfulness, hard-earned wisdom and—always—the gently skewed humor with which he tells it. He’s one of my musical heroes, for reasons that are there on record for everyone to hear, but with this book everyone can see why for so long he has also been one of my heroes as a man.”
 
Geddy has launched his autobiography with a series of intimate in conversation events, in which he gives 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 band-mates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.
 
Featuring a special guest interviewer at each venue, the tour kicked off in New York with Hollywood actor and fan Paul Rudd hosting the evening and leading the audience questions, which are proving to be a real highlight of each show, as fans get the opportunity to closely engage with their musical idol. Following shows in LA, Denver, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto this week, Geddy will then be coming to the UK in December, for events in Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Sheffield, Portsmouth and London.

 

Each UK ticket purchased will include a copy of the book via the tour partners Waterstones. Full dates are below and tickets will be available on https://www.rush.com/geddylee/  
 
UK 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

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. 

MY EFFIN’ LIFE by Geddy Lee is published by HarperCollins Publishers, £30 HB.ISBN: 9780063159419  https://www.waterstones.com/book/9780063159419

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