Rush legend Geddy Lee announces UK spoken word tour for December

Geddy Lee
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Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee has announced a run of spoken word live dates for the UK throughout December.

Lee will release his long-awaited memoir My Effin' Life through Harper Collins on November 14 and his run of Geddy Lee In Conversation live dates will feature him reading key passages from his the book; he will then share thoughts and stories taken from his experience with a guest interviewer.F ans will then have the chance to participate in a special Q&A, with Geddy Lee answering their questions directly.

"Writing this book has meant spending so much time living in the past," Lee says. “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."

Each UK ticket purchased will include a copy of My Effin' Life from the tour's partners, Waterstones. Pre-sale tickets for Barbican members go on sale on September 27 at 10am, venue pre-sales go on sale at 10am September 28 and tickets go on general sale on Friday September 29 at 10am.

You can see all the dates below.

Geddy Lee

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Geddy Lee In Conversation tour dates

Dec 10: Wolverhampton The Civic At The Halls
Dec 13: Sheffield City Hall
Dec 14: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Dec 17: Portsmouth Guildhall
Dec 18: London Barbican

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.