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Rush Day at the Rock Hall in Cleveland January 19th including a Geddy Lee book signing and interview event featuring Alex Lifeson

Wed, Jan 9, 2019@10:13AM | comments

UPDATE - 1/14@10:56AM: This morning's public ticket sale is also now SOLD OUT:

Event tickets are now sold out for Rush Fan Day. Visitors can buy a General Admission ticket to the museum but will not be able to join the book signing or designated interview viewing area.

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UPDATE - 1/13@9:24PM: RushCon is hosting an after-party at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland at 7PM. Tickets are $25 and you can get all the info here.

UPDATE - 1/11@10:58AM: NOTE: The Rock Hall member pre-sale has sold out. The next opportunity to purchase tickets is the public sale this coming Monday at 10AM EST.

UPDATE - 1/11@10:55AM: The Plain Dealer's Chuck Yarborough spoke with Geddy on Wednesday about his new book and what fans can expect from Rush Fan Day. The interview is now available online here.

UPDATE - 1/10@6:49PM: Here's the latest update on the ticketing situation. Pre-sale on general sale have been rescheduled. From the Rock Hall Facebook page:

Thank you all for your patience this morning. Our system went down at the onset of the member pre-sale opportunity and no tickets were sold. We're sorry for the frustration and confusion but we're happy to report that we've resolved the issue and we're ready to rock!

The member presale has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10AM EST. Tickets are $100 for Rock Hall members. Tickets are $125 for the general public and go on sale at 10 a.m. EST on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10AM EST (two ticket limit on all transactions). Each ticket includes a copy of Lee's new book (retail price $75), access to the Hall of Fame interview and book signing, a commemorative credential, and access to the Rock Hall's exhibits, including the new Geddy Lee bass guitar exhibit.

Member presale - Friday, January 11 @ 10am EST
Public sale - Monday, January 14 @ 10am EST

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UPDATE - 1/10@4:21PM: Rush fans ended up crashing the Rock Hall's ticketing system this morning! It doesn't look like any tickets were actually sold (can't 100% confirm this though), and they are promising an update soon. From the Rock Hall website:

Fans - we're sorry but we're experiencing technical issues with our ticketing system. We will have more information when tickets will be available shortly. Thank you for your patience and please reach out directly to with any questions. We will be sending out an updated email communication to members as soon as possible so please keep an eye on your inbox.

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UPDATE - 1/10@12:53PM: Here's Geddy's full interview with Eddie Trunk from yesterday (thanks RushFanForever):

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UPDATE - 1/10@9:55AM: Some more from Geddy's interview with Eddie Trunk including some updates on Neil Peart (thanks Will C):

... "I notice that people seem to glom on to certain phrases that come out of our mouths and make a lot of it," ... "But I thought that was understood from the day that Neil left the band. He wasn't leaving the band to pursue other musical instruments; he was retiring because the rigors of the job were too much for him. And now he's not playing at the moment and he's spending more time teaching his daughter how to play than anything. So, yeah, it really wasn't a big clarification to me, and I think people have sort of over-exaggerated the reaction to that, 'cause that's sort of how it's been." ... [Peart's daughter Olivia has] "taken to the instrument" ... "God forbid there'll be another drummer in that family."...

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UPDATE - 1/9@3:03PM: Here's part of Eddie Trunk's interview with Geddy from earlier today where he talks about the Rush Day event:

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UPDATE - 1/9@2:05PM: It sounds like Geddy is doing some radio interviews today previewing the event. He spoke with Eddie Trunk, who will air his interview on his Sirius XM Trunk Nation program from 2-4P EST today on Sirius XM Volume 106. He'll also be speaking with Chuck Yarborough of the Cleveland Plain Dealer later today. And tomorrow he's supposedly going to be the guest DJ on Sirius XM although there's some confusion as to what specific channel.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has announced that they will be hosting a Rush Fan Day at the Rock Hall on Saturday, January 19th, which will include a new exhibit of Geddy Lee's basses, a Hall of Fame Series interview with Lee hosted by bandmate Alex Lifeson, a book signing with Lee where he'll sign copies of his Big Beautiful Book of Bass, and a rebroadcast of Rush's 2013 Hall of Fame Induction. Tickets to the event are $100 for Rock Hall members and $125 for non-members and will be available at Tickets go on sale to Rock Hall members at 10AM EST tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, and non-members at 10AM EST on Friday, January 11. There is a 2-ticket limit per transaction. Each ticket includes a copy of Geddy's new book ($75), access to the Hall of Fame interview and book signing, a commemorative credential, and access to the Rock Hall's exhibits, including the new Geddy Lee bass guitar exhibit. Here's the full schedule of events with all the details:


Saturday, January 19, 2019

12:00 p.m. EST - Hall of Fame Series Interview with Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fans can join Geddy Lee for a Hall of Fame Series interview hosted by bandmate Alex Lifeson on the Klipsch Audio main stage as they discuss Lee's bass collection and Rush's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The interview will also be live streamed on the Rock Hall's Facebook page where fans can submit questions directly during the Q&A. Fans can also hear the complete interview on several SiriusXM channels throughout January including Classic Rewind, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio and Volume, and anytime on SiriusXM On Demand.

1:00 p.m. EST - Exclusive Book Signing with Geddy Lee

Available to event ticket holders only, tickets for Rush Fan Day include a copy of Lee's new book, Geddy Lee's Big Book of Beautiful Bass, and access to an exclusive book signing with Lee only. The 408-page, coffee table-style book documents the history and characteristics of Lee's basses from 1968 to 2017, including mainstream Fenders, Gibsons and Rickenbackers to more obscure and lesser-known treasure in his collection. It features interviews from other musicians, including Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, U2's Adam Clayton, Metallica's Robert Trujillo, Primus' Les Claypool and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, and includes a graphic timeline of the bass guitar.

All Day - New Geddy Lee Bass Guitar Exhibit

The Rock Hall's Shine a Light exhibit will showcase some of Lee's globe-spanning bass guitars and the stories behind them.

All Day - Rush Induction Footage from the Vault

As a special addition, Rush Induction footage from the Rock Hall's vault will be shown throughout the day in the Museum's Forest City Theater.