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Geddy Lee posts video message in support of Canada's Live Event Community

Tue, Sep 22, 2020@10:17PM | comments

UPDATE - 9/24@8:57AM: Former Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider posted this letter in support of the event as well (thanks RushFanForever).

UPDATE - 9/23@9:06AM: Neil Peart's former drum tech Lorne Wheaton also posted a video (thanks RushFanForever).

Live Event Community is a resource and voice for Canadian live event workers who have lost their livelihood due to COVID-19 shutting down events worldwide. This evening the organization is sponsoring a #LightUpLive event where they are asking technicians, suppliers and venues across the country to light the night red - raising awareness for an industry that is still dark as a direct result of COVID-19. Rush's Geddy Lee is lending his voice to the effort and posted a video message to social media earlier today, urging everyone to share in his support:

Hi. I'm Geddy Lee. For over 45 years I toured the world with with my bandmates in Rush - Alex and Neil. And I can tell you that not a single one of our shows would have been able to happen or look and sound as they did without the help of our crew, designers, drivers and all the folks behind the scenes. As COVID-19 continues to plague the world and keep us all at a distance, I'm worried about the people who make all musical events happen. From the backstage technicians, to the ticket takers, to the concession staff. Everything stopped in February of this year, and we still have no idea when that will restart. We need the government to support these companies and individuals to survive, and help prepare them for the day when the show will be back on the road. So please visit and show your support for our event family, and all those who have been affected by this economic tsunami. Thank You.