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Geddy Lee on his upcoming memoir My Effin' Life and supporting spoken word tour in new Planet Rock Radio interview

Sat, Sep 30, 2023@12:52PM | comments

Geddy Lee's long-awaited memoir My Effin' Life will be released this coming November via Harper Collins, and is currently available for pre-order via Amazon and other retailers. Geddy Lee will embark on a spoken word In Conversation tour in support of the book starting this December in the UK with North American dates to follow. Geddy was a guest on Planet Rock Radio yesterday, and spoke briefly with Darren Redick about the book and upcoming tour. You can listen to the 8-minute interview below or online here (thanks RushFanForever):

Geddy Lee's My Effin' LifeThe UK tour will kick off in Wolverhampton on Sunday, December 10th and end in London on December 18th, with tickets on sale NOW at this location. Each UK ticket purchased will include a copy of the book via the tour partner Waterstones. For a full list of dates and ticket purchase information, visit The book is slated for release on November 14th, and will be available in hard cover, on kindle, and as an audiobook (CD version available). From the tour announcement:

... The evening promises to be an extraordinary experience, a once-in-a-life-time event. After the curtain rises, Geddy Lee will give his 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.

Joined on stage by a special guest interviewer, Geddy Lee will be reading key passages from his forthcoming book My Effin' Life; he will then share thoughts and stories taken from his experience. Fans 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. 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." - Geddy Lee ...

Geddy also posted a teaser for the upcoming tour to Instagram yesterday which included some unknown music playing in the background that fans are speculating could be a new composition from Geddy. Hmm...