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Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA

Sat, Nov 18, 2023@12:21PM | comments

UPDATE - 11/24@12:59PM: Geddy posted this short video of the Red Sox organist from the show:

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UPDATE - 11/21@12:41PM: Here's Donna Halper's blog post reviewing the Boston show and describing how she ended up as one of the guest interviewers for Geddy's appearance in Cleveland.

UPDATE - 11/21@11:36AM: Here's some great video courtesy Kelly D:

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UPDATE - 11/21@10:42AM: Here's the audience selfie from the Boston show. You can download all the full-size audience selfies yourself at

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UPDATE - 11/19@11:26AM: John at has put together a gallery of photos from the evening's festivities and made them available here:

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UPDATE - 11/19@10:50AM: Journalist Geoff Edgers ended up splitting the guest interviewer duties with McCormack (thanks John at

UPDATE - 11/18@11:44PM: The keyboard was for the Red Sox organist - who opened up the show by playing some Rush songs in baseball style. And he returned for an encore during intermission (thanks Bob A).

UPDATE - 11/18@8:44PM: Twitter (X) user @laurabw16 noticed that there was a keyboard setup stage left in the photo I'd posted below. Interesting! Maybe Ged will play some of his new music?

UPDATE - 11/18@8:23PM: Eric McCormack returns as the guest interviewer for tonight's show.

UPDATE - 11/18@7:31PM: Starting soon ...

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Geddy Lee's long-awaited memoir My Effin' Life was officially released earlier this week and Monday night Geddy kicked off his spoken word In Conversation book tour at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with guest speaker Paul Rudd. The tour then continued Wednesday night at The Met Philadelphia in Philly with guest interviewer duties shared by showrunner/producer Brian Koppelman and WMMR DJ Pierre Robert, and last night in National Harbor, MD with Canadian actor Eric McCormack. Show #4 on the tour takes place tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, with tickets still available at this location. There's no word on who tonight's guest interviewer will be, but some have speculated that it might be Donna Halper (former WMMS music director, Rush "discoverer" and unofficial "big sister") since now resides in Boston. However, she stated in a reply to this tweet that, although she will be in attendance tonight, she is NOT the guest interviewer. She WILL be the guest speaker at RushCon's pre-show meetup this evening though, which is - unfortunately - SOLD OUT. As soon as we know who the interviewer is, we'll post it here. All attendees will receive a copy of Ged's book, along with a 16 page color tour book upon entering the venue. Rush has set up an online form where attendees can submit questions for Geddy prior to the show at this link. For a complete rundown of the format and highlights from the first 3 shows, view the links below for RIAB's coverage of each night. After tonight's appearance, Geddy will then hit another 10 dates across the US and Canada throughout late November and early December (see links below for tickets). The North American leg ends on December 7th at Massey Hall in Toronto before crossing the pond for the UK tour in Wolverhampton on Sunday, December 10th. You can get all the details and learn how to get tickets at (North America, UK).

Coverage of completed shows:
[Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour kicks off in New York City: live updates] (interviewer - Paul Rudd)
[Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Met Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA] (interviewers - Brian Koppelman and Pierre Robert)
[Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Theater at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, MD] (interviewer - Eric McCormack)

Tickets for upcoming shows:
[Sat Nov 18 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens]
[Sun Nov 19 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre at Playhouse Square]
[Tue Nov 21 - Montréal, QC - Théâtre Maisonneuve]
[Thu Nov 23 - Vancouver, BC - The Centre in Vancouver
[Fri Nov 24 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre]
[Sun Nov 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic]
[Tue Nov 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre]
[Thu Nov 30 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre]
[Sun Dec 03 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre]
[Mon Dec 04 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit]
[Thu Dec 07 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall]