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Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Centre in Vancouver, BC

Thu, Nov 23, 2023@12:10PM | comments

UPDATE - 11/24@4:21PM: Here's the audience selfie. The high-res version is available for download at

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UPDATE - 11/24@10:40AM: John at has put together a gallery of photos which you can check out here.

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UPDATE - 11/23@11:39PM: Tonight's guest interviewer is Canadian singer-songwriter/author/actress Jann Arden.

Geddy Lee's long-awaited memoir My Effin' Life was officially released last week and last 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, then on to National Harbor, MD with Canadian actor Eric McCormack. Show #4 took place Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, with Eric McCormack sharing interviewer duties with Boston journalist Geoff Edgars. The tour then wrapped up its first US leg in Cleveland, OH at the State Theatre in Playhouse Square, where the guest interviewers were music journalist Rob Tannenbaum and Donna Halper. Ged's first Canadian show took place Tuesday night in Montreal with guest interviewer Jay Baruchel, and tonight Geddy heads west to Vancouver for his first of 4 west coast dates. 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. Geddy has also been taking a high-res audience selfie from the stage after every show, and posting them for download on here. For a complete rundown of the format and highlights from all the shows thus far, view the links below for RIAB's coverage of each night. Here's a short interview Geddy did for the Vancouver Sun in the lead-up to tonight's show (thanks RushFanForever). After tonight's appearance, Geddy will move on to Seattle, San Francisco and LA before heading back east to Denver, Chicago and Detroit, and wrapping up the North American leg on December 7th at Massey Hall in Toronto. He'll then cross 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:
Mon Nov 13 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour kicks off in New York City: live updates] (interviewer - Paul Rudd)
Wed Nov 15 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Met Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA] (interviewers - Brian Koppelman and Pierre Robert)
Fri Nov 17 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Theater at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, MD] (interviewer - Eric McCormack)
Sat Nov 18 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA] (interviewers - Eric McCormack and Geoff Edgers)
Sun Nov 19 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: State Theatre at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH] (interviewers - Rob Tannenbaum and Donna Halper)
Tue Nov 21 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montreal, QC] (interviewer - Jay Baruchel)

Tickets for upcoming shows:
[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]
[Sun Dec10 - Wolverhampton, UK - The Civic at The Halls]
[Wed Dec 13 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall]
[Thu Dec 14 - Glasgow, UK - Royal Concert Hall]
[Sun Dec 17 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall]
[Mon Dec 18 - London, UK - Barbican]