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Geddy Lee's In Conversation spoken word book tour wraps up tonight at London's Barbican

Mon, Dec 18, 2023@11:04AM | comments

UPDATE - 12/22@10:02AM: Here's a review from TotalRock.com.

UPDATE - 12/19@9:34AM: Here's the audience selfie. The high-res version is available for download at Rush.com:

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UPDATE - 12/18@6:07PM: It looks like Baddiel and his brother did the interview portion, and Phil Wilding came out for the Q&A, which also included Alex. John at Cygnus-X1.net has put together a gallery of photos which you can check out here.

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UPDATE - 12/18@4:28PM: English comedian/author David Baddiel (along with his brother Ivor) handled guest interviewer duties for tonight's show. It also looks like Alex was there (see this tweet), but it's not clear for what portion(s) of the show he participated in:

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Geddy Lee's best-selling memoir My Effin' Life was officially released last month and back on November 13th Geddy kicked off his spoken word In Conversation book tour at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with guest speaker Paul Rudd. He then headed to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, Cleveland, Montreal, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, and wrapped up the North American leg in Toronto with none other than Alex Lifeson. He kicked off the UK leg of the tour in Wolverhampton last Sunday, and then made stops in Sheffield, Glasgow and Portsmouth over the last week, with Alex Lifeson surprising everyone in Portsmouth last night by showing up for the guest interviewer duties. Tonight Ged will be wrapping up the tour with one final stop at London's Barbican, with tickets currently SOLD OUT. The fact that Alex Lifeson joined Ged for his trip to the UK, and that this is the final stop on the tour, makes it quite likely that Al will join Ged one final time for tonight's tour finale. Phil Wilding will also probably show up, since he's been helping out with the Q&A for all 4 UK dates so far. 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 Rush.com. 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. Will there be any additional legs to the tour? Hopefully, yes, although Geddy has made it clear that he'll be taking a break after tonight. That doesn't rule out a second leg later this Winter or early Spring after he's had some R&R. Ged's North American leg completely left out the southern US, so it stands to reason that any additional leg would likely focus on some shows in those warmer climates. If this is the case, I'd expect an announcement after the new year. Fingers crossed!

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)
Thu Nov 23 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Centre in Vancouver, BC] (interviewer - Jann Arden)
Fri Nov 24 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA] (interviewer - Krist Novoselic)
Sun Nov 26 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Masonic in San Francisco, CA] (interviewer - Matt Cameron)
Tue Nov 28 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA] (interviewer - Jack Black)
Thu Nov 30 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO] (interviewer - Matt Stone)
Sun Dec 3 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL] (interviewer - Kim Thayil)
Mon Dec 4 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Fillmore in Detroit, MI] (interviewer - Chad Smith)
Tue Dec 5 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: A Virtual Evening with Geddy Lee] (interviewer - Les Claypool)
Thu Dec 7 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: Massey Hall in Toronto, ON] (interviewers - Alex Lifeson and Strombo)
Sun Dec 10 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: The Civic at The Halls in Wolverhampton, UK] (interviewers - Nicky Wire and Philip Wilding)
Wed Dec 13 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: City Hall in Sheffield, UK] (interviewers - Melissa Auf der Maur and Philip Wilding)
Thu Dec 14 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, UK] (interviewers - Phill Jupitus and Philip Wilding)
Sun Dec 17 - [Geddy Lee In Conversation spoken word book tour: Guildhall in Portsmouth, UK] (interviewers Alex Lifeson and Philip Wilding)

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