Rush‘s Geddy Lee has announced a UK and European book tour to promote his Big Beautiful Book Of Bass.
The trip will start with a signing session in London at Waterstones Piccadilly on June 8. He’ll then head to The Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester on June 10 for a signing session and a Q&A with author and broadcaster Philip Wilding.
The Manchester appearance was originally scheduled to take place at the city’s Blackwell’s International Anthony Burgess Foundation, but due to it selling out almost immediately, organisers have made the decision to upgrade the venue.
All tickets purchased for the old venue will remain valid.
Geddy’s last stop in the UK will be in Glasgow on June 12 at the Waterstones in Sauchiehall Street, where he’ll host a signing session.
On June 13, he’ll hold a signing session at the ABC in Amsterdam, and wrap up the tour at Hamburg’s Sautter And Lackmann on June 15 for a final signing event.
Geddy exclusively tells Prog: “I was a little bit unsure of the best way to go out there and promote this book and we had a lot of different ideas – taking the basses on tour and doing a big show, but it just didn’t feel right to me.
“Yet, at the same time, I wanted to get out there and support independent bookstores and music stores and see if I could get out there and meet some fans.
“One thing lead to another and the experience, I think, for the fans and for myself, was so sweet and so gratifying, that I decided to just keep doing them every once in a while.”
Geddy adds: “We just go out there and get to meet some fans and it’s really nice. They come out and get a couple of minutes with me, and we chit-chat. It’s a really nice vibe for me.”
Tickets for all the stops are now on sale through Rush’s website. The ticket price includes a copy of the book for Geddy to sign.
Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass was published back in December through Harper Collins and sees him explore the history of the instrument, with the book also featuring contributions from vintage expert Terry Foster and his Rush bandmate Alex Lifeson.
Lee is currently on a book tour of Canada, with his next appearance taking place on June 1 at Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Geddy Lee book signings tour
Jun 08: London Picadilly Waterstones, UK
Jun 10: Manchester Dancehall Theatre, UK
Jun 12: Glasgow Sauchiehall St Waterstones, UK
Jun 13: Amsterdam ABC, NL
Jun 15: Hamburg Lackman, DE
Explore eil.com… the world’s best online store for rare, collectable and out of print Vinyl Records, CDs & Music memorabilia since 1987.
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- Rush - 2112 [Twenty One Twelve] - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $54.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 24-Sep-2022 11:44)on September 25, 2022 at 1:12 pm
RUSH 2112 (1976 UK first press 6-track LP, the vital fourth studio album by the Canadian rockers considered the best known from 'phase 1' & a veritable career saver, housed in the original gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside. The sleeve is Excellent with a little minor shelf wear to edges & the vinyl is Near Mint with few signs of play)
- Rush - A Show Of Hands - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $27.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 13:18)on September 25, 2022 at 1:12 pm
RUSH A Show Of Hands (1989 US 15-track double vinyl LP featuring the third live album released by the Canadian rockers, including tracks recorded in the UK and USA during the 1988 Hold You Fire tour, plus a few tracks taken from the previous Power Windows tour of 1986. The glossy gatefold picture sleeve displays just a little shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a few signs of play!)
- Rush - Power Windows - EX - UK - picture disc LP - £35.00, $38.15, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 10:56)on September 25, 2022 at 1:12 pm
RUSH Power Windows (1985 UK Limited Collectors Edition 8-track Picture Disc LP issue of their eleventh studio album which was the first to be produced by Peter Collins. With just a small tear to the die-cut edge of the sleeve which has discography information printed on the reverse, the disc remains in excellent condition! VERHP31)
- Rush - Power Windows + Lyric Insert - Australian - vinyl LP - £30.00, $32.70, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 11:02)on September 25, 2022 at 1:12 pm
RUSH Power Windows (1985 Australasian pressing 8-track vinyl LP, a Rush classic which finds them on top of eighties new technology like no other Prog group of its kind. The picture sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges but comes complete with its double-sided picture / lyric insert [which has a little foxing visible] however, the vinyl looks barely played)
- Rush - Power Windows - Canadian - vinyl LP - £35.00, $38.15, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 11:16)on September 25, 2022 at 1:12 pm
RUSH Power Windows (Original 1985 Canadian Anthem label 8-track vinyl LP, their eleventh studio album including the singles The Big Money and Mystic Rhythms. The glossy picture sleeve displays just minimal shelfwear but comes with the lyric printed inner and the vinyl looks barely played)