Geddy Lee Announces Bass Exhibit, Book Tour
Rush’s Geddy Lee has announced a Canadian book tour in support of his Big Beautiful Book of Bass. It also coincides with a special exhibit at Studio Bell at The National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, which will run through January. The bass exhibit will include instruments curated by Lee himself.
“The instruments featured at Studio Bell are a combination of rare vintage basses from the Golden Age of guitar production as well as significant ones that I’ve used throughout my career. Basses that I’ve scoured the world to get my hands on,” he explains. “This exhibition gives people a look into the origins and the earliest years of the instrument that help shape popular music … as well as the ones that I’ve lovingly held in my hands for over 40 years as I developed a sound that I could call my own. It’s the largest display of basses from my personal collection ever and I’m excited to share this with my fans in Canada.”
Basses in the showing include his iconic Rickenbacker 4001, the 1972 Fender Jazz he used to record “Tom Sawyer,” a 1952 Fender Precision, a 1961 Hofner Cavern bass, and more.
The book tour begins May 22nd at Bolen Books in Victoria, British Columbia and will cross Canada to finish June 4th at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal, Quebec. Two dates include appearances at Costco: May 26th and May 27th. Rush’s website says Lee will personalize and sign the Big Beautiful Book of Bass, but no Rush memorabilia will be signed at the events.
Geddy Lee Canadian Book Tour Dates:
|May 22||Victoria, BC||Bolen Books|
|May 23||Vancouver, BC||Indigo – Metrotown|
|May 25||Calgary, AB||NMC (Q&A with Signing/Bass Exhibit Opening)|
|May 26||Edmonton, AB||Costco 1112 West Edmonton|
|May 27||Winnipeg, MB||Costco 549 Winnipeg South|
|May 28||Toronto, ON||Indigo – Bay and Bloor|
|May 29||Ottawa, ON||Writersfest (Dominon-Chalmers) (Interview W/ Signing)|
|Jun 1||Richmond HILL, ON||Cosmofest|
|Jun 3||Oakville, ON||Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (Interview W/ Signing)|
|Jun 4||Montreal, QC||Rialto Theatre (Interview W/ Signing)|