Geddy Lee Announces Bass Exhibit, Book Tour

Geddy Lee

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 22Victoria, BCBolen Books
May 23Vancouver, BCIndigo – Metrotown
May 25Calgary, ABNMC (Q&A with Signing/Bass Exhibit Opening)
May 26Edmonton, ABCostco 1112 West Edmonton
May 27Winnipeg, MBCostco 549 Winnipeg South
May 28Toronto, ONIndigo – Bay and Bloor
May 29Ottawa, ONWritersfest (Dominon-Chalmers) (Interview W/ Signing)
Jun 1Richmond HILL, ONCosmofest
Jun 3Oakville, ONOakville Centre for the Performing Arts (Interview W/ Signing)
Jun 4Montreal, QCRialto Theatre (Interview W/ Signing)

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