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Geddy Lee US book Tour

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Valsmere, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Valsmere

    Valsmere Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    Not sure if you guys saw this but they have released a bunch of dates for his book signing tour. July 19th is Philadelphia for my area. Anyone else going??
  2. Michigander


    May 24, 2019
    I already bought my copy. Great book.
  3. Valsmere

    Valsmere Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    I got mine as well but I figured a signed one I can keep on the shelf and really its like 20 minutes tops from my house!
  4. Wear a Blue Jays cap and bring a baseball for him to sign: Front of the line like THAT fast !
  5. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    I have a copy already, but maybe I can get permission to get another one. :laugh:
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2019
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  6. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan bleep bloop Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    At the risk of sounding like one of those new yorkers who has a hard time accepting that there is a world outside of new york...

    Ged, How ya gonna come to the states and not hit New York?!?!

    (truth be told, it would probably be easier to go to philly for this than deal with it if it happened in NYC)
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  7. Valsmere

    Valsmere Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    I just remembered I should have attached the dates duh me!
    book tou.

    Yeah it seems stange since he will literally be going past NYC to get to Philly.
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  8. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    I was wondering why they chose the bookstore they did in Atlanta, and then I noticed what's nearby on the map:


    And no, that's not a photoshop. :laugh:
  9. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    It would be interesting to know why those locations, specifically...

    ... with data mining so prevalent, I'm sure it played a factor in the decision(s)... and I'm sure this isn't the entire tour.
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  10. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    And of course he's not coming anywhere near Tulsa. St. Louis is the closest, and I can't swing that on a Monday. :(
  11. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Yeah, it's funny how in some cities they go one-off places, but others, a B&N chain. Can't figure it, but then, I'm not in the book tour business.

    Of course, now I want to take a bass down to that rec center, just for the goofy pic potential.
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  12. Wilmingtonian


    Aug 20, 2011
    Youse New Yawkers, he did hit Ridgewood, NJ, way back in like December. Like 35 minutes from Manahattan by car, not the same, I know, but I figured then it was more about publicity for the book - I think tickets were only around $70 then, not pushing $100 like now - since he only did like two signings in the holiday / book release time frame. He could hit more, larger cities but I'd guess he's pretty happy with how demand has shaped up for the book. I'm a bit at a loss as to the tour itinerary, myself.
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  13. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I hope i odn't come across as a jerk, but I couldn't care less about his book after thumbing through it. I would prefer he gets back to playing music. But, Geddy will do as Geddy will, so I'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope he starts playing basses on a tour instead of selling books about them on a tour.
  14. Wilmingtonian


    Aug 20, 2011
    Not a jerk, just a little surprising. I'm more bass collector (collection: 1 really good bass, 1 crappy cheap player) so I'm not a 'basses are tools' guy and I love the book at first look, haven't spent a lot of time with it yet. I maybe rather he be out playing or in recording music, but I am ok with that not happening, too. Plus, his voice is really shot, Rush can't continue as a trio. So something else would have to be happening and I'm not sure what he could do that would be as cool as Rush once was...
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  15. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Considering Neil Peart has had tendonitis on his arm for years, and that alex lifeson has arthritis (if i remember correctly) plus theyve all been playing and touring for so long...I wouldn't be surprised if maybe Geddy Lee also has some sort of undisclosed physical ailment that keeps him from being too eager for more touring especially without the rest of the band. This is probably something fun and easygoing for him and I think he’s earned that.
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  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You have to buy a $100 ticket for the "privilege" of buying a book and having him sign it? What a crock!
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  17. Wilmingtonian


    Aug 20, 2011
    Well, more like $105 after 'fees'. It's not my crock of tea, either, but there are folks who will jump at the chance and I don't have an issue with that. I'm just not one of them, and I love Rush and GL.
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  18. JoshS


    Dec 30, 2018
    I thought you got the book with the ticket.
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  19. Yup. In Atlanta, the ticket is $90 and includes a copy of the book. Then there are the fees that push it to just over $104. I already have the book, and now... I will have two signed copies.

    As to "why certain bookstores", he's known for going to indie book shops. He usually goes to Eagle Eye in Atlanta, which is what I was expecting, but I think their schedule for July is packed. The occasional B&N gets thrown in if the indies aren't available.
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  20. ClusterFlux


    Apr 11, 2018
    $90, and that includes the book.

    Sounds par for the course to me. I don't go for the autograph thing, but I'm pretty sure that a lot of signing events cost that much these days.
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