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Rick Live

Rick Wakeman is at his best in front of an audience, as we're sure many of you know. This page contains details of all forthcoming performances worldwide.. We also try where possible to list appearances on TV and radio.

You can also checkout Rick's Previous Tours or an archive of selected Tour Programmes


Tours

Piano Odyssey Tour

Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick’s unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017.

Rick says, “In the footsteps of Piano Portraits, the new album Piano Odyssey features a collection of music old and new that includes some particular favourites of mine. I’m looking forward to performing tracks from it live on my own odyssey around the UK in the autumn!”

Upon the release of his Piano Portraits album in January 2017, the YES keyboardist made chart history, becoming the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s Top 10, eventually reaching number 6. Inspired by the unprecedented public reaction to his cover of Bowie’s Life On Mars on BBC Radio 2 a year earlier, the album features instrumental versions of hits that Rick was originally involved with, such as Space Oddity and Morning Has Broken, as well as others which he chose for their melodies, including Stairway To Heaven and Help!.

The 2018 concerts will be based on a selection of tracks from both Piano Odyssey and Piano Portraits, showcasing music that has a special connection with Rick’s own personal musical journey, all accompanied by his hilarious memories and anecdotes about the tunes, plus a few musical surprises.

In December, an additional special Christmas tour will follow, in which the setlist will be given a distinctly seasonal twist.

Expect a night of beautiful piano arrangements, interspersed with Wakeman’s renowned comedy interludes.

Date Time Venue Tickets Type
20/09/2018 7pm Gala Theatre Durham Tickets Piano
27/09/2018 8pm City Hall Salisbury Tickets Piano
28/09/2018 8pm Westland Leisure Complex Yeovil Tickets Piano
29/09/2018 8pm Waterside Theatre Aylesbury Tickets Piano
30/09/2018 8pm Barbican Centre York Tickets Piano
04/10/2018 8pm The Hexagon Reading Tickets Piano
05/10/2018 8pm Corn Exchange Kings Lynn Tickets Piano
12/10/2018 8pm Royal and Derngate Northampton Tickets Piano
13/10/2018 8pm The Baths Hall Scunthorpe Tickets Piano
19/10/2018 8pm The Forum Bath Tickets Piano
20/10/2018 8pm Wycombe Swan High Wycombe Tickets Piano
21/10/2018 8pm The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford Tickets Piano
26/10/2018 8pm The Corn Exchange Ipswich Tickets Piano
01/11/2018 8pm The Pavilion Worthing Tickets Piano
03/11/2018 8pm G Live Guildford Tickets Piano
07/11/2018 8pm The Cressett Peterborough Tickets Piano
09/11/2018 8pm Victoria Theatre Halifax Tickets Piano
11/11/2018 7pm The Regal Cinema Evesham Tickets Piano
15/11/2018 8pm Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells Tickets Piano
17/11/2018 8pm Dorking Halls Dorking Tickets Piano
08/12/2018 8pm De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill Tickets Piano
11/12/2018 8pm Town Hall Birmingham Tickets Piano
16/12/2018 8pm St George's Bristol Tickets Piano
17/12/2018 8pm Union Chapel London Tickets Piano
18/12/2018 8pm Corn Exchange Cambridge Tickets Piano
19/12/2018 8pm Royal Northern College of Music Manchester Tickets Piano
20/12/2018 8pm Union Chapel London Tickets Piano

 


One off Appearances

Orchestral concerts in the Czech Republic and Ukraine

At the beginning of December, Rick is performing 3 concerts on grand piano, with an orchestra and choir under the direction of Guy Protheroe.

Date Time Venue Tickets Type
01/12/2018 7pm Moravian Philharmonic Concert Hall Olomouc, Czech Republic Tickets Orchestra
02/12/2018 7pm Prague Castle Prague, Czech Republic Tickets Orchestra
05/12/2018 7pm International Center of Culture and Arts Kiev, Ukraine Tickets Orchestra

 

Trio Concert in January

On January 19th 2019 at 8pm, Rick and his jazz trio featuring Dave Colquhoun and Matt Pegg will be appearing at the Devizes Corn Exchange.
Tickets are available from Devizes Books or directly from the promoter on +44 (0)7970 810810 or by emailing info at longcroftproductions.com.


Previous Tours/Appearances

In addition to the above formal tours, this is a list of one off dates.


Previous Tour Programmes

These tour programmes are presented as PDF files. My thanks go to the contributors of these programmes.

Contributors

  • Paul Chandler
  • John Chivers
  • Paulo Edson
  • Graham Johnson
  • Eddie Lee
  • Eddie McFadden
  • Brian Neeson
  • Craig Smith
  • Derek Wales