Rick Wakeman is at his best in front of an audience, as I'm sure many of you know. This page contains details of all forthcoming performances worldwide, together with reviews where they exist from previous concerts. If you have any reviews, or if you'd like to write one yourself, please let me know. We also try where possible to list appearances on TV and radio.

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Tours

YES Featuring ARW 50th Anniversary Tour

We try to keep this list of gigs as up to date as possible, but please visit the band's main tour page for the definitive list. In addition, VIP tickets are available in the USA.

Date Time Venue Tickets Type
Sunday, June 03, 2018 7.00pm Park Sowinskiego Tickets ARW
  Warsaw
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:00pm Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar Tickets ARW
  Mannheim
Thursday, June 07, 2018 7.00pm Sentrum Scene Tickets ARW
  Oslo
Saturday, June 09, 2018 7.00pm Sweden Rock Festival Tickets ARW
  Solvesborg
Sunday, June 10, 2018 TBA Vega Tickets ARW
  Copenhagen
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8pm City Hall Tickets ARW
  Newcastle
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8pm Barbican Centre Tickets ARW
  York
Sunday, June 17, 2018 TBA O2 Tickets ARW
  London
Sunday, August 26, 2018 TBA Whisky A Go Go Tickets ARW
  Los Angeles, CA
Monday, August 27, 2018 8pm Humphrey's By The Bay Tickets ARW
  San Diego, CA
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 7.30pm Greek Theatre Tickets ARW
  Los Angeles, CA
Friday, August 31, 2018 8pm Celebrity Theatre Tickets ARW
  Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, September 01, 2018 8pm Westgate Resort & Casino Tickets ARW
  Las Vegas, NV
Monday, September 03, 2018 7pm Levitt Pavilion Tickets ARW
  Denver, CO
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 8pm Riverside Theater Tickets ARW
  Milwaukee, WI
Friday, September 07, 2018 TBA Ravinia Festival Tickets ARW
  Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 08, 2018 8pm Hard Rock Live Tickets ARW
  Northfield, OH
Sunday, September 09, 2018 7pm Rose Music Center Tickets ARW
  Huber Heights, OH

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

 


One off Appearances

  • No appearances currently known about

Previous Tours/Appearances

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

No more emails please! I *know* he's done more tours than this.


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