Live Performances

Live Performances

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


Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour

Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour 2022

Rick's Grumpy Christmas tours are now as traditional in the festive season as mince pies and pantomime (oh yes, they are…) and 2022 is no exception.

Audiences can expect music taken across the breadth of Rick's career, from his work as keyboard player in legendary prog rock band YES to his solo career and session work, plus covers given an unexpected twist and festive tunes uniquely rearranged Wakeman style, performed on grand piano and electric keyboards. All of this musical virtuosity will, of course, be punctuated by Rick's typically ridiculous stories, which, as he himself states, always contain an element of truth – it's up to the audience to decide how much!

This year, Rick's Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour will be taking him to some cities of the UK that he hasn't visited for several years, kicking off in Croydon on 24 November before visiting Dartford, Newcastle, Liverpool, Poole, Bath, Barnstaple, Swansea, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Cambridge, Stoke-on-Trent, York, Blackburn, Buxton and Ipswich before concluding in Worthing on 21 December.

"I love Christmas," says Rick. "It's just as well, as this will be my 74th Christmas. I will admit that I don't remember 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952 very well, but after that, little bits of memory start to trickle back. I'm hoping this will be my best Christmas ever, but if not – well, there's always next year!"

24th Nov 2022 at 7:00 pmAshcroft Theatre, Croydon, UKTickets
27th Nov 2022 at 7:00 pmOrchard Theatre, Dartford, UKTickets
29th Nov 2022 at 7:00 pmTyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKTickets
30th Nov 2022 at 7:00 pmPhilharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UKTickets
2nd Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmLighthouse, Poole, UKTickets
3rd Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmThe Forum, Bath, UKTickets
4th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmQueen's Theatre, Barnstaple, UKTickets
5th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmGrand Theatre, Swansea, UKTickets
6th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmTown Hall, Cheltenham, UKTickets
8th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmTown Hall, Birmingham, UKTickets
10th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmCorn Exchange, Cambridge, UKTickets
11th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmVictoria Hall, Stoke on Trent, UKTickets
13th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmBarbican Centre, York, UKTickets
14th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmKing George's Hall, Blackburn, UKTickets
16th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmOpera House, Buxton, UKTickets
17th Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmThe Corn Exchange, Ipswich, UKTickets
21st Dec 2022 at 7:00 pmAssembly Hall, Worthing, UKTickets

One off Appearances

Rock & Romance Cruise 2023

Rock and Romance 2023 logo

It's just been announced that Rick Wakeman will be taking part in The '70s Rock & Romance Cruise in March 2023 in a line-up which includes Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), The Hollies, The Orchestra starring former members of ELO, Jefferson Starship, Foghat, Climax Blues Band, former Journey lead vocalist Steve Augeri and many more. The Cruise will take place 16-23 March 2023 from Miami to Puerto Plata, San Juan and St Croix (USVI) on the luxurious Celebrity Summit. For more information, please visit www.RockAndRomanceCruise.com

Previous Tours/Appearances

These are the tours that have been listed on RWCC since 1996. For earlier dates, you can try setlist.fm

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