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.

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The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show

Rick's back – and even grumpier than last year! Following 2019's sell-out Christmas tour, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman will embark on another festive foray around the UK, visiting some of the cities he didn't get to the first time around. The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show will kick off on November 27 at London's Cadogan Hall and continue to Dorking, Basingstoke, Leicester, Birmingham, Gateshead, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Edinburgh, Bradford, Hull, Southend, Cambridge, High Wycombe, Southampton, Salisbury and Bexhill. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday May 15.

Both as a member of YES and as a solo artist, Rick Wakeman is known across the world for his virtuosity, creative flair and wicked sense of humour. A true rock legend, with over 50 million albums sold in five decades, his music continues to reach new generations of fans.

Fans of his solo concerts will already know that they combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting stories and revealing insights into his lengthy and varied career. New fans should expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring tracks from last year's release Christmas Portraits – Rick's instrumental arrangements of traditional festive tunes – as well as music from YES, his own solo epics and early Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of Beatles' tunes, and much, much more, interspersed with knockabout (and sometimes bawdy!) humour.

The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show is guaranteed to round off what has been a stressful year for everyone with an entertaining evening of glorious piano music and hilarious fun.

"It's so difficult to imagine how live music is going to be in the future, but I have to believe that there will be sensible and workable answers to enable us all to enjoy concerts, the theatre and other social events," says Rick. "So, with my positive hat on, I'm looking forward to a new 'Even Grumpier Christmas Show' to hopefully play my part in putting smiles back on all our faces and prepare us for a healthier and continually caring 2021."

Tickets on sale 10am on Friday 15th May from myticket.co.uk

27th November 20207pmCadogan Hall, London, UKTicketsXmas
30th November 20207pmDorking Halls, Dorking, UKTicketsXmas
1st December 20207pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke, UKTicketsXmas
2nd December 20207pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester, UKTicketsXmas
4th December 20207pmTown Hall, Birmingham, UKTicketsXmas
6th December 20207pmThe Sage, Gateshead, UKTicketsXmas
7th December 20207pmThe Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UKTicketsXmas
8th December 20207pmMiddlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough, UKTicketsXmas
12th December 20207pmQueen's Hall, Edinburgh, UKTicketsXmas
13th December 20207pmSt George's Hall, Bradford, UKTicketsXmas
15th December 20207pmHull City Hall, Hull, UKTicketsXmas
16th December 20207pmPalace Theatre, Southend, UKTicketsXmas
17th December 20207pmCorn Exchange, Cambridge, UKTicketsXmas
18th December 20207pmWycombe Swan, High Wycombe, UKTicketsXmas
19th December 20207pmCentral Hall, Southampton, UKTicketsXmas
20th December 20207pmCity Hall, Salisbury, UKTicketsXmas
21st December 20207pmDe La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UKTicketsXmas

One off Appearances

Nothing currently scheduled.

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.


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