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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


Tours

The Final Solo Tour

Final Solo Tour

Rick will be embarking on a tour of the U.S. and South America with a series of solo piano concerts for the last time in 2024. Rick, who has become almost as well known for his intimate piano shows as his prog rock extravaganzas, has decided that after a career spanning over 50 years, he is calling a halt to lengthy American one-man show tours, in order to concentrate on composing, recording and collaborating with other musicians.

As an exclusive gift for fans, on these shows Rick will be premiering a brand new piece of music, "Yessonata", a 30 minute instrumental work featuring YES themes and melodies, woven into sonata form.

Rick says, "I always planned to stop touring by my 77th birthday – for those of you who wish to send me a card, it's 18th May! – but there is so much to fit in before then that I'm having to make plans now and so my final one-man shows will have to cease by that date. I have thoroughly enjoyed performing the various one-man shows, but it's time to call it a day. I intend to throw in the best of what I have done in the past, plus a few new surprises on the way, and possibly even the odd guest joining me on the odd occasion. The plan is not to perform at the same venue twice throughout this period, so whatever venue you are hopefully thinking of coming to, it will be the last performance there – and I am taking this opportunity of thanking everyone and anyone who has supported me over the last 53 years!"

More dates later in 2024 will be announced in due course, please do not contact the site asking about future dates.

Please also read Rick's further statement about this tour.

DateVenueTickets
19th Mar 2024 at 8:00 pmRidgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT, USA
20th Mar 2024 at 8:00 pmWellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, USA
22nd Mar 2024 at 7:00 pmThe Paramount, Huntington, NY, USA
23rd Mar 2024 at 8:00 pmScottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, USA
24th Mar 2024 at 7:00 pmTupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH, USA
26th Mar 2024 at 7:30 pmThe Vogel - Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank, NJ, USA
27th Mar 2024 at 8:00 pmWolf Trap, Vienna, VA, USA
28th Mar 2024 at 8:00 pmWolf Trap, Vienna, VA, USA
29th Mar 2024 at 7:00 pmThe Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Albany, USA
3rd Apr 2024 at 8:00 pmAuditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
6th Apr 2024 at 8:30 pmTeatro Teleton, Santiago, Chile
7th Apr 2024 at 8:30 pmTeatro Teleton, Santiago, Chile
9th Apr 2024 at 8:30 pmTeatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires, Argentina
11th Apr 2024 at 9:00 pmSalão de Atos da PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
12th Apr 2024 at 10:00 pmTokio Marine Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
14th Apr 2024 at 9:00 pmCentro de Convencoes Ulysses Guimaraes, Brasilia, Brazil
15th Apr 2024 at 9:00 pmOpera de Arame, Curitiba, Brazil

Yuletide Christmas Show

Yuletide Christmas Show Banner

After a year off, Rick's traditional Christmas tour returns in November and December 2024 with an all-new show!

"There's an old expression which goes 'If it ain't broke, then don't fix it'", says Rick, "and in most cases, that's absolutely correct. However, I've decided that in spite of the success of the tried and tested formula for my solo Christmas tours over the last few years, it's time for a rethink, and so the one-man show becomes a three-man show – well, two male and one female, to be entirely accurate."

With a stage set-up of two keyboards and a grand piano, Rick will be joined by two very special guests: his son and fellow keyboard player Adam Wakeman and Mollie Marriott, daughter of the late Steve Marriott, both of whom performed so brilliantly with him as part of the English Rock Ensemble on his Return Of The Caped Crusader tour in February.

The tour will start in Portsmouth on 23 November 2024 and then visit High Wycombe, St Albans, Folkestone, Leicester, Basingstoke, Evesham, Croydon, Bradford, Worthing, Ipswich, Bexhill, Poole, Guildford and Bath before concluding at London's Cadogan Hall on 20 December.

The new line-up will give Rick much more range and flexibility in the material he is able to perform, which will be a mixture of old and new from his back catalogue, some traditional Christmas songs and an unexpected piece of audience participation!

Expect hilarious banter from Wakemans Senior and Junior, as Adam tries to control his father's gentle 'unwokeness', fabulous soaring vocals from Mollie and virtuosic performances from a pair of musicians widely acknowledged as two of the most outstanding keyboard players in the business.

Rick says it will be an evening of festive fun with a difference. Adam says he's worried what his father means by that. Mollie says, whatever, she'll probably side with Rick, as he's paying the wages! In other words, a Christmas show not to be missed!

Tickets for The Rick Wakeman Yuletide Christmas Show 2024 go on sale at 10am on Friday 1 March.

DateVenueTickets
23rd Nov 2024 at 7:00 pmNew Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UKTickets
24th Nov 2024 at 7:00 pmWycombe Swan, High Wycombe, UKTickets
28th Nov 2024 at 7:00 pmAlban Arena, St Albans, UKTickets
29th Nov 2024 at 7:00 pmLeas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UKTickets
30th Nov 2024 at 7:00 pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester, UKTickets
1st Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke, UKTickets
4th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmThe Regal Cinema, Evesham, UKTickets
6th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmAshcroft Theatre, Croydon, UKTickets
9th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmSt George's Hall, Bradford, UKTickets
11th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmAssembly Hall, Worthing, UKTickets
13th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmThe Corn Exchange, Ipswich, UKTickets
14th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmDe La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UKTickets
15th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmLighthouse, Poole, UKTickets
16th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmG Live, Guildford, UKTickets
18th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmThe Forum, Bath, UKTickets
20th Dec 2024 at 7:00 pmCadogan Hall, London, UKTickets

One off Appearances

Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Rick and the English Rock Ensemble will be headlining the first day of Cropredy on Thursday 8th August 2024, their first appearance since 2010. Tickets are now available.


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.