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


The Not Quite As Grumpy As Last Xmas Tour

During 2020, Rick's Even Grumpier Old Christmas Shows were postponed to this year.

Ticket holders for the postponed 2020 shows can retain their tickets for the 2021 date, or refunds will be available from the point of purchase.

Commenting on the shows Rick said "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. 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."

For further details and for all enquiries, please visit myticket.co.uk - the website cannot answer ticketing questions.

28th Nov 2021 at 7:30 pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke, UK
1st Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
3rd Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmDe La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UKTickets
4th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmWycombe Swan, High Wycombe, UKTickets
5th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmDorking Halls, Dorking, UKTickets
6th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmCorn Exchange, Cambridge, UKTickets
9th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmTown Hall, Birmingham, UKTickets
10th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmCadogan Hall, London, UKTickets
11th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmCentral Hall, Southampton, UKTickets
14th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmPalace Theatre, Southend, UKTickets
15th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmThe Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UKTickets
16th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmThe Sage, Gateshead, UKTickets
17th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmMiddlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough, UKTickets
18th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmQueen's Hall, Edinburgh, UKTickets
20th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmSt George's Hall, Bradford, UKTickets
21st Dec 2021 at 7:30 pmHull City Hall, Hull, UKTickets

The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour USA

Tour Update

A portion of Rick's upcoming The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour of the USA has been moved into early 2022, dates below. Ticket holders should retain their tickets as they will be valid for the new dates.

The dates remaining to be scheduled to next year are:

  • Asbury Hall, Buffalo NY
  • The Kent Stage, Kent OH

The dates cancelled are:

  • Orpheum Theatre, Wichita KA - unfortunately this show cannot be rescheduled. Refunds available at point of purchase
  • Copernicus Theatre, Chicago IL - unfortunately this show cannot be rescheduled. Refunds have been issued. A new show at Des Plaines Theatre, IL is now on March 5th 2022

Official Press Release

If you purchase a Meet and Greet package, your ticket agency receipt will acknowledge the purchase but you might not receive physical tickets for that part of the event. You will be contacted by email 5-7 days before the event with timings for the day and the meet location, so make sure to check your junk mail folders just in case it gets marked as spam by your email provider. The meets are often many hours before the event start time so make your travel arrangements accordingly.

For all ticketing enquiries or issues, please contact the ticketing platform's customer service - the website cannot answer individual ticketing questions.

Covid precautions (vaccine requirements, negative test results etc.) may be in place at venues on this tour which are, of course, out of the control of Rick and the tour promoter and we strongly advise that you check with the venue directly nearer the date.

22nd Feb 2022 at 8:00 pmNeptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, USATickets
24th Feb 2022 at 7:00 pmThe Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USATickets
25th Feb 2022 at 8:00 pmThe Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USATickets
26th Feb 2022 at 8:00 pmThe Magnolia, El Cajon, CA, USATickets
1st Mar 2022 at 8:00 pmRialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ, USATickets
2nd Mar 2022 at 8:00 pmCelebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USATickets
4th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pmPantages Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, USATickets
5th Mar 2022 at 7:00 pmDes Plaines Theatre, Des Plaines, IL, USATickets
6th Mar 2022 at 7:30 pmThe Sheldon Concert Hall, St Louis, MO, USATickets
8th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pmNancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL, USATickets
9th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pmVariety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USATickets
11th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pmBroward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USATickets

Rick Wakeman and The English Rock Ensemble UK Tour

Almost twenty years since they last toured the UK with a diverse set, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman CBE is delighted to announce that he is reforming the English Rock Ensemble for British shows in March/April 2022. The group will be performing at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (30 March), O2 Academy Birmingham (31 March), O2 Academy Glasgow (01 April) and O2 City Hall Newcastle (03 April), as well as headlining HRH Prog XII at O2 Academy Sheffield (02 April).

The English Rock Ensemble was originally founded in 1975 as a solo project by Rick after leaving YES and has continued to play together intermittently over the years with a fluid line-up. Rick explains, "On the rare occasions I am able to get the English Rock Ensemble together, it's always very exciting for me, as the setlist determines the line-up. This particular show will include some songs that various female singers have sung with me over the years and because we will be playing some tracks from The Red Planet, there will also be additional musicians in order to do the music justice."

Consequently, in addition to Rick (of course!) on keyboards, the line-up will consist of:

  • Dave Colquhoun – guitars and backing vocals
  • Tony Fernandez – drums and percussion
  • Lee Pomeroy – bass and backing vocals
  • Hayley Sanderson – vocals
  • Adam Wakeman – keyboard, guitars and backing vocals

While the setlist is still under discussion, it will contain music from 1984, The Six Wives…, Journey…, Return To The Centre Of The Earth, The Time Machine, King Arthur…, Softsword "and at least one YES song will get an airing", Rick promises. "It will be solid prog from start to finish!"

Tickets on sale now.

30th Mar 2022 at 7:00 pmO2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UKTickets
31st Mar 2022 at 6:00 pmO2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UKTickets
1st Apr 2022 at 6:00 pmO2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UKTickets
3rd Apr 2022 at 6:30 pmO2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle, UKTickets

One off Appearances

Prog XI

Rick and the English Rock Ensemble will be appearing on Saturday 2nd April at the rescheduled Prog XI event, which is now sold out.

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.