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 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 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.
  • Asbury Hall, Buffalo NY - unfortunately this show cannot be rescheduled. Refunds have been issued.

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
13th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pmThe Kent Stage, Kent, OH, USATickets
14th Mar 2022 at 7:00 pmQueen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, CanadaTickets

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 City Hall 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.