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.
The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour USA
A portion of Rick's upcoming The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour of the USA is being moved into early 2022. Ticket holders should retain their tickets as they will be valid once the new dates are confirmed. An announcement of the revised dates will be made as soon as possible.
The Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Saturday 23rd October has been moved to the City Winery, New York City, on Monday 25th October. Ticket holders for The Concert Hall will receive an automatic refund and should purchase their tickets to the new venue at www.citywinery.com/newyork/Online/.
A new show has been added to replace the concert at The Kent Stage, OH on 1st November. Rick will now be performing at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY, on Monday 1st November. Tickets are available at: bearsvilletheater.com/event/rick-wakeman-live-at-bearsville-theater.
The dates postponed to next year are:
- Asbury Hall, Buffalo NY
- The Kent Stage, Kent OH
- The Sheldon, St Louis MO
- Copernicus Center Theater, Chicago IL
- Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis MN
- Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix AZ
- Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco CA
- The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA
- Magnolia, El Cajon CA
- Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
- Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, Fort Lauderdale FL
- Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater FL
After 18 months of lockdown in the UK, Rick is delighted to finally be able to announce the long-delayed follow-up to 2019's sell-out The Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour - The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour!
26 14 city tour will kick-off on Wednesday, October 13th in Natick, MA at The Center for Arts and continue through November.
All event start times are subject to change, please check with each venue as the date approaches.
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.
|13th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick, MA, USA|
|14th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH, USA|
|15th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||Academy of Music, Northampton, MA, USA|
|16th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||Garde Arts Center, New London, CT, USA|
|19th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, USA||Tickets|
|22nd Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||The Paramount, Huntington, NY, USA||Tickets|
|24th Oct 2021 at 7:30 pm||The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, USA||Tickets|
|25th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||City Winery, New York, USA||Tickets|
|27th Oct 2021 at 7:00 pm||Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, USA||Tickets|
|28th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||The Vogel - Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank, NJ, USA||Tickets|
|29th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, USA||Tickets|
|30th Oct 2021 at 8:00 pm||Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT, USA||Tickets|
|1st Nov 2021 at 8:00 pm||Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, USA||Tickets|
|6th Nov 2021 at 8:00 pm||Orpheum Theatre, Wichita, KS, USA||Tickets|
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 pm||The Anvil, Basingstoke, UK||Tickets|
|1st Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK||Tickets|
|3rd Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK||Tickets|
|4th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe, UK||Tickets|
|5th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Dorking Halls, Dorking, UK||Tickets|
|6th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK||Tickets|
|9th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Town Hall, Birmingham, UK||Tickets|
|10th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Cadogan Hall, London, UK||Tickets|
|11th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Central Hall, Southampton, UK||Tickets|
|14th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Palace Theatre, Southend, UK||Tickets|
|15th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK||Tickets|
|16th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||The Sage, Gateshead, UK||Tickets|
|17th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough, UK||Tickets|
|18th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, UK||Tickets|
|20th Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||St George's Hall, Bradford, UK||Tickets|
|21st Dec 2021 at 7:30 pm||Hull City Hall, Hull, UK||Tickets|
One off Appearances
Nothing currently scheduled.
These are the tours that have been listed on RWCC since 1996. For earlier dates, you can try setlist.fm
- Yet Another Evening with Rick Wakeman (Jan-May)
- YES Featuring ARW (Mar-Jul)
- Piano Portraits (May-Nov)
- YES featuring ARW North America (Aug-Oct)
- Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman (Jan/Apr)
- A Very Intimate Evening (Jan/Dec)
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth UK (Apr/May)
- The English Rock Ensemble in South America (Oct/Nov)
- A Very Intimate Evening (Mar-Dec)
- Grumpy Old Picture Show (Apr-May)
- Rick was on tour with YES on the 35th Anniversary Tour (Apr-Sep)
- Rick Wakeman and the NERE Out There (Apr-May)
- Rick was on tour with YES on the Full Circle Tour (Jun-Oct)
- The Other Side of Rick Wakeman (Oct-Nov)
- Rick was on tour with YES on the Full Circle Tour (Jul-Dec)
- Rick Wakeman Back Again (Mar-Apr)
- An Evening with Rick Wakeman (Feb-Apr)
- The English Rock Ensemble in South America (Sep)
- An Evening with Rick Wakeman (Oct-Nov)
- The Half a Century Tour (May-Jun)
- Words and Music Tour 98 (Mar-Apr)
- The New Gospels in California (Mar)
- The Piano Tour (Apr-May)
- The Six Piece at Ronnie Scotts (Jul)
- The It's Nearly Xmas Tour (Oct-Nov)
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.
Contributors: Paul Chandler, John Chivers, Martin Cook, Paulo Edson, Graham Johnson, Eddie Lee, Eddie McFadden, Brian Neeson, Craig Smith, Derek Wales
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1974)
- Journey at Crystal Palace (1974)
- North American Tour (1974)
- King Arthur at Wembley (1975)
- Journey in Australia (1975)
- Japanese Tour (1975)
- Rick Wakeman Em Concerto in Brazil (1975)
- Rick Wakeman in Concert (1976)
- No Earthly Connection (1976)
- Rick Wakeman in Concert at Sun City (1981)
- Journey in Durban (1981)
- The Daily Error (1981)
- Silent Nights (1985)
- Southbank Pops '87 (1987)
- Rick Wakeman 20 Years (1989)
- Ere We Go Again (1990)
- Classical Connections II (1992)
- Wakeman with Wakeman (1992)
- Rick & Adam Wakeman - Alone at Last (1994)
- Wot's On TV Tonite (1996)
- The Piano Tour (1996-7)
- It's Nearly Christmas Tour (1997)
- The New Gospels (1997)
- An Evening with Rick Wakeman (2000)
- Back Again (2001)
- The Ultimate Experience Live in Gloucester (2013)
- Piano Portraits (2017)
- Piano Odyssey (2018)
- Piano Portraits Live at Lincoln Cathedral (2018)
- The Grumpy Old Christmas Show (2019)
- Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour USA (2019)
- Journey at the Royal Festival Hall (2019)