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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 Return Of The Caped Crusader

Rick takes his band on the road for an evening of classic prog rock in February 2024.

On 22 and 23 February of this year, Rick and the English Rock Ensemble revisited his multi-platinum back catalogue – both solo and with his former band YES - with two sold-out concerts at the prestigious London Palladium. Their performances received such a rapturous response from audience and media alike that Rick has decided to take the show on the road, with The Return Of The Caped Crusader… Tour of the UK in 2024.

The tour will start in Glasgow on 15 February 2024 and then visit Liverpool, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, York and Gateshead before concluding in Bristol on 28 February. The two-part show will consist of Rick's new arrangements of Classic YES material for band and vocalists, followed after the interval by his much-loved epic Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Rick will of course be playing the leading role on keyboards, while the English Rock Ensemble line-up will be almost the same as the Palladium shows: Dave Colquhoun (guitars and backing vocals), Adam Falkner (drums), Lee Pomeroy (bass and backing vocals), Mollie Marriott (vocals) replacing the unavailable Hayley Sanderson and Adam Wakeman (keyboard, guitars and backing vocals). Also joining the tour will be backing vocalists Tess Burrstone, Izzy Chase and Nick Shirm.

"I was amazed to discover that we could have sold the Palladium shows many times over and the clamour for extra shows by fans who missed out was overwhelming", comments Rick. "Following the great reaction and reviews of the shows, I am really pleased that we can again perform the Classic YES / Journey to the Centre of the Earth Palladium programme. Who knows? If these are successful, maybe we can do the Six Wives / King Arthur show at a later date!"

DateVenueTickets
15th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmRoyal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
17th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmPhilharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK
18th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmThe Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
20th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmBrighton Dome, Brighton, UK
23rd Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmSymphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
24th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmBarbican Centre, York, UKTickets
25th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmGlasshouse, Gateshead, UKTickets
27th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmTheatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, UKTickets
28th Feb 2024 at 7:00 pmBristol Beacon, Bristol, UKTickets

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

One off Appearances

One off Piano Shows

Rick will be playing a few Evening With Rick Wakeman piano and keyboard shows over the next few months, these are listed below.

1st March 2024 - The Regal, Evesham - Tickets


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.