Yes legend Rick Wakeman is taking his ivory-tinkling album ‘Piano Portraits’ on the road this summer.
Rick became the first musician ever to enter the UK’s Top 10 with a solo piano album and to celebrate the feat, he’s heading out on an 10-date tour in May, June and July.
Tickets to the tour go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at 10am on Friday 3rd February. See Rick at the following shows:
Bury St Edmunds The Apex – 25th
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion – 3rd
Buxton Opera House – 8th
Basingstoke Anvil – 10th
Leicester De Montfort Hall – 17th
London Cadogan Hall – 22nd
Birmingham Town Hall – 24th
Manchester Royal Northern College of Music – 25th
Wavendon Stables – 5th
Wavendon Stables – 6th
A mix of rock classics and traditional songs, ‘Piano Portraits’ boasts two David Bowie classics that Rick originally performed on - the seminal ‘Life on Mars’ and Bowie’s breakthrough smash ‘Space Oddity’.
Other renditions include Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, The Beatles’ ‘Help’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’, 10CC’s ‘I’m Not In Love’ and Yes’s Jon Anderson penned anthem ‘Wonderous Stories’. There is also an original composition entitled 'Dance of the Damselflies'.
The tour will feature at least eight of the compositions from the album plus other musical surprises and some typically witty anecdotes from master orator Rick.