Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman CBE is pleased to announce that he will be returning to the USA in March and April 2023, with his latest tour, AN EVENING WITH RICK WAKEMAN: HIS MUSIC AND STORIES, starting Wednesday, March 15 in Phoenixville, PA.
“It’s always so enjoyable playing in America,” Wakeman comments. “At every show, I see old friends and hopefully, make new ones.”
Wakeman’s set will consist of music taken from across the wide breadth of his 50-year-plus career, stripped back to its roots in arrangements for grand piano. It will include work from his early days as a session player arranging and performing keyboards on hits like David Bowie’s Life On Mars, through his groundbreaking stint with progressive rock band YES and his own multi-platinum solo albums, plus quirky covers of other acts like The Beatles.
And this glorious display of keyboard virtuosity will be punctuated by hilarious anecdotes and reminiscences of his life. Renowned as much for his irreverent sense of humour as his musical talent, as he himself says, all of Wakeman’s stories contain an element of truth; it’s up to the audience to decide how much!
In a departure from his previous solo tours, as well as playing a grand piano, Wakeman will also be bringing along a few electronic keyboards to add variety and texture to his set. “I’m looking forward to ringing the changes with the addition of keyboards, which is a bit of a departure from my traditional ‘piano shows’, but will give me the opportunity to vary the setlist.”
With over 50 million albums sold in five decades and an enviable reputation as a wit and raconteur, AN EVENING WITH RICK WAKEMAN: HIS MUSIC AND STORIES will be an opportunity to share musical memories and riotous reflections in the company of a true rock legend!
RICK WAKEMAN 2023 US TOUR
March 15 Phoenixville, PA Colonial Theatre
March 17 Fort Lauderdale, FL Amaturo Theater @ Broward County
March 25 Clearwater, FL Capital Theatre @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 27 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
March 30 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Events Center
March 31 Atlantic City, NJ Sound Waves Theater @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
April 1 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
April 3 Red Bank, NJ The Vogel @ Count Basie Theatre
April 4 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
April 5 Huntington, NY The Paramount
April 6 New York, NY City Winery
April 9 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall