Rick Wakeman Adds Dates to 2023 Tour

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Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman has added dates to his return to the U.S. in March and April 2023, with his latest tour, An Evening With Rick Wakeman: His Music and Stories.

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 covers of other acts including The Beatles.

As Wakeman always does on his solo tours, his performances will feature hilarious anecdotes and reminiscences of his life. Renowned as much for his irreverent sense of humor as his musical talent, all of Wakeman’s stories contain an element of truth; it’s up to the audience to decide how much.

Related: Our Rick Wakeman 2021 concert review

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,” he says. His new album, A Gallery of the Imagination, arrived on Feb. 24.

Rick Wakeman 2023 Tour (Tickets will be available here or via the individual venue)

His Music and Stories Shows
Mar 15​ – Phoenixville, PA​ – Colonial Theatre​
Mar 16 – Miami, FL – GTS Celebrity Summit
Mar 17 -​ Fort Lauderdale, FL​ – Amaturo Theater @ Broward County​
Mar 25​ – Clearwater, FL ​- Capital Theatre @ ​Ruth Eckerd Hall​
Mar 27​ – Atlanta, GA​ – Variety Playhouse​
Mar 28 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
Mar 30​ – Bethlehem, PA​ – Wind Creek Events Center ​
Mar 31​ – Atlantic City, NJ​ – Sound Waves Theater @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino​
Apr 01​ – Montclair, NJ​ – Wellmont Theater​
Apr 03​ – Red Bank, NJ​ – The Vogel @ Count Basie Theatre​
Apr 04​ – Ridgefield, CT​ Ridgefield Playhouse​
Apr 05​ – Huntington, NY​ – The Paramount​
Apr 06​​ – New York, NY​ – City Winery​​
Apr 08 – Derry, NH​ ​- Tupelo Music Hall
Apr 11 – Annapolis, MD – Maryland Hall For the Creative Arts
Apr 12 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Apr 13 – Lititz, PA – Mickey’s Black Box
Apr 15 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater

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  1. 122intheshade
    #1 122intheshade 27 January, 2023, 00:40

    Go west, young man! Phoenix has wonderful venues. You can do something from “Close to the Edge”, maybe get Alice Cooper to do a guest vocal.

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