Rick Wakeman's Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour is happening throughout November and December. Tickets are on sale now.
Rick Wakeman's Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour is happening throughout November and December 2022.
Keyboard player/composer/raconteur Rick Wakeman CBE’s Grumpy Christmas tours are now as traditional in the festive season as mince pies and pantomime (oh yes, they are…) and 2022 is no exception.
Audiences can expect music taken across the breadth of Rick’s career, from his work as keyboard player in legendary prog rock band YES to his solo career and session work, plus covers given an unexpected twist and festive tunes uniquely rearranged Wakeman style, performed on grand piano and electric keyboards. All of this musical virtuosity will, of course, be punctuated by Rick’s typically ridiculous stories, which, as he himself states, always contain an element of truth – it’s up to the audience to decide how much!
This year, Rick’s Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour will be taking him to some cities of the UK that he hasn’t visited for several years, kicking off in Croydon on 24 November before visiting Dartford, Newcastle, Liverpool, Poole, Bath, Barnstaple, Swansea, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Cambridge, Stoke-on-Trent, York, Blackburn, Buxton and Ipswich before concluding in Worthing on 21st December.
“I love Christmas,” says Rick. “it’s just as well, as this will be my 74th Christmas. I will admit that I don’t remember 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952 very well, but after that, little bits of memory start to trickle back. I’m hoping this will be my best Christmas ever, but if not – well, there’s always next year!”
See Rick Wakeman at the following shows:
Croydon Ashcroft Theatre - Thu 24th
Dartford Orchard Theatre - Sun 27th
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House - Tue 29th
Liverpool Philharmonic - Wed 30th
Poole Lighthouse - Fri 2nd
Bath Forum - Sat 3rd
Barnstaple Queens Theatre - Sun 4th
Swansea Grand Theatre - Mon 5th
Cheltenham Town Hall - Tue 6th
Birmingham Town Hall - Thu 8th
Cambridge Corn Exchange - Sat 10th
Stoke Victoria Hall - Sun 11th
York Barbican - Tue 13th
Blackburn King George’s Hall - Wed 14th
Buxton Opera House - Fri 16th
Ipswich Corn Exchange - Sat 17th
Worthing Assembly Hall - Wed 21st
Tickets are on sale Friday 17th June at 10am
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