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    Rick Wakeman on tour in the US and UK Feb/March/Apr

    Rick will be touring his piano show in the US in February/March:
    22nd Feb 2022 at 8:00 pm Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA Tickets
    24th Feb 2022 at 7:00 pm The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA Tickets
    25th Feb 2022 at 8:00 pm The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA Tickets
    26th Feb 2022 at 8:00 pm The Magnolia, El Cajon, CA, USA Tickets
    1st Mar 2022 at 8:00 pm Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ, USA Tickets
    2nd Mar 2022 at 8:00 pm Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA Tickets
    4th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pm Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, USA Tickets
    5th Mar 2022 at 7:00 pm Des Plaines Theatre, Des Plaines, IL, USA Tickets
    6th Mar 2022 at 7:30 pm The Sheldon Concert Hall, St Louis, MO, USA Tickets
    8th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pm Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL, USA Tickets
    9th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pm Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA Tickets
    11th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pm Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Tickets
    13th Mar 2022 at 8:00 pm The Kent Stage, Kent, OH, USA Tickets
    14th Mar 2022 at 7:00 pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, Canada Tickets
    And then he will do some shows with The English Rock Ensemble in the UK at the end of March/beginning of April

    Rick Wakeman and The English Rock Ensemble UK Tour


    Almost twenty years since they last toured the UK with a diverse set, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman CBE is delighted to announce that he is reforming the English Rock Ensemble for British shows in March/April 2022. The group will be performing at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (30 March), O2 Academy Birmingham (31 March), O2 Academy Glasgow (01 April) and O2 City Hall Newcastle (03 April), as well as headlining HRH Prog XII at O2 Academy Sheffield (02 April).

    The English Rock Ensemble was originally founded in 1975 as a solo project by Rick after leaving YES and has continued to play together intermittently over the years with a fluid line-up. Rick explains, "On the rare occasions I am able to get the English Rock Ensemble together, it's always very exciting for me, as the setlist determines the line-up. This particular show will include some songs that various female singers have sung with me over the years and because we will be playing some tracks from The Red Planet, there will also be additional musicians in order to do the music justice."

    Consequently, in addition to Rick (of course!) on keyboards, the line-up will consist of:
    • Dave Colquhoun – guitars and backing vocals
    • TBA – drums and percussion
    • Lee Pomeroy – bass and backing vocals
    • Hayley Sanderson – vocals
    • Adam Wakeman – keyboard, guitars and backing vocals

    While the setlist is still under discussion, it will contain music from 1984, The Six Wives…, Journey…, Return To The Centre Of The Earth, The Time Machine, King Arthur…, Softsword "and at least one YES song will get an airing", Rick promises. "It will be solid prog from start to finish!"

    Tickets on sale now.
    Opening Acts Added
    The Academy Events is pleased to announce some classic additions to the bill of Rick Wakeman CBE and the English Rock Ensemble's March/April tour of the UK.

    The following acts will open the shows:

    March 30 - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - Russ Ballard
    March 31 - Birmingham O2 Academy - Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
    April 1 - Glasgow O2 Academy - Edgar Broughton
    April 3 - Newcastle O2 City Hall - Edgar Broughton

    Rick comments, "Russ is one of rock's great writers, as well as being a very talented musician. I haven't seen Edgar for over fifty years, but he's always produced fantastic music, and I really admire the way that Carl is keeping the ELP flag flying in a unique way with his band. He's a great friend too, so between us all, I think there will be a lot of reminiscing!"

    The English Rock Ensemble is one of Rick's many varied musical projects and these shows are the first time they have toured the UK with a diverse programme of music in almost twenty years. Their set will feature a wide range of material spanning his career, from his early days in YES through his platinum-selling epic concept albums, right up to his latest prog rock release, The Red Planet.

    With the addition of some of his brilliant contemporaries to the bill, the tour will most definitely be, as Rick describes it, 'solid prog from start to finish'!
    30th Mar 2022 at 7:00 pm O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK Tickets
    31st Mar 2022 at 6:00 pm O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Tickets
    1st Apr 2022 at 6:00 pm O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Tickets
    3rd Apr 2022 at 6:30 pm O2 City Hall Newcastle, Newcastle, UK Tickets

    #2
    Huh...so I wonder who will be available for the ERE tour? Interesting.

    And of course I'll be on the lookout to see if Trevor pops up at the LA show.
    Last edited by luna65; 02-16-2022, 02:55 PM.
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      #3
      Originally posted by luna65 View Post
      Huh...so I wonder who will be available for the EBE tour? Interesting.

      And of course I'll be on the lookout to see if Trevor pops up at the LA show.
      Hey. Yeah. Let us know. Or maybe Jon for a cal show too? JA is in southeast US also, but month after....

      maybe they all hook up 😊

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        #4
        I'm not going - can't afford it - but I'll be watching social media.

        But I wouldn't count on a full reunion either way.
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          #5
          Originally posted by luna65 View Post
          I'm not going - can't afford it - but I'll be watching social media.

          But I wouldn't count on a full reunion either way.
          Yeah. I should have winked. I’m sure no shot. Shame you can’t go if close to you. RW is always good. IMHO. 😊

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            #6
            Yeah I wouldn't mind seeing him. Would rather see the ERE, though.
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              #7
              Originally posted by luna65 View Post
              Yeah I wouldn't mind seeing him. Would rather see the ERE, though.
              Yeah right!!!! Agree. And you can still hope for a Trevor drop in. Heck. Pomeroy will be there. Lol.

              Hey I’ve planned some trips around Vegas due to yes/arw dates, but can’t swing the UK 😂

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gtkgasman View Post

                Yeah right!!!! Agree. And you can still hope for a Trevor drop in. Heck. Pomeroy will be there. Lol.

                Hey I’ve planned some trips around Vegas due to yes/arw dates, but can’t swing the UK 😂
                Well I don't expect Trevor to drop in on any ERE shows, since those are in the UK. Vice versa Pomeroy won't be on the US tour, since those are piano shows.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

                  Well I don't expect Trevor to drop in on any ERE shows, since those are in the UK. Vice versa Pomeroy won't be on the US tour, since those are piano shows.
                  Yep. That was then “ERE in USA” wish. Lol.

                  I’ve never seen Any version of ERE so I’m jealous also ...

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                    #10
                    So Trevor was a no-show at the LA performance. 😢

                    But the ERE features 3/5ths of a Headspace reunion, as Adam W. recruited Adam Falkner on drums for the upcoming tour (AF replaced Rich Brook on the Headspace album All That You Fear Is Gone).
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                      #11
                      Shepards Bush just got Rick-rolled.



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                      More photoes from last nights gig over on
                      Rick's site.
                      Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 04-01-2022, 07:34 PM.

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                        #12
                        Attended Rick’s show in Glasgow last night. Enjoyable night. Great band including Lee Pomeroy. 95 minute show opening with a 35 minute version of Journey and closed with a 30 minute version of King Arthur. Also played a couple of songs from 1984 which worked really well with the female singer, Hayley Sanderson.

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                          #13
                          Did they play ST for the encore?
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by luna65 View Post
                            Did they play ST for the encore?
                            Yes.

                            Setlist for the show has been:


                            Journey to the Centre of the Earth
                            (abridged)

                            1984 Medley
                            (Hymn/Julia/Robot Man/Hymn (reprise))

                            Catherine Parr

                            Merlin the Magician

                            The Rest of Arthur
                            (Arthur/Guinevere/Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight/The Last Battle)

                            Encore:

                            Starship Trooper

                            A 95 minute show.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by luna65 View Post
                              Did they play ST for the encore?
                              They did, with Lee very prominent on bass

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