Rick Wakeman – The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour
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Rick Wakeman brings his “Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour” to Chicago on November 4, 2021 to the Copernicus Center. This legendary keyboard maestro’s tour intends to “combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting jokes and revealing insights into his 50-plus-year career.”
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“Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from Yes, Rick’s own solo epics and early Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of Beatles’ tunes, and much, much more, interspersed with knockabout – and sometimes bawdy – typically British humor.”
Rick Wakeman Partial History
At the height of his session work, it is estimated that he performed on over 2,000 different tracks by artistes as diverse as Black Sabbath, Cat Stevens (Morning Has Broken being the most remembered), Mary Hopkins, Cilla Black, Clive Dunn, Elton John, Edison Lighthouse, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Dana, Des O’Connor, Magna Carta, Al Stewart, Ralph McTell, Butterscotch, Biddu and Harry Nilsson.
1972 – YES record Close to the Edge and the band establishes itself worldwide as one of the leaders in contemporary rock music. Rick continues recording the Six Wives of Henry VIII and moves from his terraced home in West Harrow to a detached four bedroomed house in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. The year was full of tours around the world and Rick’s first son Oliver was born.
1973 – The Six Wives of Henry VIII was released and in spite of indifferent reviews was a big hit worldwide. YES produced YESSONGS, a live three album set, and made a film which is available on video to this day. At the end of 1973 YES produced Tales from Topographic Oceans which ultimately led to Rick handing in his notice the following year. Again YES toured solidly and Rick moved once again, this time to Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire where he set about converting an old nursing home. Rick appeared on the Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC2 and his new fangled idea of putting keyboards on top of one another, which he pioneered back in 1970, now seemed to be catching on.
1974 – Probably the most significant year in Rick’s career. In a nutshell he recorded Journey to the Centre of the Earth with the London Symphony Orchestra with the resulting record appearing in the top ten of virtually every country in the world and in May left YES, the band he felt he could no longer contribute to. He toured the world with Journey, taking around huge orchestras and choirs, resulting in him spending every penny he had earned. His second son, Adam was born earlier that year in March.
1975 – 2021 – Learn so much more of Rick Wakeman’s history and accomplishments through 2021 at his Website.
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Rick Wakeman Meet & Greet Opportunities
FRONT ROW PACKAGE – $250 One (1) front row reserved ticket Priority check-in and entrance Meet & Greet with Rick Wakeman Photo opportunity with Rick Wakeman Invitation to private sound check Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers Collectible laminate to remember your evening Onsite check-in staff MEET & GREET PACKAGE – $225 One (1) premium reserved ticket or One (1) general admission ticket with early entry before general public Priority check-in and entrance Meet & Greet with Rick Wakeman Photo opportunity with Rick Wakeman Invitation to private sound check Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers Collectible laminate to remember your evening Onsite check-in staff MEET & GREET UPGRADE – $150.00 Ticket NOT included Priority check-in and entrance Meet & Greet with Rick Wakeman Photo opportunity with Rick Wakeman Invitation to private sound check Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers Collectible laminate to remember your evening Onsite check-in staff
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