Rick Wakeman adds three extra Christmas shows

Rick Wakeman
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Keyboard masestro Rick Wakeman has announced three new shows to his Christmas run of dates for his upcoming run of Christmas shows, which return this November and December.

Wakeman will now also play at London's Lyric Theatre on November 25, Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall December 3 and Cheltenham Town Hall on December 19.

“There’s an old expression which goes "If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it’” says Rick, "and in most cases, that’s absolutely correct. However, I’ve decided that in spite of the success of the tried and tested formula for my solo Christmas tours over the last few years, it’s time for a rethink, and so the one-man show becomes a three-man show – well, two male and one female, to be entirely accurate."

So in a break with tradition, for this year's seasonal shows Wakeman will be joined by son Adam and singer Mollie Marriott, daughter of late Humble Pie frontman Steve Marriott, for the first time. Both have been on the road with him as part of the English Rock Ensemble on his current Return Of The Caped Crusader… tour.

Wakeman says it will be "an evening of festive fun with a difference", while Wakeman Junior admits he’s worried what his father means by that!

You can see all the dates and ticket details below.

Rick Wakeman Christmas Shows tour dates

Nov 23: Portsmouth New Theatre Royal
Nov 24: High Wycombe Swan
Nov 25: London Lyric Theatre
Nov 28: St Albans Alban Arena
Nov 29: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Nov 30: Leicester De Montfort Hall
Dec 1: Basingstoke Anvil
Dec 3: Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
Dec 4: Evesham Regal
Dec 6: Croydon Ashcroft Theatre
Dec 9: Bradford St George’s Hall
Dec 11: Worthing Assembly Hall
Dec13: Ipswich Corn Exchange
Dec 14: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Dec 15: Poole Lighthouse
Dec 16: Guildford G Live
Dec 18: Bath Forum
Dec 19: Cheltenham Town Hall
Dec 20: London Cadogan Hall

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.