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Rick Wakeman's opens Rick's Plaice with new video

Rick Wakeman
(Image credit: Rick Wakeman)

Rick Wakeman has launched Rick's Plaice, a visual version of his old Planet Rock Radio Show, which premieres on November 7 and will be broadcast every Saturday for the following five weeks. A Christmas special will also be broadcast. You can watch Rick introduce his new venture, and his new team, in the video below.

“I can’t wait for the first series of the new Rick’s Plaice to be shown as it will be a nice guideline for me for the second series as to how much weight I need to lose. And if you have as much fun watching the shows with all of the live music performances, guided tours around my equipment, facts about musicians I have worked with and even a quiz, then you will have enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them…which I have to say was most enjoyable.

"We’re already planning for the filming of the XMAS special and also getting ready for a second series, and I really hope that once the unsocial distancing rules are relaxed, that for the recording and filming we can have live audiences in with us without them having to wear masks and stinking of hand sanitiser. Enjoy… we did.” 

Prog readers are been offered a special discount code which gives them a 25% discount on the season pass. Please note this is ONLY for the first 5,000 subscribers of the season pass.

The discount code is: NP3P17RJ8NAX

There are a limited number (250) VIP season passes are also available which gives you merch + a signed DVD of all six episodes + the Christmas special.

More information about Rick's Plaice.

Wakeman recently released his latest solo album, the acclaimed The Red Planet, which is a return to "Prog with a capital P", he says. He's also announced a special socially distanced live show at the London Palladium for November 27.

Jerry Ewing
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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.