“Tony has been a brilliant mainstay of the English Rock Ensemble since 1975,” says Rick, “but as he now lives permanently in Portugal, and with all the current travel restrictions as well, it’s just not viable for him to come over for a few shows here and there.”
Fernandez has been replaced for the tour by Adam Falkner, who has previously worked with fellow ERE member Adam Wakeman in Headspace and also stood in for Tony Fernandez with the Strawbs (2012-14), alongside regular work with Amy Macdonald, Dido and Patricia Kaas.
Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble tour dates:
Mar 30: London Shepherd's Bush Empire
Mar 31: Birmingham O2 Academy
Apr 1: Glasgow O2 Academy
Apr 2: HRH Prog XII at O2 Academy Sheffield
Apr 3: Newcastle O2 City Hall
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