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Past Event

Rick Wakeman: Return of The Caped Crusader

Tue 20 Feb 2024
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Prog rock legend and keyboardist from YES brings his band to Brighton Dome to perform classic YES + Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

‘I left feeling I’d seen two of the most iconic gigs of Rick’s career!’ – Prog Report about the London Palladium shows

In 2022, Rick Wakeman CBE and the English Rock Ensemble revisited his multi-platinum back catalogue – both solo and with his former band YES - with two sold-out concerts at the prestigious London Palladium. Their performances received such a rapturous response from audience that Rick has decided to take the show on the road, with The Return Of The Caped Crusader.

Rick Wakeman holds legendary status in the history of progressive rock, whether as a solo artist, with his own groundbreaking albums The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, or as a band member of YES, helping to create the trailblazing records like Fragile, Close To The Edge and Tales From Topographic Oceans. Expect to hear classic rock brought bang up to date by Rick and the English Rock Ensemble, playing at the top of their game in a not-to-be-missed tour!

The two-part show will consist of Rick’s new arrangements of classic YES material for band and vocalists, followed after the interval by his much-loved epic Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Rick will play the leading role on keyboards, while the English Rock Ensemble line-up will be the same as the Palladium shows: Dave Colquhoun (guitars and backing vocals), Adam Falkner (drums), Lee Pomeroy (bass and backing vocals), Hayley Sanderson (vocals) and Adam Wakeman (keyboard, guitars and backing vocals).

'I was amazed to discover that we could have sold the Palladium shows many times over and the clamour for extra shows by fans who missed out was overwhelming,' comments Rick. 'I am really pleased that we can again perform the Classic YES / Journey to the Centre of the Earth Palladium programme. Who knows? If these are successful, maybe we can do the Six Wives / King Arthur show at a later date!'

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