Where to buy tickets, schedule
Rick Wakeman is about to embark on a “Long Distance Runaround.”
The 73-year-old Yes keyboardist and David Bowie collaborator is embarking on an 11-concert solo tour from March 31 through April 15 that will take him all over North America playing the hits you know and love while also sharing anecdotes from his half century in show business.
On the brief run, the oft-caped rocker will play six concerts in New York and New Jersey.
First up, he’ll stop into Atlantic City’s Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on March 31.
After that, Wakeman has concerts lined up at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater on April 1, Red Bank, NJ’s The Vogel at Count Basie Center For The Arts on April 3, Huntington, NY’s The Paramount on April 5, New York City’s City Winery on April 6 and Woodstock, NY’s Bearsville Theatre on April 15.
Surprisingly, tickets to see the prolific Wakeman live can be scooped up for reasonable prices.
At the time of publication, we found some seats going for as low as $39 before fees on Vivid Seats.
Not a bad price to see a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer play songs from his expansive catalog live.
Want to see Wakeman “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth” live this year?
Here’s everything you need to know.
Rick Wakeman 2023 tour schedule
A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues and links to the cheapest tickets available for each show can be found below.
|Rick Wakeman tour dates||Ticket prices
|March 31 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ||$39|
|April 1 at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ||$40|
|April 3 at The Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ||$64|
|April 4 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT||$68|
|April 5 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY||$54|
|April 6 at City Winery in New York, NY||$185|
|April 11 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD||$84|
|April 12 at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA||$70|
|April 13 at Mickeys Black Box in Lititz, PA||$81|
|April 14 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL||$249|
|April 15 at the Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock, NY||$292|
(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)
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Rick Wakeman set list
Prior to the tour, Wakeman issued a statement about what fans can expect from his shows on the tour.
“My set will include work from my early days as a session player arranging and performing keyboards on hits like David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars,’ through my groundbreaking stint with progressive rock band YES and my own multi-platinum solo albums, plus quirky covers of other acts like The Beatles.”
For a closer look at what songs he’ll likely perform, check out a recent Wakeman set list courtesy of Set List FM:
01.) “Just a Memory”
02.) “Morning Has Broken” (Cat Stevens cover)
03.) “Jane Seymour”
04.) “And You and I / Wonderous Stories / And You and I” (Yes song)
05.) “Merlin the Magician”
06.) “The Dance of a Thousand Lights”
07.) “Catherine Howard”
08.) “The Creek”
09.) “Space Oddity / Life on Mars?” (David Bowie cover)
10.) “Help!” (The Beatles cover)
11.) “Eleanor Rigby”
Classic rockers on tour in 2023
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are on the loose this year.
Many of the biggest acts from the ’70s and ’80s are returning to the road this spring and summer.
Here are just five of our favorites we can’t wait to see live these next few months.
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• Billy Joel with Stevie Nicks
• Robert Plant with Alison Krauss
• Dead and Company featuring John Mayer
• Three Dog Night
Need more options? Check out our list of the 22 biggest classic rockers on tour in 2023 here.