NEWS: Legendary Keyboardist Rick Wakeman Announces NZ TourThursday , 09 Aug 2012
Legendary keyboard maestro, composer and songwriter Rick Wakeman has announced three very special and unique one-man shows in New Zealand this October.
37 years after his last visit to New Zealand, when he performed Journey To The Centre of the Earth with the Auckland Symphonia at Western Springs, Auckland, English born Wakeman is probably best known for his role as the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band YES.
Fast forward to 2012 and Wakeman returns in what will be a rare and intimate trio of concerts in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch from October 6-8 known as “An Intimate Evening With Rick Wakeman”. The one-man show is described as “an entertaining evening with Rick performing on a grand piano interspersed by ludicrously ridiculous, albeit true, funny anecdotes.
Wakeman boasts a long catalogue of impressive musical plaudits; 50,000,000 record sales around the world, which have included more than 150 record and CD releases,soundtracks for more than 25 films, and more than 4,000 world-wide concert performances.
His name has appeared on the credits of albums as a session musician with Al Stewart, Elton John, Lou Reed, John Williams, Cat Stevens (including the classic piano on 'Morning Has Broken'), Marc Bolan, Marsha Hunt, Mary Hopkin, Black Sabbath, and David Bowie. With all of this success it’s understandable how he has endeared himself to all genres and all ages, a rare accomplishment in this day and age!
Don't miss this chance to see a true legend live in New Zealand.
An Intimate Evening With Rick Wakeman
Saturday October 6 at the Town Hall, Wellington
Sunday October 7 at the Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Monday October 8 at the Aurora Centre, Christchurch
Tickets on sale from Monday 13 August via Ticketek (Wellington & Christchurch) and Ticketmaster (Auckland)
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