Rick Wakeman to play headline date at the Baths Hall

Rick Wakeman is live in Lincolnshire later this year
Rick Wakeman is live in Lincolnshire later this year

Rock legend Rock Wakeman is coming to Lincolnshire this autumn on his Piano Odyssey tour.

Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick, best known a member of 70’s prog-rock superstars Yes, is back on the road this year and will be at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe in October.

Upon its release in January 2017, Piano Portraits made chart history by becoming the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s top 10, eventually reaching number six.

Inspired by the unprecedented public reaction to his cover of Bowie’s Life On Mars on BBC Radio 2 a year earlier, the album features instrumental versions of hits that Rick was originally involved with, such as Space Oddity and Morning Has Broken, as well as others which he chose for their melodies, including Stairway To Heaven and Help.

The 2018 concerts will be based on a selection of tracks from both Piano Odyssey and Piano Portraits, showcasing music that has a special connection with Rick’s own personal musical journey, all accompanied by his hilarious memories and anecdotes about the tunes, plus a few musical surprises.

He is at the Baths Hall on October 13.

Tickets are £29.50 on 0844 8542776 or https://bit.ly/2wmVnJN