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Topic: Rick Wakeman / Anderson+Wakeman UK dates
Posted By: Easy Livin
Subject: Rick Wakeman / Anderson+Wakeman UK dates
Date Posted: October 01 2010 at 12:47
I don't think we've recorded these forthcoming dates for Rick's solo shows and Rick and Jon together:
See -  for details
Rick solo:
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 The King's School Canterbury

Friday, November 05, 2010 Glasgow Pavilion Glasgow

Sunday, November 14, 2010 Corn Exchange Kings Lynn

Monday, November 22, 2010 Albert Halls Bolton

Friday, November 26, 2010 Beck Theatre Hayes

Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Wycombe Swan High Wycombe

Friday, December 03, 2010 The Granary, Beccles, Norfolk

Jon And Rick

Friday, October 08, 2010 Tulk Hall Chertsey

Saturday, October 09, 2010 Corn Exchange Cambridge

Monday, October 11, 2010 The Hawth Crawley

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Fairfield Halls Croydon

Friday, October 15, 2010 Arts & Leisure Centre Stevenage

Saturday, October 16, 2010 Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Philharmonic Hall Liverpool

Thursday, October 21, 2010 Civic Hall Wolverhampton

Friday, October 22, 2010 The Anvil Basingstoke

Sunday, October 24, 2010 Grand Theatre Leeds

Monday, October 25, 2010 Opera House Buxton

Friday, October 29, 2010 Lighthouse Poole

Saturday, October 30, 2010 Alban Arena St Albans

Monday, November 01, 2010 Colston Hall Bristol

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 Cliffs Pavilion Southend

Saturday, November 06, 2010 Playhouse Edinburgh

Sunday, November 07, 2010 Concert Hall Perth

Monday, November 08, 2010 The Sage Gateshead

Thursday, November 11, 2010 Palace Theatre Manchester

Friday, November 12, 2010 The Corn Exchange Ipswich

Monday, November 15, 2010 indigo2 at the O2 London

Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: October 01 2010 at 12:51
I saw Anderson and Wakeman at Southend a few years back. They do a nice informal show with some great Wakeman jokes, hopefully some new songs and Anderson doing solo version of TFTO on the piano.

It was so informal the guy behind us fell asleep.

Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 03:29
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Friday, October 15, 2010 Arts & Leisure Centre Stevenage

Looking forward to it...


Jon Lord 1941 - 2012

Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 04:47
Great that they play together. And both most have a better health now, seeing the amount of dates. Very good. Maybe they won't come to the continent, but I'm happy for all you British people Smile

Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 07:07
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Friday, October 15, 2010 Arts & Leisure Centre Stevenage

Looking forward to it...
Me too!Clap

Friday, November 05, 2010 Glasgow Pavilion Glasgow

Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: October 18 2010 at 06:44
certainly an interesting gig - split approx 50/50 between reworked yes songs alongside their own material; Anderson had a great deal of difficulty introducing songs due to a recurring fit of the giggles, but his voice is surprisingly strong still.

I guess I liked about 2/3s of the gig, as some of the new songs did not appeal, some of the reworked Yes songs to my mind did not work & Wakeman didn't break a sweat all night, but there were some exceptional moments too - Anderson singing 'Soon' beautifully as an encore, a gorgeous version of Wonderous Stories & Anderson doing an impromptu acappella extract from Close To The Edge in response to repeated requests from the audience.

Hint - if you need a wee at any time, wait until they introduce Owner Of A Lonely Heart & don't re-enter the hall until then finish...

An interesting & overall enjoyable evening, I'd give it 7/10


Jon Lord 1941 - 2012

Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: October 18 2010 at 22:55
Cool, I wish I could go, but I'm at the other side of the ocean. However, did they play "And you and I"?

Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: October 22 2010 at 06:12
Oh yes - acoustic guitar & piano


Jon Lord 1941 - 2012

Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: October 22 2010 at 22:34
I'd like to hear that. Perhaps if they do release the album from the tour...

Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: October 28 2010 at 02:51
According to the theatre's website, Rick has cancelled in Glasgow (again!).Cry -
Nothing on his official website yet though.

Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: November 02 2010 at 16:47
Went to the Colston Hall gig.
Very much no frills with no backdrop (just a black curtain) and very little equipment. Rick uses 2 keyboards and Jon has 2 guitars. Thats it!
The warmth towards the pair of them is tangible from the audience.
The set seems to alternate between new stuff and reworkings of Yes classics. To be honest I found the new stuff pretty dull reminding me a little of Jon and Vangelis' doomed 4th album 'Page Of Life' which sunk without much trace. Just too syrupy and lacking any interesting ideas for me.
As far as the old songs I very much enjoyed Time and A Word and Sweet Dreams. Less convinced by And You And I , Starship Trooper, Turn of The Century which needs a band. I expected a bit more bombast from Rick but he kept it all very subtle and just a  bit too quiet for my liking. Do I really want semi-acoustic versions of massive symphonic prog tracks? Not really.
What I most enjoyed about the evening was the banter between Jon and Rick. The quips and teasing of Jon from Rick keep coming so much so that you have a classic straight man ,funny man combo. The Morecambe and Wise of prog.Big smile
btw I've got to plug the restaurant opposite The Colston Hall called 'The Katmandu'. If you ever visit Bristol make sure you check out this little beauty. They do Nepalese as well as Indian cuisine of the very highest order.
In summary 10/10 for the evening meal, 6/10 for the gig. 

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