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    Rick Wakeman live shows

    Looks like London only. I'm guessing its too expensive for him to try and put on shows like this in the US. I would much rather see something like this than his piano solo/telling stories tours.




    On both shows, Rick (on keyboards and wearing a cape, of course!) will be accompanied by his long-term friends and associates, the English Rock Ensemble Dave Colquhoun (guitars and backing vocals), Adam Falkner (drums), Lee Pomeroy (bass and backing vocals), Hayley Sanderson (vocals), Adam Wakeman (keyboard, guitars and backing vocals), plus percussionist Ed Scull the English Chamber Choir and a special guest narrator to be revealed later.

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    Rock Wakeman could have been the Flintstones' version of Rick if he had been famous at that point!
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    Is Tony Fernandez retired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickm View Post
    Is Tony Fernandez retired?
    He lives in Portugal and COVID restrictions made it difficult for him to get to the March 2022 shows that the English Rock Ensemble did. It was then he was replaced with Headspace's Adam Falkner. These shows are then the same line-up as the 2022 shows (plus a percussionist and choir).
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    Looks interesting. Hope they make some nice box-sets from it, like the Steve Hackett sets.

    My wallet doesn't allow visiting the concerts.

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    I would love to see these. But, sheesh, that photo is like 50 years old.
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    Looks like I'm booking a few days in London. The Palladium is a great venue!

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    I’m tempted by both shows, and looks like a few of my mates are up for it too. Might be a popular ticket to get I think.

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    If they made a DVD/Blu-Ray of this, it would make my year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I would love to see these. But, sheesh, that photo is like 50 years old.
    Same as the music to be played... and it's not like... they will play this music after 50 years :-) it is the same music played during the last 50 years over and over again...

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    Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think he’s ever really done a full set of yes tunes. He usually does one or two (starship trooper seems most common). Could be interesting to see if any deep cuts or interesting arrangements/medleys come into it. This is the kinda thing I might travel for but sadly got some other vacations on the docket at the moment so probably can’t swing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gojikranz View Post
    (starship trooper seems most common).
    Which itself is ironic. Considering Tony Kaye played on the original recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    Which itself is ironic. Considering Tony Kaye played on the original recording.
    But Tony Kaye never played it live at the time, not until the 90125 Tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yestronomy View Post
    But Tony Kaye never played it live at the time, not until the 90125 Tour.
    Although he had played "For Everyone", from which "Starship Trooper" evolved... well, they had "Disillusion" and a broad shape in common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yestronomy View Post
    But Tony Kaye never played it live at the time, not until the 90125 Tour.
    Ya it blew my mind when I learned that bruford also had never played it live until ABWH (along with all the close to the edge songs too though easier to understand that one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    Which itself is ironic. Considering Tony Kaye played on the original recording.
    Rick didn't play on the original recording of "Owner" but nevertheless conjured up a dynamite solo for it on the Union tour.

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