Rick Wakeman announces Piano Odyssey tour

The living legend that is Rick Wakeman follows up his top ten album of last year, Piano Portraits, with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey, which will be released 14th September. He’ll be performing at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, 1st November, and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 8th December.

Rick says, “In the footsteps of Piano Portraits, the new album Piano Odyssey features a collection of music old and new that includes some particular favourites of mine. I’m looking forward to performing tracks from it live on my own odyssey around the UK in the autumn!”

Upon the release of his Piano Portraits album in January 2017, the YES keyboardist made chart history, becoming the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s top ten, eventually reaching number six. Inspired by the public reaction to his cover of David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’ (Wakeman played on the original studio version way back in 1971) on BBC Radio 2 a year earlier, the album features instrumental versions of hits that he was originally involved with, such as ‘Space Oddity’ and Cat Steven’s ‘Morning Has Broken’, as well as others which he chose for their melodies, including ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and ‘Help!’