This could be the last opportunity to see one of music's most extraordinary pianists. Rick Wakeman has announced his final solo tour and dates, with a local show happening at The Egg in Albany on March 29th. This will be an evening of highlights from his career with YES and his solo work, including the premiere of the brand new Yessonata. Keep reading to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to see him.


The ultimate keyboard wizard, Rick Wakeman CBE, will be embarking on a tour of the US with a series of solo piano concerts for the last time in 2024. Rick, who has become almost as well-known for his intimate piano shows as his prog rock extravaganzas, has decided that after a career spanning over 50 years, he is calling a halt to lengthy American one-man show tours, in order to concentrate on composing, recording and collaborating with other musicians.

As an exclusive gift for fans, on these shows Rick will be premiering a brand new piece of music: Yessonata, a 30-minute instrumental work featuring YES themes and melodies, woven into sonata form.

Rick first started establishing a reputation as one of rock’s most original and proficient keyboard players in the late Sixties, when he worked with the likes of David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Marc Bolan, Lou Reed, Al Stewart, Elton John and other artists too numerous to mention, as a much-in-demand session player. He stepped out of the recording studio and into the limelight when he first joined the Strawbs and then YES, helping to make the latter the most successful progressive rock band in the world by contributing to seminal albums such as Fragile and Close To The Edge.

This show is almost sold out with limited tickets still available. If you don't want to miss the chance to see Rick Wakeman at The Egg in Albany on March 29th, we're giving away a pair of tickets right now! Simply enter your information below and we will contact you if you're the winner.