Rick Wakeman: The Not Quite As Grumpy As Last Xmas Tour
An evening of music and laughter – and grumpiness!
Featuring songs from YES, David Bowie, The Beatles & music with a festive twist.
Rick’s back! Following 2019’s sell-out Christmas tour, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman will embark on another festive foray around the UK, visiting some of the cities he didn’t get to the first time around including Sage Gateshead.
Both as a member of YES and as a solo artist, Rick Wakeman is known across the world for his virtuosity, creative flair and wicked sense of humour. A true rock legend, with over 50 million albums sold in five decades, his music continues to reach new generations of fans.
Fans of his solo concerts will already know that they combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting stories and revealing insights into his lengthy and varied career. New fans should expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring tracks from last year’s release Christmas Portraits – Rick’s instrumental arrangements of traditional festive tunes – as well as music from YES, his own solo epics and early Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of Beatles’ tunes, and much, much more, interspersed with knockabout (and sometimes bawdy!) humour.
The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show is guaranteed to round off what has been a stressful year for everyone with an entertaining evening of glorious piano music and hilarious fun.
ℹ️ Useful Information
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bars Open: 5.30pm
Doors to Sage One: 7pm
First Half: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Second Half: 8.50pm – 1opm
Last Orders: 11pm
Please note timings are subject to change
🚧 Construction works near Sage Gateshead
Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes. Find out more.
Meet & Greet Package
- Premium top price ticket within the first 10 rows
- Meet and greet with Rick Wakeman
- Photo opportunity
- Exclusive Rick Wakeman Christmas Gift
- Rick Wakeman Christmas Tote Bag