Wakeman returns to Centre Of The Earth
Rick Wakeman will mark the 40th anniversary of groundbreaking album Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by staging over 100 performances round the world next year.
He’s already announced the first five UK dates, with more to follow.
The show will include new sets designed by long-term collaborator Roger Dean and music will be delivered by Wakeman with the English Rock Ensemble and the Jules Verne Symphony Orchestra And Chorus.
Last year Classic Rock released a Journey To The Centre Of The Earth fanpack, containing a new recording of the 1974 masterwork. It included 20 minutes of material dropped from the original release.
Wakeman said: “It was 36 minutes long because that’s all that could be fitted on a vinyl album. I thought it would be great to do Journey To The Centre Of The Earth the way I’d always planned it – as a 55-minute epic.”
He recently paid tribute to the album’s vocalist Gary Pickford-Hopkins, who died at the weekend aged 65.
Rick Wakeman initial tour dates 2014
Apr 29: Birmingham NIA
Apr 30: London Royal Albert Hall
May 1: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
May 3: Bournemouth International Centre
May 4: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
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