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We are sorry to let you know that De Montfort Hall is closed until further notice. We are rescheduling many shows and contacting bookers directly with information. Updates will also be posted here on the website. If you wish to contact us please email dmh-office@leicester.gov.uk or call 0116 233 3111 (phone lines available Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm). Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.

Kilimanjaro presents

RICK WAKEMAN

The Not Quite As Grumpy As Last Christmas Tour

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An evening of music and laughter – and grumpiness!

Featuring songs from YES, David Bowie, The Beatles and music with a festive twist.

Rick’s back – and even grumpier than last year! 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.

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 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. "It’s so difficult to imagine how live music is going to be in the future, but I have to believe that there will be sensible and workable answers to enable us all to enjoy concerts, the theatre and other social events," says Rick. "So, with my positive hat on, I’m looking forward to a new Even Grumpier Christmas Show to hopefully play my part in putting smiles back on all our faces and prepare us for a healthier and continually caring 2021."

This is the new rescheduled date from Wednesday 2 December 2020.

All tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, will remain valid for the new date. If you need to contact us to discuss your booking please email dmh-office@leicester.gov.uk

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