Win Tickets ($90): Rick Wakeman – Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour @ Revolution Hall | Keyboardist, Progressive Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rick Wakeman – Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour @ Revolution Hall  on October 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 14.


From our sponsors:
Rick Wakeman – Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour
October 17, 2019
Doors 7p, Show 8 p.m. | $45 | 21+
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

After studying piano privately for 12 years, Rick gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he studied piano, clarinet and orchestration. In March 2012, Prince Charles presented him with his Fellowship of the RCM. He was also made a Professor at the London College of Music.

As a much sought after session musician in the late sixties and early seventies, he played on more than 2,000 records, including such hits as Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken and David Bowie’s Space Oddity and Life on Mars, and worked with a real eclectic mixture of other notable artistes, such as Donovan, Cilla Black, Marc Bolan, Black Sabbath, Lou Reed, Mary Hopkin, Dana, Al Stewart, Elton John and John Williams.

In March 1970, he joined Strawbs. His first album with them, Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios, paved the way for ‘folk-rock’ and reviews from their concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 11th of that year did much to take Rick’s career to a new level.

He joined YES in August of 1971 and has been in and out of that band on quite a few occasions! (One journalist likened the relationship to that of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, in as much as they can’t live with each other, but in the same breath, can’t live without each other! Rick told the journalist he didn’t disagree as long as it was accepted that he was ‘Richard Burton’!)

Both as a solo artist and with YES, he has sold more than 50,000,000 albums, although he says that only past management would be able to tell you where the royalties went!

He has written two film scores for Ken Russell, (Lisztomania and Crimes of Passion), two scores for Harry Palmer films starring Michael Caine, (Bullet to Beijing and Midnight in St Petersburg), and the award-winning White Rock, as well as Gole, Hero, A Day After The Fair and two horror films, Creepshow 2 and The Burning.

He has also carved out quite a television career, appearing on every single episode of the Grumpy Old Men series and on Countdown just under 100 times. He has also accepted numerous invites for Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You, and is now in his fifth year as a regular presenter on Watchdog. On Radio 4, he can be regularly heard on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and It’s Your Round.

He has two books currently available – Grumpy Old Rockstar and Further Adventures of a Grumpy Old Rockstar – both of which made the bestsellers list. The third in the series is due for release shortly.

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Rick Wakeman – Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour @ Revolution Hall | Keyboardist, Progressive Rock

  1. Michael October 1, 2019 at 12:33 am #

    YES! I want these tickets

    • Farid October 3, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

      Yes i love it to win this tickets

  2. Lucien October 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

    He was such a formative musician of my youth. I played his King Arthur album on repeat.

    • Barrie October 3, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

      I remember when my brother turned me on to “Six Wives of Henry VIII.” Such a brilliant musician!

  3. Linda STone October 1, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

    Oh Rick – loved you in Yes – still love you now.

  4. Michael Pendlebury October 1, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

    Would love to win tickets so I can treat a very good friend who has been really kind to me since I moved from the U.K.

  5. Roger Leece October 1, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh my yes. Rick Wakeman at the Revolution Hall! Will be a treat there is no doubt.I’d love to win the free passes please. Thank you for the opportunity!

  6. David October 1, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    Yes, please! Wakeman rules.

  7. Eric Squires October 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

    Love some Wakeman!!!

  8. Cindy B October 1, 2019 at 8:52 pm #

    YES please. Glad this tour is stopping in Portland.

  9. michele gomez October 2, 2019 at 12:43 am #

    on the hugest yes kick lately ,,,,, from siberian khatru to sound chaser ,,, omg yes please ,,,,,,

  10. Kathy October 2, 2019 at 2:29 am #

    Love love Rick Wakeman!Keyboard genius! Every time listening raises me up and up to higher conscious! What a great feeling. Sense of humor is hilarious! I would definitely say this is a concert of a lifetime and would love your complimentary tickets please! Thank you! Kathy D.

  11. Andrew B. October 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

    Best ’70s caped keyboardist ever! Best PDX music venue of the ‘teens! (And of the PDX fans who’s been listening to him since the ’70s, I’m likely the… tallest?)

  12. Doug October 2, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

    I’ve been listening to Wakeman since his time in the Strawbs… would LOVE to see him live!!

  13. viola rose October 3, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

    I want to journey …. to the center of the earth

  14. Daniel Flynn October 3, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

    yes and more yes!

  15. Scott Hamilton October 3, 2019 at 7:52 pm #

    Oh my! I used to play his stuff when I was a kid. Loved covering the 6-wives tunes. I would love to see him.

  16. Keith October 3, 2019 at 9:17 pm #

    I remember Rick as a kid in the 70’s One Grumpy old guy to another !

  17. Jake B. October 7, 2019 at 8:27 am #

    Oh yes, I can take my Pops to this!

  18. Karl jacobson October 8, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

    Yes, Please. and Thank you!

  19. Karl jacobson October 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

    Yes, Please. and Thank you!
    i would love to win tix!

    • Cory October 12, 2019 at 8:21 pm #

      Hell Yes

  20. Tim October 9, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    Yes, to YES!!

  21. Paul van der Maas October 10, 2019 at 8:07 am #

    My wife and I have been dedicated fans / friends with Rick. He is not only a virtuoso on keyboards, piano and Moog, but also
    a very engaging individual, and we love him to pieces! (from here to the moon, and back, if you will). In 2003, in Croydon (UK) I had a smashing interview with him, about 2 hours before the show, over there. the show was with ‘The Nere’, (New English Rock Ensemble) introducing his then new album “OUT THERE!!” It was on Wednesday April 30 2003 at the Ashcroft theatre (aka Fairfield Hall) .
    The Line-Up was: Rick Wakeman (Keys), Tony Fernandez (Drums), Ashley Holt (Vocals), Ant Glynne (guitar), and Lee Pomeroy (bass)!
    The interview AND the concert were both SMASHING!

  22. Lee Widener October 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

    What a dream come true! We’d love to go!

  23. Ron T October 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

    Playing 5 instruments, starting in grade school, I’ve always had an ear for music, true music. In any regard, the years have gone by,
    my playing ability lessened, but, I’ve never lost my ear. Please pick me.

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