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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:00 pm

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This performance will be taking place at the Garde Theater in New London!

In a unique collaboration between two leading Southeastern Connecticut cultural institutions, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) in Old Saybrook will be co-presenting with the Garde Arts Center, RICK WAKEMAN on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8 pm at the historic 1400-seat Garde Theater in New London.

Rick Wakeman

The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour

Kate Members ‘Best Supporting Actor’ and above, call the Garde Box Office at 860.444.7373 to purchase tickets at your 10% discount. Your name is on the list! 

After 18 months of lockdown in the UK, Rick Wakeman  is finally able to announce the long-delayed follow-up to 2019’s sell-out The Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour with – The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour!

Recently recognized by Queen Elizabeth II, as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), Wakeman returns to his roots with a concert packed with virtuosic piano performances and hilarious anecdotes inspired by his 50-plus-year career creating progressive rock extravaganzas.

Repertoire will range from his solo works and his stints in the band YES through to his early days as a session musician playing keyboards on such classics as David Bowie’s Life On Mars, plus surprises like his unique interpretations of Beatles’ hits and many more memorable tunes, adapted for the grand piano. And all of this glorious music is punctuated by riotous reflections on his life and the people he’s met along the way. As he himself often observes, life is rarely dull when Rick Wakeman is around!