Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark concept album, Rick Wakeman has extended the Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 2014 tour to include Grimsby Auditorium.
Based on the novel by Jules Verne, which will also mark its 150th anniversary in 2014, the album is one of the rock era’s landmark achievements - a record that sold 15 million copies and rewrote the rules.
Rick Wakeman and The New World Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by The English Chamber Choir and the English Rock Ensemble, will celebrate this anniversary with a state of the art, dramatic, live presentation of this epochal, classical-rock crossover work.
The ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ tour has already grown from 5 to 7 dates and now, due to popular demand, embarks on an expanded Journey around the UK with 14 shows. Presented in two parts, the first half will be Rick, alone on stage, telling the story of the original album - from the inspiration to the many trials and tribulations that made the record and world tour almost as challenging as the great adventure the story depicts.
Then, the second half will relive the thrill for the millions who grew up with the original album and the many film and television adaptations of the novel, and introduce Wakeman to a new generation of concert-goers, as well as his loyal fans. The tour opens on April 24 and will be at Grimsby on Thursday, May 1. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.
For ticket information, call 0844 871 3016 or visit www.atgtickets.com/grimsby