Rick Wakeman Hosts New Documentary ‘Tales From the Tour Bus’
Rick Wakeman has logged countless road miles during his decades in the rock 'n' roll trenches, and now he's putting all that experience to good use as the host of a new BBC documentary.
The Yes veteran will lead viewers through Tales From the Tour Bus: Rock 'n' Roll on the Road, which Classic Rock Magazine describes as a look at "the less glamorous side of traveling as part of a band." Scheduled to debut April 24, the show blends new interviews with archival footage and features a long list of artists that includes the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.
"From the '50s to the '80s these musical pirates could be glimpsed traveling the length and breadth of the country, changing the musical landscape as they went, playing wherever they could get a gig and risking everything for us," Wakeman is quoted as saying. "This is the story of their journey."
Wakeman has been on the road himself throughout 2015, booking a steady series of dates across the U.K. that's set to continue with a summer shows with the English Chamber Choir and some concerts alongside his children Adam, Oliver and Jemma.
For more information about Tales from the Tour Bus: Rock 'n' Roll on the Road, as well as clips from the program, visit the show's page at BBC Four's site.
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