Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman Play London’s O2: Recap

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Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman during the evening’s encore of “Roundabout,” June 17, 2018

The trio performing as Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman concluded their brief tour of Europe and the U.K. on June 17 with a performance at London’s O2 Arena as part of the Stone Free Festival. (The “other” Yes – with longtime members Steve Howe and Alan White – are also performing this year to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.)

With Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson also on the June 17 bill, Yes: A-R-W edition, played a slightly abbreviated 12-song version of the set they’ve been doing since the tour began on June 3 in Warsaw, Poland.

On April 10, Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman announced a 100-show world tour of “Quintessential Yes.” The tour will continue in North America in 2018, then move to South America, Central and Southern Europe, ending in Japan and the Far East in 2019. (See the remaining 2018 dates below.)

Watch “Hold On” from Yes’ 1983 album, 90125

For the European and U.K. dates, the trio were joined by their drummer Louis Molino III and bass guitarist Iain Hornal. The latter is expected to be replaced for the upcoming U.S. dates by Lee Pomeroy, who has played with them regularly since their formation in 2016.

Watch “Heart of the Sunrise”

Related: Review of Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman in NYC, 2016

Watch “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Watch the encore, “Roundabout”

The group now has two months before their 2018 tour resumes in the U.S.

Yes Ftg Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman, June 17, 2018, O2 Arena, London, U.K., Setlist

Cinema
Hold On
Perpetual Change
I’ve Seen All Good People
And You and I
Changes
Rhythm of Love
I Am Waiting
Heart of the Sunrise
Awaken
Owner of a Lonely Heart

Encore
Roundabout

In August, Warner Bros. Records will be releasing a 2-CD/3-LP anthology of Yes curated by band founder/singer Jon Anderson. There will also be a live CD, LP, DVD and Blu-ray coming Sept. 7 via Eagle Rock, of the band’s show from March 2017 recorded live at the O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester, U.K., mixed in OE Audio by Paul Linford and Trevor Rabin. Pre-order the U.S. 2-CD3-LPDVDBlu-ray; and the U.K. DVD.

Watch the trailer for the live release

Live at the Apollo Tracklist

Intro/Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I’ve Seen All Good People
Lift Me Up
And You & I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Changes
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Roundabout

Yes Featuring Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Aug 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky a Go Go
Aug 27 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys By the Bay
Aug 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Aug 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Sep 01 – Las Vegas, NV – Westgate Resort & Casino
Sep 03 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
Sep 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Sep 07 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia
Sep 08 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
Sep 09 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center

Earlier, Hodgson played a 10-song set of Supertramp favorites.

Watch “Take the Long Way Home” from the 1979 #1 album, Breakfast in America

Related: Details on Hodgson’s 2018 tour

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