Yes Featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman Add Dates

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What’s in a name? Plenty, it turns out. Yes alums Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, fresh off their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2016, revealed this week new North American dates and album news, including several new shows just added April 12. They also announced that they will officially be known as Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.

See the schedule below.

“It’s very simple,” says band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson in the statement. “The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name. Yes music is in our DNA!”

For tickets, tour and VIP information, click here and here.

Since reuniting for a U.S. tour in 2016, the trio and their band have also performed sold-out shows in Israel, the U.K., Belgium and Holland, and have a Japanese tour scheduled for April. Today’s announcement includes U.S. dates from August 26 through October 11.

Related: Our rave review of their concert from November 2016

In addition to the tour dates, the trio will be recording new material throughout the summer for a projected album release of early 2018. Also coming is a DVD that was filmed at the final U.K. show, at Manchester Apollo, on March 25, of their recent European tour, for release later this year. The three were inducted with other members of Yes into the RockHall on April 7.

Watch them perform a Yes favorite in March 2017

The most successful prog rock group of all-time, Yes was co-founded by Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of units with releases such as The Yes AlbumFragile, Close to the Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For the One and 90125, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours.

Wakeman is predominantly associated with the ’70s “prog era” of the band (which saw Yes become a worldwide stadium headliner) and Rabin was with the ’80s “pop era” of the band (which furthered the band’s popularity – including the band’s biggest chart success, the #1 single “Owner of a Lonely Heart”). Anderson is the bridge between both factions (as a member of both eras).

The touring band line-up is completed by Lee Pomeroy on bass and Louis Molino III on drums.

You’re not seeing double! The band that also tours as Yes consists of Steve Howe (guitar) and Alan White (drums); plus Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined Yes in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s). They announced their own summer tour, just prior to their Rock Hall induction.

Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman North American Tour Dates

Aug 26 – Stockton, CA – Bob Hope Theater
Aug 28 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Aug 29 – Friant, CA – Table Mountain Casino
Aug 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center
Sep 02 – Layton, UT – The Kenley Amphitheater
Sep 03 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens
Sep 05 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center
Sep 08 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Sep 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Sep 12 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Sep 13 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Sep 15 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
Sep 16 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Sep 18 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theatre du Quebec City
Sep 19 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
Sep 21 – Port Chester , NY – Capitol Theatre
Sep 23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sep 24 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center
Sep 27 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey PAC
Sep 29 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
Sep 30 – Trenton, NJ – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Oct 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
Oct 04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Oct 05 – Albany, NY Palace Theatre
Oct 07 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Oct 08 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Oct 10 – Melbourne, FL – King Center For The Performing Arts
Oct 11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 13 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
Oct 14 – Miami , FL Adrienne – Arsht Center For The Perf. Arts


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  1. fatoldtart
    #1 fatoldtart 11 April, 2017, 04:56

    I’m sorry, but without Chris Squire, there isn’t a Yes!

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