Yes Ftg Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman Open 2018 Tour

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Rabin, Anderson and Wakeman (Photo: Deborah Anderson; used with permission)

Fans of the progressive rock group Yes, which earned their long overdue inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, are well aware that there are two active editions of the band. The one featuring vocalist Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin and keyboardist Rick Wakeman started in 2016 with a well-received North American tour.

On April 10, Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman announced a 100-show world tour of “Quintessential Yes” that began on June 3rd in Warsaw, Poland. The tour will feature shows in Scandinavia, Germany, U.K. and North America in 2018, continue on to South America, Central and Southern Europe, ending in Japan and the Far East in 2019. (See the 2018 dates below.)

On Sunday night (June 3), the trio, along with their drummer Louis Molino III and bass guitarist Iain Hornal, offered a 14-song set at Warsaw’s Park Sowińskiego that closely resembled what they performed on their 2017 dates. That meant such classic rock favorites as their #1 single, “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” plus “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Roundabout.” The biggest surprise? A cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love,” which they introduced in 2017. (Complete setlist is below.)

Watch the start of the concert


YES in concert – Warsaw.

Posted by Henryk Malinowski on Sunday, June 3, 2018


Next came “And You and I.” I listened hard but could not see.

Watch “I’ve Seen All Good People” from The Yes AlbumAll we are saying, is give peace a chance…

Watch “Heart of the Sunrise” from Fragile


YES! Still more to come…

Posted by Henryk Malinowski on Sunday, June 3, 2018


Watch their #1 hit, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and “Sunshine of Your Love”

Yes Ftg Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman, June 3, 2018, Warsaw, Poland, Setlist

Hold On
South Side of the Sky
And You and I
Perpetual Change
I’ve Seen All Good People
Rhythm of Love
I Am Waiting
Heart of the Sunrise
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Sunshine of Your Love


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

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 released in August/September (via Eagle Rock) a live CD and DVD of the band’s show from March 2017 recorded live in Manchester, U.K., mixed in OE Audio by Paul Linford and Trevor Rabin. Neither title is available for pre-order yet.

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

Jun 03 – Warsaw, Poland – Warszawa Park Sowińskiego
Jun 05 – Mannheim, Germany – Zeltfestival
Jun 07 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
Jun 09 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jun 12 – Newcastle, U.K. – Newcastle City Hall
Jun 13 – York, U.K. – York Barbican
Jun 17 – London, U.K. – The O2 (Stone Free Festival)

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


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  1. YesWest
    #1 YesWest 5 June, 2018, 14:01

    I love this band, saw them last year and have tickets to see them again on this tour, and I have to admit I am sorely disappointed they have changed almost nothing with the set list. With all of the songs to pick from, they couldn’t throw in a few different tunes? Here’s some suggestions guys: Starship Trooper, Wondrous Stories, Long Distance Runaround, The Calling, Walls, Love will find a way.

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    • Carl Peart
      Carl Peart 5 June, 2018, 14:35

      exactly–new material/deep Yes cuts–the setlist for both incarnations of this band seem to stick to the same overall songs for the past 25 years when the catalog is so Deep—largest% of audience are die-hard fans—give it to us!

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      • Me
        Me 7 June, 2018, 05:32

        I’m guessing you havent actually seen a setlist of the real Yes in several years.

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    • Yesiammark
      Yesiammark 5 June, 2018, 15:48

      Agree, with the set list suggestions from YWest. Otherwise, this is really the only Yes band, with Anderson singing. With the 2 bands would unite somehow. The whole is still greater than the sum of its parts

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      • Me
        Me 7 June, 2018, 05:33

        The members of the actual Yes have much longer tenures in Yes than ARW do. So ARW is the fake Yes. Fact.

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        • Greg Brodsky
          Greg Brodsky 7 June, 2018, 21:52

          I’m not sure what you’re referring to by “the actual Yes.” But if you’re referring to the current band billed solely as Yes, then your statement isn’t correct. As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson (1968) preceded Steve Howe (1970) in the band by several years. And Rick Wakeman (1971) joined before Alan White (1972) did.

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