Yes’ Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman Tour Schedule

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Jon Anderson (Photo: Deborah Anderson Creative), Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman (Photo: Lee Wilkinson)

Jon Anderson (Photo: Deborah Anderson Creative), Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman (Photo: Lee Wilkinson)

Update: Watch the band perform “I’ve Seen All Good People” in Orlando, FL during the tour’s opener on October 4.

Fans of prog-rock titans Yes will be delighted to hear that Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have officially announced that after a hiatus of 25 years, they are to reform their Yes line-up as Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW). There will be an album and a tour – billed as “An Evening of Yes Music and More” – starting this fall.

Since they last played together in 1990 on the Yes “Union Tour,” there have been various hybrid versions of the band… but no trio.

“To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words,” said Yes co-founder and longtime lead vocalist Anderson in the band’s announcement. “I’m so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago; it’s going to be a musical adventure on so many new levels.”

“Trevor and I have wanted to play Yes music together since the ‘Union Tour’,” added longtime Yes keyboard player Wakeman. “And as for so many of us, there is no Yes music without Jon. The ‘Holy Trinity of Yes’ is for me, very much a dream come true.”

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YES was founded by Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and recorded such progressive rock classics as The Yes AlbumFragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One and 90125, as well as numerous record-breaking world tours. Yes’ signature hits include “Roundabout,” “Starship Trooper,” “Yours is no Disgrace,” “Long Distance Runaround” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

Related: Yes is among the 2017 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Wakeman performed with the group for most of their ’70s “prog era” (with additional stints in the ’90s and beyond). Guitarist and sometime lead vocalist Rabin is associated with the ’80s “pop era” of the band (which furthered the band’s popularity – including the band’s biggest chart success). Anderson is the bridge between both factions (as he was a member of both eras).

The three are recording new material. The band will make its live debut in North America in October and November, followed by the rest of the world in 2017. Tickets for many of the dates go on sale May 19-10. Click here for details.

Here’s who will be joining the trio on tour… Lee Pomeroy on bass. Says Wakeman: “I have played with arguably the 3 greatest bass players ever, Chris Squire, John Entwistle, and Lee Pomeroy!” says Rick Wakeman.” And I can’t wait to play with him again!” Louis Molino III on drums who has previously worked with Rabin and Roger Hodgson, among many others, and multi-instrumentalist Gary Cambra, a 20-year veteran with The Tubes.

ARWAnderson-Rabin-Wakeman 2016 Tour Dates:

Oct 04 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Oct 07 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 09 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Ctr
Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Oct 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Oct 14 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct 15 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Oct 16 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Oct 19 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Oct 21 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Oct 22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Oct 24 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
Oct 26 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Oct 28 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
Oct 29 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
Nov 01 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Nov 02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall
Nov 04 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino
Nov 05 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Nov 07 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Ctr
Nov 09 – St Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
Nov 11 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Nov 12 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
Nov 14 – Austin, TX ACL – Moody Theater
Nov 16 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Nov 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theater
Nov 19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
Nov 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Nov 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum
Nov 25 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic
Nov 27 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic Center
Nov 29 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 30 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
Dec 02 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
Dec 03 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Spring Resort Casino

2017 U.K. Dates (Tickets available here):

Mar 12 – Cardiff – Cardiff Arena
Mar 13 – Birmingham – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mar 15 – Brighton – Brighton Dome
Mar 16 – Bournemouth – Bournemouth International Centre
Mar 19 – London – Hammersmith Apollo
Mar 21 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
Mar 22 – Edinburgh – Usher Hall
Mar 24 – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
Mar 25 – Manchester – Manchester Apollo

European Dates

Mar 27 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
Mar 28 – Utrecht, Netherland – TivoliVredenburg

Additional shows may be added.

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