Long-time YES fans, rejoice! Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that after a hiatus of 25 years, they are to reform the definitive YES line-up as –ANDERSON, RABIN AND WAKEMAN (aka ARW).
Since they last played together in 1990 on the highly successful YES ‘Union Tour’, there have been various hybrid versions of the band. However, none featured the iconic voice of Jon Anderson, the outstanding guitar talent of Trevor Rabin, and the keyboard wizardry of Rick Wakeman. The aim of the band will be to restore the standard of excellence in performance that they established with their 1990 shows – which saw YES members past and present come together for the first (and only) time of the legendary band’s career.
“To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words,” explains Jon. “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,” adds Rick. “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.”
“After 18 years of immersing myself in film scoring, I couldn’t be happier to be going out on tour with Jon and Rick,” says Trevor. “After we worked together for the first time on the Union tour in the 90’s, we were determined to play together again. It’s a dream to be going out with Jon and Rick after so many years. We are all completely dedicated to this project.”
The most successful prog rock group of all time, YES was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of units with releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One and 90125, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours.
While Rick is associated with the ’70s “prog era” of the band (which saw YES become a worldwide stadium headliner) and Trevor associated with the ’80s “pop era” of the band (which furthered the band’s popularity – including the band’s biggest chart success), Jon is the bridge between both factions (as he was a member of both eras).
Not content to rest on past glory, Jon, Trevor and Rick are working on new songs, which are currently being recorded. The band will make its live debut in North America in October/November, followed by the Rest of the World in 2017.
The Rest of the World Tour will be coming to the UK in March 2017, where ARW will be playing nine shows starting at the Cardiff Arena on the 12th and finishing at the Manchester Apollo on the 25th, with one Belgian and one Dutch date falling on the 27th and 28th.
Additional dates may be added.
UK (March 2017):
On Sale Now. Tickets available at Myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com
Sun/Mar-12 Cardiff Arena
Mon/Mar-13 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed/Mar-15 Brighton Dome
Thu/Mar-16 Bournemouth International Centre
Sun/Mar-19 London Hammersmith Apollo
Tue/Mar-21 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Wed/Mar-22 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Fri /Mar-24 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat/Mar-25 Manchester Apollo
BELGIUM (March 2017)
On Sale Now, here.
Mon/Mar-27 Brussels Cirque Royal, Belgium
NETHERLANDS (March 2017)
On Sale Now, here.
Tues/Mar-28 Utrecht TivoliVredenburg, Netherlands
U.S. Updated Itinerary (October/November 2016)
All dates are on sale now.
Tickets available at: www.ARW-tour.com
Tue/Oct-04 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Thu/Oct-06 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Fri/Oct-07 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sun/Oct-09 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Mon/Oct-10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Wed/Oct-12 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
Sat/Oct-15 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Sun/Oct-16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Wed/Oct-19 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
Fri/Oct-21 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sat/Oct-22 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Mon/Oct-24 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
Wed/Oct-26 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Fri/Oct-28 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
Sat/Oct-29 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater at East End
Tue/Nov-01 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Wed/Nov-02 Buffalo, NY UB Center For The Arts
Fri/Nov-04 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino
Sat/Nov-05 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Mon/Nov-07 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Wed/Nov-09 St Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Fri/Nov-11 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Sat/Nov-12 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Mon/Nov-14 Austin, TX ACL at the Moody Theater
Wed/Nov-16 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Thu/Nov-17 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theater
Sat/Nov-19 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Sun/Nov-20 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Tue/Nov-22 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum
Fri/Nov-25 San Francisco, CA Masonic
Sun/Nov-27 San Jose, CA City National Civic Center
Tue/Nov-29 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall