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Jon Anderson photo by Tim Cashmere

Jon Anderson Trevor Rabin Rick Wakeman Say Yes To ARW

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 13, 2016

in Live,New Music,News

Three former members of Yes, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin, have formed the new group Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW).

The three artists have not played together in 26 years, since 1990’s Union Tour by Yes. Anderson was an original member of the band when it formed in 1968 and was a member until 1980, again from 1982 to 1988 and, finally, from 1990 to 2008. Wakeman joined Yes in 1971 and had five stints with the band, 1971 to 1974, 1976 to 1980, 1990 to 1992, 1995 to 1996 and 2002 to 2004. Rabin was with them from 1982 to 1994.

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.

Anderson said, “To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words. 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.”

Wakeman added “Trevor and I have wanted to play Yes music together since the Union Tour 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.”

The trio are currently in the studio recording new music and will hit the road for a world tour staring October 4 in Orlando, FL.

The first run of dates:
10/04 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/06 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Casino
10/07 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/09 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
10/15 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/16 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/19 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
10/21 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
10/22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/24 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
10/26 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
10/28 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
10/29 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
11/01 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall
11/04 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino
11/05 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
11/07 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
11/09 – St Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
11/11 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
11/12 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
11/14 – Austin, TX – ACL at the Moody Theater
11/16 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theater
11/19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
11/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum
11/25 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic

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