Jon Anderson Will Reclaim Yes For North American Tour

By Rami Abou-Sabe

Fresh off his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, Jon Anderson is set to tour as Yes for the first time in years. Founding member and lead singer Anderson, along with ousted members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman will reclaim the band name Yes after touring as ARW since 2016.

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Yes’ most sought after lineup has not been intact since health issues derailed the band in the mid-2000s. But Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman joined current members Steve Howe and Alan White onstage at the 32nd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for scorching versions of “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

Now the prog-rock group is set to bring the Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman lineup to Yes fans around the country.

“It’s very simple: The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name,” Anderson said in a press release. “Yes music is in our DNA.” It’s unclear how the trio secured the rights to use the name.

Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman will play Boston’s Orpheum Theatre Wednesday, October 4th. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 14th at 10:00 AM.

Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman tour dates:

8/26 – Stockton, CA – Bob Hope Theater
8/28 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
8/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center
9/2 – Layton, UT – The Kenley Amphitheater
9/3 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens
9/5 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center
9/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
9/9 – Hammond, IN – Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
9/12 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
9/13 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
9/15 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
9/16 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
9/18 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theatre du Quebec City
9/19 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
9/23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
9/24 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center
9/27 – Newark, NJ – NJ PAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
9/29 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
9/30 – Trenton, NJ – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
10/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
10/4 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10/7 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
10/8 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
10/11 – Clearwater, FL -Ruth Eckerd Hall

The lineup of Yes featuring Steve Howe and Alan White will continue to their Yestival tour at the following stops:

8/4 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
8/5 – Boone, NC – Holmes Convocation Center
8/7 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
8/8 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
8/10 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods
8/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/12 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Center
8/16 – Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
8/17- Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/19- Elgin, IL- Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino
8/20 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/22 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
8/23 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
8/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
8/26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
8/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
9/3 – Tulalip, WA – Tulalip Amphitheatre

Comments

One Comment

  1. There are so many inaccuracies in this story. Who fact checked this?

    1. Rami Abou-Sabe says:

      Hey Mark, we received conflicting reports this morning about the touring lineups of both versions of Yes. As details have emerged, we’ve updated the article.

  2. Steve Howe must have really dissed Jon and Rick off during the award ceremony by refusing to speak to either one! Someone (I’m guessing Jon) put feelers out to see if a reunion was possible and Steve went out of his way to quash those rumors. Why can’t you guys get along. At least three of you purport to be Christians…!

  3. Paul Watson says:

    Where did you get your incredibly inaccurate information from? Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin have NEVER been öusted” from Yes????? They left on their own accord. Rick Wakeman FIVE TIMES! Wow…. talk about fake news. It’s not that hard to source this information. And YES has put out THREE ALBUMS since 2000 and toured and played countless concerts around the world. Who fed you this garbage or did you make it up as you went?

    1. Rami Abou-Sabe says:

      Hey Paul, thanks for reading. Ousted simply refers to the fact that ARW have not been allowed to use the band name, not the departure of the members. And while Yes has put out music and toured, the ARW lineup has not.

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