Fresh off of their recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction this past Friday, April 7, rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that, effective immediately, they will officially be known as YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.
“It’s very simple,” explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson. “The fans want it, we want it, and it’s our right to use the name. YES music is in our DNA!” For tickets, tour, VIP information, go to YESfeaturingARW.com.
We here at HRAC have always been staunch supporters of all things Yes-related. Yours truly saw the then-named ARW perform a stellar set at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey last October 26 (and you can read my review of that show right here). I interviewed Jon Anderson exclusively for HRAC last summer, and I’ve also spoken with Rick Wakeman, Trevor Rabin, Steve Howe, the late Chris Squire, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, and Jon Davison along the way. (Incidentally, additional, separate convos with both Wakeman and Rabin are waiting in the wings for future postings here, so stay tuned.)
A myriad of hi-res Yes-related recordings abound at 192/24 and 96/24 on HDtracks, not to mention Steven Wilson’s masterful hi-res 5.1 remixes on Blu-ray for The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge (which he and I discussed at length here), Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Relayer. Here’s hoping more SW Yes 5.1 mixes are on the way. Going for the One would seem to be the next logical entry, don’t you think?
Since reuniting for a U.S. tour in 2016, YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman have performed sold-out shows in Israel, the UK, Belgium, and Holland, and have a Japanese tour scheduled for April. Due to public demand, they return to tour the U.S. again from August 26 through October 11 (see dates below). Additionally, the trio will be recording new material throughout the summer for a projected album release in early 2018. Also upcoming is a DVD filmed at the final UK show of their recent European tour at the Manchester Apollo on March 25 for release later this year.
YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman – Confirmed 2017 Tour Dates
Go to www.YESfeaturingARW.com for on-sale information; all shows are going on-sale shortly, with additional U.S. and international dates to be announced soon