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Concerts: Anderson Rabin Wakeman Announce Fall US Tour

Posted on Saturday, May 14 @ 12:55:35 UTC by admin

From the tour website: "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 (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.'

"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 [see dates below], followed by the Rest of the World in 2017.

"The worldwide ARW Tour is being produced by legendary concert promoter Larry Magid, who is considered an architect and leader of the modern concert business. With over 16,000 concerts to his credit and still counting, he has produced national and international tours for Yes, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Earth Wind & Fire, Il Divo, The Allman Brothers Band, Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington Jr. and many others. In 1985 Larry Magid co-produced the American portion of Live Aid and in 2005 he was the producer of Live 8."

Oct 04 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Oct 06 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Oct 07 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 09 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct 10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
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 Center
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 at the Moody Theater
Nov 16 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Nov 17 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theater
Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Nov 20 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Nov 22 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Nov 25 San Francisco, CA Masonic

[Source: ARW website]

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