Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have announced that effective immediately, they will officially be known as “YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman,” which is 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!”
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 U.K., 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. In addition to the tour dates, the trio will be recording new material throughout the summer for a projected album release of early 2018. Also upcoming is a DVD that was filmed at the final U.K. show of their recent European tour (at Manchester Apollo, on March 25), for release later this year. And to the delight of longtime YES fans, all three were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 7.
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.
Whilst Rick is predominantly 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). The touring band lineup is completed by two extraordinary musicians — Lee Pomeroy on bass and Louis Molino III on drums — who help to ensure that YES‘s immaculate artistic legacy remains intact.
The worldwide tour with YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman is being produced by renowned concert promoter Larry Magid, who is considered an architect and leader of the modern concert business.
Aug. 26 – Stockton, CA – Bob Hope Theater
Aug. 28 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Aug. 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center
Sep. 02 – Layton, UT – The Kenley Amphitheater
Sep. 03 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens
Sep. 05 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center
Sep. 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Sep. 09 – Hammond, IN – Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
Sep. 12 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Sep. 13 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Sep. 15 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
Sep. 16 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Sep. 18 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theatre du Quebec City
Sep. 19 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
Sep. 23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sep. 24 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center
Sep. 27 – Newark, NJ – NJ PAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
Sep. 29 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
Sep. 30 – Trenton, NJ – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Oct. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
Oct. 04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Oct. 07 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Casino
Oct. 08 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Oct. 11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall