Monday, April 10, 2017

Yes veterans reunite for North American tour

Yes veterans Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have announced dates for a North American tour following their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 7.

Officially billed as Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, the trio first regrouped for a US trek last year and some select UK and European dates under the banner Anderson Rabin Wakeman (ARW).

Now they return to North American for a 7-week run of shows starting in Stockton, CA on August 26.

"It's very simple," says Anderson. “The fans want it, we want it and it's our right to use the name. Yes music is in our DNA!”

Band co-founder Anderson and Wakeman are predominantly associated with the 1970s "prog era" of the band while Rabin helped propel the group to mainstream success in the 1980s.

The group’s touring lineup is rounded out with a rhythm section featuring bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Louis Molino III.

The Yes trio will be recording new material throughout the summer for a projected album release of early 2018, while a DVD of the final UK show of their recent European tour will be released later this year.

The 2017 shows will see Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman touring North America at the same time as Yes, which includes veterans Steve Howe and Alan White.

That lineup recently revealed plans for a US tour dubbed Yestival that will feature guests Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.

Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman
2017 North American tour

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

See also:

VIDEO: Rush induct Yes into 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Yes announce Yestival summer US tour
Yes to perform on SiriusXM live special ahead of Rock Hall induction
Rock Hall: Geddy Lee of Rush will NOT perform with Yes at 2017 induction
Search Yes at hennemusic