Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman announce 50th anniversary world tour

Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have announced the first series of dates for a 100-show world tour marking their 50th anniversary.

Billed as “Quintessential Yes”, the trio of rock veterans will begin a two-week first leg in Warsaw, Poland on June 3; the 8-show run mixes headline gigs with festival appearances in Germany, Sweden and the UK before hitting North America in 2018 and playing South America, central and southern Europe and ending in Japan and the Far East in 2019.

The lineup has also revealed a 10-date, late summer US series that will open with a rare club show performance on August 26 at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles – where the UK band first performed as a headliner in June 1971 – before continuing the US leg with an additional 20+ shows (TBA) in early 2019.

Tickets for most of the announced dates will be going on sale starting Friday, April 20.

Beyond the tour news. the ARW edition of Yes plan to celebrate the milestone with the August release of a 2CD and 3LP “Quintessential YES 50th Anniversary” anthology curated by band founder and singer Jon Anderson.

In addition, fans can also expect an early fall release of a live CD and DVD of the group’s March 2017 show in Manchester, UK, to be followed by a new studio album a late 2018/early 2019 – their first new music together in 28 years.

Yes Featuring ARW are touring at the same time as Yes, which includes veterans Steve Howe and Alan White.

Referenced in social media as the “official” Yes, the band recently launched their own 50th anniversary tour with shows in Europe and will kick off a summer North American trek in June.

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman
Quintessential Yes: The 50th Anniversary Tour


Jun 03 - Warsaw, Poland @ Park Sowinskiego
Jun 05 - Mannheim, Germany @ Zelt Festival
Jun 07 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
Jun 09 - Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
Jun 12 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ Newcastle City Hall
Jun 13 - York, UK @ York Barbican
Jun 17 - London, UK @ Stone Free Festival


Aug 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
Aug 27 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
Aug 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Aug 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Sep 01 - Las Vegas, NV @ Westgate Resort & Casino
Sep 03 - Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion
Sep 05 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
Sep 07 - Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
Sep 08 - Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live
Sep 09 - Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center

See also:

Yes announce 50th anniversary North American tour
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 3: YES
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 4: YES
Yes to release Topographic Drama live album
Search Yes at hennemusic