YES Featuring JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN, RICK WAKEMAN Announce North American Tour; New Album Expected In 2018
April 10, 2017, 8 months ago
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, 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 US 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 US again from August 26th through October 11th. 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 UK show of their recent European tour (at Manchester Apollo, on March 25th), for release later this year. And to the delight of longtime YES fans, all three were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Fame on April 7th.
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’ 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. With over 17,000 concerts and live events to his credit and still counting, he has produced national and international tours for YES, Billy Crystal, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Gladys Knight, The Isley Bros., Earth Wind & Fire, ARW, 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 American producer of Live 8. In 2001, he produced the United We Stand concert at RFK Stadium to benefit the victims of the September 11th attacks.
26 - Stockton, CA - Bob Hope Theater
28 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery
31 - Las Vegas, NV - Smith Center
2 - Layton, UT - The Kenley Amphitheater
3 - Littleton, CO - Hudson Gardens
5 - Kansas City, MO - Kauffman Center
7 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
9 - Hammond, IN - Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
12 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
13 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
15 - Akron, OH - Goodyear Theater at East End
16 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
18 - Quebec City, QC - Grand Theatre du Quebec City
19 - Montreal, QC - St. Denis Theatre
23 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre
24 - Brookville, NY - Tilles Center
27 - Newark, NJ - NJ PAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
29 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center
30 - Trenton, NJ - Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
1 - Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
4 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theater
7 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Casino
8 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
11 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall