by VVN Music
Three former members of Yes, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin, have formed the new group Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW).
The three artists have not played together in 26 years, since 1990's Union Tour by Yes. Anderson was an original member of the band when it formed in 1968 and was a member until 1980, again from 1982 to 1988 and, finally, from 1990 to 2008. Wakeman joined Yes in 1971 and had five stints with the band, 1971 to 1974, 1976 to 1980, 1990 to 1992, 1995 to 1996 and 2002 to 2004. Rabin was with them from 1982 to 1994.
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.
Anderson said, "To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words. 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."
Wakeman added "Trevor and I have wanted to play Yes music together since the Union Tour 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 trio are currently in the studio recording new music and will hit the road for a world tour staring October 4 in Orlando, FL.
The first run of dates:
- 10/04 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
- 10/06 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Casino
- 10/07 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
- 10/09 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
- 10/10 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
- 10/15 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
- 10/16 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
- 10/19 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
- 10/21 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre
- 10/22 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
- 10/24 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
- 10/26 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
- 10/28 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Event Center
- 10/29 - Akron, OH - Goodyear Theater at East End
- 11/01 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
- 11/02 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
- 11/04 - New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino
- 11/05 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
- 11/07 - Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- 11/09 - St Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
- 11/11 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
- 11/12 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
- 11/14 - Austin, TX - ACL at the Moody Theater
- 11/16 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
- 11/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theater
- 11/19 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
- 11/20 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
- 11/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum
- 11/25 - San Francisco, CA - Masonic