There Are Now TWO Official Bands Called "Yes"

by VVN Music

Forget ARW, the collaboration of former Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. That name has officially been retired..

The combination of artists is now known as Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, a much more appropriate name as their shows last year were all music the trio had recorded with Yes both in the 70's version and the 80's edition (see our review and set list from a November performance by ARW.

Anderson explained the name change, saying "It’s very simple. … The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name. Yes music is in our DNA!"

Lee Pomeroy and Lou Molino III fill out the lineup.

The other, and up until now the ONLY version, of Yes will continue to tour together. Manned by classic lineup members Steve Howe and Alan White, the lineup also includes Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison.

There has been no word on how this agreement came about. It just seems to have come as a result of all of the members of both bands getting together at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night.

It also appears that the two versions of the band are going out of their way to not tour during the same time period, at least for the rest of 2017.

Yes tour dates:
  • 08/04 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • 08/05 – Boone, NC – Holmes Convocation Center
  • 08/07 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
  • 08/08 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
  • 08/10 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods
  • 08/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
  • 08/12 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Center
  • 08/16 – Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
  • 08/17- Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 08/19- Elgin, IL- Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino
  • 08/20 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 08/22 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
  • 08/23 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
  • 08/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
  • 08/26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
  • 08/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
  • 09/03 – Tulalip, WA – Tulalip Amphitheatre
Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman tour dates:
  • 08/26 – Stockton, CA – Bob Hope Theater
  • 08/28 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
  • 08/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center
  • 09/02 – Layton, UT – The Kenley Amphitheater
  • 09/03 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens
  • 09/05 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center
  • 09/07 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
  • 09/09 – Hammond, IN – Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
  • 09/12 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
  • 09/13 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
  • 09/15 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
  • 09/16 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
  • 09/18 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theatre du Quebec City
  • 09/19 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
  • 09/23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
  • 09/24 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center
  • 09/27 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 09/29 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
  • 09/30 – Trenton, NJ – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
  • 10/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
  • 10/04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
  • 10/07 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
  • 10/08 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
  • 10/11 – Clearwater, FL -Ruth Eckerd Hall

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