Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AndersonPonty Band Featuring Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty Set North America Spring 2016 Tour

In support of their critically acclaimed CD/DVD release Better Late Than Never, the AndersonPonty Band, featuring original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, will be touring North America this spring.

The band played a series of US dates in the Fall of 2015 and are excited to bring their music to the fans once again.

AndersonPonty Band tour dates:

Apr 28 – Fox Tucson Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Apr 30 – The Canyon Theater – Agoura Hills, CA
May 01 – The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
May 04 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
May 06 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
May 07 – One World Theatre – Austin, TX
May 10 – Ames Center – Burnsville, MN
May 11 – The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
May 13 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
May 14 – Barrymore Theatre – Madison, WI
May 17 – Riviera Theatre – N. Tonawanda, NY
May 18 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY
May 20 – Cabot Performing Arts Center – Beverly, MA
May 21 – Calvin Theater – Northampton, MA
May 23 – The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
May 25 – The Egg – Hart Theatre – Albany, NY
May 26 – St. Denis Theatre – Montreal, Canada
May 27 – Palais Montcalm – Quebec, Canada

Better Late Than Never features outstanding performances by the group from September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, as well as some innovative production.

Along with some breathtaking new musical compositions, “Better Late Than Never” also showcases rearrangements of classic Yes hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories.”

The album also includes some of Jean Luc Ponty’s beloved compositions, with Jon’s lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as “Infinite Mirage,” a new song incorporating Jean Luc’s classic tune “Mirage.”

“A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc’s music," Anderson says. “To be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is.”

Ponty adds, “Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon’s creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.”

The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars (Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White); Wally Minko on keyboards (Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow); Keith Jones on bass (Airto, Santana, Kenny Loggins and Jean Luc Ponty); and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion (Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson).

For more information, visit the official AndersonPonty Band website at http://www.andersonpontyband.com.