Yes should love this. The band's original vocalist Jon Anderson, along with keyboardist Rick Wakeman and guitarist Trevor Rabin, both of whom made their mark with Yes in the 70s and 80s, respectively, are coming together after a hiatus of 25 years as Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW).
It was 1990 when the three last played together during the Union tour, which featured eight members of Yes. The aim of ARW is the restore the standard of excellence in performance that they established in 1990.
"To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words," Anderson says. "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."
"Trevor and I have wanted to play Yes music together since the Union tour," Wakeman adds. "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."
While the keyboardist is associated with the '70s "prog era" of the band, Rabin was part of the band's '80s "pop era". Anderson is the bridge between both factions.
Not content to rest on past glory, ARW are working on new songs and recording. The band will make its live debut in North America in October and November, followed by more dates in 2017.
The following are confirmed dates, and on-sales for each market will be announced soon. Additional dates may be added:
10/04 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
10/06 - Seminole Hard Rock Casino - Hollywood, FL
10/07 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL
10/09 - Durham Performing Arts Center - Durham, NC
10/10 - Fox Theatre - Atlanta, GA
10/15 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA
10/16 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA
10/19 - Wang Theatre - Boston, MA
10/21 - Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT
10/22 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY
10/24 - Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
10/26 - Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank, NJ
10/28 - Borgata Event Center - Atlantic City, NJ
10/29 - Goodyear Theater at East End - Akron, OH
11/01 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
11/02 - Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh, PA
11/04 - Four Winds Casino - New Buffalo, MI
11/05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
11/07 - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN
11/09 - Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO
11/11 - Saenger Theatre - New Orleans, LA
11/12 - Majestic Theatre - San Antonio, TX
11/14 - ACL at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX
11/16 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
11/17 - Capitol Theater - Salt Lake City, UT
11/19 - The Pearl - Las Vegas, NV
11/20 - Celebrity Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/22 - Orpheum - Los Angeles, CA
11/25 - Masonic - San Francisco, CA