“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!”
Meanwhile, the other Yes issued the following statement: “While Jon Anderson has rights to use the name as one of the co-owners of the trademark, Yes’ position is that every effort should be made by promoters, ticket agencies and all involved to respect Yes’ magnificent and loyal fan base and minimize confusion regarding the use of Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman.”
After seeing Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman in 2016, one review described the combination as "More Yes than Yes." Since reuniting for last year's U.S. tour, 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 U.S. 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 and Roll Hall Fame on April 7th.
Thew following are confirmed 2017 Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman tour dates:
8/26 - Bob Hope Theater - Stockton, CA
8/28 - Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA
8/31 - Smith Center - Las Vegas, NV
Sep- 2 - The Kenley Amphitheater - Layton, UT
Sep- 3 - Hudson Gardens - Littleton, CO
Sep- 5 - Kauffman Center - Kansas City, MO
Sep- 7 - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Sep- 9 - Horseshoe Casino - Hammond, IN
Sep- 12 - Fraze Pavilion - Kettering, OH
Sep- 13 - Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
Sep- 15 - Goodyear Theater at East End - Akron, OH
Sep- 16 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON
Sep- 18 - Grand Theatre du Quebec City - Quebec City, QC
Sep- 19 - St. Denis Theatre - Montreal, QC
Sep- 23 - Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT
Sep- 24 - Tilles Center - Brookville, NY
Sep- 27 - NJ PAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) - Newark, NJ
Sep- 29 - Santander Performing Arts Center - Reading, PA
Sep- 30 - Patriots Theater at the War Memorial - Trenton, NJ
Oct- 1 - Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, PA
Oct- 4 - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA
Oct- 7 - Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Niagara Falls, NY
Oct- 8 - Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank, NJ
Oct- 11 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL
Additional U.S. and International dates to be announced soon.
Go to www.YESfeaturingARW.com for ticket information.