Former Yes Members Reunite in ARW

ARW

Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman come together once again to form supergroup Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman.

By Tony Antunovich @tonyantunovich

Back in 1991, veteran British Prog Rock band Yes released Union, an album that not only symbolized the unification of eight Yes members -- the late Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye, Alan White, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford -- but also spawned one of the most outstanding world tours (in-the-round even) of their careers. Now after 25 years, three of the most prominent former members of Yes -- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman -- have reunited again in Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW).

The band's goal is said to be to "restore the standard of excellence in performance that they established with their 1991 shows," which boasted the only time in history that both past and present Yes members came together.

The guys are currently hard at work on new material in the recording studio, and will release a brand new album as ARW in the near future.

"To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words," Anderson said. "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 added. "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."

Fans will also be happy to know that the band will be embarking on a full U.S. tour this coming Fall, with the rest of the world to follow in 2017. The worldwide ARW Tour is being produced by veteran concert promoter Larry Magid, who has served as producer on tours for Yes, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Earth Wind & Fire, Il Divo, The Allman Brothers Band, Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington Jr. and several others.

All confirmed dates for the upcoming Fall 2016 ARW tour follow.

October

  • 4 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
  • 6 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Casino
  • 7 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 9 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Ctr
  • 10 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
  • 15 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
  • 16 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
  • 19 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
  • 21 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre
  • 22 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
  • 24 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
  • 26 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
  • 28 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Event Center
  • 29 - Akron, OH - Goodyear Theater at East End

November

  • 1 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
  • 2 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
  • 4 - New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino
  • 5 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
  • 7 - Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Ctr
  • 9 - St Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
  • 11 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
  • 12 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
  • 14 - Austin, TX - ACL at the Moody Theater
  • 16 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
  • 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theater
  • 19 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
  • 20 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
  • 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum
  • 25 - San Francisco, CA - Masonic

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