Former Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have officially announced plans to play together in a new musical project called Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman — or ARW. The band will head out on its first tour this fall, a cross-country U.S. trek that’s plotted out from an October 4 show in Orlando, Florida, through a November 25 concert in San Francisco.
Tickets for the tour, billed as An Evening of Yes Music & More, will go on sale soon. A number of VIP packages also will be sold via SLOTix.com.
Meanwhile, the trio currently is working on new original music, and also has plans to mount a world tour in 2017.
“To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words,” says Anderson. “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.”
Adds Wakeman, “Trevor and I have wanted to play Yes music together since the Union Tour…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.”
Anderson is Yes’ founding frontman and he played with most of the group’s incarnations from 1968 to 2008. Wakeman became Yes’ keyboardist in 1971 and was a member of the band on and off until 2004. Rabin played guitar and sang in the group from 1982 to 1994.
Here are all of ARW’s confirmed U.S. tour dates:
10/4 — Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
10/6 — Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Casino
10/7 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/9 — Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
10/10 — Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
10/15 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
10/16 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
10/19 — Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
10/21 — Wallingford, CT, Toyota Oakdale Theatre
10/22 — Huntington, NY, The Paramount
10/24 — Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theater
10/26 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
10/28 — Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Event Center
10/29 — Akron, OH, Goodyear Theater at East End
11/1 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
11/2 — Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall
11/4 — New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino
11/5 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
11/7 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
11/9 — St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre
11/11 — New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
11/12 — San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
11/14 — Austin, TX, ACL at the Moody Theater
11/16 — Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
11/17 — Salt Lake City, UT, Capitol Theater
11/19 — Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl
11/20 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
11/22 — Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum
11/25 — San Francisco, CA, Masonic
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