Long-time YES fans, rejoiced when Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman announced that after a hiatus of 25 years, they were reforming the definitive YES line-up as – Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW).
And more good news today- if you missed out on tickets the first time their tour was announced, you’re in luck, the band have now confirmed an extra London date. Due to overwhelming demand and sell-out shows, the band have added 18 March at Eventim Apollo to their busy diaries.
The most successful prog rock group of all time, YES was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of units with releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One and 90125, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours.
While Rick is associated with the ’70s “prog era” of the band (which saw YES become a worldwide stadium headliner) and Trevor associated with the ’80s “pop era” of the band (which furthered the band’s popularity – including the band’s biggest chart success), Jon is the bridge between both factions (as he was a member of both eras).
Since they last played together in 1990 on the highly successful YES ‘Union Tour’, there have been various hybrid versions of the band. However, none featured the iconic voice of Jon Anderson, the outstanding guitar talent of Trevor Rabin, and the keyboard wizardry of Rick Wakeman.
The aim of the band will be to restore the standard of excellence in performance that they established with their 1990 shows – which saw YES members past and present come together for the first (and only) time of the legendary band’s career. Not content to rest on past glory, throughout their world tour Jon, Trevor and Rick will be delivering hits and fan-favourites from the YES catalogue brought up to date for today’s audiences.
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