NEW BUFFALO — Long-time YES fans, rejoice! Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that after a hiatus of 25 years, they are to reform the definitive YES line-up as – Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW).
A concert by Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman will take place at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. Hotel and dinner packages are available for the night of the concert. Tickets can be purchased beginning on Friday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Eastern exclusively through Ticketmaster online, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices for the concert start at $75 plus applicable fees.
Hotel and dinner packages include the Hard Rock and Copper Rock options. The Hard Rock option is available for $447 and includes two concert tickets, a one night hotel stay on Friday, November 4 and a $50 gift card to Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds. The Copper Rock option is available for $547 and includes two concert tickets, a one night hotel stay on Friday, November 4, and a $150 gift card to Copper Rock Steakhouse. All hotel and dinner packages must be purchased through Ticketmaster.
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.
“To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words,” explains Jon. “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,” adds Rick. “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.”
The most successful prog rock group of all time, YES was founded by Jon Anderson 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).
Not content to rest on past glory, Jon, Trevor and Rick are working on new songs, which are currently being recorded. The band will make its live debut in North America in October/November, followed by the Rest of the World in 2017.