Following the hugely successful launch of their North America tour, which kicked off last week to rave reviews, former Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman (ARW) have announced a second London date to their 2017 March UK tour.
Due to overwhelming demand, ARW will now play Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Saturday 18th of March in addition to Sunday 19th. They will be playing ten shows starting at the Cardiff Arena on the 12th and finishing at the Manchester Apollo on the 25th. The full list of dates can be viewed below.
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', and '90125', which producer Trevor Horn recent hailed as the best album he's ever worked on.
Speaking exclusively to eonmusic at the Progressive Music Awards, which were held in London in September, Anderson said of ARW: "Life shouldn’t stand still, and you want to go out there and do great shows, and Rick and Trevor are fabulous to be around; they’re lovely people."
Since the trio of ARW 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.
Finally, Anderson has suggested that another 'Union' with Yes may still take place. In a world exclusive revealed by eonmusic earlier this month, the singer told us: “You never know, you never know”, he said candidly, before elaborating: “There’s the idea, if we get welcomed into the [Rock And Roll] Hall Of Fame on our 50th year, which is 2018, that’s when we’ll all get together. There’ll be about twenty of us on stage. It would be cool!”
ARW 2017 U.K. Tour Dates
12 Mar - Cardiff Arena
13 Mar - Birmingham Symphony Hall
15 Mar - Brighton, Dome
16 Mar - Bournemouth, International Centre
18 Mar - London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
19 Mar - London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
21 Mar - Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
22 Mar - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
24 Mar - Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
25 Mar - Manchester, Apollo
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