Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Yes’ debut, Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman have announced the first dates of a 100-show world tour that they’re calling Quintessential Yes: The 50th Anniversary Tour. They also revealed plans for a compilation, a live recording and new music.
After spending June playing across Europe, they’ll begin the U.S. leg on Aug. 26 at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles, where Yes first played as a headliner in 1971. As of now, they have only confirmed nine more shows between then and Sept. 9 concert at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, Ohio, but a press release says that at least 20 more North American dates for early 2019 will be announced in the near future, as will legs covering South America, Central and Southern Europe, and Japan and the Far East. The trio will be bolstered by bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Louis Molino III. You can see the dates below and get full ticketing information, including VIP packages, at their website.
Lead singer Jon Anderson has curated a two-CD/three-LP compilation of Yes that Warner Bros. will release on an as-yet unknown date in August. At roughly the same time, Eagle Rock will put out a live CD/DVD of their March 2017 show from Manchester, England. The group also plans on finishing up an album that will serve as the first time the three men have worked together on new material since 1991’s Union. That record is expected in late 2018 or early 2019.
The iteration of Yes with longtime members Steve Howe and Alan White will embark on their own 50th anniversary tour beginning June 5 in St. Charles, Ill., and concluding July 28 in Atlanta. You can see all the dates here.
Yes Featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman U.S. Tour Dates
8/26 — Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
8/27 — San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
8/29 — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
8/31 — Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
9/1 — Las Vegas, NV @ Westgate Resort & Casino
9/3 — Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion
9/5 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
9/7 — Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
9/8 — Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live
9/9 — Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center