An Evening of Yes Music and More
|World tour by Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman|
Logo for the tour
|Location||North America, Europe, Asia|
|Start date||4 October 2016|
|End date||14 October 2017|
|No. of shows||91 total|
|Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman concert chronology|
An Evening of Yes Music and More was a worldwide concert tour by the rock band Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, formed by lead vocalist Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin and keyboardist Rick Wakeman, all former members of the English rock band Yes. Launched ten months after the group officially announced their formation, the tour visited theatres, halls, and arenas across North America, Europe and Asia.
The name of the tour is a reference to An Evening of Yes Music Plus, a 1989-90 concert tour by ABWH, an older band which also consisted of former Yes members, and of which Anderson and Wakeman were members.
The tour is documented on a live album and DVD.
The tour began on 4 October 2016 under the name Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman and ran until the end of summer 2017. The band started using the new name of Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman on the early 2017 tour leg, and then launched the new name in April to promote the North American summer tour.
Additional touring musicians were bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Lou Molino III. The tour marked the first time the three former Yes members performed together since Yes' Union Tour of 1991–1992. The tour saw two songs dropped from the set after only one show: "Leaves of Green" and "Starship Trooper". Other songs were steadily added to the set as Rabin's confidence in his voice improved; the song "Lift Me Up" was added for the second show on 7 October 2016, and a fan favourite, "Changes", was added to the show on 22 October 2016.
Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Anderson stated that the band would perform classic Yes songs like "Awaken" and "And You and I" as well as some songs from Talk (1994), 90125 (1983) and Big Generator (1987). Anderson also hinted at the songs "Perpetual Change" and "Starship Trooper" to be played. He also assured that the setlist shouldn't fluctuate from night to night, stating: "It's like a movie to me, a play. Once you've got [the setlist] right, you stick to it since it'll only get better. If you start changing it you finish up a little bit confused."
Setlist 2 (26 August 2017 onwards)
On the 26 August 2017 the band changed their setlist dramatically. The new setlist is as follows:
- "Perpetual Change"
- "Hold On"
- "South Side of the Sky"
- "Lift Me Up"
(Until 9 September, 2017)
- "And You and I"
(From 9 September, 2017 onwards)
- "Rhythm of Love"
- "I am Waiting"
- "Heart of the Sunrise"
- "Make It Easy" / "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
On 5 October 2016, the band announced, via their official Facebook page, that the original shows scheduled for 6 October and 12 October were to be cancelled. The show on 6 October at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was cancelled due to a hurricane warning and has been rescheduled for the same venue on 12 October. The original 12 October show at the Heinz Hall in Pittsburg has been cancelled due to an orchestra strike in the city and has been rescheduled for 30 October 2016 at the Byham Theatre. On 12 October 2016, ARW announced a second London show.
On 19 October 2016 Wakeman announced, via his personal blog, that an Israel show has been booked for 7 March 2017 and Japan dates for April 2017 before returning to North America in the summer of 2017.
|4 October 2016||Orlando||United States||Hard Rock Live|
|7 October 2016||Clearwater||Ruth Eckerd Hall|
|9 October 2016||Durham||Durham Performing Arts Center|
|10 October 2016||Atlanta||Fox Theatre|
|12 October 2016||Hollywood||Seminole Hard Rock Casino – rescheduled show|
|14 October 2016||Bethlehem||Sands Bethlehem Event Center|
|15 October 2016||Glenside||Keswick Theatre|
|16 October 2016|
|19 October 2016||Boston||Wang Theatre|
|21 October 2016||Wallingford||Oakdale Theatre|
|22 October 2016||Huntington||The Paramount|
|24 October 2016||Montclair||Wellmont Theatre|
|26 October 2016||Red Bank||Count Basie Theatre|
|28 October 2016||Atlantic City||Borgata Event Center|
|29 October 2016||Akron||Goodyear Theater at East End|
|30 October 2016||Pittsburgh||Byham Theatre – rescheduled show|
|1 November 2016||New York City||Beacon Theatre|
|2 November 2016||Buffalo||UB Center for the Arts|
|4 November 2016||New Buffalo||Four Winds Casino|
|5 November 2016||Chicago||Chicago Theatre|
|7 November 2016||Nashville||Schermerhorn Symphony Center|
|9 November 2016||St. Louis||Fox Theatre|
|11 November 2016||New Orleans||Saenger Theatre|
|12 November 2016||San Antonio||Majestic Theatre|
|14 November 2016||Austin||ACL at the Moody Theater|
|16 November 2016||Denver||Paramount Theatre|
|17 November 2016||Salt Lake City||Capitol Theater|
|19 November 2016||Las Vegas||The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort|
|20 November 2016||Phoenix||Celebrity Theatre|
|22 November 2016||Los Angeles||Orpheum Theatre|
|27 November 2016||San Jose||City National Civic Auditorium|
|29 November 2016||Portland||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall|
|30 November 2016||Seattle||Moore Theatre|
|2 December 2016||Anaheim||City National Grove of Anaheim|
|3 December 2016||Indio||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino|
|4 December 2016||San Francisco||Masonic Auditorium - rescheduled show|
|7 March 2017||Tel Aviv||Israel||Menora Mivtachim Arena|
|12 March 2017||Cardiff||Wales||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff|
|13 March 2017||Birmingham||England||Symphony Hall|
|15 March 2017||Brighton||Brighton Dome|
|16 March 2017||Bournemouth||Bournemouth International Centre|
|18 March 2017||London||Eventim Apollo|
|19 March 2017|
|21 March 2017||Nottingham||Nottingham Royal Concert Hall|
|22 March 2017||Edinburgh||Scotland||Usher Hall|
|24 March 2017||Glasgow||Glasgow Royal Concert Hall|
|25 March 2017||Manchester||England||O2 Apollo Manchester|
|27 March 2017||Brussels||Belgium||Koninklijk Circus|
|28 March 2017||Utrecht||Netherlands||Tivolivredenburg|
|17 April 2017||Tokyo||Japan||Tokyo Orchard Hall|
|18 April 2017|
|19 April 2017|
|21 April 2017||Osaka||Osaka Archaic Hall|
|22 April 2017||Hiroshima||Hiroshima Club Quattro|
|24 April 2017||Nagoya||Shimin Kaikan Chu Hall|
|13 July 2017||Charlotta||Poland||Open Theatre|
|15 July 2017||Sankt Goarshausen||Germany||Night of the Prog Festival at Freilichtbühne Loreley|
|17 July 2017||Rome||Italy||Cavea dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica|
|19 July 2017||Schio||Arena Campagnola|
|20 July 2017||Saint-Julien-en-Genevois||France||Stade des Burgondes|
|22 July 2017||Àrbatax||Italy||Piazzale degli Scogli Rossi|
|26 August 2017||Stockton||United States||Bob Hope Theatre|
|28 August 2017||Saratoga||Mountain Winery|
|29 August 2017||Friant||Table Mountain Casino|
|31 August 2017||Las Vegas||Smith Center|
|2 September 2017||Layton||The Kenley Amphitheater|
|3 September 2017||Littleton||Hudson Gardens|
|5 September 2017||Kansas City||Kauffman Center|
|8 September 2017||Welch||Treasure Island Resort & Casino|
|9 September 2017||Milwaukee||Riverside Theater (rescheduled show)|
|12 September 2017||Kettering||Fraze Pavilion|
|13 September 2017||Vienna||Wolf Trap|
|15 September 2017||Akron||Goodyear Theater at East End|
|16 September 2017||Toronto||Canada||Massey Hall|
|18 September 2017||Quebec City||Grand Theatre du Quebec City|
|19 September 2017||Montreal||Théâtre St-Denis|
|21 September 2017||Port Chester||United States||Capitol Theatre|
|23 September 2017||Wallingford||Toyota Oakdale Theatre|
|24 September 2017||Brookville||Tilles Center|
|27 September 2017||Newark||New Jersey Performing Arts Center|
|29 September 2017||Reading||Santander Performing Arts Center|
|30 September 2017||Trenton||Patriots Theater at the War Memorial|
|1 October 2017||Philadelphia||Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center|
|4 October 2017||Boston||Orpheum Theater|
|5 October 2017||Albany||Palace Theatre|
|7 October 2017||Niagara Falls||Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino|
|8 October 2017||Red Bank||Count Basie Theatre|
|10 October 2017||Mebourne||King Center for the Performing Arts|
|11 October 2017||Clearwater||Ruth Eckerd Hall|
|13 October 2017||West Palm Beach||Kravis Center for the Performing Arts|
|14 October 2017||Miami||Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts|
- "LIVE CD & DVD". Retrieved 13 April 2018.
There will [...] be released in August/September by Eagle Rock a Live CD and DVD of the band’s show from March 2017 recorded live in Manchester, UK, featuring special mixed in OE Audio by Paul Linford and Trevor Rabin.
- "ARW – Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman".
- "RWCC > Grumpy Old Rick's Ramblings October 2016". Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
- mrputerz (22 October 2016). "Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW) Changes - Live @ the Paramount 10-22-16" – via YouTube.
- Iain Hornal [@HornalMusic] (19 April 2017). "Last Tokyo show today on the @ARWTour with Yes ft Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman - I'm loving playing those classic Squi…" (Tweet). Retrieved 20 May 2017 – via Twitter.
- "ARW- Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman- Owner Of A Lonely Heart- 11-22-2016 Orpheum Los Angeles". Retrieved 25 December 2016.
- McAfee, Patrick. "Anderson Rabin Wakeman, Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, The Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles". Retrieved 25 December 2016.
At this show in Los Angeles, ARW was accompanied on Owner of a Lonely Heart, by Rabin's son Ryan on the drums.
- Greene, Andy (19 September 2016). "Jon Anderson on New Yes Spinoff Band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chances (Eight years after Yes hit the road without him, singer will revive band's catalog with Rick Wakeman, Trevor Rabin)". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- The Prog Report (29 July 2016). "Trevor Rabin Interview - The Prog Report" – via YouTube.
- "Yes, These Guys Still Have It: ARW takes to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater — 10.07.16".
- "ARW Mix and Match Yes Music in U.S. Tour Opener: Videos and Set List".
- "Anderson Rabin Wakeman announce extra 2017 London date". 12 October 2016.
- YES featuring ARW [@YESfeaturingARW] (14 October 2016). "#ARW have announced a 2nd London date in March due to overwhelming demand. Tour Tickets -" (Tweet) – via Twitter.