An Evening of Yes Music and More

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An Evening of Yes Music and More
World tour by Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman
Logo for the tour
LocationNorth America, Europe, Asia
Start date4 October 2016 (2016-10-04)
End date14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
No. of shows91 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.[1]


The tour began on 4 October 2016 under the name Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman[2] and ran until the end of summer 2017.[3] 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.[4]



Pre-tour speculation[edit]

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."[8]

In a separate interview with The Prog Report Rabin stated that "Shoot High, Aim Low" was due to be performed on the tour as well as "a lot from 90125".[9]


Setlist 1 (4 October 2016 - 22 July 2017)
The currently known setlist[10][11] (all songs are by Yes unless otherwise noted):

Setlist 2 (26 August 2017 onwards)
On the 26 August 2017 the band changed their setlist dramatically. The new setlist is as follows:

  1. "Cinema"
  2. "Perpetual Change"
  3. "Hold On"
  4. "South Side of the Sky"
  5. "Lift Me Up"
    (Until 9 September, 2017)
  6. "And You and I"
  7. "Changes"
    (From 9 September, 2017 onwards)
  8. "Rhythm of Love"
  9. "I am Waiting"
  10. "Heart of the Sunrise"
  11. "Awaken"
  12. "Make It Easy" / "Owner of a Lonely Heart"


  1. "Roundabout"

Tour dates[edit]

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.[12][13]

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.[3]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country and venue.
Date City Country Venue
North America
4 October 2016 Orlando United States Hard Rock Live
6 October 2016 Hollywood Seminole Hard Rock Casino – Postponed due to Hurricane Matthew then rescheduled for 12 October 2016
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
12 October 2016 Pittsburgh Heinz Hall – Postponed due to an orchestra strike then rescheduled (at Byham Theatre) for 30 October 2016
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
25 November 2016 San Francisco Masonic Auditorium Rescheduled due to Rabin illness
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
North America
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
7 September 2017 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
(cancelled show – rescheduled on 9 September 2017)
8 September 2017 Welch Treasure Island Resort & Casino
9 September 2017 Hammond The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
(cancelled show)
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


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "ARW – Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman".
  3. ^ a b "RWCC > Grumpy Old Rick's Ramblings October 2016". Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ mrputerz (22 October 2016). "Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW) Changes - Live @ the Paramount 10-22-16" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "ARW- Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman- Owner Of A Lonely Heart- 11-22-2016 Orpheum Los Angeles". Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ The Prog Report (29 July 2016). "Trevor Rabin Interview - The Prog Report" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Yes, These Guys Still Have It: ARW takes to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater — 10.07.16".
  11. ^ "ARW Mix and Match Yes Music in U.S. Tour Opener: Videos and Set List".
  12. ^ "Anderson Rabin Wakeman announce extra 2017 London date". 12 October 2016.
  13. ^ 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.

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