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ARW

ANDERSON, RABIN & WAKEMAN

Jon Anderson (Vocals)

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album ‘Fragile’ as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken”, ‘”Gates of Delirium”and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People”, “Roundabout”, and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”. Anderson also had great success with a series of albums he did with Vangelis, and most recently released the critically-acclaimed solo album entitled ‘Survival and Other Stories’.

Jon was born John Roy Anderson in Accrington, Lancashire, England, on October 25, 1944 to Albert and Kathleen Anderson, dropping the “h” from his first name in 1970.

In 1962, Anderson joined The Warriors, where he and his brother Tony shared the role of lead vocalist. He quit this band in 1967, released two solo singles in 1968 under the pseudonym Hans Christian Anderson, and then briefly sang for the band The Gun. In March 1968, Anderson met bassist Chris Squire and joined him in a group called Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, which included guitarist Peter Banks.

Anderson, Squire, and Banks went on to form Yes, with drummer Bill Bruford and keyboardist Tony Kaye. Their eponymous debut album was released in 1969. Amongst the line-up changes (Rick Wakeman would replace Kaye in 1971 Alan White would replace Bruford in 1972) Jon stayed with the group until 1980, and this period is now known as the classic period of Yes. Jon was a major creative force and band leader throughout the period and is recognized as the main instigator of the series of epics produced by Yes at the time.

Yes released 11 critically acclaimed albums (including one live album ‘Yes songs’ and one early compilation ‘Yesterdays’) between 1969 and 1979, including such classic titles as ‘Fragile’ (which contained the band’s first hit “Roundabout”), ‘Close To The Edge’, ‘Tales From The Topographic Oceans’, ‘Relayer’ and ‘Going For The One’.

Jon rejoined a reformed Yes in 1983, which produced their most commercially successful album ‘90125’ with newcomer Trevor Rabin. After a second album ‘Big Generator’ and several world tours, Jon departed again in 1988 over the band’s continued pursuit of major commercial success and mainstream radio play. In 1989, Anderson and other former Yes members formed the group Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (ABWH), augmented by bassist Tony Levin who had played with drummer Bill Bruford in King Crimson. After the successful first ABWH album, a series of business deals caused ABWH to reunite with the then-current members of Yes (Squire, Rabin, White, Kaye), who had been out of the public eye while searching for a new lead singer. The resulting eight-man band assumed the name Yes, and the album ‘Union’ (1991) was assembled from various pieces of an in-progress second ABWH album as well as recordings that “Yes proper” had been working on, without Anderson. A successful tour followed, but the eight-man lineup of Yes never recorded a complete album together before splintering in 1992. Although many more personnel changes followed, Anderson would remain with the band until 2004. The ‘90125’ line-up recorded one more album in 1994 titled ‘Talk’. The ‘classic’ line-up (Anderson, Squire, Wakeman, Howe, White) reformed with ‘Keys To Ascension’ (1996) and ‘Keys to Ascension 2’ (1997).

Wakeman was replaced by Igor Khoroshev, who was featured on ‘Open Your Eyes’ (1997) and ‘The Ladder’ (1999) along with guitarist Billy Sherwood. The album ‘Magnification’ released in 2001 marked the second album Yes recorded with an orchestra, the first being ‘A Time And A Word’ in 1970. In 2002, Rick Wakeman returned to the band to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a major worldwide tour, which concluded in 2004.

Outside of Yes, Jon would record four celebrated albums with Oscar winner Vangelis, each of which sold over a million copies worldwide. As well as releasing a number of very successful solo albums, he has collaborated with several other artists, such as Mike Oldfield, Kitaro and former bandmate Rick Wakeman, and contributed to a number of different film soundtracks, including ‘St Elmo’s Fire’, ‘Legend’ and the re-release of the classic Fritz Lang movie ‘Metropolis’.

Most recently, he formed a new ensemble with jazz violin legend Jean-Luc Ponty in the summer of 2014, and their album and DVD entitled ‘Better Late Than Never’ was released last year and followed by a tour. Jon also teamed up with Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) release a critically acclaimed album, ‘The Invention Of Knowledge’, in June 2016.

Trevor Rabin (Guitar)

Trevor Rabin has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician and composer. Born in 1954 in Johannesburg, he is the son of a prominent lawyer Godfrey Rabin, who was also a highly respected violinist. Godfrey performed as first chair for the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra for over a decade. His mother was a well known actress and an accomplished classical pianist. Trevor showed a natural gift for music, beginning classical piano lessons from the age of six and, after hearing Hank B. Marvin from the Shadows, started playing guitar at age twelve. One year later he joined his brother Derek’s band and started playing his first local gigs soon after. This was to be a stepping stone to forming his first band with some friends, Conglomeration. Within a year of their inception Conglomeration earned a reputation as one of the best bands in Johannesburg. Before long they were headlining pop festivals with bands twice their age. Trevor began doing session work at 17 and established himself as the most sought after session guitarist in South Africa. He developed his production skills while working with all the top producers and arrangers. Notably Trevor worked closely with Mutt Lange, who would book him on all his sessions. As well as being a session musician, Trevor joined a band called Freedoms Children and played to sellout shows all over South Africa. One of the songs Trevor wrote with the band was called “Wake Up! State of Fear” and was a controversial anti-Apartheid song, which did not sit well with the establishment. After a successful year with Freedoms Children, Trevor was drafted into the South African Army. After two months of basic training, Trevor transferred from an Infantry Division to the Entertainment Unit. Soon after completing his time in the army, Trevor formed the band Rabbitt with former Conglomeration bandmates, Neil Cloud and Ronnie Robot.

Rabbitt became the most successful rock act ever to emerge from South Africa. Trevor and his band mates became teen idol pinups and virtual recluses, having to hide from overzealous fans. In 1976, Rabbitt (now a full time touring band) released its first album, Boys Will Be Boys, which went gold faster than any other South African record in history. For this album, Rabbitt won a Sarie award, the South African equivalent of a Grammy award, for Best Contemporary Pop Music. Rabbitt dominated the South African charts for two years. To this day Rabbitt is considered to be the biggest musical phenomenon ever to come out of South Africa.

Struggling with the pressures of Rabbitt and the desire to work in London, led Trevor to move to London in 1978. Here he produced such acts as Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and released his first solo album, Trevor Rabin. Two more solo albums ensued (1979’s Face to Face and 1981’s Wolf). Accepting an invitation from industry heavyweight John Kalodner, he moved to Los Angeles to play in an early version of what became Asia. Trevor bowed out of that situation to record demos for a planned solo album, but his plans changed when his demos came to the attention of former Yes bass player Chris Squire. Squire was looking for a guitarist for a new band he was putting together, and Trevor’s demos became the basis for the new group Cinema. As the album neared completion, Jon Anderson joined the band and a new incarnation of Yes was born. The Yes “comeback” album 90125 became by far the biggest-selling of the group’s career, launching the group’s only #1 single, Rabin’s “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” and only Grammy, “Cinema”.

In 1989 Trevor released his fourth solo album, “Can’ t Look Away”. After a decade of success, including four albums and four worldwide tours, Trevor parted ways with Yes. Immediately he was offered a film score, the outcome of which proved prolific. Since then he has composed the soundtracks for mega-budget Hollywood movies, enhancing the performances of stars like Will Smith, Nicholas Cage, Denzel Washington and Samuel L Jackson. Trevor has scored ten films for Jerry Bruckheimer and with over $2.4 billion in ticket sales has attested to the success of their partnership.

His theme music backs the American baseball and basketball games and his Remember The Titans score reverberates behind the Olympic Games telecasts.

His collaborations include working with Seal, Michael Jackson, Manfred Mann, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan and Paul Rodgers to name a few.

He has received numerous awards including eleven BMI Film and TV Awards, a Grammy, a Lifetime Achievement Award (Los Angeles Music Awards), a Career Achievement Award (Temecula International Film Festival), and Gold Medal for Excellence in Film Music Award (Park City Film Festival).

The awards reflect the vision that Trevor had from his early days in South Africa. Since then he has also been involved in socio-political commentary and human rights issues. His song “Wake Up! State of Fear” was one of the first anti-Apartheid songs. “Working For The People” is a power salute to the Soweto school riots. Margaret ‘Lady Afrika’ Singana sings with Trevor on “Tribal Fence” with the lyric eerily forecasting the year that Nelson Mandela would walk out of jail and end apartheid rule. “Can’t Look Away” was inspired by the anguish in South Africa prior to Mandela coming to power.

In 1997 Trevor met Mandela when he became involved in the Princes Trust Concert. The event was held in Johannesburg, which helped raise funds for the unemployed youth of South Africa. He also played at the Princes Trust Concert in 2004 at Wembley Arena with Yes.

Trevor has since become one of the most sought-after film composers in the business, with 34 films to date. He has created music that crosses barriers and genres that have made him one of the premier composers of contemporary music. As a guitarist, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, producer or recording engineer Trevor has established himself as a leader in the contemporary music field.

Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)

After studying piano privately for 12 years, Rick gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he studied piano, clarinet and orchestration. In March 2012, Prince Charles presented him with his Fellowship of the RCM. He was also made a Professor at the London College of Music.

As a much sought after session musician in the late sixties and early seventies, he played on more than 2,000 records, including such hits as Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken and David Bowie’s Space Oddity and Life on Mars, and worked with a real eclectic mixture of other notable artistes, such as Donovan, Cilla Black, Marc Bolan, Black Sabbath, Lou Reed, Mary Hopkin, Dana, Al Stewart, Elton John and John Williams.

In March 1970, he joined Strawbs. His first album with them, Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios, paved the way for ‘folk-rock’ and reviews from their concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 11th of that year did much to take Rick’s career to a new level.

He joined YES in August of 1971 and has been in and out of that band on quite a few occasions! (One journalist likened the relationship to that of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, in as much as they can’t live with each other, but in the same breath, can’t live without each other! Rick told the journalist he didn’t disagree as long as it was accepted that he was ‘Richard Burton’!)

Both as a solo artist and with YES, he has sold more than 50,000,000 albums, although he says that only past management would be able to tell you where the royalties went!

He has written two film scores for Ken Russell, (Lisztomania and Crimes of Passion), two scores for Harry Palmer films starring Michael Caine, (Bullet to Beijing and Midnight in St Petersburg), and the award-winning White Rock, as well as Gole, Hero, A Day After The Fair and two horror films, Creepshow 2 and The Burning.

He has also carved out quite a television career, appearing on every single episode of the Grumpy Old Men series and on Countdown just under 100 times. He has also accepted numerous invites for Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You, and is now in his fifth year as a regular presenter on Watchdog. On Radio 4, he can be regularly heard on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and It’s Your Round.

He has two books currently available – Grumpy Old Rockstar and Further Adventures of a Grumpy Old Rockstar – both of which made the bestsellers list. The third in the series is due for release shortly.

Rick still finds time each year to perform concerts around the world, which can range from his extremely popular one-man show to extravaganzas with symphony orchestras and choirs.

For the first time in his long and varied career, he performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013, with 12 shows at The Assembly Rooms which were highly critically acclaimed, and he fast became the festival’s ‘Must See Show’.

In 2014, he delivered some major live performances of his acclaimed multi-million selling work, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, including two sold-out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which resulted in him winning the Live Event of the Year award at the Prog Music Awards.

He recently revived his The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table album, re-releasing it with additional music, and performing it in its entirety, together with the Orion Orchestra and the English Chamber Choir, as the headline set on the second day of the inaugural Stone Free festival at London’s O2 Arena.

Life is rarely dull for Rick or those around him!

Lee Pomeroy (Bass)

Lee is an award winning composer and producer, as well as being an in demand session musician. As a professional bass player, Lee has recorded, toured, and performed with a diverse roster of high profile artistes, including Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Take That, Steve Hackett and Rick Wakeman. “I have played with arguably the 3 greatest bass players ever, Chris Squire, John Entwistle, and Lee Pomeroy!” says Rick Wakeman.” And I can’t wait to play with him again!”

Louis Molino III (Drums)

Louis is originally from Philadelphia, and is a Los Angeles-based studio and touring drummer. Lou was an original member of Cock Robin, who released their debut album on Columbia Records. He has worked with producers Bob Ezrin, Eddie Offord, Paul De Villiers, Trevor Horn, Steve Hillage and Ken Scott. He has recorded and/or toured with Trevor Rabin, Julian Lennon, Kim Mitchell, Kenny Loggins, Roger Hodgson, and The Tubes. Lou’s work can be heard on such films as Con Air, Tarzan, Armageddon, Training Day, Jack Frost, Glory Road, Bad Boys II, Gone in Sixty Seconds, G-Force and Max. His television credits include Zero Hour, Agent X and 12 Monkeys.

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).
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 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, 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.
The worldwide ARW Tour is being produced by legendary concert promoter Larry Magid, who is considered an architect and leader of the modern concert business. With over 16,000 concerts to his credit and still counting, he has produced national and international tours for Yes, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Earth Wind & Fire, Il Divo, The Allman Brothers Band, Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington Jr. and many others. In 1985 Larry Magid co-produced the American portion of Live Aid and in 2005 he was the producer of Live 8.
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2016 US Tour Dates

Oct 04 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live On Sale Now
Oct 07 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall On Sale Now
Oct 09 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center On Sale Now
Oct 10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre On Sale Now
Oct 12 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino On Sale NowOn Sale Now
Oct 14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center On Sale Now
Oct 15 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre On Sale Now
Oct 16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre On Sale Now
Oct 19 Boston, MA Wang Theatre On Sale Now
Oct 21 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre On Sale Now
Oct 22 Huntington, NY The Paramount On Sale Now
Oct 24 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater On Sale Now
Oct 26 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre On Sale Now
Oct 28 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center On Sale Now
Oct 29 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater at East End On Sale Now
Oct 30 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 01 New York, NY Beacon Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 02 Buffalo, NY UB Center for the Arts On Sale Now
Nov 04 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino On Sale Now
Nov 05 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 07 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center On Sale Now
Nov 09 St Louis, MO Fox Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 11 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 12 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 14 Austin, TX ACL at the Moody Theater On Sale Now
Nov 16 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 17 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theater On Sale Now
Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort On Sale Now
Nov 20 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 22 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre On Sale Now
Nov 25 San Francisco, CA Masonic On Sale now
Nov 27 San Jose, CA City National Civic Center On Sale now
Nov 29 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall On sale June 16
Nov 30 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre On Sale Sep 23
Dec 02 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim On Sale Sep 23
Dec 03 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino On Sale Sep 23
**All tickets purchased for the Pittsburgh Heinz Hall show should be exchanged for tickets to the Byham Theatre show at Theatre Square Box Office, 412-456- 6666 or www.trustarts.org. Additional tickets are also available for sale.

2017 European & Asian Tour Dates

Mar 07 Tel Aviv, Israel Nokia Arena On Sale Now
Mar 12 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena On Sale Now
Mar 13 Birmingham, UK Symphony Hall On Sale Now
Mar 15 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome On Sale Now
Mar 16 Bournemouth, UK Bournemouth International Centre On Sale Now
Mar 18 London, UK Eventim Apollo On Sale Now
Mar 19 London, UK Eventim Apollo On Sale Now
Mar 21 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall On Sale Now
Mar 22 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall On Sale Now
Mar 24 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall On Sale Now
Mar 25 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester On Sale Now
Mar 27 Brussels, Belgium Cirque Royal On Sale Now
Mar 28 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivolivredenburg On Sale Now
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NEWS

  Progression Magazine: Saying Yes to Seizing the Moment  
  The Huffington Post: Trevor Rabin of ‘Yes’ alums ARW: ‘Politicians Share Blame with Music Industry’ — and Reverence, Awe at Boston Show  
  Goldmine Mag: ARW: A Yes by any other name  
  CBS: Jon Anderson Talks Yes, ARW, And More  
  Rock at Night: ARW: A triumphal return which breathed new life into Yes timeless prog-rock classics  
  Philly.com: Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman: Yes in a roundabout way  
  Prog Report: Concert Review: ARW at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla  
  Creative Loafing Tampa Bay: Yes, These Guys Still Have It: ARW takes to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater  
  Radio.com: Yes! Anderson Rabin Wakeman Bring Prog-Rock Magic to New Jersey  
  ABC News Radio: Yes Spinoff Group ARW Heads Out on Its First Long Distance Runaround Tonight  
  New Times Broward-Palm Beach: Former Yes Men Offer a Positive New Project  
  Newsweek: An Interview With Progressive Rock Band Yes's Jon Anderson  
  Music Aficianado: The Real Story Behind "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"  
  ABC News Radio: Rick Wakeman Thrilled About Playing Yes Music Again with Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin in ARW Feature  
  Bass Player Magazine: Lee Pomeroy Joins Members of YES for Upcoming ARW Tour  
  The Huffington Post: Yes It’s ARW and More: Conversation with Rick Wakeman  
  CBS Radio Boston - WZLX 100.7 FM: Anderson, Rubin and Wakeman are Restoring YES Excellence  
  Classic Rock Magazine: The Inside Story Behind Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman  
  Classic Rock Magazine: Jon Anderson Is The 2016 Prog God  
  News 4 Television San Antonio Market: Trevor Rabin talks about reuniting with former Yes bandmates  
  Pollstar: ARW Reveals Band Lineup  
  Radio.com: Yes Alumni Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman Announce Fall Tour  
  Ultimate Classic Rock - Townsquare Media: Rick Wakeman on Reuniting the 'Holy Trinity of Yes': Exclusive Interview  
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VIP PACKAGES

FRONT ROW MEET & GREET PACKAGE

• One (1) front row reserved ticket
• Priority check-in and entrance
• Meet & Greet with ARW
• Photo opportunity with ARW
• Invitation to private sound check
• Access to the pre-show reception with specially selected appetizers and complimentary wine, beer, & asstd. soft drink selection
• Crowd-free merchandise shopping (where available)
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate
• Onsite check-in staff

MEET & GREET PACKAGE

• One (1) premium reserved ticket
• Priority check-in and entrance
• Meet & Greet with ARW
• Photo opportunity with ARW
• Invitation to private sound check
• Access to the pre-show reception with specially selected appetizers and complimentary wine, beer, & asstd. soft drink selection
• Crowd-free merchandise shopping (where available)
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate
• Onsite check-in staff

HOT SOUND PACKAGE

• One (1) premium reserved ticket
• Priority check-in and entrance
• Invitation to private sound check
• Access to the pre-show reception with specially selected appetizers and complimentary wine, beer, & asstd. soft drink selection
• Crowd-free merchandise shopping (where available)
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate
• Onsite check-in staff

GOLD HOT SEAT PACKAGE

•  One (1) premium Price Level 1 (or One (1) premium Price Level 2) Ticket, varies by market
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate to remember your evening

SILVER HOT SEAT PACKAGE

•One (1) premium Price Level 2 (or One (1) Price Level 3) Ticket, varies by market
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate to remember your evening