JON ANDERSON To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of YES’s ‘Close To The Edge’ Album On Summer 2022 Tour

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will play choose exhibits with The Paul Inexperienced Rock Academy in summer season 2022. Jon and the ensemble shall be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the discharge of YES‘s basic album “Shut To The Edge” by performing the LP in its entirety, together with different classics and surprises.

This Jon Anderson tour with The Paul Inexperienced Rock Academy is a resumption of the custom began in 2005 when Jon toured with Paul Inexperienced‘s authentic Faculty Of Rock all-stars. These early exhibits, over 30 in complete between 2006 and 2008, had been nothing wanting magical, and now Anderson returns to proceed that magic with a set of YES classics, deep cuts, mash-ups and solo works, all with lush preparations that includes choral singing, horns, and all the opposite advantages of getting a backing band with 25 younger musicians.

Says Paul Inexperienced: “Having carried out a number of of those songs previously with Jon and my college students, I could not wait so as to add them to the present present. As soon as we did ‘Shut To The Edge’ and ‘And You And I’ on our Florida run in April, I used to be reminded of the magic of listening to these songs recreated by younger musicians… They actually seize the frenetic power of the unique recordings. Then once I heard it was the fiftieth anniversary of the album, I simply knew we needed to do the entire thing. Jon agreed.”

Anderson mentioned: “There are such a lot of great moments in my musical life, and being on stage with these younger youngsters performing basic YES songs makes me so joyful and proud… It is a marvel and an incredible pleasure for me. They’re a pleasure to be with and a lot enjoyable. I’m grateful, grateful and really feel very blessed to have the ability to sing together with them. Janee and I really like all of them. Love and light-weight.”

Tour dates:

Jul. 07 – Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey Efficiency Heart
Jul. 08 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot
Jul. 13 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Jul. 14 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
Jul. 16 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Jul. 17 – Sugar Loaf, NY – Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Heart
Jul. 20 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Jul. 22 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
Jul. 23 – Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theatre
Jul. 27 – Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
Jul. 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Aug. 03 – State School, PA – The State Theatre
Aug. 06 – Albany, NY – The Egg

Anderson co-founded YES in 1968 with bassist Chris Squire, and remained with the band till 2008, when YES changed him with Benoit David, an Anderson sound-alike who beforehand fronted the YES tribute band CLOSE TO THE EDGE. David left YES in 2012 and was changed by Jon Davison.

In July 2020, Howe instructed Rolling Stone that there’s nearly no likelihood of the surviving members of YES reuniting for a tour.

“I do not suppose [the fans] ought to keep up late nights worrying about that,” he mentioned. “There’s simply an excessive amount of house on the market between individuals. To be in a band collectively and even to do one other tour like ‘Union’ is totally unthinkable,” referencing the group’s 1990 “Union” LP and tour, which introduced collectively the earlier YES album’s lineup (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye) and the then-ex-YES members’ group ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE (Jon Anderson, Invoice Bruford, Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe). “It was tough once we went by means of that, significantly due to the personalities,” Howe mentioned. “I am not saying anyone particular person is responsible, however if you get an enormous hodgepodge like that collectively, it is just about a nightmare. We made a nightmare of presumably a great factor again in 1990. I do not suppose there may be the stamina or the urge for food for that form of factor once more.”

Anderson, Wakeman and Rabin had began touring as ARW: ANDERSON, RABIN AND WAKEMAN in 2016 after which adopted the YES FEATURING JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN, RICK WAKEMAN moniker shortly after the group’s 2017 Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame induction.

Howe final toured with Anderson and Wakeman in 2004.

YES has launched over 20 albums throughout its profession, together with its self-titled debut in 1969, “Tales from Topographic Oceans”, in 1973, and its final album, “The Quest”, which got here out in October.

Photograph credit score: Deborah Anderson

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