Release Date: October 7, 2016
Buffalo, N.Y. - The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $55 to $85 and are on sale now.
After a hiatus of 25-years, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have reformed the definitive YES line-up as – Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW). The band also includes bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Louis Molino III.
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 periods.
Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm) and tickets.com. To charge tickets call 1-888-223-6000. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.arw-tour.com.