Tue, May 31

Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman: An Evening of YES Music and More October 9

May 31, 2016 (Durham, NC) Long-time YES fans, rejoice! Jon AndersonTrevor 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).  They will make a stop at DPAC on October 9, 2016.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3 at 10a.m.:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • The Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

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 FragileClose to The EdgeTales From Topographic OceansGoing 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.

The following are confirmed dates, and on-sales for each market will be announced soon.  Additional dates may be added:

Tue/Oct-04                    Orlando, FL                               Hard Rock Live 

Thu/Oct-06                    Hollywood, FL                           Seminole Hard Rock Casino 

Fri/Oct-07                     Clearwater, FL                            Ruth Eckerd Hall 

Sun/Oct-09                    Durham, NC                              DPAC

Mon/Oct-10                   Atlanta, GA                               Fox Theatre 

Sat/Oct-15                     Glenside, PA                             Keswick Theatre 

Sun/Oct-16                    Glenside, PA                             Keswick Theatre 

Wed/Oct-19                   Boston, MA                               Wang Theatre

Fri/Oct-21                     Wallingford, CT                         Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Sat/Oct-22                     Huntington, NY                         The Paramount 

Mon/Oct-24                   Montclair, NJ                            Wellmont Theater 

Wed/Oct-26                   Red Bank, NJ                            Count Basie Theatre

Fri/Oct-28                     Atlantic City, NJ                        Borgata Event Center 

Sat/Oct-29                     Akron, OH                                 Goodyear Theater at East End 

Tue/Nov-01                   New York, NY                            Beacon Theatre 

Wed/Nov-02                  Pittsburgh, PA                          Heinz Hall

Fri/Nov-04                    New Buffalo, MI                        Four Winds Casino 

Sat/Nov-05                    Chicago, IL                               Chicago Theatre 

Mon/Nov-07                  Nashville, TN                Schermerhorn Symphony Ctr 

Wed/Nov-09                  St Louis, MO                             Fox Theatre

Fri/Nov-11                    New Orleans, LA                       Saenger Theatre

Sat/Nov-12                    San Antonio, TX                        Majestic Theatre 

Mon/Nov-14                  Austin, TX                                ACL at the Moody Theater 

Wed/Nov-16                  Denver, CO                               Paramount Theatre

Thu/Nov-17                   Salt Lake City, UT                     Capitol Theater  

Sat/Nov-19                    Las Vegas, NV                            The Pearl  

Sun/Nov-20                   Phoenix, AZ                              Celebrity Theatre  

Tue/Nov-22                   Los Angeles, CA                        Orpheum  

Fri/Nov-25                    San Francisco, CA          Masonic