Yes Fans Embrace Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman on Opening Night of the ARW World Tour

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Long-time YES fans were treated to over two hours of Yes classics during their first show of the ARW 2016/2017 World Tour – An Evening of YES & More at the Hard Rock in Orlando, Florida on October 4th 2016. It has been 26 years since Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured together for the Yes “Union” Album.

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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Jon Anderson Vocals, Harp & Percussion
Trevor Rabin Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Lee Pomeroy – Bass
Louis Molino III Drums

Set List October 4th 2016

Cinema
from their 1983 release 90125

Perpetual Change
from their 1971 release The Yes Album

Hold On
from their 1983 release 90125

I’ve Seen All Good People
from their 1971 release The Yes Album

And You and I
from their 1972 release Close to the Edge

Rhythm of Love
from their 1987 release Big Generator

Leaves Of Green “excerpt from a song called The Ancient”
from their 1973 release Tales From Topographic Oceans

Awaken
from their 1977 release Going for the One

Long Distance Runaround
from their 1971 release Fragile

The Fish
from their 1971 release Fragile

Roundabout
from their 1971 release Fragile

The Meeting
from their 1989 release Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe

Heart Of The Sunrise
from their 1971 release Fragile

Make It Easy
from their 1991 release Yesyears

Owner Of A Lonely Heart
from their 1983 release 90125

Encore:
Starship Trooper
from their 1971 release The Yes Album

On a Facebook post from Trevor Rabin after the show.
“The start of the ARW tour in Orlando tonight. What an incredible crowd. The guys performed so well. I had a couple of tech problems. But after almost 2 decades of not being on stage, I guess I was ok at times. I certainly loved doing it.

2016 US Tour Dates
Oct 04 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Oct 06 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Oct 07 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 09 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct 10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Oct 12 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall
Oct 14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct 15 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Oct 16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Oct 19 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
Oct 21 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Oct 22 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Oct 24 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
Oct 26 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Oct 28 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
Oct 29 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater at East End

Nov 01 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Nov 02 Buffalo, NY UB Center for the Arts
Nov 04 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino
Nov 05 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Nov 07 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nov 09 St Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Nov 11 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Nov 12 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Nov 14 Austin, TX ACL at the Moody Theater
Nov 16 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Nov 17 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theater
Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Nov 20 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Nov 22 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Nov 25 San Francisco, CA Masonic
Nov 27 San Jose, CA City National Civic Center
Nov 29 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 30 Seattle, WA Paramount 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

2017 European Tour Dates
Mar 12 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
Mar 13 Birmingham, UK Symphony Hall
Mar 15 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
Mar 16 Bournemouth, UK Bournemouth International Centre
Mar 19 London, UK Eventim Apollo
Mar 21 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
Mar 22 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall
Mar 24 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
Mar 25 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
Mar 27 Brussels, Belgium Cirque Royal
Mar 28 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivolivredenburg

Fan Video

YES Legend Jon Anderson’s “Tour Of The Universe” Audio Soundtrack Now Available Digitally!

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(photo by Deborah Anderson)

Asheville, NC – Featuring the unique song writing and vocal talent of legendary YES singer/songwriter, Jon Anderson, his 2005 debut solo concept DVD “Tour Of The Universe” is a musical passage through life, time and the world beyond, featuring many new songs as well as classic hits from his work with YES and his collaborations with Vangelis. Recorded live at XM Radio Studios, Jon’s inimitable performance has been crafted with dramatic animation and innovative visuals to create this pioneering concept DVD. Now for the very first time, much to the excitement of Jon’s fans worldwide, the audio soundtrack to “Tour Of The Universe” is available digitally!

“Not many people know how this concert was created…FYI, I controlled all the music/ sound effects/backing vocals through my midi guitar, using a Roland GR 30…4 small Yamaha rack mounts..with all the musical sounds and effects needed …I controlled it all with five foot pedals fading in the sounds for each song…which was a very crazy musical ‘dance’ as I did the show…plus some harp ideas…with birds helping….it still sounds wild and magical to me….have fun listening…love and ‘light’ – Jon”

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Tracks include:

Harmony
Father Sky
Standing Still
Bring On The Day
You Life Me Up
Long Distance Runaround
State Of Independence
Set Sail
Who Could Imagine
The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)
First Song
Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
O’er
Show Me
White Buffalo
And You And I
Change We Must
Harping
Your Move
Yours Is No Disgrace
This Is

To purchase Jon Anderson’s “Tour Of The Universe”: https://www.amazon.com/Tour-Universe-Jon-Anderson/dp/B01IIIGY50/

Jon Anderson was recently presented with the Prog God award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, in association with currencies.co.uk, which was held at London’s Underglobe on September 1, 2016! This very special honor is awarded to musical innovators within the world of progressive rock music and sees Anderson joining such music luminaries as Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson, Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks, in collecting the prestigious award.

YES’s original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. Jon recently joined musical forces with jazz violin legend Jean Luc Ponty to form the AndersonPonty Band. The duo released their critically acclaimed CD/DVD titled “Better Late Than Never” in 2015 and have completed two successful tours of North America. Jon’s new album with Swedish guitarist Roine Stolt titled “Invention of Knowledge” was released to overwhelming critical acclaim on InsideOut Records in 2016.

Jon recently formed a new band with former YES members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman called ARW. The new group will be commencing a worldwide tour in October 2016.

Catch Jon Anderson on tour with ARW this Fall 2016!
ARW official website: http://www.arw-tour.com/
ARW FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ARWBand/

Watch the new Anderson/Stolt video “The Knowing”: https://youtu.be/scVF-gF3pIM

For more information:
Jon Anderson official website: http://www.jonanderson.com
AndersonPonty Band official website: http://www.andersonpontyband.com/
Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AndersonStolt/

Jon Anderson press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Jon Anderson, Trevor Horn, Andy Summers and Van Der Graaf Generator were among the big winners at Prog Magazine’s Progressive Music Awards 2016 ceremony in London

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Jon Anderson received the ultimate prize at last night’s Prog Magazine Awards, accepting the Prog God Award from ARW bandmates Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin – the trio’s first public appearance since reforming in January.

Other winners included Big Big Train, who picked up Band Of The Year and Event Of The Year — for their critically acclaimed three-night residency at Kings Place in London. The Album Of The Year award went to iamthemorning’s Lighthouse, while the winner of the Chris Squire Virtuoso award went to King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk, and Van der Graaf Generator picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award. The full list of winners can be found below.

Guests at the event, hosted by presenter Matthew Wright and held at The Underglobe on London’s South Bank, included Rick Wakeman, comedian Ade Edmondson, Hawkwind’s Dave Brock, Gong’s Mike Howlett and Kavus Torabi, plus snooker star, DJ and radio host Steve Davis. The awards ceremony was preceded by a set by psychedelic rock band Purson.

“It’s worth considering the impact that Progressive Music continues to have,” said Prog Magazine Editor Jerry Ewing from the stage, before going on to pay tribute to Keith Emerson. A minute’s silence followed, dedicated to musicians who died this year.

The Winners

Limelight sponsored by K Scope – The Anchoress
Anthem sponsored by Teamrock.com – Riverside: Towards the Blue Horizon
Live Event sponsored by The Stage – Big Big Train
Vanguard sponsored by The Ticket Factory – The Mute Gods
Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award sponsored by Chord Electronics – Anthony Phillips Esoteric Reissue Series
Album of the Year sponsored by Cherry Red and Esoteric Records – iamthemorning: Lighthouse
Band of the Year sponsored by Olympus – Big Big Train
The Outer Limits sponsored by Inside Out Music – Buggles
Chris Squire Virtuoso sponsored by Butlins (Giants of Rock) – Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson)
Guiding Light sponsored by currencies.co.uk – Andy Summers
Visionary sponsored by Eagle Vision – Jon Hiseman (Colosseum)
Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Prog Rocks – Van der Graaf Generator
Prog God – Jon Anderson

All Info originally published by team rock http://teamrock.com/news/2016-09-02/jon-anderson-accepts-prog-god-award