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YES! Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW) at UB Center for the Arts


Mon, Jun 13th 2016 01:15 pm

An evening of YES music on Nov. 2

Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Tickets, $55-$85, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17.

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 lineup - 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 Anderson's voice, Rabin's guitar and Wakeman's keys. The aim of the band will be to restore the standard of excellence in performance established with the 1990 shows - which saw YES members past and present come together for the first (and only) time in 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," Anderson said. "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," Wakeman noted. "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 Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968. YES 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 Wakeman is associated with the '70s "prog era" of the band (which saw YES become a worldwide stadium headliner) and Rabin is linked with the '80s "pop era" of the band (which furthered the band's popularity - including the band's biggest chart success), Anderson is the bridge between both eras.

ARW is working on new songs, which are currently being recorded. The band will make its live debut in North America this fall, followed by a world tour in 2017.

Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at Center for the Arts box office and any time online at 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.

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