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Yes Featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman Announce “Quintessential Yes: The 50th Anniversary” Tour

When we recently discussed the 50th Anniversary touring plans by those other guys that call themselves Yes, a lot of us wondered what was the newly branded “Yes featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman” band going to do for such a milestone musical achievement. Well my friends, the answer now lies before you in yon press release and dates of appearances. Check it out, and I will close up with added editorial.

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The Press Release:
2018 marks the 50-year anniversary since the formation of one of rock’s all-time ground breaking supergroups, YES. And to mark this milestone, YES Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman will be celebrating by touring the world as part of ‘Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour.’ In addition to what is promising to be truly memorable shows that span the band’s career, there are also several upcoming YES-related events and releases in store, including:

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman: 100 Show World Tour:
The 100 show World Tour will commence on June 3rd 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, and feature shows in Scandinavia, Germany, UK (including headlining the Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena in London) and North America in 2018, going on to South America, Central and Southern Europe, ending in Japan and the Far East in 2019.
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Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman Announce Tour

You might remember that it was only a few short days ago that we discussed the upcoming “Yestival” in a post that you can refer to on THIS LINK. Now, with the band 100% ensconced in the esteemed “Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame”, the winds of change have blown in regards to the group fronted by the Yes band original singer Jon Anderson. Read on down below and then I’ll return at the close.

The Press Release:
Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that effective immediately, they will officially be known as ‘YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman’, which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.

“It’s very simple,’ explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson. “The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name. YES music is in our DNA!”

The definitive line-up of the greatest progressive rock band ever – Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman – together again LIVE! The reviews are in from their recent worldwide tour…

“Every song sounds like a celebration. Every song is uplifting.” – Classic Rock Magazine
“There were multiple ‘pinch me’ moments throughout the show.” – Daily Express
“Yes, These Guys Still Have It: Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman faithfully delivered the spirit and the essence of the music of the band from which they derived…and they did so in grand style.”
– Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
“Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman affirm Yes’ musical legacy” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
“There were many standing ovations on the evening, not surprising with the commendable performance put on by these five musicians.” – Rock Show Critique
“Truly was a momentous concert. Great song selection, tight performances from everyone, and a little fun at the end…If they’re coming to a town near you, DO NOT miss it.” – Progarchy
“Can Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman still dazzle? Yes, indeed!” – The (Salt Lake City) Herald Extra
“Sometimes comebacks from beloved musicians can be disappointing; not so this time.” – Goldmine Magazine
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