After a hiatus of 25 years, the YES line-up of Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have return to form ARW (Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman) and have announced a run of tour dates for March 2017, stopping off at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

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.”

“After 18 years of immersing myself in film scoring, I couldn’t be happier to be going out on tour with Jon and Rick,” says Trevor. “After we worked together for the first time on the Union tour in the 90’s, we were determined to play together again. It’s a dream to be going out with Jon and Rick after so many years. We are all completely dedicated to this project.”

The full tour listing:
12 March   –   Cardiff, Arena
13 March   –   Birmingham, Symphony Hall
15 March   –   Brighton, Dome
16 March   –   Bournemouth, International Centre
19 March   –   London, Hammersmith Apollo
21 March   –   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
22 March   –   Edinburgh, Usher Hall
24 March   –   Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
25 March   –   Manchester, Apollo

Tickets for ARW performing at Manchester Apollo on 25 March 2017 go on sale at 10am on Friday 24 June.