Oregon Symphony


Concert Information

Anderson, Rabin& Wakeman (ARW): An Evening of YES Music and More

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Jon Anderson, vocals
Trevor Rabin, guitar
Rick Wakeman, keyboard

Program to be announced from the stage.


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 line-up 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 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.

The most successful progressive 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 the releases such as Fragil, 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 Rick is associated with the ’70s “prog era” of the band and Trevor associated with the ’80s “pop era” of the band, 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 October/November of 2016, followed by the rest of the world in 2017.