Monday morning we broke the news that ARW -- Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman -- plan to start billing themselves as YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman. And they've wasted no time in changing their website and announcing a tour for the late summer and fall.
Adding to our conversation on Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where Yes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Anderson says, "It's very simple. The fans want it, we want it, and it's our right to use the name. YES music is in our DNA!”
The tour starts on August 26th in Stockton, California and runs through October 11th in Clearwater, Florida.
So, there are now two versions of Yes -- this one, and what is left of the original Yes, with long-serving members Steve Howe and drummer Alan White.