Former Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman have come together to form Anderson Rabin Wakeman (ARW) along with bassist Lee Pomeroy, and drummer Lou Molino III. The only time that ARW were all in YES together was on the Union Tour in 1991-92. The ARW tour titled “An Evening of Yes Music and More,” started on October 4th in Orlando, FL at the Hard Rock Live, and the tour ends Dec 3rd at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA. The tour picks up next year and will continue through Europe and Asia. There is also a show at the Grove of Anaheim Dec 2nd for those who missed the Orpheum show on the 22nd.
The Orpheum show included hits such as “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Heart of the Sunrise,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Owner of A Lonely Heart,” and “Roundabout.” The show started with an intro from Pomeroy and Molino III as Rabin and Wakeman walked out followed by Anderson. The opening song was “Cinema.” To simply put it seeing Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman was magical as all 3 are as great as ever with a rhythm section recreating the parts of Chris Squire and Alan White/ Bill Bruford.
Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman at Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA: