Four New Jersey shows by two different versions of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Yes will go on sale this week.
Here’s a guide:
• According to yesfeaturingarw.com, tickets will go on sale April 13 for Yes, featuring singer Jon Anderson, keyboardist Rick Wakeman and singer-guitarist Trevor Rabin, at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, Sept. 30. This version of the band also features bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Lou Molino II.
• April 14 at 10 a.m., a concert by this same version of the band, Sept. 27 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, goes on sale through Ticketmaster and the NJPAC box office.
• Also April 14 at 10 a.m., tickets to an Aug. 12 show by a different version of Yes at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel go on sale through Ticketmaster. The lineup for this group includes guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, bassist Billy Sherwood and singer Jon Davison. This show is part of the band’s Yestival Tour and will also feature Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.
• Finally, April 14 at noon, tickets will go on sale for the Anderson/Rabin/Wakeman version of the band, Oct. 8 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.
Yes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the two factions united, at least briefly, when Anderson, Howe, Wakeman, White and Rabin played a two-song set there, with bassist Geddy Lee (of Rush) guesting on “Roundabout.”
For this record, the Howe/White/Downes/Sherwood/Davison version of the band is billed, simply, as Yes, while the other version is billed as “Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman.”
Anderson is the only member of either band who was in the original 1968 Yes lineup, though Howe, White and Wakeman were all part of the band’s early- to -mid-’70s peak.
The last studio album released under the Yes name, 2014’s Heaven & Earth, featured Howe, White, Downes and Davison, plus bassist Chris Squire, who died in 2015.
Here is a video of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony version of “Roundabout”:
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