Yes’ Jon Anderson Set For Summer Run Backed By The School Of Rock


Yes co-founder Jon Anderson is set for a string of summer dates backed by Paul Green Rock Academy, according to Rolling Stone. The 1-date East Coast and Midwest tour kicks off on July 30th at Patchogue, New York's Patchogue Theater and winds down on August 28th at Woonsocket, Rhode Island's Stadium Theater.

According to a press release, the concerts will feature, "a set of Yes classics, deep cuts, mashups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing, horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band of 25 young musicians."

Jon Anderson added, "The one thing about creating music with young musicians and singers is the adventure of it all. I sang and toured with the Paul Green School of Rock many years ago. It was a miracle for me to join with their young energy and learn from them. . . They are a really talented bunch. There is a future in music, and these young souls prove it every time I hear them sing and play."

Jon Anderson told us that whether on his own or within the confines of Yes, over the decades, he's always jumped at the chance to further his creative explorations: ["Yeah, y'know, in some ways, you reinvent yourself every day — or every minute, some people say. But I know that over my career, I was always willing to Vangelis, or Kitaro, or Bob Fripp. Y'know, when Bob Fripp asked me to sing a song on the second (King) Crimson album, I said, 'Yes! Please!' And I think that's what life is all about. You have to be adventurous. So, I don't feel any weight at all having to prove anything ever. I've never actually wanted to have to prove anything. I'm still busy trying to create the better music."] SOUNDCUE (:34 OC: . . . the better music)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Jon Anderson tour dates (subject to change):

July 30 –  Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theater
August 1 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall  
August 3 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage  
August 5 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse  
August  7 – Phoenixville, PA – Colonial Theatre  
August 9 – Ocean City, NJ – Ocean City Music Pier  
August 19 – Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theatre  
August 21 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre  
August 24 – Canton, OH – Palace Theatre  
August 27 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theatre  
August 28 – Woonsocket, RI – Stadium Theater 

Jon Anderson On Being Musically Adventurous :