Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be playing select shows with The Paul Green Rock Academy in April 2022! This Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour is a resumption of the tradition that started in 2005 when Jon toured with Paul Green’s original School of Rock all stars.
Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty.
He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” to name just a few. In 2017 Jon reformed YES with former band members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. YES Featuring ARW toured the world to rave reviews and released “Live At The Apollo” CD/DVD in September 2018. Never to stand still musically, in 2019 Jon released an album he started 28 years ago, now called “1,000 Hands,” a reference to the fact that numerous guest musicians perform on the album, including Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Zap Momma, Chris Squire, Alan White, Steve Howe and many more.
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 in with their young energy and learn from them. Now here we are with the Paul Green Rock Academy…and again, their excitement and joy for making music really makes it all worthwhile. Plus, 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. I know you will have a wonderful evening spending time with the future of rock ‘n’ roll.
Many blessings, Jon Anderson
These early shows, over 30 in total between 2006-2008, were nothing short of magical, and now Jon Anderson returns to continue that magic with a set of Yes Classics, deep cuts, mash ups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing, horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band with 25 young musicians.
Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour dates:
Wednesday, April 6, Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA Sunday, April 10. Capital Theatre in Clearwater, FL Tuesday, April 12, King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL Thursday, April 14, The Plaza Live in Orlando, FL Saturday, April 16, ROSFEST at the Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL
Plans for a major North American tour in the summer 2022 are currently in the works!