Three days after Yes gets inducted into the hall of fame, Anderson Rabin and Wakeman, announce a 2017 North American tour and that they are now “Yes featuring Anderson Rabin and Wakeman”.
On yesworld.com, the official website for Yes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, and Billy Sherwood thank their fans for their support and talk about the upcoming Yestival tour:
“To all our incredible fans,
Last night was truly a special evening for us. We can’t thank you enough for all the continued support you’ve shown us throughout the decades and for helping to get YES into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Thank you, as well, to Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee from RUSH for the wonderful induction, and to Geddy for the amazing bass playing on “Roundabout”. What a tribute to Chris!
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this summer on the YESTIVAL tour. And contrary to what you may have heard, YES has no plans to tour with the guys from ARW next year.
We do, however, have our own exciting plans to celebrate YES’s 50th Anniversary in 2018, which we will announce this summer during our 2017 YESTIVAL Tour.”
The North American YESTIVAL Tour will feature YES, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. Presales & Onsales begin April 13th & 14th. The dates are listed at Yesworld.com