Jon Anderson announces London show for July

Jon Anderson
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Former Yes singer Jon Anderson has announced that he will play London Shepherd's Bush Empire on Saturday July 22 with the Paul Green Rock Academy.

The gig is listed on the venue's website as The Classic Albums tour, and they have set up a Facebook Event page, which announces the show "celebrating the Close To The Edge 51st Anniversary."

Anderson has been touring the US with both the Paul Green Rock Academy as well as The Band Geeks, from the Band Geek podcast. With the former Anderson has been touring the US performing a set celebrating Yes' 1972 album Close To The Edge, playing the album in its entirety, as well as performing other classic songs and what are billed as 'surprises'.

Anderson will be touring the US with The Band Geeks in April and May, performing a varied Yes set.

Prog approached Anderson's press representative for comment, who confirmed the gig was definitely going ahead.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, February 3.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.