Jon Anderson announces US tour for Yes songs and other classics

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Jon Anderson has announced a tour of the US for July and August. He will tour with The Paul Green Rock Academy, a resumption of the tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with the original School Of Rock all stars.

"The one thing about creating music with young musicians and singers is the adventure of it all," says Anderson. "I sang and toured with the Paul Green School Of Rock many years ago. It was miracle for me to join in with their young energy and learn from them.

"Now we are here with the Paul Green Rock Academy. And again their excitement and joy for making music really makes it all worthwhile. Plus they really are a 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."

Previous Anderson live shows with The Paul Green Academy have featured 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 of 25 young musicians.

Paul Green's rock school was the original inspiration behind the 2003 Jack Black film School Of Rock.

Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour dates

Jul 30: Patchogue Patchogue Theater, NY
Aug 01: Salisbury Blue Ocean Music Hall, MA
Aug 03: Annapolis, Rams Head on Stage, MD 
Aug 05: Ridgefield Ridgefield Playhouse, CT
Aug 07: Phoenixville Colonial Theatre, PA
Aug 09: Ocean City, Ocean City Music Pier, NJ
Aug 19: Des Plaines Des Plaines Theatre, IL
Aug 21: St. Charles Arcada Theatre, IL
Aug 24: Canton Palace Theatre, OH
Aug 27: Huntingdon Paramount Theatre, NY
Aug 28: Woonsocket Stadium Theater, RO

Jon Anderson

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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.