Jon Anderson has announced he will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yes's Close To The Edge with a run of US dates with the Paul Green Rock Academy. You can watch a video trailer for the tour below.
Anderson, who has been performing with the Academy recently, including a headline performance at this year's RoSFest, will perform the 1972 Yes album in its entirety, as well as performing other classic songs and what are billed as 'surprises'.
"There are so many wonderful moments in my musical life, and being on stage with these young teenagers performing classic Yes songs, makes me so happy and proud," enthuses Anderson. "It’s a marvel and a tremendous pleasure for me. They are a joy to be with and so much fun! I am grateful, thankful and feel very blessed to be able to sing along with them."
“Having done a few of these songs in the past with Jon and my students, I couldn’t wait to add them to the current show," adds Paul Green. "Once we did Close To The Edge and And You and I on our Florida run in April, I was reminded of the magic of hearing these songs recreated by young musicians… They really capture the frenetic energy of the original recordings. Then when I heard it was the 50th anniversary of the album I just knew we had to do the whole thing. Jon agreed."
Jon Anderson/Paul Green Academy Close To The Edge 50th Anniversary Tour dates
Jul 07: Plymouth The Flying Monkey Performing Arts Center, NH
Jul 08: Beverly The Cabot, MA
Jul 13: Huntingdon The Paramount, NY
Jul 14: Montclair Wellmont Theater, NJ
Jul 16: Ridgefield Ridgefield Playhouse, CT
Jul 17: Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, NY
Jul 20: Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA
Jul 22: Kent The Kent Stage, OH
Jul 23: Des Plaines Theatre, IL
Jul 27: Greensburg The Palace Theatre, PA
Jul 30: Milwaukee Pabst Theater, WI
Aug 03: State College The State Theatre, PA
Aug 06: Albany The Egg, NY