(Newton, NJ) --Jon Anderson, the voice of super group Yes, will perform at the Newton Theatre on Thursday, March 27th, 2014. Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes.
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. Anderson also had great
success with a series of albums he did with Vangelis, and most recently
released the critically-acclaimed solo album entitled Survival and
In March 1968, Anderson met bassist Chris Squire
and joined him in a group called Mabel Greer's Toyshop, which included
guitarist Peter Banks. Anderson, Squire, and Banks went on to form Yes,
with drummer Bill Bruford and keyboardist Tony Kaye. Their eponymous
debut album was released in 1969. Jon stayed with the group until 1980,
and this period is now known as the classic period of Yes, which
released 11 critically acclaimed albums. Jon was a major creative force
and band leader throughout the period, describing himself as the 'team
captain' and 'catalyst'; nicknamed by his band mates "Napoleon" for his
diminutive stature and leadership of the band and is recognized as the
main instigator of the series of epics produced by Yes at the time.
rejoined a reformed Yes in 1983, which produced their most commercially
successful album 90125 with newcomer Trevor Rabin. After a second album
and several world tours, Jon departed again in 1988 over the band's
continued pursuit of major commercial success and mainstream radio play.
In 1989, Anderson and other former Yes members formed the group
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (ABWH), augmented by bassist Tony
Levin. After their successful first album, ABWH reunited with the
then-current members of Yes (Squire, Rabin, White, Kaye), who had been
searching for a new lead singer. The resulting eight-man band assumed
the name Yes, and the album Union was released in 1991 and a successful
tour followed, but this lineup of Yes never recorded a complete album
together before splintering in 1992. Although many more personnel
changes followed, Anderson would remain with the band until 2004.
the years Anderson has worked extensively with Vangelis, was featured
vocally on a King Crimson recording, and has also recorded with Jack
Bruce, David Sancious, Kitaro, Mike Oldfield, Bela Fleck and Dream
Theater, among others, appeared live with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra,
had songs included in soundtracks for hit films, composed the score for a
ballet titled Ursprung and reunited with former Yes mates. Jon
Anderson's exhilarating musical journey continues, recording solo albums
and touring the US and UK.
Tickets for Jon Anderson are $59.00
for Premium seating, $49.00 for the Orchestra and $39.00 for the
Balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.
historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ,
was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's
premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live
performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming
The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands
region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by
calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com .