Jon Anderson open to Yes reunion now that ARW are on hiatus

News 25/03/2019

With Jon Anderson's splinter project Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW) on an indefinite hiatus, Anderson is hopeful that a Yes reunion might happen. 

Confirming the hiatus saying the trio enjoyed "a good couple of years" together, adding “Onstage we were just killing it every show. It was magic. But there was, dare I say it, mismanagement of the situation. I love the guys – we’re musical brothers. I just thought, ‘I need to breathe.’ I couldn’t breathe towards the end. It felt like too much weight on me. Also, there was too much of, ‘Should we do an album?’ We couldn’t agree on that. As soon as I said I didn’t want to tour this year and just make my own album, I could finally breathe again.”

Anderson's solo album '1000 Hands' is due out at the end of this month, after which he will be performing on the 'Past Present Future' tour. After these shows wrap up though, Anderson says a reunion with Yes guitarist Steve Howe may be on the cards. 

"I’m very open to it. It’s been 50 years now. You think something has got to happen. To me, a great album has to be made. That’s what I think. I don’t know how it’s going to be made, but the final Yes event should happen. I’ve talked to a couple of people about it and they get it. I really want to do this. I’ve even written eight songs for the record that I’m thinking would work with a full orchestra and a choir."

Asked if Howe has expressed interest, Anderson responded "I don’t know. Maybe he’ll read this article and say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ I don’t know."

Watch ARW performing live in 2018 below: