Former Yes Frontman Jon Anderson Joins Jean Luc Ponty In Detroit Next Month

Author: Jim Johnson

Co-founding Yes lead singer and songwriter Jon Anderson said that he would love to reunite with his former bandmates should an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame be forthcoming this year. Anderson and legendary violinist Jean-Luc Ponty hit the road tomorrow night (October 27th) at Glenside, Pennsylvania’s Keswick Theatre in support of Anderson Ponty Band‘s live debut album, Better Late Than Never.

Anderson was pushed out of Yes back in 2008 when acute respiratory failure temporarily forced him off the road. He was then replaced with Mystery lead singer Benoit David — who also performed with the Yes tribute band Close To The Edge. With Yes once again on the shortlist for induction, Anderson told Billboard, “It’s funny, ’cause I never felt that I’ve left Yes. Emotionally I’m still in that Yes entity. When we were very, very young as a band I realized that Yes is this thing above us. It’s something to do with the energy of who we are musically and not who’s in the band. People say, ‘What’s it like not being in Yes?’ and I feel like I’m still in Yes. I’m always thinking Yes music, and the best of what Yes has done is still alive and kicking.”

 

 

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CHECK IT OUT: Anderson Ponty Band in 2015 performing “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” as featured on Better Late Than Never:

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