Jon Anderson maps spring tour

, Staff

Jon Anderson, former frontman for progressive rock veterans Yes, has revealed plans for solo acoustic tour. He’ll make his way to Massachusetts next month for a show at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday, April 23. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website for $40.

Anderson is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album, Survival and Other Stories. The album, which has no an official release date at the moment, has already become a worldwide sensation with Anderson’s fans after being pirated on the Internet. The album is the product of an ambitious experiment that Anderson began in 2007 by posting an ad on his website asking musicians to send him music. The response was so overwhelming that he was able to work via the Internet with musicians from all over the world.

Last year, Anderson teamed with keyboardist Rick Wakeman (a longtime Yes bandmate) to release a new collaborative album, The Living Tree. All lyrics and melodies on the album are written by Anderson with music by Wakeman, except the song “Just One Man,” which was written by Anderson and music by Jeremy Cubert and performed by Wakeman.

Anderson’s vocals from “High Places” are sampled on Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy” off last year’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Following his show in Somerville, Anderson will return to New England later in the spring for more shows including a pair of shows at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire on May 18 and 19.

Leave a Reply