Jon Anderson

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be playing select shows with The
Paul Green Rock Academy in Summer 2023! Jon and the ensemble will be celebrating
the 51 st Anniversary of the release of YES' classic album “Close to the Edge” by
performing the album in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises! After a
wildly successful 50 th Anniversary US tour last summer, we are bringing the show to

This Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour is a resumption of the
tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with Paul Green's original School of Rock all
These early shows, over 30 in total between 2006-2008, were nothing short of magical,
and now Jon Anderson returns to continue that magic with a set of Yes Classics, deep
cuts, mash ups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing,
horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band with 25 young musicians.
Says Paul Green, “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. 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.”