Beau Rivage Welcomes Legendary Yes Frontman Jon Anderson May 11
“1,000 Hands” Tour Tickets On Sale Now
BILOXI, Miss. (May 2, 2019) – For music fans on the Gulf Coast a new album by legendary Yes singer Jon Anderson is ample reason to celebrate. Anderson’s tour stop to Beau Rivage Theatre on May 11 gives reason to party. His grand and glorious new solo album, “1,000 Hands,” is quite unlike any other record – it’s an event, one which the singer’s loyal legion of fans have been wildly anticipating for three decades.
“I’ve spent long periods of time making some records, but I’ve never taken a journey quite like this one,” says the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Anderson. “To say that 1,000 Hands has been a long time coming would be quite an understatement, but I’m thrilled that it’s finally a reality and that my fans will now be able to hear it. And I think they’ll be delighted to hear music that’s timeless. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
Produced by, Grammy-nominated producer Michael T. Franklin, Anderson began the album nearly 30 years ago, working with a group of musicians that included Yes drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire. However, due to his heavy touring commitments with Yes, Anderson had to put the record on the back burner.
Best known for Yes hits such as “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Roundabout,” Anderson’s celestial voice – one of the most recognizable sounds in rock – is in stunning form throughout the new album. “1,000 Hands,” an album that features some of his most breathtaking compositions. Bookended by the starkly beautiful acoustic ballads “Now” and “Now and Again,” the record features electrifying new prog masterpieces (“Activate,” “Come Up”), glorious poly-rhythmic wonders (“WDMCF”) and delightful reggae pop (“First Born Leaders”).
On tour, Michael Franklin will serve as both musical director and keyboardist for the eight-piece band, which will also include his brother, Tim, on bass, along with drummer Matt Brown, guitarist Tommy Carlton, violinist Jocelyn Hsu, percussionist Steady Joseph, keyboardist Antonio Esposito and saxophonist Chris Charles.
“I’m looking forward to putting on a great show,” says Anderson. “We’re going to do a lot of Yes music and some songs I haven’t sung in a while, and we’re going to do some songs from “1,000 Hands.” To be able to go out and give music to the fans is one of the greatest treasures in my life. We promise everybody a really special evening.”
Tickets are $24.95, $29.95, $34.95 and $39.95 plus tax and facility fee, and are available by calling 888.566.7469 or visiting www.beaurivage.com. Performance is Saturday, May 11, at 8 p.m.