Born on the 25th of October, 1944, in Accrington, Lancashire, England, Jon Anderson had been interested in music from a very young age. He soon met up with Banks, Bill Bruford, Squire and Tony Kaye and together, they formed the band Yes. The band issued their debut album in the year 1969. Jon Anderson worked with the band for approximately eleven years, staying until the year 1980. Throughout this time period, he created several masterpieces in terms of songs and albums, such as The Gates of Delirium, Awaken, Close to the Edge and several more as well. He received the nickname of ‘Napoleon’ from his band mates, due to his leadership style and diminutive stature.
In the year 1983, the band Yes reunited for a concert and together, they released another album once again. This record went on to become their most successful and popular album, selling heavily all over the world. However, in the year 1988, Jon Anderson said farewell to the band yet again due to some creative differences between the members. Soon after departing from the group, Anderson got together with some of his other ex-band mates and formed a band. They named their group Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe, which was shortened to ABWH. The band went on to achieve a large amount of success, and the audience loved their music. This led to the reformation of the band Yes once again. Once together, the group went on a tour, forming a heavy tour schedule and performing at numerous places all over the world.
Jon Anderson has given various performances at different television shows as well as concerts and festivals throughout his career, as part of the band Yes and even as a solo singer. He also worked with various artists for their albums. In the year 1970, he was featured in King Crimson’s Lizard album, where he was a guest singer, and sang in the track named Prince Rupert Awakes. In September of the year 1975, he made an appearance on an album by Vangelis called Heaven and Hell. In addition to this, he issued his debut solo album in the year 1976, which he named Olias of Sunillow. This became a big hit and gained him a fan following all over the world. His second solo album was released in the 1980s, and was titled Song of Seven. This was a major hit as well. In the year 1982, Anderson released the album named Animation. Apart from this, he also worked with other artists side by side, such as Vangelis, Keith Emerson, Mike Oldfield, the Flecktones, Bela Fleck, Rick Wakeman and many others as well. Some of the songs that he appeared in include hits such as This Time it Was Really Right, Cage of Freedom, Loved by the Sun, Moonlight Desires Stop Loving You, Far, Far Cry and various more.
In a career spanning over more than forty years, Jon Anderson has done some incredible work, producing various hit songs and albums. Some of his most famous albums include Olias Of Sunhillow, In the City of Angels, Animation, Change We Must, Angles Embrace, The Promise Ring, The More You Know, Survival and other Stories and many more. Now this amazing artists is coming to give you another one of his smashing performances, and this is sure to be a blast. Make sure to check out the best Jon Anderson tickets from us right away and get ready to rock away the night!