Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks will perform at the Garde Arts Center on Wednesday, September 25, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

The Garde Arts Center is proud to share that Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks will perform at the Garde Theater at 325 State Street in New London on Wednesday, September 25, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55-$129 and are available at
“The first time I heard the BAND GEEKS I truly freaked out – they sound just like the classic YES of the seventies, the YES that I know and love… AND THAT’S WHAT I’M WANTING TO BRING TO YOU ON THIS TOUR….YES MUSIC IS FOREVER!!!!!!” 
– Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” and most recently “1000 Hands” to name just a few.

The Band Geeks began as the house band for the Band Geek podcast, an internet show created by Richie Castellano (Blue Öyster Cult). The band gained popularity on YouTube with their incredibly detailed recreations of music by artists like Queen, Toto, Black Sabbath and Yes, which have earned the Band Geeks over 30 million views.

The Band Geeks:
Richie Castellano – Bass, Guitar
Chris Clark – Keyboards
Andy Ascolese – Drums
Robert Kipp – Keyboards, Guitar
Andy Graziano – Guitar, Bass

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter JON ANDERSON touring with The Band Geeks performing classic YES tracks including “And You and I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Heart of the Sunrise” and epic works like “Close To The Edge,” “The Gates of Delirium,” “Awaken” and others!

Jon Anderson has recorded a brand-new album, TRUE, which will be released through his new record label, Frontiers Records, on August 23. The former Yes singer has recorded the new album with The Band Geeks, with whom he has been touring America for the past two years. The album was co-produced, engineered, and mixed by Band Geek bassist and musical director Richie Castellano.


CALENDAR LISTING: Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks will perform at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street in New London, CT, on Wednesday, September 25, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $55-$129 each plus fees at or call the box office at 860-444-7373 x1 Tue-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT 06320.  

For photos and interviews, please contact 
Jeanne Sigel, (860) 961-4106,
About the Garde Arts Center
Founded in 1985, The Garde, Southeastern Connecticut’s non-profit home for the performing arts and cinema, in the heart of downtown New London, CT, presents a full spectrum of music, dance, film, and special events at its restored historic (1926) 1425-seat Garde Theater movie palace and the 120-seat Oasis Room. The Garde also hosts performances by regional arts organizations and provides educational programs for more than 8,000 young people each year. Under the leadership of Steve Sigel, executive director since 1988, the Garde owns an “arts block” of adjacent buildings, including the Mercer and Meridian Buildings and the Garde cottage, to further the Garde's mission as a major catalyst for the cultural and economic revitalization of New London and the region.

In 2022, the Garde singly received the Outstanding Historic Theatre in America award from the League of Historic American Theatres.

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