Would Jon Anderson dare to perform ‘Close to the Edge’ with just a band of teens? Yes! - The Boston Globe

This summer, to celebrate the album’s golden anniversary, Anderson is performing “Close to the Edge” in its entirety on a tour that launched this week and stops at The Cabot in Beverly on Friday . But there’s a twist: Instead of a traditional backup band, 20 teenage musicians from the Paul Green Rock Academy , based in Philadelphia and Connecticut, will accompany him. Fifty years ago, the band Yes — lead vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Bill Buford, guitarist Steve Howe, and