Due to overwhelming demand--including sold-out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Austin and Toronto--the iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES have added two new legs of dates...
Due to overwhelming demand--including sold-out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Austin and Toronto--the iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES have added two new legs of dates to their triple-header concert tour where they’re performing three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971’s THE YES ALBUM, 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, and 1977’s GOING FOR THE ONE (track listing for all three albums listed below). The newly added dates start May 19 with six shows in Brazil and one each in Chile and Argentina. The new North American dates launch July 6 in Paso Robles, CA and include stops in Anaheim, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC and Montreal, CAN and wrap August 14 in Rosemont, IL. The in-progress tour marks the first time since 1973 that YES--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--have performed an album onstage in its entirety.
The first leg of the tour launched March 1 in Nevada and runs through April 12 in Detroit, with a brief detour March 25-30 for “The Yes Cruise,” which departed from Ft. Lauderdale and visited Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Music audiences are relishing the experience of the three albums--each representing an important milestone in YES’ career which encompasses sales of close to 50 million albums worldwide--performed from beginning to end.
Chris Epting of AOL’s NOISECREEP.COM said of the 3/6 Los Angeles show at the Orpheum:
“Last night…Yes demonstrated why they remain one of the most vaunted and respected musical forces in progressive rock among both fans and players alike…The well-oiled rhythm section of drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire provided many subtle flourishes, as did keyboardist Geoff Downes…Singer Jon Davison, now a year into his role as front man, demonstrated from the outset that he is more than up to the task…At one time it was about exploration, experimentation and an elegant, seamless blending of many musical styles into one space-age storm that remains inspired, atmospheric and very hard to categorize. This was a feast for the followers; faithful renditions for the many die hard starship troopers that were no doubt reliving many scrapbook Yes memories over the years. But the show was not about mere nostalgia. This is a band that still feels strangely new, simply by doing what they do, pushing the boundaries and presenting songs that, like the wildly colorful and original Roger Dean artwork that represents them, are just beautifully designed and built to last (3/7/13).”
Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces...Expand
Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and countless others. Having sold tens of millions of records over its four-decade career, Yes continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians from around the world. For more information on Yes, visit yesworld.com. Join Yes on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/yesofficial and facebook.com/yestheband respectively.
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