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YES Announces Multi-Act “The Royal Affair Tour” In North America

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I think the saying is to go big or don’t bother going at all, and well, this latest tour announcement is probably going to win the 2019 “Go Big” Award. Take a look at the summer plans by Yes, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer – “The Royal Affair Tour”.

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The Press Release:
The 2019 summer concert calendar has just been lit up with the announcement of YES’ North American concert tour, “The Royal Affair Tour.” Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, who triumphed last year with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour, this must-see best-of-British-rock show will also feature Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkN5R1Gh7Po

The first set of dates for “The Royal Affair Tour” has been announced. The trek will launch Wednesday, June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and visit cities including Holmdel, NJ; Toronto; Nashville; Hollywood, FL; Phoenix; Las Vegas; and Irvine, CA before wrapping Sunday, July 28 in Saratoga, CA. Most shows go on sale Friday, April 5. More dates will be revealed in the coming weeks. See below for full list of tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com/live for ticketing information.

YES is Steve Howe (guitar — joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums. See quotes below from YES.
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Prog-Rock Legends Yes Announce “YESTIVAL” 2017 Summer Tour

They might be getting inducted into the “esteemed” Rock Hall tomorrow, but last night the members of Yes dropped by the SiriusXM Satellite Radio studios for a chat with David Fricke. Read all about it below.

The Press Release:
In advance of tomorrow’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, YES revealed their initial summer touring plans live on SiriusXM last night during their exclusive in-studio audience event “SiriusXM Volume Presents an Artist Confidential with YES.” The 2017 outing, called YESTIVAL, will feature a set list of greatest hits from all of the band’s studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands.

“We are looking forward to presenting songs from each of the first nine studio albums, including some surprises,” says YES guitarist Steve Howe.
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YES To Perform For A Special SiriusXM Broadcast Event On Wednesday, April 5 On Volume

In advance of their Rock Hall induction, the band Yes has set up a special appearance and event with SiriusXM. Read on.

The Press Release:
YES today (4/3) announced a special event with SiriusXM to celebrate the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2017, this Friday, April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The exclusive in-studio audience event “SiriusXM Volume Presents an Artist Confidential with YES” will be hosted by David Fricke and broadcast live this Wednesday, April 5 on VOLUME, the first 24/7 talk radio channel dedicated to the discussion of music, starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT. VOLUME delivers a variety of programming including live daily shows, artist interviews, weekly specials, a music trivia game show, and in-depth docuseries hosted by the most respected, knowledgeable, and passionate people in music today – including artists themselves. The VOLUME channel (ch. 106) debuted in October 2016 on SiriusXM. Continue reading YES To Perform For A Special SiriusXM Broadcast Event On Wednesday, April 5 On Volume

Yes Announces “The Album Series” Summer Tour 2016

Progressive Rock fans are going to be flipping out at the news about the bands latest tour which will find them delivering a classic album in full with half of another seminal work and choice hits in the summer of this year. I’ll let the press release speak its wisdom to you below the poster but don’t worry I wlil be back and add some closing thoughts in as well.

Tour - Yes - The Album Series - 2016

The Press Release:
YES ANNOUNCES 2016 SUMMER TOUR “THE ALBUM SERIES” PERFORMING ‘DRAMA’ ALBUM IN FULL AND ‘TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS’ SIDES 1 AND 4 PLUS SELECTION OF THEIR GREATEST HITS. KICKS OFF JULY 27 IN COLUMBUS, OH AND
STOPS IN LOS ANGELES ON AUGUST 30

YES announced today (4/11) their 2016 summer touring plans. Billed as “The Album Series: Drama + Topographic 1 & 4,” the tour will feature the 1980 album DRAMA performed in its entirety, for the first time ever, and sides one and four of 1973’s double album TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS, plus a selection of their greatest hits.

“We are proud to present the American public with forward-looking albums from the past,” says guitarist Steve Howe of the iconic and influential band. “Promoting ‘Drama’ at Madison Square Garden on multi-nights was a career milestone in 1980, and we are especially looking forward to performing both the opening and closing sides to ‘Topographic Oceans.'” Adds keyboardist Geoff Downes: “One minute, Trevor Horn and I were in The Buggles, the next we joined Yes, then we were in Madison Square Garden playing ‘Drama.'” Expresses drummer Alan White: “We really hit the ground running with ‘Topographic Oceans,’ my first recorded album with Yes. It pushed boundaries of music and went to number 1 in the UK.”
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Progressive Rock Fans Say “YES” To Their Summer Tour 2014

“Let there be Prog” is what fans will be saying as the news about the summer tour by Yes and with this go round they will be playing two of their incredible albums in full. Since the press copy is rather lengthy I will keep it brief here but will return with my own opinions at the close. Here you go.

Tour - Yes - Summer 2014

The Press Release:
Throughout 2013, the iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES marked a career first by performing a triple-header concert featuring three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert. For 2014, the band is back to rock crowds nationwide with a brand new show. The 35-date summer tour will feature YES performing–in their entirety–1971’s groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year’s tour of 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits. Kicking off July 8 in Boston, the tour will then stop at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall July 10 before making its way throughout the Northeast, hitting Wallingford, CT, Westbury, NY, Newport, RI, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and more. Among their many tour stops, YES will perform in Detroit, Madison, Chicago, Nashville, Louisville, Atlanta, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego and San Jose before wrapping August 24 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. See full itinerary below.
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