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Yes Announce Summer Tour with Asia, Carl Palmer and More


Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Yes have announced a 2019 North American summer concert tour that will see them joined by Asia, The Moody Blues’ John Lodge and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. See the trailer for the tour below.

“This is a unique celebration of the British contribution to classic rock over many decades,” said Yes’ Geoff Downes in a statement. “It will be inspirational to be a part of. And I know it is what [Asia’s] John Wetton would have wanted.

The Royal Affair Tour will kick off June 12th in Bethlehem, PA and make stops across the East before heading to Arizona, Nevada and California. The trek continues through July 28th with additional dates set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for most shows are on sale now. See a full list of dates below.

The current line-up of Yes features Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards), with Jay Schellen on additional drums.

On the tour, Asia will pay tribute to their late founding member John Wetton, and a portion of their set will feature original guitarist Steve Howe.

John Lodge’s set will encompass classic hits by The Moody Blues and pay tribute to Ray Thomas, who passed in January of 2018.

Carl Palmer will honor late ELP members Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.

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The Royal Affair Tour – Trailer

Yes 2019 Tour Dates

June 12 – Bethlehem, PA – Bethlehem Event Center
June 14 – Farmingdale, NY – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater
June 15 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
June 16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
June 20 – Westchester, NY – Westchester County Center
June 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
June 22 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavillion
June 24 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 25 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
June 27 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 29 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
June 30 – Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
July 3 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 5 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
July 6 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park
July 8 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
July 10 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
July 12 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 13 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 18 – St Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
July 20 – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
July 21 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
July 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
July 26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
July 27 – Irvine, CA – FivePoints Amphitheatre
July 28 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

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