Just ahead of tonight’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yes has announced their touring plans for the summer. 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.
Yestival will feature special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. The tour kicks off August 4 in Greensboro, NC and will travel across the U.S. through early September, stopping in such markets as Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn (August 11 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk), Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles (August 29 at the Microsoft Theater), with more to be announced soon.
On this summer’s annual trek, Yes – Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboard), Jon Davison (vocals) and Billy Sherwood (the late Chris Squire’s chosen successor on bass) – will treat fans to such hits as “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper,” performing gems off every album from 1969’s Yes to 1980’s Drama.
2017 Yestival Tour Dates:
Fri 8/4 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sat 8/5 – Boone, NC – Holmes Convocation Center
Mon 8/7 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
Tue 8/8 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
Thu 8/10 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Fri 8/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Sat 8/12 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Center
Wed 8/16 – Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
Thu 8/17 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat 8/19 – Elgin, IL – Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino
Sun 8/20 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Tue 8/22 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
Wed 8/23 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Fri 8/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Sat 8/26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Tue 8/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
Sun 9/3 – Tulalip, WA – Tulalip Amphitheatre