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YES Announce ’50 Years of Yes’ Tour Details

YES (L-R): Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood
Photo Credit: Glenn Gottlieb

Prog rock pioneers YES, have just announced the dates and details for their 50th Anniversary North American tour titled #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES. The 30-plus date tour will kick-off on June 5 & 6 with a two night engagement at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL and is scheduled wrap-up on July 28 at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA, though a handful of additional shows will be announced soon.

The band’s current lineup – guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, vocalist Jon Davison and bassist Billy Sherwood – has announced that they will be performing a “special classic hits” setlist to commemorate their golden anniversary. Much has changed since I joined Yes in 1970, but the core elements of the band have remained consistent,” explained Howe in a statement announcing the tour dates. We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best-loved work and revisit a few classic pieces that have been lost for a while. We look forward to sharing the 50th anniversary with the fanbase, playing classic songs that celebrate the broad musical style of Yes.”

Being a member of the band during its 50th anniversary is a privilege and honor,” added Downes .It is awe-inspiring to reflect on the caliber and invention of the musicians who have forged the legacy of Yes since 1968, always pushing the boundaries.

I have been blessed to be a member of this amazing band’s rhythm section for the past 46 years, mostly in the company of my great friend Chris Squire, and latterly alongside Chris’ chosen successor, Billy Sherwood, who is receiving recognition for stepping into Chris’ preeminent bass and vocals,”said White. Each night we are pausing to reflect on Chris’ importance to Yes, his desire that we should continue to share Yes music on stages worldwide, and the specific dedication of ‘Onward’ to his huge memory. I’m so grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary in America. It has been a great ride!”

Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the public this Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, with the remainder going on sale in April.

Yes 2018 North American Tour Dates

Jun 5 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
Jun 6 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
Jun 8 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino
Jun 10 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
Jun 11 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Jun 13 – Boise, ID – Century Link Arena
Jun 14 – Woodniville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Jun 16 – Bakersfield, CA – Spectrum Amphitheatre
Jun 17 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
Jun 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Ford Theatre
Jun 20 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Jun 22 – Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall
Jun 23 – Laughlin, NV – E Center at Edgewater Hotel Casino
Jun 24 – Temecula CA – Pechanga Resort
Jun 28 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium
Jun 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Jul 2 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Jul 5 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Jul 6 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Jul 7 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Jul 10 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
Jul 11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Jul 14 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Casino
Jul 15 – Staten Island, NY – St George Theatre
Jul 17 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Hudson Valley
Jul 18 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
Jul 20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Jul 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Jul 23 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Jul 26 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
Jul 27 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
Jul 28 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall

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