YES Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

September 5, 2017, 18 days ago

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YES Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 10-date UK tour in March 2018.

On this not-to-be-missed tour, YES (Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood) will feature not only many of the band’s classic hits, but performances of Sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album, Tales From Topographic Oceans, which was the first YES album to top the UK Album Charts. YES will also play some European shows. More dates will be announced soon.

Talking about their 50th Anniversary, Steve Howe said: “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work - we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while.”

Geoff Downes adds: “I feel enormously privileged be a part of the legacy of the incredible and unique line of musicians in YES. The band has always remained fresh and inventive throughout its 50-year history, and created an amazing catalogue of music that has inspired millions from all generations."

Alan White says: "Reflecting on the past 46 years that I've devoted my life to playing YES music, it's been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I've always believed in the power of music and the band's recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy (awarded in 1985) are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years. I'm extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It's been a great ride!!"

Tour dates:

March
13 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
14 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall
16 - Glasgow, UK - SEC Armadillo
17 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
18 - Gateshead, UK - Sage
20 - Birmingham, UK - Symphony Hall
21 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Centre
23 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall
24 - London, UK - Palladium
25 - London, UK - Palladium
27 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
28 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma
30 - Paris, France - Olympia

UK tickets on sale Friday, September 8th from 10 AM. Available from BookingsDirect.com 24hr Ticket Hotline 0844 249 2222 (subject to fees). Also available from venue box offices and select authorized ticket agencies.

Front row, Meet & Greet & VIP packages are available from yesworld.com.

(Photo - Glenn Gottlieb)

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