PERFORMING TWO OF THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN ONE EVENING: "FRAGILE" AND "CLOSE TO THE EDGE" PLUS AN ENCORE OF THEIR GREATEST HITS
TOUR LAUNCHES JULY 8 IN BOSTON FEATURES PERFORMANCES AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY (7/9) AND THE GREEK THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES (8/24)
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 an amazing 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.
During the encore on the upcoming tour, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON—will also perform material off HEAVEN AND EARTH, their new studio album, out July 8.
The album FRAGILE is considered to be their U.S. breakthrough album peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album charts in the U.S. The RIAA-certified double platinum album has sold over two million copies and features YES’s hit single “Roundabout” and other classics like “Long Distance Runaround” and “Heart of the Sunrise.” It also marks the band’s first collaboration with artist Roger Dean on cover art, who has designed many of the band’s album covers and logos. The band’s album CLOSE TO THE EDGE—widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded—was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” Inspired by Siddhartha and their “state of mind” at the time, the Gold-certified album featuring epic suites such as “Close To The Edge” and “And You And I” was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World (2006). Track listings for both albums listed below.
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, March 28. YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more. For more information on prices, on-sale dates and to purchase YES packages/tickets, go to www.yesworld.com or visit one of the links below.
About YES: Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and countless others. Having sold over 50 million records over its forty-six-year career, Yes continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians from around the world.
Spend “An Evening with YES” this summer in the following cities:
DATE CITY VENUE
Tue 7/8 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Wed 7/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Fri 7/11 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sat 7/12 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Sun 7/13 Newport, RI Newport Yachting Center
Tue 7/15 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Wed 7/16 Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Fri 7/18 Salamanca, NY Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat 7/19 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
Sun 7/20 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall
Tue 7/22 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook
Wed 7/23 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
Fri 7/25 Madison, WI Overture Hall
Sat 7/26 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
Mon 7/28 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Tue 7/29 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
Wed 7/30 Atlanta, GA Symphony Hall
Fri 8/1 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Sat 8/2 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
Sun 8/3 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Tue 8/5 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Wed 8/6 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Thu 8/7 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Sat 8/9 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Sun 8/10 TBA TBA
Tue 8/12 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theatre at Mesa Arts Center
Wed 8/13 Albuquerque, NM Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino
Fri 8/15 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sat 8/16 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
Mon 8/18 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay
Tue 8/19 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Thu 8/21 Tulalip, WA Tulalip Amphitheatre
Fri 8/22 Grand Ronde, OR Spirit Mountain Casino
Sat 8/23 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Sun 8/24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre