YES Announces 50th Anniversary Tour
5 September 2017 Music News
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 bands classic hits but performances of sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 albumTales from Topographic Oceans, which was the first Yes album to top the UK album charts. YES will also play some European shows. Watch this space for more dates.
The final weekend of the UK tour at the London Palladium on 24th and 25th March will include a 50th Anniversary fan convention more details of the anniversary celebrations will be announced soon. Roger Dean (whose fantastical landscapes have become synonymous with the bands albums) will unveil new Close To The Edge paintings at the Palladium on March 25th.
YES, deservedly inducted into the RocknRoll Hall of Fame in April 2017, will release Topographic Drama Live Across America, a new live album, planned for later in the year, recorded during their US 2016/17 tours.
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 havent 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.”
MARCH 2018 (UK & Europe)