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Published: 2012/12/10

Yes Will Revisit Three Classic Albums On Tour

Taking a recent trend to a new level, Yes will perform three of their classic albums in their entirety—all in one concert—on a special tour in 2013. On each night of their upcoming tour, the prog-rock heroes will perform 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close to the Edge and 1977’s Going For the One in their entirety. The multi-platinum progressive rock band— which currently features bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison—will kick off the North American tour March 1 and bring things to a close on April 12 in Detroit. The tour will mark the first time since 1973 that Yes have performed an album onstage in its entirety.

Yes’ upcoming dates

3/1 West Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert Hall (*)
3/3 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
3/5 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
3/6 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
3/8 Temecula, CA Pechanga Theater (at Pechanga Casino)
3/9 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Casino (*)
3/12 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
3/14 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
3/16 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
3/17 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
3/18 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
3/20 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/21 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre (*)
3/22 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Live – Biloxi (*)
3/24 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
3/30 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center for the Perf. Arts
4/2 Clearwater, FL Ruck Eckerd Hall
4/5 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods (*)
4/6 Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
4/7 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
4/9 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
4/11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
4/12 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

(*) Yes will only perform The YES Album and Close to the Edge for shows at casinos due to the time constrictions of events held there.


There are 10 comments associated with this post

George December 10, 2012, 18:22:09

Still worth seeing Chris Squire and Steve Howe.

Paul December 10, 2012, 16:09:23

Is it really Yes without Jon Anderson???

Russell December 10, 2012, 16:35:40


sluggobeast December 10, 2012, 16:55:28

Yes, pretty sad that Yes has been touring without Jon Anderson. No way would I go see this band. Still have fond memories of seeing them perform an entire album: “Tales from Topographic Oceans” in Binghamton, NY in 1974.

dk70 December 10, 2012, 17:52:05

Steve Howe is an awesome, underrated guitar player/ composer. Plus he used to star on “Tales From the Crypt” on HBO.

Greg December 10, 2012, 20:18:41

Well, Jon or no Jon the show goes on with Jon #3. What is most compelling is their super ambitious tour schedule combined with the amount of material performed at each show. I can’t really understand why they would at their ages even want to take this on. No doubt they can do this musically, they’ve already done this for years. What will be interesting are some of the gems that are on these albums that never get played live or have been played very little. Needless to say I’ll be buying my ticket for one of the western venues. I just hope they stay healthy and focused. Comparing the amount and complexity of material Yes will be performing, to the recent paltry 10 song concerts of the Rolling Stones… It just makes me wonder.

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck December 10, 2012, 21:47:29


peachhead December 10, 2012, 22:57:33

love me some yes. this should be great

Marzaphigar December 11, 2012, 11:47:15

Beyond J Anderson’s unique vocals, the essence of YES is how god-damned weird JA is, what with his kooky cosmic ideas and what-not. I dunno if u can really replace him. But by all means go.

Yossarian December 11, 2012, 15:02:48

I definitely don’t agree with a lot of decisions Chris Squier has made either… but if you can’t handle lineup changes, Yes isn’t the band for you.

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