YES Announce Re-scheduled UK & Eire Tour Dates

YES Announce Re-scheduled UK & Eire Tour Dates

 

Poster YES 2021 Tour UK Eire rescheduled dates RELAYERYES announce re-scheduled UK and IE dates, due to the coronavirus pandemic, for The Album Series 2021 Tour.  The tour was originally scheduled to kick off this month in Liverpool – it will now begin on 16th May 2021in Manchester. The show will feature their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. YES recently announced the re-scheduled European dates and are looking forward to returning to live shows.

“Many things have changed in the world these past few months. My appreciation for the freedoms we’ve enjoyed in the past has grown along with my gratitude for all the people caring for humanity throughout the world.”

“I can’t wait to be on stage again in front of real audiences playing ‘YES’ music. I’m hoping we can bring some joy and positivity back into our lives.”

“Please take care and stay safe, we want to see our many fans and friends again in 2021!”

Sincerely, Alan White 

The tour line-up features Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion). 

The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall.  The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature

Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive. Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve

Howe’s guitar. The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.

The album continues with Sound Chaser, a prog-rock-jazz fusion experiment heavily influenced by Moraz’s style and To Be Over, a calm and gentle conclusion to the album, based on a melody by Steve Howe.

Released in late 1974 on Atlantic Records, Relayer continued YES’ success reaching number 4 in the UK album chart and number 5 in the US Billboard char

Re-Scheduled UK and IE Dates for 2021

THE ALBUM SERIES RELAYER Tour are:

Sun 16th May Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Mon 17th May  Birmingham     Symphony Hall
Wed 19th May  York Barbican
Thurs 20th May Gateshead Sage
Sat 22nd May Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sun 23rd May Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mon 24th May  London Royal Albert Hall
Wed 25th May Dublin Vicar St.
 Fri 28th May  Glasgow  Royal Concert Hall

All tickets remain valid for the re-scheduled shows.  

For full details and to book tickets for all shows

Please go to bookingsdirect.com for UK

aikenpromotion.com for IE, or yesworld.com for all dates and meet & Greets with the band.

About YES

Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)
Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present)
Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present)
Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present)
Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals ((1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)

Formed in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late, and much-missed, Chris Squire, YES have been one of the most innovative, influential and best-loved bands in rock music history. Their 1970s albums The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Yessongs (a triple live album set), Tales From Topographic Oceans, Relayer and Going For The Onewere ground-breaking in musical style and content. Their music also became synonymous with artist Roger Dean whose distinctive YES logo design and artwork adorned the lavish gatefold presentation sleeves of many YES albums.

With sales of over 50 million records, the Grammy-award winning YES were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 where they performed Roundabout from the album Fragile and the FM radio-friendly Owner Of A Lonely Heart from the 1985 album 90125.

 

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YES Announce re-scheduled dates for Mainland Europe for The Album Tour 2021

YES Announce re-scheduled dates for Mainland Europe for The Album Tour 2021

Poster YES RESCHEDULED RELAYER__EUROPEANA Message from YES – rescheduled dates

We hope that our fans are keeping healthy during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We’re really looking forward finally to performing Relayer and other YES classics for our fans in 2021.   As promised, we can now announce all of the re-scheduled mainland European dates for The Album Series 2021 Tour.   News of the re-scheduled UK and Eire dates will come imminently.    

All tickets are valid for the new shows.  Please check full details on yesworld.com

Stay safe and well and we’ll see you soon.

YES ADD 24 European Dates to The Album Series 2020 Tour

YES ADD 24 European Dates to The Album Series 2020 Tour

Poster YES RESCHEDULED RELAYER__EUROPEANYES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre, recently announced an 8 date UK tour for May and June of 2020.   YES will take the tour to Europe for another 24 dates (see full list below).  The Album Series 2020 Tour will feature their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. 

This tour follows their 2018 highly successful #YES50 Anniversary tour and again features the line-up of Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals), Jon Davison (vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion).

The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall.  The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature

Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive. Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve Howe’s guitar. The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.

The album continues with Sound Chaser, a prog-rock-jazz fusion experiment heavily influenced by Moraz’s style and To Be Over, a calm and gentle conclusion to the album, based on a melody by Steve Howe.

Released in late 1974 on Atlantic Records, Relayer continued YES’ success reaching number 4 in the UK album chart and number 5 in the US Billboard chart.

“We are really looking forward to playing ALL of the Relayer album” says Steve Howe.  “Having premiered The Gates Of Delirium this year, we continue by expanding our Album Series with all the tracks: The Gates Of Delirium, Sound Chaser and To Be Over.”  Howe goes on to say: “During the first half of the evening we’ll be performing a refined selection from Yes’ enormous 50 year + repertoire.”  See you there!”   

Alan White comments:  “I always enjoy coming home to England so I’m especially looking forward to Yes’ upcoming “Album Series 2020” tour. “Relayer” I believe, is one of the most creative and interesting musical compilations in the bands repertoire. Challenging and extremely enjoyable to play, I’m happy to be bringing this music back to live stages throughout Europe. I hope all who attend our shows will enjoy these cuts as much as we like performing them for our audiences.”

European Dates are:

 

Friday 24 April                      Portugal Lisbon                                Campo Pequeno TBC

Saturday 25 April                 Spain Madrid                                    Box Vistalegre

Sunday 26 April                    Spain Barcelona                              Razzmatazz 1

Tuesday 28 April                  Italy Milan                                          Teatro Dal Verme

Wednesday 29 April             Italy Rome                                         Santa Cecilia-Parco Della Musica

Thursday 30 April                 Italy Padova                                      Teatro Geox

Saturday 2 May                    Switzerland Zurich                          Komplex

Monday 4 May                      Austria Vienna                                  Arena

Tuesday 5 May                     Czech Republic Prague                  Forum Karlin

Thursday 7 May                   Germany Halle/Saale                      Stewintorvariete

Friday 8 May                         Germany Berlin                                Theatre am Potsdamer Platz

 

Saturday 9 May                    Poland Wroclaw                               Narodowe Forum Muzyki

Monday 11 May                   Estonia Tallinn                                  Alexela Concert Hall

Tuesday 12 May                  Finland Helsinki                                Circus

Thursday 14 May                 Sweden Stockholm                          Circus

Friday 15 May                       Norway Oslo                                     Sentrum Scene

Saturday 16 May                  Denmark Helsingor                          Kulturvaerftet

Monday 18 May                   Denmark Aarhus                              Train

Tuesday 19 May                  Germany Monchengladbach         Red Box

Wednesday 20 May             Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette       Rockhal

Friday 22 May                       France Paris                                     Olympia

Saturday 23 May                  Netherlands Utrecht                        Tivolivredenburg

Sunday 24 May                    Belgium Leuven                               Het Depot

Tuesday 26 May                  Liverpool                                            Philharmonic Hall

Wednesday 27 May             Nottingham                                       Royal Concert Hall

Friday 29 May                      York                                                    Barbican

Saturday 30 May                  Gateshead                                        The Sage

Sunday 31 May                    Glasgow                                            Royal Concert Hall  

Tuesday 2 June                   Birmingham                                       Symphony Hall

Wednesday 3 June              Manchester                                       Bridgewater Hall

Friday 5 June                        London                                              Royal Albert Hall

Sunday 7th June                   Dublin                                                 Vicar Street

 

Tickets for UK shows are available from: 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 249 2222 bookingsdirect.com Meet & Greet packages available, for info go to yesworld.com Showtime is 8pm. For European shows please go to yesworld.com or the venue website.

Roger Dean will attend every show on the UK and European dates, and will have an exhibition of his iconic art, will be available to chat with fans front of house and sign merch, plus will be in the VIP meet and greets.

YES release FROM A PAGE – OUT NOW

YES release FROM A PAGE – OUT NOW

Box From a Page copy 2YES has returned to the recordings made in late 2010 to mix the four completed tracks as new content for a miniature five piece box set of recordings from that era.

The box features two booklets and three discs containing the four studio tracks and Live From Lyon 2009, all of which were recorded by the line-up of Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Benoit David and Oliver Wakeman:

  1. To The Moment (6:09)
  2. Words on a Page (6:18)
  3. From the Turn of a Card (3:24)
  4. The Gift of Love (9:52)

Oliver Wakeman has personally overseen the preparation of the previously unreleased recordings which were mixed by Karl Groom and mastered by Mike Pietrini.

The box and one of the booklets features new artwork by Roger Dean, and the graphic design was undertaken by Oliver Wakeman, plus the set also includes his newly written liner notes about his time in the band.

The double CD album Live From Lyon was first released in 2010 and this edition restores “Second Initial” which was previously a Japanese only bonus track.  The booklet for Live From Lyon has been re-designed and expanded.

Steve Howe described the project as “Good music never goes away or lays down to the commercial pressures that exist. Oliver’s compositions, “To the Moment”, “Words on a Page” and “From the Turn of a Card” demonstrate his musicality and talents, while “The Gift of Love” explores the collaborative essence of Yes, pooling ideas and then working together on its arrangement, whilst utilising all of its many themes and variations. Karl Groom and Roger Dean both contributed their skills towards making this a worthy further ‘page’ in Yes’ long and diverse musical adventures.”

Oliver Wakeman says: “Following Chris Squire’s passing, I felt that the new music we’d created, but not released, should be heard and not sit unfinished on a shelf. And with Steve, Alan and Benoit’s enthusiasm for the project, I am proud to know that this music will get to see the light of day and, hopefully, be enjoyed by YES fans as a piece of previously hidden Yes history.” 

Alan White added: “I’m pleased to see a gem of YES history coming to fruition in the form of this mini box set. New songs from the past and I’m hoping we can find even more music in the archives for future releases.”

The set is IN STOCK NOW and exclusively available from the band’s own Burning Shed store and it cannot be bought in the shops or on Amazon.

The mini-box set and a vinyl release of the new songs are exclusively available here:

https://burningshed.com/store/yes

YES Announces UK Tour – The Album Series 2020

YES Announces UK Tour – The Album Series 2020

Poster YES RESCHEDULED RELAYER__EUROPEANYES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre, have announced a 8-date UK tour for May and June of 2020. The Album Series 2020 Tour will feature their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites.  An extensive European tour will be announced soon.

This tour follows their 2018 highly successful #YES50 Anniversary tour and again features the line-up of Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals), Jon Davison (vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion).

The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall.  The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature

Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive. Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve Howe’s guitar. The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.

The album continues with Sound Chaser, a prog-rock-jazz fusion experiment heavily influenced by Moraz’s style and To Be Over, a calm and gentle conclusion to the album, based on a melody by Steve Howe.

Released in late 1974 on Atlantic Records, Relayer continued YES’ success reaching number 4 in the UK album chart and number 5 in the US Billboard chart.

“We are really looking forward to playing ALL of the Relayer album” says Steve Howe.  “Having premiered The Gates Of Delirium this year, we continue by expanding our Album Series with all the tracks: The Gates Of Delirium, Sound Chaser and To Be Over.”  Howe goes on to say: “During the first half of the evening we’ll be performing a refined selection from Yes’ enormous 50 year + repertoire.”  See you there!”   

Alan White comments:  “I always enjoy coming home to England so I’m especially looking forward to Yes’ upcoming “Album Series 2020” tour. “Relayer” I believe, is one of the most creative and interesting musical compilations in the bands repertoire. Challenging and extremely enjoyable to play, I’m happy to be bringing this music back to live stages throughout Europe. I hope all who attend our shows will enjoy these cuts as much as we like performing them for our audiences.”

UK dates are as follows:

Tuesday 26th May                Liverpool                    Philharmonic Hall

Wednesday 27 May             Nottingham               Royal Concert Hall

Friday 29 May                      York                            Barbican

Saturday 30 May                  Gateshead                The Sage

Sunday 31 May                    Glasgow                    Royal Concert Hall  

Tuesday 2 June                   Birmingham               Symphony Hall

Wednesday 3 June              Manchester               Bridgewater Hall

Friday 5 June                        London                      Royal Albert Hall

For full details and to book tickets please go to bookingsdirect.com or yesworld.com  There will be an opportunity to purchase Meet & Greets with the band.

Roger Dean will attend every show on the UK and European dates, and will have an exhibition of his iconic art, will be available to chat with fans front of house and sign merch, plus will be in the VIP meet and greets.

About YES

Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)
Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present)
Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present)
Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals ((1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)
Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present)

Formed in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late, and much-missed, Chris Squire, YES have been one of the most innovative, influential and best-loved bands in rock music history. Their 1970s albums The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Yessongs (a triple live album set), Tales From Topographic Oceans, Relayer and Going For The Onewere ground-breaking in musical style and content. Their music also became synonymous with artist Roger Dean whose distinctive YES logo design and artwork adorned the lavish gatefold presentation sleeves of many YES albums.

With sales of over 50 million records, the Grammy-award winning YES were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 where they performed Roundabout from the album Fragile and the FM radio-friendly Owner Of A Lonely Heart from the 1985 album 90125.