YES, Steve Hackett and Vangelis nominated for Prog Awards 2017

YES, Steve Hackett and Vangelis nominated for Prog Awards 2017

Prog cover July 2017

YES feature on the cover of the current issue of Prog Magazine and have been nominated for Prog Awards for both Event of the Year and Reissue of the Year for Tales from Topographic Oceans.

Also nominated for Prog Awards are Steve Hackett for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Night Siren and Vangelis for Reissue of the Year for his Delectus Box Set.

You can support them by voting here:

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YES TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017

YES TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017

yesgreenlogoYes they can! YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017, it was announced this morning. The induction, following two previous nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive rock band’s 50th anniversary.

“What an honor this is for us and all involved with the history of this band,” shares guitarist Steve Howe. “We thank all the Yes fans who have been so passionate over the decades, and helped us to keep the flag flying. It is the fans who have constantly demanded our inclusion. They have been heard.”

“We look forward to accepting this esteemed award next spring in honor of our fallen brother, Chris Squire, who would have been delighted to see his musical vision finally receive such recognition,” adds drummer Alan White. “We thank everyone who voted for Yes. We’ll see you soon, Cleveland!”

The members of YES who will officially be inducted into the Rock Hall are the “Union” tour line-up: current members White and Howe, the band’s late bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar).

“Yes was like my first girlfriend, to whom I was hopelessly committed,” says Bruford. “Despite a couple of wrinkles, I’m glad to hear the old girl is in fine shape.”

Kaye confirms, “I am honored to be included in Yes’ induction. I am delighted for my friends in the band, and I salute Chris, without whom it would never have happened. Chris would have been so very proud.”

In addition to Steve Howe and Alan White, YES’ current line-up includes Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015).  

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,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.

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TREVOR HORN TO JOIN YES ON STAGE AT RAH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 36 YEARS

TREVOR HORN TO JOIN YES ON STAGE AT RAH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 36 YEARS

Yes with Trevor HornTrevor Horn has confirmed he will delight fans with a rare guest appearance during the band’s London show at Royal Albert Hall on 10th May. Trevor will also join YES on stage in Oxford on the 9th; this will be the first opportunity to see YES live with Trevor since the original Drama tour 36 years ago.

The announcement was made after Horn joined YES for a rehearsal session at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth last week; Robert Plant working also working in another studio at Rockfield also popped in to say hello to the guys.

The extensive UK and European tour sees YES performing 1980’s prog landmark album ‘Drama’ in its entirety for the very first time, together with ‘Fragile’ 1971 and other seminal hits from their catalogue. ‘Drama’, YES’ only album to feature Horn as lead vocalist, marked a change of direction for their sound and was widely acclaimed by critics, reaching number 2 in the UK charts. The band disbanded after the tour, with Trevor venturing into production. Trevor Horn went onto produce YES’ next album 90125.

“Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’” – said Steve Howe. “Reliving those years will be very emotional” – adds drummer Alan White – “I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this”.

YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterised by a prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys, The band is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

Still as relevant today as in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of its outstanding career.

 

Dates as follows:

DATE
CITY
VENUE
BOX OFFICE
April 
     
Wed 27th
Glasgow
Royal Concert Hall
0141 353 8000
Fri 29th
Newcastle
City Hall
0191 277 8030
Sat 30th
Manchester
O2 Apollo
 08444 777 677
May
     
Mon 2nd
Liverpool
Philharmonic
0151 709 3789
Tue 3rd
Sheffield
City Hall
0114 2789 789
Wed 4th
Bristol
Colston Hall
0844 887 1500
Fri 6th 
Birmingham
Symphony Hall
0121 345 0602
Sat 7th
Brighton
Brighton Centre
0844 847 1515
Mon 9th
Oxford *
New Theatre
0844 871 3020
Tue 10th 
London**
Royal Albert Hall
0207 589 8212

Dates for rest of EUROPE

May      
13th Paris FRANCE Olympia
14th  Brussels BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique
15th Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg
17th Hamburg GERMANY Mehr Theater 
19th  Frankfurt Germany Alte Oper
20th Leipzig Germany Avensee 
21st Berlin Germany Admiralspalast
23rd Bonn Germany Beethovenhalle
24th Stuttgart Germany Hegelsaal
25th Munich Germany Cirkus Krone
27th Zurich SWITZERLAND Volkshaus
28th Milan ITALY Teatro Nazionale
29th  Padova Italy Gran Teatro Geox
31st Florence Italy Dbihall
June      
1st   Rome Italy Teatro Olimpico

 
UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London. Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.
London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38 Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com. Showtime is 7.30pm (plus support).

 

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YES RELEASE VINYL of  FRAGILE AND DRAMA in original packaging TO COINCIDE WITH UK TOUR

YES RELEASE VINYL of FRAGILE AND DRAMA in original packaging TO COINCIDE WITH UK TOUR

Yes_FragileSeminal prog pioneers YES hit the road for an extensive UK and European tour at the end of this month, April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

Warners will release Drama on 22nd April and Fragile on 6th May on 180gm Vinyl with replicas of the original gatefold sleeves. Fragile will also include a smaller inner booklet. This product has been expertly recreated to match the original in every way from content to physical material and product specification.

Warners has recently released all of their catalogue YES albums Mastered For iTunes. These include The Yes Album, Fragile, Going For The One, Time and a Word, Yes, 90125, Tales From Topographic Oceans and Drama. You can buy them from http://geni.us/YESMFiT.

‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ – said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ – adds drummer Alan White – ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.

YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.

YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys. Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.

Dates as follows:

DATE
CITY
VENUE
BOX OFFICE
April 
     
Wed 27th
Glasgow
Royal Concert Hall
0141 353 8000
Fri 29th
Newcastle
City Hall
0191 277 8030
Sat 30th
Manchester
O2 Apollo
 08444 777 677
May
     
Mon 2nd
Liverpool
Philharmonic
0151 709 3789
Tue 3rd
Sheffield
City Hall
0114 2789 789
Wed 4th
Bristol
Colston Hall
0844 887 1500
Fri 6th 
Birmingham
Symphony Hall
0121 345 0602
Sat 7th
Brighton
Brighton Centre
0844 847 1515
Mon 9th
Oxford *
New Theatre
0844 871 3020
Tue 10th 
London**
Royal Albert Hall
0207 589 8212

Dates for rest of EUROPE

May      
13th Paris FRANCE Olympia
14th  Brussels BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique
15th Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg
17th Hamburg GERMANY Mehr Theater 
19th  Frankfurt Germany Alte Oper
20th Leipzig Germany Avensee 
21st Berlin Germany Admiralspalast
23rd Bonn Germany Beethovenhalle
24th Stuttgart Germany Hegelsaal
25th Munich Germany Cirkus Krone
27th Zurich SWITZERLAND Volkshaus
28th Milan ITALY Teatro Nazionale
29th  Padova Italy Gran Teatro Geox
31st Florence Italy Dbihall
June      
1st   Rome Italy Teatro Olimpico

 
UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London. Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.
London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38 Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com. Showtime is 7.30pm (plus support).

 

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WARNER TO RE-RELEASE FRAGILE AND DRAMA ON VINYL TO COINCIDE WITH YES APRIL TOUR

WARNER TO RE-RELEASE FRAGILE AND DRAMA ON VINYL TO COINCIDE WITH YES APRIL TOUR

YES bandSeminal prog pioneers YES has announced an extensive UK and European tour for April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ – said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ – adds drummer Alan White – ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.

YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.

Warners has recently released all of their catalogue YES albums Mastered For iTunes. These include The Yes Album, Fragile, Going For The One, Time and a Word, Yes, 90125, Tales From Topographic Oceans and Drama. You can buy them from http://geni.us/YESMFiT. They will also re-release Drama on Vinyl LP on 22nd April. The Vinyl LP of Fragile will follow shortly after that.

YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys. Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.

Dates as follows:

DATE  CITY VENUE BOX OFFICE
April       
Wed 27th   Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Fri 29th  Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030
Sat 30th Manchester O2 Apollo 08444 777 677
May      
Mon 2nd  Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Tue 3rd  Sheffield City Hall  0114 2789 789
Wed 4th Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500
Fri 6th Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sat 7th Brighton Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Mon 9th Oxford * New Theatre 0844 871 3020
Tue 10th London** Royal Albert Hall 0207 589 8212

Dates for rest of EUROPE

   
DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE
May      
13th Paris FRANCE Olympia
14th Brussels BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique
15th Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg
17th Hamburg GERMANY Mehr Theater 
19th  Frankfurt GERMANY Alte Oper 
20th  Leipzig GERMANY Haus Avensee 
21st Berlin GERMANY Admiralspalast
23rd  Bonn GERMANY Beethovenhalle
24th Stuttgart GERMANY Hegelsaal
25th Munich GERMANY Cirkus Krone
27th Zurich SWITZERLAND Volkshaus
28th Milan ITALY Teatro Nazionale
29th Padova ITALY Gran Teatro Geox
31st Florence ITALY Obihall
June      
1st Rome ITALY Teatro Olimpico

 

UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London. Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.
London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38 Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com. Showtime is 7.30pm. Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from

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YES TO TOUR UK AND EUROPE IN APRIL

YES TO TOUR UK AND EUROPE IN APRIL

YES band

Seminal prog pioneers YES has announced an extensive UK and European tour for April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ – said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ – adds drummer Alan White – ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.

YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.

YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys. Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.

Dates as follows:

DATE    CITY VENUE BOX OFFICE
April      
Wed 27th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Fri 29th     Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030
Sat 30th     Manchester O2 Apollo 08444 777 677
May      
Mon 2nd    Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Tue 3rd    Sheffield City Hall 0114 2789 789
Wed 4th     Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500
Fri 6th   Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sat 7th     Brighton Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Mon 9th    Oxford * New Theatre 0844 871 3020
Tue 10th    London** Royal Albert Hall  0207 589 8212

Dates for rest of EUROPE

DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE
May      
13th    Paris FRANCE Olympia 
14th     Brussels BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique
15th  Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg
17th    Hamburg GERMANY Mehr Theater 
19th   Frankfurt GERMANY Alte Oper
20th     Leipzig GERMANY Haus Avensee 
21st   Berlin GERMANY Admiralspalast 
23rd    Bonn GERMANY Beethovenhalle
24th    Stuttgart GERMANY Hegelsaal
25th    Munich GERMANY Cirkus Krone
27th    Zurich SWITZERLAND Volkshaus
28th  Milan ITALY Teatro Nazionale
29th     Padova ITALY Gran Teatro Geox
31st    Florence ITALY Obihall
June      
1st  Rome ITALY Teatro Olimpico

UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London. Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.
London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38 Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com. Showtime is 7.30pm support band is Moon Safari. Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from

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