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

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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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A TRIBUTE TO CHRIS SQUIRE FROM PROG MAGAZINE

A TRIBUTE TO CHRIS SQUIRE FROM PROG MAGAZINE

There is an excellent tribute in the current issue of PROG Magazine to Chris Squire, bass player with YES who sadly passed away on 27th June after a short illness. Very touching and sensitive. Do make sure you see it.

I will really miss Chris. We’ve worked with YES over the years since 1993’s Re-Union Tour. I met Chris some years earlier when a friend of mine, invited me to go for dinner with them – It was a Sunday and I was making lunch for other friends – so she brought him to my place to eat – and the rest as they say is history….

There are some other photos on our Facebook page:

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YES ANNOUNCE JULY RELEASE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

YES ANNOUNCE JULY RELEASE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

Heaven_and_Earth_Yes_DeanSeminal prog heroes YES have announced the UK release of their 21st studio album, ‘Heaven and Earth’, available on CD and download from 21st July through Frontiers Records. 

With a career spanning over four decades and over 40 million albums sold worldwide, YES’ trademark symphonic prog rock is still as current and fresher than ever. ‘Heaven and Earth’ features 8 new tracks, each boasting their unique sound and excellent musicianship. YES’ distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies abound on this record, which is sure to please fans old and new. 

YES enrolled legendary Grammy Award winner Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper) for production duties on Heaven and Earth. The album was mixed by Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply). The artwork is once again the creation of world-renowned artist Roger Dean. 

Heaven and Earth tracklisting: Believe Again; The Game; Step Beyond; To Ascend; In A World Of Our Own; Light Of The Ages; It Was All We Knew; Subway Walls. 

YES are:

STEVE HOWE – Electric, Acoustic, & Steel Guitars. Backing Vocals
CHRIS SQUIRE – Bass Guitar. Backing Vocals
ALAN WHITE – Drums. Percussion
GEOFF DOWNES – Keyboards. Computer Programming
JON DAVISON – Lead & Backing Vocals. Acoustic Guitar

Multiple award winners YES formed in 1968 in England. Since its inception the band went on to create some of the finest, most legendary work in the history of prog and symphonic rock, including ‘The Yes Album’, ‘Fragile’, ‘Close To The Edge’, ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’, ‘Relayer’ and ‘Going For The One’. Amongst their essential hits are ‘Roundabout’, ‘Owner of a Lonely Art’, ‘Starship Trooper’, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’. YES continue to be a major source of inspiration for the genre and beyond, with a wide range of artists – from Dream Theatre to Earth Wind and Fire – citing them as influences. 

For more information go to yesworld.com

YES TRIPLE HEADER UK TOUR TO KICK OFF THIS MONTH

YES TRIPLE HEADER UK TOUR TO KICK OFF THIS MONTH

Legendary progressive rock band Yes, kick off their UK Tour on 29th April in Oxford. On this tour, fans can look forward to a unique Yes experience; the band will perform three of its most popular albums in their entirety, The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One.

Performing three of rocks most revered albums, Yes members Chris Squire (bass), Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), and Jon Davison (vocals), will delight audiences with Yes staples from the last four decades. Fans will enjoy long-time favourites, including “Yours is No Disgrace,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Starship Trooper,” “Close to the Edge,” “And You And I,” “Going for the One,” “Wonderous Stories,” “Awaken,” and more. In addition, Yes will perform all tracks in the order they appear on their corresponding studio albums.

“We performed these three albums in their entirety on our North and South American tours, and the fans absolutely loved it,” says Yes guitarist, Steve Howe. “Fans did indeed love it,” states Yes co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire, “and so did we. Plus, we’ll be performing pieces we’ve rarely played live. In fact, I believe the one song we never performed in concert before our three-album tours is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album.” Alan White goes on to say, “As with our three-album North and South American tours, this is a great opportunity to share with our European fans the growth of Yes throughout different eras, and to revisit the great memories of those times, as well as create brand new ones. We’re looking forward to touring Europe, performing these albums, and most of all, meeting our wonderful fans. It’s great fun for us, and we think our fans throughout Europe will love the performance as well.” 

UK 2014 Dates

Date City Venue
Tue 29 Apr Oxford New Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Wed 30 Apr Southend Cliffs Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
Fri 2 May Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Sat 3 May Newcastle City Hall
Sun 4 May Birmingham Symphony Hall (SOLD OUT)
Tue 6 May Leicester De Montfort Hall
Wed 7 May Sheffield City Hall
Thu 8 May London Royal Albert Hall
Sat 10 May Manchester O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)
Sun 11 May Bristol Hippodrome (SOLD OUT)

UK Ticket prices are £37.50 for all Venues except for London £50 (boxes), £45, £40 and £35. Agency and Credit card bookings are subject to booking fee. Showtime is 7.30pm and tickets are available from bookingsdirect.com or 24 ticket hotline: 0844 338 0000. Tickets go onsale on Friday 21st June at 9.00am. 

Exclusive Yes meet & greet and VIP ticket packages are available for all shows, please visit the band’s website, YESWORLD.COM, for full details and more information on the tour.

Setlist Information

The Yes Album (1971) 

1. Yours Is No Disgrace
2. The Clap
3. Starship Trooper
a: Life Seeker
b: Dilusion
c: Wurm
4. I’ve Seen All Good People
a: Your Move
b: All Good People
5. A Venture
6. Perpetual Change

Close to the Edge (1972)

1. Close To The Edge
I. The Solid Time of Change
II. Total Mass Retain
III. I Get Up, I Get Down
IV. Seasons of Man
2. And You And I
I. Cord of Life
II. Eclipse
III. The Preacher the Teacher
IV. Apocalypse
3. Siberian Khartu

Going for the One (1977)

1. Going for the One
2. Turn of the Century
3. Parallels
4. Wonderous Stories
5. Awaken

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ROCK LEGENDS YES SET FOR TRIPLE HEADER 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR

ROCK LEGENDS YES SET FOR TRIPLE HEADER 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR

YES press lo res2 jpgGrammy award-winning rock luminaries, Yes, announce triple-album Europe 2014 tour. The band will perform three of rock’s most influential albums, The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One, in their entirety. 

Legendary progressive rock band, Yes, today announced it’s 2014 European tour, kicking off 29 April 2014 in Oxford, England and wrapping up 22 May 2014 in Tilburg, Netherlands. On this tour, fans can look forward to a unique Yes experience; the band will perform three of its most popular albums in their entirety, The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One.

Performing three of rock and roll’s most revered albums, Yes members Chris Squire (bass), Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), and Jon Davison (vocals), will delight audiences with Yes staples from the last four decades. Fans will enjoy long-time favourites, including “Yours is No Disgrace,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Starship Trooper,” “Close to the Edge,” “And You And I,” “Going for the One,” “Wonderous Stories,” “Awaken,” and more. In addition, Yes will perform all tracks in the order they appear on their corresponding studio albums. 

Proud of their new creation as much as they are of their legendary past, YES will perform tracks from ‘Fly From Here’ as well as timeless hits from albums ‘Drama’, ‘Fragile’, ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘90125’. The band’s prolific back catalogue is a showcase of powerful progressive compositions, which have influenced generations of musicians and pushed the cutting edge of art-rock music to its limits.

Chris Squire says “We’re looking forward to performing new music live and sharing the experience with our fans.”

Between the unforgettable classics expected on the set list is the group’s popular single “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and ‘Roundabout’, a seminal hit that, from Howe’s signature guitar work to Squire’s bass-line approach to the use of synthesizers and sound effects, contributed to crown YES as major pioneers of the genre.

“We performed these three albums in their entirety on our North and South American tours, and the fans absolutely loved it,” says Yes guitarist, Steve Howe. “Fans did indeed love it,” states Yes co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire, “and so did we. Plus, we’ll be performing pieces we’ve rarely played live. In fact, I believe the one song we never performed in concert before our three-album tours is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album.” Alan White goes on to say, “As with our three-album North and South American tours, this is a great opportunity to share with our European fans the growth of Yes throughout different eras, and to revisit the great memories of those times, as well as create brand new ones. We’re looking forward to touring Europe, performing these albums, and most of all, meeting our wonderful fans. It’s great fun for us, and we think our fans throughout Europe will love the performance as well.”

The Europe 2014 tour visits Oxford, England; Glasgow, Scotland; London, England; Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; and a variety of other cities. See below for complete tour itinerary information, including venues and dates.

About Yes 

Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, 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 tens of millions of records over its four-decade career, Yes continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians around the world. For more information on Yes, visit yesworld.com. Join Yes on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/yesofficial and facebook.com/yestheband respectively. 

Europe 2014 Setlist Information

The Yes Album (1971) 

1. Yours Is No Disgrace
2. The Clap
3. Starship Trooper
a: Life Seeker
b: Dilusion
c: Wurm
4. I’ve Seen All Good People
a: Your Move
b: All Good People
5. A Venture
6. Perpetual Change

Close to the Edge (1972)

1. Close To The Edge
I. The Solid Time of Change
II. Total Mass Retain
III. I Get Up, I Get Down
IV. Seasons of Man
2. And You And I
I. Cord of Life
II. Eclipse
III. The Preacher the Teacher
IV. Apocalypse
3. Siberian Khartu

Going for the One (1977)

1. Going for the One
2. Turn of the Century
3. Parallels
4. Wonderous Stories
5. Awaken

Europe 2014 Venues

Date City Venue
Tue 29 Apr Oxford, GBR New Theatre
Wed 30 Apr Southend, GBR Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 2 May Glasgow, GBR Clyde Auditorium
Sat 3 May Newcastle, GBR City Hall
Sun 4 May Birmingham, GBR Symphony Hall
Tue 6 May Leicester, GBR De Montfort Hall
Wed 7 May Sheffield, GBR City Hall
Thu 8 May London Royal Albert Hall
Sat 10 May Manchester, GBR O2 Apollo
Sun 11 May Bristol, GBR Hippodrome
Tue 13 May Paris, FRA Gran Rex
Wed 14 May Zurich, SWI Volkshaus
Fri 16 May Monaco Opera Garnier
Sat 17 May Padova, ITA Palageox
Sun 18 May Milan, ITA Teatro Della Luna
Tue 20 May Luxembourg Rockhall Box
Wed 21 May Brussels, BEL A B
Thu 22 May Tilburg, NTL 0 1 3
Mon 26 May Mainz, GER Phoenixhalle
Tue 27 May Berlin, GER Admiralspalast
Wed 28 May Leipzig, GER Haus Auensee
Fri 30 May Prague, CZECH REP Congress Centre
Sat 31 May Bratislava, SLO NTC
Mon 02 Jun Warsaw, POL Sala Kongressowa
Tue 04 June Aarhus, DEN Train

UK Ticket prices are £37.50 for all Venues except for London £50 (boxes), £45, £40 and £35. Agency and Credit card bookings are subject to booking fee. Showtime is 7.30pm and tickets are available from bookingsdirect.com or 24 ticket hotline: 0844 338 0000. Tickets go onsale on Friday 21st June at 9.00am. 

Exclusive Yes meet & greet and VIP ticket packages are available for all shows, please visit the band’s website, YESWORLD.COM, for full details and more information on the tour.

For more information go to yesworld.com