Prog rock band YES have been forced to cancel the last 3 shows on their European tour due to illness. Benoit David, lead singer with the group, has been hit by an extreme case of laryngitis together with an ear infection and high fever and was advised by doctors not to speak, sing or travel
until the infection is under control.
The band are bitterly disappointed and are really sorry that they have to
let their fans down.
The 3 shows that have been cancelled are:
||Nokia Concert Hall
||Crocus City Hall
After a hugely successful tour with Styx, the world’s most quintessential prog rock band YES is ready to hit the UK in support of new album ‘Fly From Here’ with 8 memorable shows.
The tour marks the return of keyboard player Geoff Downes, joining guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, and lead singer Benoit David.
‘Fly From Here’, the latest studio effort from YES – the first in ten years – was welcomed enthusiastically by fans and critics alike. Trevor Horn was back on the producer’s seat for the occasion, and Guitarist Magazine gave the album five stars, calling it ‘a positive delight’.
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.
With an array of timeless songs this undoubtedly promises to be an evening of music not to be missed.
Dates as follows:
24 Hr Ticket Hotline 0844 338 0000 www.bookingsdirect.com All tickets subject to booking fee.
YES’ remarkable career has served to re-define the boundaries of rock for more than four decades. The band has been dominant driving music force selling over 30 million albums, reaching platinum status multiple times worldwide. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles have made each of the group’s members a virtuoso in his own right.
For additional information please visit www.yesworld.com.
The world’s most quintessential Prog Rock band YES, announces today their highly anticipated new album FLY FROM HERE.
This marks the first album in ten years with legendary, 2-time Grammy Award winning producer, Trevor Horn.
Horn and YES bassist Chris Squire re-discovered the track FLY FROM HERE which has never been recorded as a studio track. “Chris and I were talking one evening about a song ‘Fly From Here’ that we never recorded,” explains Trevor Horn. “I said I was prepared to spend two weeks with ‘YES’ recording that song. When I arrived in America to record it, I was taken prisoner by the band and only allowed my freedom again in return for producing the whole album. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse!!!”
FLY FROM HERE encompasses YES’ signature brand of mysticism and grand-scale compositions. Maintaining a complex, symphonic sound that features the beautiful harmonies and strong heavy riffs they are known for. “The new album represents the best of YES from the 70s and the 80’s with a current twist,” states Squire.
YES are the pioneers for the use of synthesizers and sound effects in modern music, which produced such timeless, symphonic-rock masterworks as “Roundabout,” “Close To the Edge,” and “Awaken”. YES continued to push the cutting edge of art-rock music to their limits, selling over 30 million albums, reaching platinum status multiple times worldwide.
YES’ powerful mainstream progressive compositions have influenced a generation of musicians with a hugely successful and indelible catalogue of music with hit albums such as DRAMA, FRAGILE, CLOSE TO THE EDGE and 90125. Classics such as “Roundabout,” a seminal hit which consistently appears on “the best songs of all-time” lists, and the group’s #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” which Horn is responsible for. Taken from the YES album 90125, this single would form part of a unique double, which would see YES and Horn top both the UK and US charts simultaneously.
FLY FROM HERE will be released on Frontiers Records July 2011. More details about the album, its packaging and YES’ live plans for the rest of the year will become available shortly.
For additional information please visit www.yesworld.com.
Progressive rock legends, YES, have announced that they will perform 6 dates in the UK this November.
Over the course of a remarkable 40-year career that has continued to redefine the boundaries of rock, YES have become renowned for their live performances since their formation in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson from a mutual interest in vocal harmonies and classical song structure.
With drummer Bill Bruford, guitarist Peter Banks and keyboardist Tony Kaye, they metamorphosed into YES, earning a residency at the famed London venue The Marquee Club, where they played with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, releasing their self-titled debut album in July 1969.
Guitarist Steve Howe, who went on to play in the popular prog-rock groups Asia and GTR and continues releasing acclaimed solo albums and touring, brought an experimental cutting edge to YES for their 1970’s The Yes Album, their first album to top the UK charts. Drummer Alan White, who had been hand-picked to play on John Lennon’s Imagine and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, came aboard in 1972. YES then went on to conquer America and played at some of the largest paid attendanceconcerts of all time, including JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in 1976 to a crowd of over 130,000 people.
The UK dates see the classic line-up of Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White, joined on tour by Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick) on keyboards and Benoit David on vocals. Chris Squire said, “I’m very excited about the new additions to the Yes line-up. We have already had a very successful tour of the US this summer and aim to be working on some new Yes music for next year.”
Full tour details are:-
|Mon 16th Nov
||0121 780 3333
|Tue 17th Nov
||0844 844 4748
|Thu 19th Nov
||0131 228 1155
|Fri 20th Nov
||0191 261 2606
|Sun 22nd Nov
||0844 477 7677
|Mon 23rd Nov
||0117 922 3686
All tickets subject to booking fee. 24 Hr Ticket Hotline 0870 735 5000 or book online at www.bookingsdirect.com
As a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, stretching the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their dynamic instrumental contrasts and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them one of the most successful and long-standing group in rock history and their amazing career continues to defy many of their contemporaries, as they continue to add new, young fans to their following.