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

PROG ROCK BAND YES FORCED TO CANCEL THE LAST 3 SHOWS OF THEIR EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO ILLNESS

PROG ROCK BAND YES FORCED TO CANCEL THE LAST 3 SHOWS OF THEIR EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO ILLNESS

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:

Sun 11th  Finland  Helsinki Circus
Mon 12th Estonia  Tallin  Nokia Concert Hall
Thu 15th Russia Moscow Crocus City Hall
WORLD’S GREATEST PROG ROCK BAND YES TO HIT THE UK IN NOVEMBER

WORLD’S GREATEST PROG ROCK BAND YES TO HIT THE UK IN NOVEMBER

YES-Live--Rob-ShanahanAfter 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:

Date City Venue Price Contact Website
November          
Tue 8th Cambridge Corn Exchange £34.50 01223 357 851 www.cornex.co.uk/
Wed 9th Sheffield City Hall £34.50 01142 789 789 www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/
Fri 11th Birmingham Symphony Hall £34.50 0121 780 3333 www.thsh.co.uk
Sat 12th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium £34.50 0844 395 4000 www.ticketsoup.com
Sun 13th Manchester 02 Apollo £34.50 08444 777 677 www.o2apollomanchester.co.uk
Tue 15th Brighton Dome £34.50 01273 709 709 www.brightondome.org
Wed 16th Bristol Colston Hall £34.50 0117 922 3686 www.colstonhall.org
Thu 17th London Hammersmith Apollo £37.50 08448 44 47 48 www.meanfiddler.com

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.

YES ANNOUNCE FLY FROM HERE

YES ANNOUNCE FLY FROM HERE

61RL4XLPkELThe 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, FRAGILECLOSE 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.

YES ANNOUNCE UK TOUR

YES ANNOUNCE UK TOUR

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:-

Date City Venue Tickets Doors Box Office
Mon 16th Nov Birmingham Symphony Hall £33.50 7:30pm 0121 780 3333
Tue 17th Nov London Hammersmith Apollo £36.00 7:30pm 0844 844 4748
Thu 19th Nov Edinburgh Usher Hall £33.50 7:30pm 0131 228 1155
Fri 20th Nov Newcastle City Hall £33.50 7:30pm 0191 261 2606
Sun 22nd Nov Manchester Apollo £33.50 7:30pm 0844 477 7677
Mon 23rd Nov Bristol Colston Hall £33.50 7:30pm 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.