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:
|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|
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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.
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