YES ADD 24 European Dates to The Album Series 2020 Tour

YES_RELAYER_POSTER_EUROPE REVISED copyYES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre, recently announced an 8 date UK tour for May and June of 2020.   YES will take the tour to Europe for another 24 dates (see full list below).  The Album Series 2020 Tour will feature their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. 

This tour follows their 2018 highly successful #YES50 Anniversary tour and again features the line-up of Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals), Jon Davison (vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion).

The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall.  The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature

Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive. Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve Howe’s guitar. The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.

The album continues with Sound Chaser, a prog-rock-jazz fusion experiment heavily influenced by Moraz’s style and To Be Over, a calm and gentle conclusion to the album, based on a melody by Steve Howe.

Released in late 1974 on Atlantic Records, Relayer continued YES’ success reaching number 4 in the UK album chart and number 5 in the US Billboard chart.

“We are really looking forward to playing ALL of the Relayer album” says Steve Howe.  “Having premiered The Gates Of Delirium this year, we continue by expanding our Album Series with all the tracks: The Gates Of Delirium, Sound Chaser and To Be Over.”  Howe goes on to say: “During the first half of the evening we’ll be performing a refined selection from Yes’ enormous 50 year + repertoire.”  See you there!”   

Alan White comments:  “I always enjoy coming home to England so I’m especially looking forward to Yes’ upcoming “Album Series 2020” tour. “Relayer” I believe, is one of the most creative and interesting musical compilations in the bands repertoire. Challenging and extremely enjoyable to play, I’m happy to be bringing this music back to live stages throughout Europe. I hope all who attend our shows will enjoy these cuts as much as we like performing them for our audiences.”

European Dates are:

 

Friday 24 April                      Portugal Lisbon                                Campo Pequeno TBC

Saturday 25 April                 Spain Madrid                                    Box Vistalegre

Sunday 26 April                    Spain Barcelona                              Razzmatazz 1

Tuesday 28 April                  Italy Milan                                          Teatro Dal Verme

Wednesday 29 April             Italy Rome                                         Santa Cecilia-Parco Della Musica

Thursday 30 April                 Italy Padova                                      Teatro Geox

Saturday 2 May                    Switzerland Zurich                          Komplex

Monday 4 May                      Austria Vienna                                  Arena

Tuesday 5 May                     Czech Republic Prague                  Forum Karlin

Thursday 7 May                   Germany Halle/Saale                      Stewintorvariete

Friday 8 May                         Germany Berlin                                Theatre am Potsdamer Platz

 

Saturday 9 May                    Poland Wroclaw                               Narodowe Forum Muzyki

Monday 11 May                   Estonia Tallinn                                  Alexela Concert Hall

Tuesday 12 May                  Finland Helsinki                                Circus

Thursday 14 May                 Sweden Stockholm                          Circus

Friday 15 May                       Norway Oslo                                     Sentrum Scene

Saturday 16 May                  Denmark Helsingor                          Kulturvaerftet

Monday 18 May                   Denmark Aarhus                              Train

Tuesday 19 May                  Germany Monchengladbach         Red Box

Wednesday 20 May             Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette       Rockhal

Friday 22 May                       France Paris                                     Olympia

Saturday 23 May                  Netherlands Utrecht                        Tivolivredenburg

Sunday 24 May                    Belgium Leuven                               Het Depot

Tuesday 26 May                  Liverpool                                            Philharmonic Hall

Wednesday 27 May             Nottingham                                       Royal Concert Hall

Friday 29 May                      York                                                    Barbican

Saturday 30 May                  Gateshead                                        The Sage

Sunday 31 May                    Glasgow                                            Royal Concert Hall  

Tuesday 2 June                   Birmingham                                       Symphony Hall

Wednesday 3 June              Manchester                                       Bridgewater Hall

Friday 5 June                        London                                              Royal Albert Hall

Sunday 7th June                   Dublin                                                 Vicar Street

 

Tickets for UK shows are available from: 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 249 2222 bookingsdirect.com Meet & Greet packages available, for info go to yesworld.com Showtime is 8pm. For European shows please go to yesworld.com or the venue website.

Roger Dean will attend every show on the UK and European dates, and will have an exhibition of his iconic art, will be available to chat with fans front of house and sign merch, plus will be in the VIP meet and greets.