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||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|
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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.