Yes (Howe, White Edition) Set 50th Year U.S. Tour

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Prog rock greats Yes announced today (March 26) this summer’s 50th Anniversary North American tour, titled #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of Yes. A handful of additional dates will be announced soon.

The group just completed U.K. and European tour dates. The final U.K. performance on March 25 included such favorites as “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “And You and I,” “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper.” (Watch below.)

Yes guitarist Steve Howe said: “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best-loved work and revisit a few classic pieces that have been lost for a while. We look forward to sharing the 50th anniversary with the fanbase, playing classic songs that celebrate the broad musical style of Yes.”

“I have been blessed to be a member of this amazing band’s rhythm section for the past 46 years, mostly in the company of my great friend Chris Squire, and latterly alongside Chris’ chosen successor, Billy Sherwood,” says drummer Alan White. “Each night we are pausing to reflect on Chris’ importance to Yes, his desire that we should continue to share Yes music on stages worldwide, and the specific dedication of ‘Onward’ to his huge memory.”

Yes 2018 (L-R): Downes, Howe, White, Davison, Sherwood (Photo: Glenn Gottlieb; used with permission)

“Being a member of the band during its 50th anniversary is a privilege and honor,” adds Geoff Downes (keys). “It is awe-inspiring to reflect on the caliber and invention of the musicians who have forged the legacy of Yes since 1968, always pushing the boundaries.”

Yes earned a well-deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2017.

Related: Yes’ wondrous 1972 performance of “Yours Is No Disgrace”

During this summer’s “Evening with Yes” shows, the group–Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015)–will perform a special classic hits concert to commemorate the landmark occasion.

Watch Yes perform “Roundabout” at the final date of the March 2018 U.K. tour

#YES50 2018 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Tue 6/5 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Wed 6/6 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Fri 6/8 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino Ballroom
Sun 6/10 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Mon 6/11 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Wed 6/13 Boise, ID CenturyLink Arena
Thu 6/14 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
-Sat 6/16 Bakersfield, CA Spectrum Amphitheater
-Sun 6/17 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
-Tue 6/19 Los Angeles, CA Ford Theatre
-Wed 6/20 San Jose, CA City National Civic
+Fri 6/22 Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino Hall
Sat 6/23 Laughlin, NV Edgewater Hotel & Casino
Sun 6/24 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
*Thu 6/28 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium
Fri 6/29 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
-Sat 6/30 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Mon 7/2 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Thu 7/5 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Fri 7/6 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Sat 7/7 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
Tue 7/10 Boston, MA The Wilbur Theatre
Wed 7/11 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sat 7/14 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino
Sun 7/15 Staten Island, NY St. George Theatre
Tue 7/17 Peekskill, NY Paramount Hudson Valley
Wed 7/18 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Fri 7/20 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Sat 7/21 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Mon 7/23 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Thu 7/26 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
Fri 7/27 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
Sat 7/28 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall

Ticket on sale dates:
+ Tuesday, April 3
– Friday, April 6
* Friday, April 27


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