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As mentioned, the current incarnation of prog rock legends Yes are going on a tour this year playing three of their classic albums, The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One, in their entirety. That tour hits NYC for a previously discussed (and now sold out) show at Beacon Theatre on April 9, and the band have just announced that they'll be adding a second leg to the tour which sees them returning to the NYC area on July 8 at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/5) at noon.
Updated dates are listed below...
Jon Anderson has paid homage to fellow Yes founding member Peter Banks, who died March 8 at at age 65.The unfortunate news above (via Daily Swarm) is that Peter Banks, who recorded on the first two Yes albums, passed away last week (3/8) at age 65. Rest in peace, Peter. Your contributions to rock music will be remembered.
Anderson told Premiere Radio Networks' Sal Cirrincione: "Peter was in good spirits the last couple of times we spoke, even though he had been in bad health of late, but always joking and still ready to create music. I will miss him."
Anderson also confirmed it was Banks who originally came up with the 'Yes' moniker.
"It is true, he was the one who said: 'Yes, we should call the band Yes.' Bless him... a sweet guy... and a wild guitar player."
The current line-up of Yes issued this collective statement: "We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of fellow bandmate and founding Yes member, Peter Banks. He was a huge piece of the fabric that made Yes what it is and our thoughts, sincere condolences and prayers are with him and his family. Peter, we shall miss you greatly." [Classic Rock Magazine]
Stream some tracks below...
Yes 2012, L to R (Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Alan White, Chris Squire)
Though the classic Yes lineup (Anderson, Squire, Howe, Bruford, White, Wakeman) has not been in place in close to ten years, the progressive rock greats (current members above) will hit the road for a tour in celebration of three albums that were the fruit of their labor. Yes will play The Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going for the One in their entirety during a US tour in March, hitting Beacon Theater on April 9th. Ticketing info is on the way.
All tour dates are listed below, along with Spotify streams of the classic Yes LPs.
photos by Paul Bachmann
Going tonight in DC. Would prefer that Anderson was there, but, I'm going to see Steve Howe. I've seen them many times, including without Wakeman, without Squire (ABW&H) and without Bruford and without White. I love the setlist they've been playing with Owner of a Loney Heart right in the middle making for a good time to hit the bathroom and get a beer. -WarrenYes played two nights at NYC's Town Hall on February 13th and 14th. The pictures here are from the first night. YES is: Benoît David on vocals, Steve Howe on guitar, Oliver Wakeman on keys, Chris Squire on bass, and Alan White on drums. They're on tour through February. That includes a rescheduled show tonight (February 16th) at NJ's Wellmont Theatre. Tickets are still on sale. More pictures from Town Hall, along with the first night's setlist (complete with a true Yes fan's commentary) are below...
Due to the snowstorm blanketing the area the following Yes shows nave been rescheduled. Tickets for the original show date will be honored for the new date. Yes regrets any inconvenience.Yes's newly rescheduled show at Wellmont Theatre will happen on Tuesday, February 16th. Tickets are still on sale.
• Warner Theatre, DC - Original date Feb. 6, moved to Feb. 15
• Montclair, NJ - Original date Feb. 10, moved to Feb. 16
• Cleveland, OH - Original date Feb. 17, moved to Feb. 21
Before then, the band does two nights, February 13th and 14th, at the Town Hall in NYC. Tickets are still on sale for that too.
Vocalist Benoit David, now an official member, sings with the band on these dates, not original singer Jon Anderson. The gigs are part of a larger tour, the dates of which are posted below...
...the classic YES line-up of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White will launch the "In The Present" tour starting November 4th in Hamilton, Ontario, marking yet another chapter in the art-rockers' amazing, 40-year career of legendary live performances. The three will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Wakeman, the son of YES' Rick Wakeman, and vocalist Benoit David, a Montreal, Quebec, native and vocalist in several YES tribute groups, who was discovered by the band on the Internet...."Yes" has a NYC show scheduled at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets on sale Saturday.
....YES postponed plans for a 40th anniversary Close to the Edge and Back tour in June, when vocalist Jon Anderson suffered a severe asthma attack and was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure. Commented Squire: "This isn't an attempt to replace Jon Anderson, because as we all know, that would be impossible. With Benoit, we are bringing in a talented singer so that we can go out and honor the music of YES for the fans who have waited for the past four years to see us perform."
March 20, 2008 It's official--Yes is back! Jon, Steve, Chris, and Alan are planning a world tour, with Oliver Wakeman sitting in on keyboards.More info and dates below....
an Ahmet Ertegun Tribute....