Published on 5th September 2017
Yes announce 50th anniversary tour dates
To mark the 50th anniversary of the formation Yes the band will embark on a 10 date tour of the UK in March 2018. The final weekend of the UK tour will take place at the London Palladium on 24th & 25th March and will include a 50th Anniversary Fan Convention. It has been revealed that along with band classics their will be performances of “Sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans'”.
Yes will be releasing a new live album, Topographic Drama – Live Across America, scheduled for later in the year and recorded during their 2016/17 US tours.
Talking about their 50th Anniversary, Steve Howe said: “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work – we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while.”
YES 50th ANIVERSARY EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
13/03/18: Colston Hall, Bristol [UK]
14/03/18: City Hall, Sheffield [UK]
16/03/18: SEC Armadillo, Glasgow [UK]
17/03/18: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester [UK]
18/03/18: Sage, Gateshead [UK]
20/03/18: Symphony Hall, Birmingham [UK]
21/03/18: Centre, Brighton [UK]
23/03/18: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool [UK]
24/03/18: Palladium, London [UK]
25/03/18: Palladium, London [UK]
27/03/18: 013, Tilburg [NL]
28/03/18: De Roma, Antwerp [BE]
30/03/18: Olympia, Paris [FR]
* Although only three European dates have been announced so far, it is anticipated that more shows will be announced shortly.
Alan White comments: “Reflecting on the past 46 years that I’ve devoted my life to playing YES music, it’s been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I’ve always believed in the power of music and the band’s recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy (awarded in 1985) are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years. I’m extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It’s been a great ride!!”
As an added bonus Roger Dean will be unveiling new “Close To The Edge” paintings at the Palladium concert on 25th March 2018.
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