YES TO TOUR UK AND EUROPE IN APRIL
Seminal prog pioneers YES has announced an extensive UK and European tour for April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.
‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ - said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ - adds drummer Alan White - ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.
YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.
YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys. Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.
Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.
Wed 27 Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030
Sat 30 Manchester Apollo 08444 777 677
Mon 2 Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Tue 3 Sheffield City Hall 0114 2789 789
Wed 4 Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500
Fri 6 Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sat 7 Brighton Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Mon 9 Oxford New Theatre 0844 871 3020*
Tue 10 London Royal Albert Hall**
UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London & Oxford.
Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.
London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38
Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com. Showtime is 7.30pm (plus support).
Dates for rest of EUROPE
13 Paris FRANCE Olympia
14 Brussels BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique
15 Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg
17 Hamburg GERMANY Mehr Theater
19 Frankfurt Germany Alte Oper
20 Leipzig Germany Haus Avensee
21 Berlin Germany Admiralspalast
23 Bonn Germany Beethovenhalle
24 Stuttgart Germany Hegelsaal
25 Munich Germany Cirkus Krone
27 Zurich SWITZERLAND Volkshaus
28 Milan Italy Teatro Nazionale
29 Padova Italy Gran Teatro Geox
31 Florence Italy Obihall
1Rome Italy Teatro Olimpico