Yes Will Play Three Classic Album Per Night On Tour
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Yes Will Play Three Classic Album Per Night On Tour
Yes is heading out on the road in 2013 playing three of the band's classic albums in their entirety in one night. Yes -- which now consists of Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and latest frontman Jon Davison -- will tackle 1971's The Yes Album, 1972's Closer To The Edge, and 1973's Going For The One. Guitarist Steve Howe said, "These albums we all easily agreed on -- they are complete works in themselves. I believe the only song not performed in concert is 'A Venture' from The Yes Album."
The 23-date set will feature all three albums -- except for the five casino dates on the itinerary, which will only feature The Yes Album and Closer To The Edge due to time constraints. At the tail end of March the band will be playing on board Fort Lauderdale, Florida's "Cruise To The Edge." It's not clear at this point whether the band will be tackling all three, only two -- or none of the classic albums on board the ship.
Bassist Chris Squire went on to say: "Probably the most tricky of all the songs planned for this set is 'Turn Of The Century' from the Going For The One album."
Drummer Alan White added: "This is a great opportunity to show the growth of Yes in these different eras -- and to relive the memories of these times."
We asked Alan White how he deals with the fact that Yes has been passed over for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the past 19 years: "You can't sit there and get upset about the fact. But we have had an incredible career, spanning over a lot of years and sold a lot of records. And to me, it will be kind of an obvious thing. The thing is, that when Genesis got in, I saw a little ray of light there as far as they're starting to open their eyes. And it's a very strange process they go through. Jann Wenner, who's the Rolling Stone editor, right? He's kind of the head guy on that. I don't know, I think he's been a guy that never really liked prog music that much."

JUST ANNOUNCED: Yes tour dates (subject to change):
March 1 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall 
March 3 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre 
March 5 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre 
March 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre 
March 8 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino 
March 9 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino 
March 12 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen 
March 14 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center 
March 16 - Hammond, IN - The Venue At Horseshoe Casino 
March 17 - Louisville, KY - The Louisville Palace Theatre 
March 18 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland By AMC 
March 20 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater 
March 21 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie 
March 22 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live Biloxi 
March 24 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live 
March 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Cruise To The Edge MSC Cruises - MSC Poesia 
March 30 - Melbourne, FL - King Center For Performing Arts 
April 2 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall 
April 5 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand At Foxwoods 
April 6 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 
April 7 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center 
April 9 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre 
April 11 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall 
April 12 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
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