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Yes Rolls Out 25-Date Summer Run Spotlighting Classic Albums

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Yes will return to the road this summer, featuring the band’s latest dip into its back catalogue with “The Album Series: Drama + Topographic 1 & 4 Tour.” The current Yes lineup is led by guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White, and features keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison, and bassist Billy Sherwood, who has replaced the band’s co-founding bassist Chris Squire. Squire died of cancer last June at age 67. This summer’s setlist will include the band performing 1980’s Drama in its entirety, and sides one and four of 1973’s double-album, Tales From Topographic Oceans.

Steve Howe said in a statement announcing the trek: “We are proud to present the American public with forward-looking albums from the past. Promoting Drama at Madison Square Garden on multi-nights was a career milestone in 1980, and we are especially looking forward to performing both the opening and closing sides to Topographic Oceans.”

Yes kicks off the tour on July 27th at Columbus, Ohio’s Ohio Expo Center and winds the 25-date trek down on September 4th at San Diego, California’s Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay.

Guitarist Steve Howe, who joined the band in 1970 just before sessions for 1971’s The Yes Album, recalled to us the early ambitious days of Yes: “We all had ambitions that was about being in a group where people could really play their ass off, and really make something that was different. I guess we wanted to be our own masters or our own creators, or something, or the other. Because we had good chemistry and were like, ‘Hey what if I did this — what if you did that?’ All the arrangements were credited to ‘Yes’ because we sat and arranged people’s songs to sound like we wanted them. We didn’t want to rush.”

July 27 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair at Ohio Expo Center
July 30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Casino & Resort
July 31 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
August 2 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
August 4 – Lynn, MA – The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
August 5 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
August 6 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre At Westbury
August 9 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
August 10 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 12 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
August 13 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 16 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
August 17 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Library Music Hall Of Homestead
August 19 – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
August 20 – Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
August 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
August 24 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
August 26 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove Of Anaheim
August 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
August 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
August 31 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
September 2 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort Casino
September 3 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
September 4 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay

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