Each album represents a milestone for the band. Released in 1971, The Yes Album was the band’s third studio release. With songs such as “Your Move/I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Starship Trooper,” and “Yours Is No Disgrace,” the album fueled the band’s breakthrough in the U.S.
Released in 1972, Close To The Edge took progressive rock to new heights as the band cemented its reputation for sonic complexity. On one side you have Yes’ master stroke, the incredibly structured title track while side two is home to “And You And I” and “Siberian Khatru.”
1977’s Going For The One marked the band’s return to shorter songs, which, for Yes, meant most tracks on the album clocked in under 10 minutes. Along with the rocking title track, the band shined on numbers such as “Turn Of The Century,” “Parallels” and “Wonderous Stories.” For fans wanting something a bit longer, the band also included the 15-minute piece “Awaken.”
The band’s lineup has evolved somewhat since the albums were mastered in the 1970s. Today’s Yes includes co-founding member Chris Squire along with guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes. New to the band is vocalist Jon Davison, who joined earlier this year.
“I believe the only song not performed in concert is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album,” Squire said. “And probably the most tricky of all the songs planned for this set is ‘Turn Of The Century’ from Going For The One.”
The schedule comes with a caveat – due to time constraints, casino shows will feature only two albums – The Yes Album and Close To The Edge.
March 1 – West Wendover, Nev., Peppermill Concert Hall
March 3 – Seattle, Wash., Moore Theatre
March 5 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
March 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., Orpheum Theatre
March 8 – Temecula, Calif., Pechanga Resort & Casino
March 9 – Reno, Nev., Silver Legacy Resort Casino
March 12 – Aspen, Colo., Belly Up Aspen
March 14 – Omaha, Neb., Holland Performing Arts Center
March 16 – Hammond, Ind., 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, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
March 21 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
March 22 – Biloxi, Miss., Hard Rock Live Biloxi
March 24 – Hollywood, Fla., Seminole Hard Rock Live
March 30 – Melbourne, Fla., King Center For Performing Arts
April 2 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 5 – Mashantucket, Conn., MGM Grand At Foxwoods
April 6 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
April 7 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
April 9 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
April 11 – Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
April 12 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
Most onsales begin this week. Omaha and Kansas City go up Dec. 21; Los Angeles Jan.11 and Detroit Jan. 12. Visit YesWorld.com for more information.