Yes adds South America and another U.S. leg to its tour featuring the legendary progressive rock band playing three of its albums from start-to-finish. Look for the band bringing its album hat trick to South America in May and returning to the U.S. and Canada in early July.
Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Alan White and Chris Squire.
With their new vocalist Jon Davison Yes is playing complete renditions of 1970’s The Yes Album, Close To The Edge from 1972 and 1977’s Going For The One. While talking with Pollstar earlier this year, Yes co-founder/bassist Chris Squire explained why the band chose the albums for the tour.
“It was based on what would make a good show”, Squire said. “A cross section of Yes in the 1970s. The Yes Album, of course, was the first album that got us worldwide attention, put our name on the map. That, in a way, has a place in our hearts as it does for so many fans.
“Close To The Edge was the first time we attempted to do a 20 minute piece that took up the whole of side one. That, in a way, is another landmark album. And Going For The One, a slightly different flavor again. Also, of the three albums, [it’s] the only one Alan White played on [following] Bill Bruford. That was also the first time we recorded outside of the U.K. That album was recorded in Montreux on Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
“I think the three albums musically complement each other. We’ll find out once we get on the road. I think it’s going to be good.”
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo.
July 26, 2011
Evidently fans agree with Squire, what with strong ticket sales and sold out shows in Los Angles, New York City, San Francisco, Austin and Toronto.
The band’s second leg covers South America with Yes playing six shows in five Brazilian cities – Brasilia at Ginasio Nilson Nelson May 19; Curitiba at Positivo May 21; Sao Paulo at HSBC Brazil May 23-24, Rio de Janeiro at Vivo Rio May 25 and Porto Alegre at Teatro Bourbon May 26. Following Brazil, Yes will play Santiago, Chile, at Teatro Caupolican May 28 and Buenos Aires, Argentina, at Luna Park May 30.
Two months later the band returns to North America, starting leg No. 3 at a new venue, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, Calif. Other stops include Las Vegas, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
July 6 – Paso Robles, Calif., Vina Robles Amphitheatre
July 7 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
July 9 – Phoenix, Ariz., Celebrity Theatre
July 10 – Anaheim, Calif., City National Grove Of Anaheim
July 12 – Las Vegas, Nev., Pearl Concert Theater
July 13 – Jackson, Calif., Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel
July 14 – San Diego, Calif., Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
July 18 – Jackson, Miss., Thalia Mara Hall
July 19 – Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Concert Hall
July 20 – Huntsville, Ala., Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
July 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall - Woodruff Arts Ctr.
July 23 – Charlottesville, Va., Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
July 24 – Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
July 25 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center
July 27 – Holyoke, Mass., Mountain Park
July 28 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
July 30 – Montreal, Quebec, Place des Arts
July 31 – Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Aug. 4 – Homestead, Pa., Carnegie Library Music Hall
Aug. 7 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Cain Park
Aug. 8 – West Allis, Wis., Wisconsin State Fair Park
Aug. 9 – Prior Lake, Minn., Mystic Lake Casino
Aug. 10 – Mount Pleasant, Mich., Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Aug. 11 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre
Aug. 13 – Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
Aug. 14 – Rosemont, Ill., Akoo Theatre At Rosemont
Onsales for many shows launch April 5. San Diego, Montreal and Cincinnati go on sale April 6; Morristown, and West Allis April 12; Mount Pleasant April 26; Jackson, Calif., May 10; Paso Robles May 17; Saratoga May 22 and Prior Lake June 1. Visit YesWorld.com for more information.