Message from Alan White
After enduring intense back pain which began halfway through YES’ spring European tour, and working with European and American doctors, spinal specialists, exploring optional treatments, I’ve had no choice but to undergo surgery to repair an injured disc in my lower back. I’m pleased to announce a very positive result from this procedure, which took place in Seattle.
With some rest and physical therapy, I should be back in good form and ready to rejoin the Summer YES Tour in the near future. I’m eager to be on the road with the band but also need to ensure my recovery is complete before doing so.
Until I’m able to rejoin the tour, my good friend Jay Schellen will be performing with the band and keeping my drum stool warm. Please welcome him to our YES family; he’s doing a great service by stepping in last minute so as to not disappoint everyone hoping to see YES music performed live this summer.
Please know that I’ll be back as soon as physically possible and looking forward to taking my place on stage with the band.
Thanks for all your well wishes and support.
LIVE – Summer 2016, USA
The YES Summer USA Tour begins on 25 July in Lancaster PA, featuring TFTO, Drama and Greatest Hits!
“Many thanks to Moon Safari for opening our Royal Albert Hall show in their inimitable & powerful style, and for dedicating their beautiful closing acapella song ‘Constant Bloom‘ to Chris Squire” – YES
The next album to get the Steven Wilson treatment will be Tales From Topographic Oceans
Steve Howe October UK Tour – dates and ticket links for all 14 shows on Steve’s Facebook page.
‘The Future Left Behind‘ – Billy Sherwood & Rick Wakeman guest on Leon Alvarado’s new album.
iNOW Trio are Patrick Moraz, Bunny Brunel & Virgil Donati. Playing Progtoberfest II at Reggie’s in Chicago, 22 Oct 2016 & on Cruise To The Edge.
SPOILER ALERT – Billy Sherwood answers your latest Facebook & Twitter questions.
YES hosting Cruise To The Edge Feb 2017 – Lineups announcing on Facebook & Twitter
Brave Words – Anderson Rabin Wakeman to tour USA in October/November
Steve Howe – Homebrew 6 OUT NOW on Amazon & iTunes
Geoff Downes – “Probably a YES U.S. Summer Tour, then Japan in November”
Billy Sherwood & Tony Kaye – Live In Japan – get Ltd Ed Signed Postcard w Cherry Red preorder
Invention Of Knowledge – Jon Anderson, Roine Stolt join forces
Time and a Word: The Yes Story – New book by Martin Popoff – Out now on Amazon
Stone Free Festival – Rick Wakeman to headline Sunday 19 June performing King Arthur
“Anderson/Rabin/Wakeman project is really gathering momentum” – Rick Wakeman
Classic Drummer Hall of Fame – Alan White a 2016 inductee
New T-Shirts in the Store – Roger Dean’s iconic designs for ‘Don’t Kill The Whale’ & ‘Fragile’
YES Dialogue – preorder Jon Kirkman’s book of YES interviews, memorabilia & photographs
Life on Mars – Rick Wakeman performs the song at Radio 2’s piano in memory of David Bowie
Jon Anderson & Trevor Rabin – will record and tour with Rick Wakeman as ARW later in 2016
Moraz Alban Project – New album MAP out now. Interview with Bill Kopp. Website.
Ride The Tiger – new CD from Greg Lake and Geoff Downes
Billy Sherwood: “It’s overwhelming to have all the support… THANK YOU ALL”
Divided By One – Billy Sherwood’s 7th solo CD and compilation Collection are now available on CD
Suburban Ghosts – New 2nd CD from Downes Braide Association (interview) since Pictures of You
Citizen – Billy Sherwood’s new CD features Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye & Patrick Moraz (video) and will tour with Circa in 2016
Chris Squire Tribute – was led by Mike Portnoy & Friends on Cruise To The Edge
Tom Sawyer – Jon Davison sings Rush cover at Foo Fighters gig in Anaheim
Progressive Music Awards 2015 – Roger Dean receives ‘Guiding Light’ Award – Interview
Yesworld Exclusive – Billy Sherwood answers your #askYES questions from Facebook & Twitter
Anthology – A Solo Career Retrospective 2xCD from Steve Howe (interview)
Welcome A Star – preorder new single by Emmie Beckitt & Rick Wakeman on iTunes or Amazon
Rick Wakeman live – upcoming shows from Grumpy Old Rick
Better Late Than Never – new CD+DVD and tour from Anderson Ponty Band (preview)
Moraz Alban Project – new CD from Patrick Moraz & Greg Alban
YES Top 100 Spotify Playlist – listen to the Top 100 YES tracks, as chosen by YES fans on Facebook
YES NOT YES – Vote for your favourite tracks by YES members & alumni
Team Rock/PROG – Steve Howe: Yes live shows offer a more ‘inventive’ experience
1 On 1 With Mitch Lafon – #234 Steve Howe (YES)
Team Rock/Prog #67 – Shimmering loveliness… fantastic.. heavenly harmonies… gleaming magnificence… enthralling… you’d have to go some to find a better band.
Record Collector – Riveting work from Steve Howe… Drummer Alan White provided the perfect backbone… an overwhelming Starship Trooper received a well-earned standing ovation.
Freq – Tonight’s (Albert Hall) performance was fantastic. That love of their music and legacy somehow soaked into every member of the audience.
Midlands Metal Heads – DEFINITELY going for the one, absolutely superb
B24/7 – Vintage Prog at its dazzling, ambitious, high-wire best
Oxford Mail – YES! Prog rock synth star Geoff Downes on the ‘keys’ to success
National Rock Review – Standing Ovation! The music of Yes is alive and well, and in safe hands.
Chronicle Live – YES are still very much alive and kicking at the top of their game.
Rolling Stone – Yes Plot Summer Tour Behind ‘Drama,’ ‘Topographic Oceans’ LPs
Pollstar – Yes Taps Two LPs for Summer Tour
Jambase – Yes Announces U.S. Tour 2016
Bass Musician Magazine – YES Announces Summer Tour with Bassist Billy Sherwood
Prog Report – Yes announce summer tour with unique twist
Team Rock – Yes announce US tour
Vintage Rock News – Yes Announces 2016 U.S Summer Tour
Pods & Sods Podcast – Billy Sherwood talks about Chris Squire, YES, World Trade & Citizen
Goldmine – Yes belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Cruise To The Edge – review and photos by Andrew Hartl, Lithium Magazine
Ultimateclassicrock.com – Chris Squire’s Spirit Dominates Yes’ Cruise to the Edge 2015
Bravewords.com – Mike Portnoy on Chris Squire Tribute: “It Was About Spirit And Unity, Done With Love And Respect”
TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS – Steven Wilson HiRes 24-96 5.1 & Stereo Remixes – COMING SOON on BLURAY/CD or DVD-A/CD
FRAGILE – Steven Wilson HiRes 24-96 5.1 & Stereo Remixes – OUT NOW BLURAY/CD or DVD-A/CD
The Yes Album, Close To The Edge & Relayer – More Definitive Remixes by Steven Wilson.
Progeny – 14 CD Box set of 7 shows from 1972.
The Studio Albums 1969-1987 – All the classic albums in a CD Box Set from Amazon; download in HiRes 24-192, 24-96 or 24-44.1 from HDTracks UK, HDTracks USA or Qobuz, or as AACs from iTunes.
Heaven and Earth – The newest YES Studio Album
Like It Is – At The Bristol Hippodrome (Going For The One & The Yes Album, live 2014)
Like It Is – At The Mesa Arts Centre (Close To The Edge & Fragile, live 2014)
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