Virgil Howe / Yestival Tour

Due to the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s beloved younger son, Virgil, YES regrettably announces that the remaining dates of their Yestival Tour have been cancelled.

Ticket refunds for the affected tour dates (in Moorhead, Cedar Rapids, London, Rochester, Boston and Huntington) will be available at point of purchase.

YES — Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood — want to thank all their fans for their support and understanding at this time.

Steve Howe and family ask for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time.

A message from Steve Howe:

On behalf of my wife Jan and all our family & his loved ones, we would like to thank everyone who has written so movingly to us following the sudden death of our younger son, Virgil Howe, at age 41. Your messages are helping us through this most difficult of times.

Virgil’s love for his daughter was paramount. He was a truly gifted musician who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Donations in Virgil’s name can be sent to the Howe family’s chosen charity, Help Musicians UK, supporting musicians in need and promoting new musicians of many genres. Please donate via the website or post a cheque to Help Musicians UK, 7-11 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JS, payable to “Help Musicians UK” and with the memo “In memory of Virgil Howe”. Thanks.
– Steve