YES Releases The Documentary “YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” Ahead Of Their Multi-Artist “The Royal Affair Tour” With Asia, John Lodge Of The Moody Blues, And Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy With Guest Vocals By Arthur Brown

The Royal Affair Tour” Begins June 12 In Bethlehem, Pa

 

In advance of next week’s launch of YES’ much-anticipated North American “The Royal Affair Tour,” the prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have released online a nearly 40-minute documentary, “YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.” This documentary is a teaser to the forthcoming Rhino release, YES 50 LIVE, due for release on August 2, although advanced copies will be available to fans exclusively at “The Royal Affair Tour” shows later in the tour.

Directed by Paul Gosling, it the documentary had a limited release over Christmas to fans as a holiday present and has since been updated with another 15-minutes of exclusive performance footage and interviews with band members Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison plus current additional drummer Jay Schellen as well as former members Trevor Horn and Tony Kaye. World-renowned English artist and designer Roger Dean is also interviewed.

As a long-standing fan of the band, following YES on the road this year and last on their momentous 50th tour was a dream come true,” says Gosling. “Thank you to Steve Howe, Alan White and the band, Roger Dean, Tony Kaye and Trevor Horn for their co-operation in making this film.

Roger Dean — whose masterful artwork has graced classic album covers and posters, most prominently by YES and Asia — is a special guest on “The Royal Affair Tour.” Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, the trek launches Wednesday, June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and wraps Sunday, July 28 in Saratoga, CA. See below for the full list of tour dates ticketing information plus meet-and-greet/VIP packages.

At every show on this must-see best-of-British-rock tour – also featuring Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown — Roger Dean will be in the venue’s reception/foyer area with an exhibition of his artwork. He will also be available to sign merchandise including “The Royal Affair Tour” poster which he created and designed. His work – known for striking other-worldly landscapes – has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide.

YES, the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history, is Steve Howe (guitar–joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums.

The Royal Affair Tour” commences on what would have been John Wetton’s 70th birthday (June 12), so there will be a special celebration of his life at the Bethlehem, PA show. And Alan White’s 70th birthday (June 14) will be celebrated YESstyle at the Farmingdale, New York show.

The tour dates for “THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR” are as follows:

Date

Venue

Tickets


Tuesday, June 25
Artpark Amphitheater,
Lewiston, NY
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Thursday, June 27
Bethel Woods Center for The Arts,
Bethel, NY
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Saturday, June 29
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion,
Gilford, NH
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NOW


 
Sunday, June 30
Bold Point Park,
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, July 3
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre,
Rochester Hills, MI
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NOW


 
Friday, July 5
Express Live,
Columbus, OH
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NOW


 
Saturday, July 6
Riveredge Park,
Aurora, IL
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NOW


 
Monday, July 8
Grand Ole Opry House,
Nashville, TN
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NOW


 
Wednesday, July 10
Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park,
Cary, NC
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Friday, July 12
Ruth Eckerd Hall,
Clearwater, FL
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Saturday, July 13
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Hard Rock Live),
Hollywood, FL
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Monday, July 15
Saegner Theatre,
New Orleans, LA
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Tuesday, July 16
Smart Financial Centre,
Sugar Land, TX
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Thursday, July 18
Saint Augustine Amphitheatre,
St. Augustine, FL
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Saturday, July 20
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory,
Irving, TX
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Sunday, July 21
Walmart AMP,
Rogers, AR
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Wednesday, July 24
Comerica Theatre,
Phoenix, AZ
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Friday, July 26
The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino),
Las Vegas, NV
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Saturday, July 27
Five Point Amphitheater,
Irvine, CA
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NOW


 
Sunday, July 28
The Mountain Winery,
Saratoga, CA
On Sale
NOW


 

VIP Experiences

Front Row Package

  • One front row ticket
  • Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with YES
  • Personal photograph with YES
  • Autograph session with YES
  • Collectible tour poster designed by Roger Dean limited print
  • Specially designed YES messenger bag
  • YES commemorative coin
  • Exclusive YES merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Commemorative ticket
  • On-site VIP host
  • Very limited availability

Meet & Greet Package

  • One premium reserved ticket located in the first ten rows
  • Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with YES
  • Personal photograph with YES
  • Autograph session with YES
  • Collectible tour poster designed by Roger Dean limited print
  • Specially designed YES messenger bag
  • YES commemorative coin
  • Exclusive YES merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Commemorative ticket
  • On-site VIP host
  • Very limited availability

VIP Tour Package

  • One premium reserved ticket
  • Collectible tour poster designed by Roger Dean limited print
  • Specially designed YES messenger bag
  • YES commemorative coin
  • Exclusive YES merchandise item
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Commemorative ticket
  • On-site VIP host
  • Very limited availability

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