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YES - Topographic Drama - Live Across America

Topographic Drama

2xCD Track Listing

Disc One
1. Machine Messiah
2. White Car
3. Does It Really Happen?
4. Into The Lens
5. Run Through The Light
6. Tempus Fugit
7. And You And I
8. Heart Of The Sunrise

Disc Two
1. The Revealing Science Of God
2. Leaves Of Green
3. Ritual
4. Roundabout
5. Starship Trooper


3xLP Track Listing

Side One
1. Machine Messiah
2. White Car
3. Does It Really Happen?

Side Two
1. Into The Lens
2. Run Through The Light
3. Tempus Fugit

Side Three
1. And You And I
2. Heart Of The Sunrise

Side Four
1. The Revealing Science Of God
2. Leaves Of Green

Side Five
1. Ritual

Side Six
1. Roundabout
2. Starship Trooper

Topographic Drama – Live Across America

In the Summer of 2016, YES embarked upon an ambitious tour. At each show, the band performed its 1980 album ‘Drama’ in its entirety – for the first time ever – plus sides one and four from YES’ 1973 double-album ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ (their first number one album), together with fan favourites like ‘Roundabout’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

Rhino salutes the influential progressive rockers – who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year – with the new live album, TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA. The music will be available on 24th November as a Double-CD and a Triple-LP. Both versions feature detailed cover art designed by the band’s longtime collaborator Roger Dean.

The new collection features live performances from 12 dates recorded on the tour in February 2017, by the current Yes line-up: Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass), Jon Davison (vocals), and additional drummer for this tour Jay Schellen.

TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA highlights the best performances from the 2017 leg of the 12-show tour and mirrors the set list from those concerts. Each night, Yes opened with all six songs from Drama (1980), the band’s tenth studio album, which peaked at No.2 on the U.K. Album Chart. Standouts include ‘Machine Messiah’, ‘Tempus Fugit’ and the album’s only single ‘Into The Lens’.

After ‘Drama’, the band shifted gears for songs from two of its best-selling albums: ‘And You And I’ from 1972’s ‘Close To The Edge’ (UK Platinum) and ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’ from 1971’s ‘Fragile’ (UK Platinum).

Next, the group played the opening and closing tracks of its concept album, ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ (1973). Howe’s exceptional guitar work on ‘The Revealing Science Of God’ and White’s propulsive drumming on ‘Ritual’ have always been regarded as ground-breaking. The album concludes with two live staples: ‘Roundabout’ from ‘Fragile’ (1971) and ‘Starship Trooper’ from ‘The Yes Album’ (1971).

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES was founded in 1968. The Grammy-Award® winning recording artists have sold more than 50 million records in a career that has so far spanned six decades.

2018 marks half a century since the formation of YES and to celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 13-date UK/European tour next March – #YES50. YES also headline their Cruise to the Edge from 3rd-8th February from Tampa and visiting Belize and Mexico. Only a few cabins remain.

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


#YES50 UK & Europe 50th Anniversary Tour 2018

YES Announces #YES50 – 50th Anniversary Tour

For UK Presale tickets go here (7 Sep 2017)
For UK General Onsale tickets go here (8 Sept 2017)
Tilburg tickets here
Antwerp tickets here
Paris tickets here.
For enquiries about VIP, Front Row and Meet & Greet tickets, email: [email protected].

The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, YES will embark on a 10-date UK Tour in March 2018 – #YES50.

On this not-to-be-missed tour, YES [Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood] will feature not only many of the band’s classic hits, but performances of Sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album, ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans‘, which was the first YES album to top the UK Album Charts. YES will also play some European shows. Watch this space for more dates – to be announced.

50th Anniversary Fan Convention

The final weekend of the UK Tour at the London Palladium on 24th and 25th March will include a 50th Anniversary Fan Convention – more details of the Anniversary Celebrations will be announced soon.

New Roger Dean ‘Close To The Edge’ paintings

Roger Dean (whose fantastical landscapes and logos have become synonymous with the band’s albums) will unveil new ‘Close To The Edge‘ paintings at the Palladium on March 25th.

Topographic Drama – Live Across America

YES, deservedly inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017, will release ‘Topographic Drama – Live Across America‘, a new live album, planned for later in the year, recorded during their US 2016/17 tours.

50th Anniversary Tour – Quotes

Talking about their 50th Anniversary, Steve Howe said: “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work – we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while.

Geoff Downes adds: “I feel enormously privileged be a part of the legacy of the incredible and unique line of musicians in YES. The band has always remained fresh and inventive throughout its 50-year history, and created an amazing catalogue of music that has inspired millions from all generations.

Alan White says: “Reflecting on the past 46 years that I’ve devoted my life to playing YES music, it’s been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I’ve always believed in the power of music and the band’s recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy (awarded in 1985) are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years. I’m extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It’s been a great ride!!

#YES50 TOUR DATES – 2018 (UK & Europe)

Tue 13th March – Bristol, Colston Hall
Wed 14th March – Sheffield, City Hall
Fri 16th March – Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Sat 17th March – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sun 18th March – Gateshead, The Sage
Tue 20th March – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 21st March – Brighton, Centre
Fri 23rd March – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Sat 24th March – London, Palladium
Sun 25th March – London, Palladium
Tue 27th March – Tilburg, 013
Wed 28th March – Antwerp, De Roma
Fri 30th March – Paris, Olympia

UK Tickets onsale Friday 8th September from 10.00am.
Available from BookingsDirect.com 24hr Ticket Hotline 0844 249 2222 (subject to fees).
Also available from venue box offices and select authorised ticket agencies.
Front row, Meet & Greet & VIP packages are available from yesworld.com.
For enquiries about these exclusive packages (not regular tickets), email: [email protected]

There is no support band. Please see ticket for start time.

#YES50 VIP Ticket Packages

FRONT ROW VIP MEET & GREET

Package includes:
• One Front Row ticket
• Exclusive meet & greet with YES
• Personal photograph with YES
• Autograph session with YES
• Official YES 50th anniversary brochure
• YES 50th anniversary tour VIP meet & greet laminate
• 2 Limited edition YES 50th anniversary gifts (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectable YES 50th anniversary tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
• On site VIP Host
• Limited Availability
Price £189 / £199 London (inclusive of booking fees and VAT)
For enquiries about these tickets, email: [email protected]

VIP MEET & GREET

Package includes:
• One premium ticket, front block.
• Exclusive meet & greet with YES
• Personal photograph with YES
• Autograph session with YES
• Official YES 50th anniversary brochure
• YES 50th anniversary tour VIP meet & greet laminate
• 2 Limited edition YES 50th anniversary gift (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectable YES 50th anniversary tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
• On site VIP Host
• Limited Availability
Price £169 / £179 London (inclusive of booking fees and VAT)
For enquiries about these tickets, email: [email protected]

VIP SOUVENIR MERCHANDISE

Package includes:
• One premium ticket
• Official YES 50th anniversary brochure
• 2 Limited edition YES 50th anniversary gifts (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectable YES 50th anniversary tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
• On site VIP Host
• Limited Availability
Price £110 / £120 London (inclusive of booking fees and VAT)
For enquiries about these tickets, email: [email protected]

About YES:

YES is:
Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)
Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present)
Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present)
Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals (1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)
Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present)

Founded in 1968 by the late and much-missed Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artist YES has created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, including iconic pieces such as ‘Roundabout’, ‘Close to the Edge’, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’, ‘Starship Trooper’ and countless others. The band’s albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, selling over 50 million records during the band’s long and successful career that has so far spanned six decades. YES is undeniably one of the world’s all time most influential, ground-breaking, respected and loved progressive rock bands.

#YES50

“Patterns understood by you, reaching out beyond and before…”

On 3rd August, 1968, YES played their first concert at the East Mersea Youth Camp in Essex.

In August 2017, YES entered our 50th year in existence, with the first night of the #YESTIVAL USA & Canada Tour at White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex, North Carolina, USA (see more below).

We are so pleased to be playing for you on this Tour. We have some exciting announcements about #YES50 – our 50th Anniversary celebrpations planned for 2018 – see above.

All of us in YES hope you will join us in celebrating the life and legacy of our wonderful band, and we would most of all like to express our gratitude to our incredible fans who have stuck with us for all these years.

“Time, like gold dust, brings mind down..”

(lyrics from ‘Beyond & Before’ (Squire/Bayley)- the first track from the first YES Album from 1969)

YESTIVAL Tour 2017

YESTIVAL – Tour Dates Announced

As announced on YES’s SiriusXM show, the YESTIVAL Tour will feature YES, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

For these 2017 YESTIVAL shows, YES will play one track live, from each studio album from YES (1969) to DRAMA (1980), chronologically, with a few surprises thrown in.

YES & Alan White welcome Dylan Howe for 31 dates of the USA YESTIVAL Tour

2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES and longtime drummer Alan White have today (7/26) announced that Dylan Howe, son of guitarist Steve Howe, will be joining the band’s rhythm section on this summer’s 31-date North American YESTIVAL tour creating a twin drum powerhouse alongside White, in similar fashion that Bill Bruford and White brought on their Union Tour in the early 1990s with two drummers playing simultaneously.

“It’s a pleasure for me to welcome Dylan Howe to the YES stage,” shares White. “I’ve known Dylan for most of his life and I’m proud to think I’ve helped to be an inspiration in his musical journey. I’m very much looking forward to performing with him this summer for the upcoming YES tour.”

“I feel very honored and fortunate to have got the call to join YES this summer,” adds Dylan. “This to me is, quite possibly, the musical zenith of my career – my love for this music and the great musicianship that runs through it has always been a massive inspiration to me. Bill and Alan’s drumming is why I started playing the drums in the first place, and to have the opportunity to honor their great contribution to drumming whilst playing alongside Alan with my brilliant father and this outstanding lineup is a dream come true for me.”

Alan White (July 19, 2017 at WHITE show in Newcastle, WA)

Dylan Howe

Tour Video Diary

Beginning Saturday July 29, the band members in YES have started keeping a Video Diary of the #YESTIVAL and YES USA & Canada 2017 Tour.

This unique Video Diary, made in conjunction with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Live Nation, will give the band’s dedicated and longstanding multi-generational fans, and all music lovers, a look at touring from the band’s point of view.

The series is being updated regularly throughout the tour on the YES Facebook & Twitter, website and across the band’s and Rock Hall’s social networks.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

In addition, as part of the Cleveland YESTIVAL date, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate the 2017 Inductees with a week-long series of events August 15-20. Fans are invited to the Rock Hall to celebrate the music and influence of YES with a week of live music, programs, films, and a dedication for the 2017 Inductee exhibit with members of the band. Visit www.rockhall.com for more details.

“YES is an immensely talented band whose fans tirelessly pursued recognition for them into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” said Greg Harris, President and CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “We’re celebrating the sounds and legacy of the prog-rock giants and 2017 Inductees with a week of events at the Rock Hall with fans around the globe.”

Setlist

This summer’s annual trek will feature a set list of Greatest Hits from all of the band’s studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. YES–Steve Howe (guitar since 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)–will treat fans to such hits as “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper,” performing at least one song from each of the band’s first 10 albums starting with 1969’s Yes to 1980’s Drama.

What would be your ultimate 10 Track YES setlist from these albums? Let us know on Facebook!

Dates and Ticket Links

For the Ultimate YES Concert Experiences, there are Front Row, Meet & Greet and VIP packages AVAILABLE NOW from Future Beat.

     Aug 04 – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex, NC
     Aug 05 – Holmes Convocation Center, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
     Aug 07 – Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
     Aug 08 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
     Aug 10 – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
     Aug 11 – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY
     Aug 12 – P.N.C. Bank Center, Holmdel, NJ
     Aug 14 – Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA
     Aug 16 – The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA
     Aug 17 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
     Aug 19 – Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, IL
     Aug 20 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, OH – A benefit for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
     Aug 22 – The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
     Aug 23 – Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, TX
     Aug 25 – Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
     Aug 26 – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
     Aug 28 – Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA – only Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy supporting
     Aug 29 – Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA
     Aug 31 – Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV – YES only – no support
     Sep 01 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA – YES only – no support
     Sep 03 – Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
     Sep 05 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC – only Todd Rundgren supporting
     Sep 07 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB – only Todd Rundgren supporting
     Sep 08 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB – only Todd Rundgren supporting
     Sep 11 – Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheatre, Moorhead, MN – only Todd Rundgren supporting – CANCELLED*
     Sep 12 – McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids, IA – only Todd Rundgren supporting – CANCELLED*
     Sep 14 – Budweiser Gardens, London, ON – only Todd Rundgren supporting – CANCELLED*
     Sep 15 – Roc Dome Arena, Rochester, NY – only Todd Rundgren supporting – CANCELLED*
     Sep 17 – The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA – YES only – no support – CANCELLED*
     Sep 18 – The Paramount, Huntington, NY – YES only – no support – CANCELLED*
     Sep 19 – The Paramount, Huntington, NY – YES only – no support – CANCELLED*


YES ticket listings are on Live Nation & Ticketmaster.

*CANCELLED SHOWS – 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.

Front Row, Meet & Greet & VIP Packages

The best seats in the house, plus exclusive meet & greet, personal photograph, autograph session, collectible lithograph, and more!

Book at Future Beat’s YES website or contact [email protected] for more details.

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SiriusXM VOLUME Radio Special

An Artist Confidential with YES

SiriusXM VOLUME (ch106) presents: An Artist Confidential with YES hosted by David Fricke on April 5th at 8pm ET, 5pm PT

The hour-long event will feature an interview (plus acoustic performances of ‘Leaves of Green’, ‘Clap’ & ‘Roundabout’) with the current YES line-up of Rock Hall inductees Steve Howe (guitar) and Alan White (drums), plus Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined Yes 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).

Watch & listen on Facebook Live here.

#askYES Q&As

#askYES – Q&A with Steve Howe – March 2017

On 23 March 2017 on Facebook.. You asked.. and he answered.

“When a band has that respect for each other and creates the love; then you deliver.”

Steve Howe talks about YES past and present, touring, technique and equipment in this masterclass from YES’s guitar maestro.

Read more here.

#askYES – Q&A with Alan White – March 2017

On 15 March 2017 on Facebook.. You asked.. and he answered.

In this massive, in-depth Q&A, Alan White covers all aspects of his career from playing with John Lennon & George Harrison to his 45 years with YES and all points in between.

Read Part One here, Part Two here and Part Three here.


LIVE

Cruise To The Edge 2018

Cruise to the Edge sails 3-9 Feb 2018 – Tampa to Belize & Costa Maya. Tickets on sale May 3 at 12m (ET) see cruisetotheedge.com for more info.

YES ‘Album Series’ Tales/Drama USA Tour Reviews

“Shying away from their main stream hits for this tour, as a gift to their fans base, they began their set by playing all six songs of the Drama album.  Nearly every song yielded a standing ovation from the crowd and some people stood up alone when the feeling moved them to do so.

The Drama album was followed up by You and I from their 1972 Close To The Edge album and Perpetual Change from their 1971 The Yes Album.

The first set was inspiring and immaculately performed.  If anyone in the audience  had any reservations about seeing them live without their original line up; those reservations were a distant memory.  I would have never imagined that anyone could fill Jon Anderson’s shoes. But Jon Davison’s soaring vocals match so well you may never know you were listening to a different person.

The band took an intermission and fans made their way to the wine tables in the lobby still high from the opus they just experienced.

When the performance started again they opened with possibly their most inspiring song from Tales from Topographic Oceans; The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn). It was nearly 20 minutes of seat gripping bliss.

It would not be a Yes concert without at least one Steve Howe solo. Tucked away in the song The Ancient is a little segment they like to call Leaves of Green.  When Steve plays it, you can feel his deep connection to this song. I have seen it in live recordings many times in my life but nothing compares to hearing it live.

They ended their set with The Ritual (Nous Somme Du Soleil). Intricate and extraordinary, I am certain that there were members of the audience that had a spiritual moment during this song.

The band received a long standing ovation at the end and treated their fans to a three song encore. Roundabout kept everyone moving on their feet and most the crowd stayed standing for Starship Trooper.

Just as we thought the concert was over the band played tribute to John Wetton of the group Asia, who passed away this January 31st, with the song Heat of the Moment. Changing nothing from the original song it was flawlessly preformed.

As fans walked to their cars everyone was still excited.  I could over hear comments about the show. I believe my favorite was, “As an Atheist, music like this could make me believe there is a God”.  Yes, for all of the creativity and imagination that went into creating and producing their music, Yes live is still out of this world.” – Lori Dantzler, Flick of the Finger Magazine.

“The pieces were nothing short of a tour de force of musical ambition, complexity and remarkable synchronicity. It sounded outstanding. This version of YES seems to play at a higher level, a more powerful level, like they’ve been together a decade or more. These guys are on no nostalgia tour. They play it like they mean business, with little intention of slowing down” – Raymond Britt, Chicago Tribune

Visually, YES have stepped up the production on the tour courtesy of video designer Andy Clark and lighting designer Don Weeks, with multiple video feeds featuring Roger Dean imagery, from waterfalls and floating islands to topographic landscapes, bioluminescence, deep sea creatures, jellyfish, and marine life.

“With a large LED background that displayed colorful graphics as well as the occasional YES logo, the band delivered over 2½ hours of classic music that had attendees picking their jaws up off the floor.” – Chris Loomis, SoCal Music Today

But here’s a more shocking truth: The version of Yes aboard this year’s Cruise to the Edge sounded sharper and more engaged than they have in a decade. – Ryan Reed, Ultimate Classic Rock

“Yes continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.”Tampa Bay Newspapers

Photos © 2017 Lori Dantzler, for FOTF Magazine

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PRESS

This Is Reno – PHOTOS: YES at the Grand Sierra Resort
Music Existence – San MacIntosh reviews YESTIVAL at Microsoft Theater
LA Daily News – Steve Smith Reviews YESTIVAL.
Sierra Sun – Interview with Geoff Downes
Bravewords – Interview with Billy Sherwood.
Arizona Republic – Yes drummer Alan White talks rock hall, Yestival and that time he hung up on John Lennon.
Housten Press – YESTIVAL Turns Smart Centre Into Prog-Rock Paradise
The First Ward – “And it may well be the best concert I’ve ever been to.” – YESTIVAL review.
WKYC – Alan White makes a donation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Chicago Concert Reviews – The progression of Yes and Carl Palmer’s take on ELP converge for first-ever traveling YESTIVAL.
Daily Herald – Interview with Alan White
Oakland Press – Interview with Steve Howe
Drum! Magazine> – YESTIVAL tour brings five great drummers together.
Tribune Review – Interview with Alan White
Motortrend – Celebrity Drive: Geoff Downes
Den of Geek – The TV and Film Credits Of ELO And Yes
LA Times – Watch Geddy Lee perform Roundabout with YES.
Guitar Aficionado – Watch Geddy Lee perform with YES at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Poll Star – Yes They Can! YES announce summer tour ‘Yestival’ following Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induciton
Forbes – Ann Wilson of Heart is singing “I’ve Seen All Good People” on her solo tour.
Vintage Rock – Cruise To The Edge: Where The Prog Meets The Sea
ABC News Radio Online – Ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson says since band’s Rock Hall induction was announced, “people wave at me”
Blurt Online – Time & A Few Words With… Alan White of YES
Mahaffey Theater – Steve Howe talks to Bill De Young from the Mahaffey Theater blog.
Ultimate Classic Rock – Cruise To The Edge 2017
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Artist Direct Interviews – Jon Anderson talks about longevity, experimentation & the legendary status of YES.
I Love Classic Rock – Steven Howe Reveals The Shocking Reason He Turned Down An Offer To Join This Legendary Rock Band
Neo Music Scene – Jon Anderson exclusive interview
Newsweek INT. – Steve Howe speaks to Newsweek about his Hall of Fame Career
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Cleveland.com – YES to be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
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STEVEN WILSON REMIXES

The Yes Album

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Fragile

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Close To The Edge

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Relayer

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Tales From Topographic Oceans
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MUSIC RELEASES

TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS – Steven Wilson HiRes 24-96 5.1 & Stereo Remixes – NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER AT AMAZON:
1 BluRay & 3 CDs: http://bit.ly/yes-tfto-bluray
2 DVD-As & 2CDs: http://bit.ly/yes-tfto-dvd

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)

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.
Sincerely,

Alan

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