30-PLUS DATE NORTH AMERICAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR KICKING OFF JUNE 5

YES, one of the biggest bands in prog rock history and true pioneers of the genre, today (March 26) revealed the dates and details for this summer’s 50th Anniversary North American tour titled #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES. Tickets for the 30-plus date outing, which kicks off June 5 and 6 with a two-night engagement at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL, will go on sale to the public beginning this Friday, March 30 or Saturday, March 31, with select shows going on sale in early April. A handful of additional dates will be announced soon.

“Much has changed since I joined Yes in 1970, but the core elements of the band have remained consistent,” shares guitarist Steve Howe. “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best-loved work and revisit a few classic pieces that have been lost for a while. We look forward to sharing the 50th anniversary with the fanbase, playing classic songs that celebrate the broad musical style of Yes.”   

“I have been blessed to be a member of this amazing band’s rhythm section for the past 46 years, mostly in the company of my great friend Chris Squire, and latterly alongside Chris’ chosen successor, Billy Sherwood, who is receiving recognition for stepping into Chris’ pre-eminent bass and vocals,” says drummer Alan White. “Each night we are pausing to reflect on Chris’ importance to Yes, his desire that we should continue to share Yes music on stages worldwide, and the specific dedication of ‘Onward’ to his huge memory. I’m so grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary in America.  It has been a great ride!”

“Being a member of the band during its 50th anniversary is a privilege and honor,” adds Geoff Downes (keys). “It is awe-inspiring to reflect on the caliber and invention of the musicians who have forged the legacy of Yes since 1968, always pushing the boundaries. Playing on stage with founder member Tony Kaye to launch the 50th anniversary [on this year’s Cruise to the Edge] was a wonderful experience for the band and our fans, to whom we dedicate this special tour.”

During this summer’s “Evening with YES” shows, 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 perform a special classic hits concert to commemorate the landmark occasion.

The cross-country trek will take the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees to Kansas City, Denver, Los Angeles (June 19 at the Ford Theater), San Jose, Detroit, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Boston, Staten Island, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Orlando, among many other cities, before wrapping July 28 in Atlanta. See below for full list of tour dates.

YES (L-R): Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood
Photo Credit: Glenn Gottlieb

#YES50 Anniversary Tour Dates

Venue
Date

Tickets

Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL June 5
Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL June 6
Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI June 8
Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO June 10
Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO June 11
Century Link Arena, Boise, ID June 13
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodniville, WA June 14
Spectrum Amphitheatre, Bakersfield, CA June 16
City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA June 17
Ford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA June 19
City National Civic, San Jose, CA June 20
Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, NV June 22
E Center at Edgewater Hotel Casino, Laughlin, NV June 23
Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA June 24
Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen, MI June 28
20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI June 29
Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI June 30
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH July 2
Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, Munhall, PA July 5
Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA July 6
The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ July 7
The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA July 10
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH July 11
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT July 13
Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, NJ July 14
St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY July 15
Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill, NY July 17
Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY July 18
The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA July 20
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July 21
Warner Theatre, Washington, DC July 23
Classic Amphitheater, Richmond, VA July 24
Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL July 26
The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL July 27
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA July 28



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• One Front Row ticket
• Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with YES
• Personal photograph with YES
• Autograph session with YES
• Collectible YES lithograph specially designed by Roger Dean
• Commemorative #YES50 button set
• #YES50 tote bag
• YES meet & greet laminate
• Commemorative #YES50 ticket
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• Exclusive #YES50 VIP merchandise item
• On site VIP Host
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MEET & GREET PACKAGE

• One premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-10
• Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with YES
• Personal photograph with YES
• Autograph session with YES
• Collectible YES lithograph specially designed by Roger Dean
• Commemorative #YES50 button set
• #YES50 tote bag
• YES meet & greet laminate
• Commemorative #YES50 ticket
• Commemorative #YES50 ticket holder
• Exclusive #YES50 VIP merchandise item
• On site VIP Host
Very Limited Availability

VIP TOUR PACKAGE

• One premium ticket
• Collectible YES lithograph specially designed by Roger Dean
• Commemorative #YES50 button set
• #YES50 tote bag
• YES VIP laminate
• Commemorative #YES50 ticket
• Commemorative #YES50 ticket holder
• Exclusive #YES50 VIP merchandise item
• On site VIP Host
Limited Availability

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