Monday, April 6, 2015

Yes announce North American tour with Toto

Yes and Toto are teaming up for a summer co-headlining tour of North America.

The 5-week, 26-date run opens August 7 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

"We’re thrilled to be hitting the road with Toto," says bassist Chris Squire. “Yes have always been big fans of Toto’s music, and we think the fans are going to really enjoy seeing both of us together.”

Yes will release two live collections of newly-discovered recordings from their acclaimed 1972 world tour on May 19.

The material will be available as a 14-disc box set entitled “Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two”, as well as a 10-song, 2-disc set, “Highlights From Seventy-Two.”

On July 7, the group will issue “Like It Is”, a live CD/DVD recorded at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Toto recently released “Toto XIV”, their first new studio album in ten years.

Prior to hiting the road with yes, the band will perform a European headline arena tour with appearances at some key festivals.

“We are so honored to be touring with our musical hero’s Yes,” says founder/guitarist Steve Lukather. “Life-changing music for me and the guys and we even have a song on our new record totally inspired by them so it is a lifelong love of their music that has kept us fans to this day.

“We all stood and waited in line for tix to see Close to the Edge and Topographic.. many many shows as young upcoming musicians/fans in the 70’s and were blown away and inspired to be better musicians and composers by Yes’ amazing music, musicianship and insanely cool live shows. This is a crazy dream come true for us and we can’t wait to do this tour and to make new friends and solidify old friendships.”

The on-sale date for tickets for the Yes/Toto tour will be announced soon.

Yes / Toto
2015 North American tour

Aug 07 – Mashantucket, CT - Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Aug 08 – Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Aug 09 – Atlantic City, NJ - Event Center, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Aug 11 – Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Aug 12 – Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
Aug 14 – Huber Heights, OH - The Rose Music Center at The Heights
Aug 15 – Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill Ampitheatre
Aug 16 – Chicago, IL - First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug 18 – Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair
Aug 19 – St. Charles, MO - The Family Arena
Aug 21 – Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Aug 22 – Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Aug 23 – Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Aug 25 – Houston, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 26 – San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
Aug 27 – Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Aug 30 – Littleton, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens
Aug 31 – Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Sep 02 – Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol Resort
Sep 04 – Scottsdale, AZ - The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
Sep 05 – Pala, CA - Starlight Theater, Pala Casino Spa Resort
Sep 06 – Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Sep 08 – Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Sep 10 – Shelton, WA - Little Creek Casino Resort
Sep 11 – Airway Hghts, WA - Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Sep 12 – Coquitlam, BC - Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

See also:

Yes to release 1972 live recordings
Yes reveal 2015 Cruise To The Edge lineup
VIDEO: Yes preview new live package from Bristol
VIDEO: Yes premiere I’ve Seen All Good People from expanded live DVD
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