Thursday, April 6, 2017

Yes announce Yestival summer US tour

Ahead of their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Yes have announced dates for a summer US tour.

Dubbed Yestival, the event will see Yes celebrate their history by perform one track from each studio album – from their self-titled 1969 debut to 1980’s “Drama” – in chronological order.

"We are looking forward to presenting songs from each of the first nine studio albums,” says guitarist Steve Howe, “including some surprises."

Yestival will feature special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy that will honor the work of his late former bandmates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.

The month-long run will open in Greensboro, NC on August 4, with more dates to be announced.

Presales begin April 13 and general public tickets will be available on April 14.

On April 7 in New York, Yes members Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, Alan White, Tony Kaye and the late Chris Squire – essentially, the lineup behind the group’s thirteenth album, 1991’s “Union” – will be inducted into the Rock hall as part of the Class of 2017 alongside Pearl Jam, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur.

2017 US tour

Aug 04 - Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Aug 05 - Boone, NC - Holmes Convocation Center
Aug 07 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
Aug 08 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
Aug 10 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Aug 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Aug 12 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Center
Aug 16 - Greensburg, PA - The Palace Theatre
Aug 17 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 19 - Elgin, IL - Festival Park - Grand Victoria Casino
Aug 20 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Aug 22 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug 23 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
Aug 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
Aug 26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Aug 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
Sep 03 - Tulalip, WA - Tulalip Amphitheatre

See also:

Yes to perform on SiriusXM live special ahead of Rock Hall induction
Rock Hall: Geddy Lee of Rush will NOT perform with Yes at 2017 induction
Geddy Lee of Rush to perform with Yes at Rock Hall induction
Yes: Rick Wakeman updates plans for Rock Hall induction
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