Monday, March 26, 2018

Yes announce 50th anniversary North American tour

Yes have announced dates for a 50th anniversary tour of North America this summer.

On the heels of a current European run, the trek will begin with a two-night stand at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL on June 5 and 6 before hitting 30 more cities – with additional shows to be revealed soon.

“Much has changed since I joined Yes in 1970, but the core elements of the band have remained consistent,” says 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.”

The “Evening with Yes” shows will see the group perform a special classic hits set to commemorate the landmark occasion.

“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,” adds 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!”

Tickets for the tour 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 – full details are available at

Yes were named the No. 3 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 4 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

50th Anniversary
North American tour 2018

Jun 05 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
Jun 06 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
Jun 08 – New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Ballroom
Jun 10 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
Jun 11 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Jun 13 – Boise, ID @ CenturyLink Arena
Jun 14 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Jun 16 – Bakersfield, CA @ Spectrum Amphitheater
Jun 17 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Jun 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ford Theatre
Jun 20 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
Jun 22 – Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Casino Hall
Jun 23 – Laughlin, NV @ Edgewater Hotel & Casino
Jun 24 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
Jun 28 – Interlochen, MI @ Kresge Auditorium
Jun 29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Jun 30 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Jul 02 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Jul 05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Jul 06 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
Jul 07 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
Jul 10 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
Jul 11 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Jul 14 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana Casino
Jul 15 – Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre
Jul 17 – Peekskill, NY @ Paramount Hudson Valley
Jul 18 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
Jul 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jul 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jul 23 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
Jul 26 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
Jul 27 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
Jul 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall

See also:

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 3: YES
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 4: YES
Yes to release Topographic Drama live album
Yes cancel shows following death of guitarist Steve Howe’s son
Search Yes at hennemusic