Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Yes update 50th anniversary celebrations

Yes are sharing an update on plans for their 50th anniversary ahead of a North American tour this summer.

The trek – which will begin with a two-night stand at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL on June 5 and 6 – will now welcome original member and keyboardist Tony Kaye as a special guest in the lineup alongside guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, bassist Billy Sherwood and singer Jon Davison.

Artist Roger Dean, who has designed countless album covers and logos for Yes, will be appearing at select dates throughout the tour, showcasing special tour prints at the merch table. Among the prints on sale will be the remaining few of a special limited edition of 1974’s “Relayer”, as well as other classic designs and logos.

Yes will release a 5 album/6LP vinyl box set entitled “Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes”, on June 29. Available on vinyl for the first time, the package will present Wilson's remixes of five of the band's classic studio albums: 1971’s “The Yes Album”, “Fragile” (1971), 1972’s “Close To The Edge”, the double album “Tales From Topographic Oceans” (1973), and “Relayer” (1974).

While in town for back-to-back shows at The Fillmore, Yes will appear for a Q&A session at the YesFanFest - 50 True Summers US fan convention at The Foundry in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, July 21; various Yes alumni, including Patrick Moraz and Tom Brislin, will be performing at the event, as well.

Formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford, Yes were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017.

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 13 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
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 24 – Richmond, VA @ Classic Amphitheater
Jul 26 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
Jul 27 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
Jul 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall

See also:

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman announce 50th anniversary world tour
Yes announce 50th anniversary North American tour
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 3: YES
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 4: YES
Search Yes at hennemusic