Yes Will Play 3 Albums On US Tour
Yes will perform three of their classic albums on most nights of their upcoming US tour, the band have revealed.
They’ll play 1971′s The Yes Album, 1972′s Close To The Edge and 1977′s Going For The One in their entirety on a trek that kicks off on March 1.
It’s the first time since 1973 that the band will have delivered an entire record during a show.
And they’ll be making a point in favour of the under-fire album format during the near three-hour shows.
Bassist Chris Squire says: “I believe the only song we’ve not performed in concert is A Venture from The Yes Album. Probably the most tricky of all the songs is Turn Of The Century from Going For The One.
“I think the 12-inch album is alive and well, as reinforced by the rising interest in the analogue format.”
Guitarist Steve Howe adds: “It has never totally gone away – there are those who completely understand. These albums, we all easily agreed on. They are complete works in themselves.”
Yes have listed 22 dates across North America, which will follow their Cruise To The Edge ship-based festival. Five shows to be performed in casinos will only feature two albums, The Yes Album and Close To The Edge, due to venue time restrictions.
Yes US tour 2013
*denotes two-album show
Mar 01 – West Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall *
Mar 03 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Mar 05 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Mar 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Mar 08 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Theater (at Pechanga Casino)
Mar 09 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino *
Mar 14 – Omaha, NE – Holland Performing Arts Center
Mar 16 – Hammond, IN – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Mar 17 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
Mar 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland by AMC
Mar 20 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Mar 21 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Mar 22 – Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live – Biloxi *
Mar 24 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena *
Mar 30 – Melbourne, FL – Maxwell C King Center for the Perf Arts
Apr 02 – Clearwater, FL – Ruck Eckerd Hall
Apr 05 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods *
Apr 06 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Apr 07 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Apr 09 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Apr 11 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Apr 12 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre