English progressive rock band Yes has enjoyed a 40-year career and critical acclaim for its blend of classical music structures in its music. The band formed in the late 1960s, and though the lineup has varied over the years, primary members are Jon Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass), Steve Howe (guitar) and Alan White (percussion).

The band had planned the Close to the Edge and Back Tour in summer 2008 to celebrate its 40th anniversary, but plans were scrapped when Anderson was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure and ordered to rest for at least six months. At the end of the year, the band reformed without Anderson, option to tour with Yes tribute band singer Benoit David instead.

The decision irritated Anderson, who claimed he had not been informed of the decision nor visited by his band mates during his convalescence, as well as fans, who felt that the band had no right to tour under the “Yes” name without its iconic singer. However, the tour fared well enough to inspire a 2009 summer tour — still featuring David on vocals — with fellow prog-rock band, Asia, for which Howe also plays guitar.

Yes Reveals Three-Album Show
English rock group Yes ascended to worldwide fame in the early ’70’s with their grand compositions and advanced musicianship. The band recently announced tour dates for this coming spring, where they will play three landmark albums each night from start-to-finish: 1971’s The Yes Album, 1973’s Close To The Edge,... Read more
Styx, Yes tour gets ‘Progressive’ for U.S. summer concerts
More than 20 cities will get a taste of some classic prog-rock this summer as Styx and Yes co-headline the Progressive U.S. Tour, starting in July. Exact details for the tour’s July 4 opening show have not been revealed, but dates are booked through August 3 at Shoreline Amphitheatre... Read more
Yes touring continues with ‘Rites of Spring’
Progressive rock mainstay Yes is continuing its hefty touring schedule in 2011 with another round of U.S. concert dates. The Rite of Spring Tour will start March 6 at the House of Blues in Houston, TX, with gigs booked through April 4 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.... Read more
Yes, Peter Frampton tour adds more co-headlining concert dates for summer
This summer will see a new prog-rock partnership when Yes and Peter Frampton hit the pavement for a co-headlining tour of the United States. The veteran performers had previously announced just a handful of dates for the trek, including a July 2 performance on the classic rock stage at... Read more
Yes, The Dead Weather and more: Daily tour recap
The latest news from Brooks & Dunn and Def Leppard are part of the daily tour recap for August 11, as compiled by TicketNews. Country duo Brooks & Dunn dropped a bombshell early this week as the pair announced its plans to split after a final 2010 tour. Dates... Read more
Jamie Foxx, Yes, Bring Me The Horizon and more: Daily tour recap
Updates from the Miley Cyrus tour and more Aerosmith postponements snagged the top headlines in the daily tour recap for July 7, as compiled by TicketNews. Auction site eBay has pulled all tickets for Disney princess Miley Cyrus from its site because the listings violate its presale policy, according... Read more
MLB attendance: Yes, it’s down a bit but certainly not out
As everyone knows, when it comes to statistics there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Last week the Associated Press declared that “Over the opening two weeks of the season, Major League Baseball’s average attendance was 30,298 for its first 183 games, a 6.9 percent drop from... Read more
Yes tour announces prog-rock partnership, summer dates with Asia
Progressive rock musician Steve Howe will play overtime this summer when prog-rock icon Yes tours with special guest Asia. Howe, who plays guitar in both bands, will take the stage twice a night throughout the 24-city tour. The trek kicks off on the West Coast with a June 26... Read more
Yes cancels remainder of tour
One week after announcing the cancellation of concerts through February 24 in San Diego, Yes has now cancelled the remaining five dates on its In the Present Tour: February 25 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, through March 3 at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA. Founding member... Read more
Yes tour cancels most In the Present dates
Progressive rock icons Yes have cancelled all performances through a February 24 concert in San Diego on the current leg of the In the Present tour. The remainder of the tour is still on, with five dates still on the books from February 25 through March 3. The cancellations... Read more