With a remarkable 40-year career that has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock, musical pioneers Yes have booked their first national tour...

With a remarkable 40-year career that has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock, musical pioneers Yes have booked their first national tour in more than five years. The 26-date jaunt will bring the iconic band to amphitheatres and arenas across North America kicking off July 12 in Quebec City, Quebec and wrapping on Aug. 22 in Los Angeles, CA.

The lineup for this tour includes founding members Jon Anderson and Chris Squire joined by Steve Howe, Alan White and Oliver Wakeman, son of former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman.

A dominant force in rock music for more than four decades, Yes has created some of rock’s most enduring and compelling hits and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. The group has defined music history with their dynamic instrumental contrasts, extended song lengths and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them the most successful progressive rock band in history. Their celebrated discography includes hits like “Owner of A Lonely Heart”, “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Roundabout.”

“It feels incredible to gear up and get ready for the road,” Yes frontman Jon Anderson said in a statement, “It’s been five years since our last tour. We’re all very excited to play to all of our fans, a lot of which have been with us for almost 40 years. A lot of marriages don’t even last that long.”

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for the “Close to the Edge and Back” tour go on sale beginning March 29.

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Yes itinerary:

July 12 Quebec City, QUE Quebec City Festival
July 13 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre
July 15 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
July 16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion
July 18 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 19 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill
July 22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 23 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
July 25 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
July 26 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 29 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion
July 31 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Aug 1 Miami, FL Hard Rock Live Arena
Aug 2 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Aug 4 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore
Aug 6 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Aug 8 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 9 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Aug 11 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 14 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Aug 15 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Events Ctr
Aug 19 Mountain View,CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug 20 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Aug 22 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre