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 Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Cross-Country Tour
Legendary ’70s progressive-rock group Yes is celebrating 50 years by heading out on the road for a 34-date U.S. tour this summer. The tour is set to kick off on June 5 in Charles, Illinois and make stops in major cities New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and Detroit,... Read more
Panic! At The Disco Headlines Friday Tickets On Sale
New concerts heading on sale today run the gamut of genres once again, though rock appears to have a resounding influence. Panic! At The Disco lead the way with over two dozen shows scheduled on their Pray For The Wicked Tour, which runs through July and August. 3 Doors... Read more
YES Cancel Yestival Tour Following Death of Steve Howe’s Son
British rock band YES had six dates left on their YESTIVAL tour, performing classic hits from their earliest ten albums in the US and Canada. Due to a the unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s youngest son, Virgil, the band is cancelling the remaining shows and refunding all tickets.... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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