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.
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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
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
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
Classic prog-rock group Yes is continuing the In the Present Tour with a new North American leg of dates in winter 2009. Vocalist Benoit David will resume his duties as the stand-in for original frontman Jon Anderson. The new round of dates begins with February 5-6 sets at Teatro... Read more
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Iconic progressive rock band Yes has released the initial itinerary for its newly rescheduled 40th anniversary tour. So far 29 dates have been set, starting with the November 4 opener at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, ON, and continuing through December 17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in... Read more
It’s been five years since Yes last went on the road for a tour, but fans of the iconic progressive rock band won’t have to wait much longer. After cancelling their 40th anniversary tour over the summer, the band members have announced plans for a new tour — with... Read more
Legendary rock band Yes has cancelled its 2008 40th Anniversary Tour because frontman and founding member Jon Anderson has a respiratory ailment, the band announced today. The 26-city tour was scheduled to kick off July 12 in Quebec City, Quebec and run through August 22 in Los Angeles, CA.... Read more
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... Read more