Thursday, 22 September 2011
World’s greatest prog rock band YES to hit UK in November
After a hugely successful American tour with Styx, the world’s most quintessential prog rock band YES is ready to hit the UK in support of new album ‘Fly From Here’ with 8 memorable shows.The tour marks the return of keyboard player Geoff Downes, joining guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, and lead singer Benoit David.
‘Fly From Here’, the latest studio effort from YES – the first in ten years – was welcomed enthusiastically by fans and critics alike. Trevor Horn was back on the producer’s seat for the occasion, and Guitarist Magazine gave the album five stars, calling it ‘a positive delight’.
Proud of their new creation as much as they are of their legendary past, YES will perform tracks from ‘Fly From Here’ as well as timeless hits from albums ‘Drama’, ‘Fragile’, ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘90125’. The band’s prolific back catalogue is a showcase of powerful progressive compositions, which have influenced generations of musicians and pushed
the cutting edge of art-rock music to its limits.
Chris Squire says “We’re looking forward to performing new music live and sharing the
experience with our fans.”
Between the unforgettable classics expected on the set list is the group’s popular single “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and ‘Roundabout’, a seminal hit that, from Howe’s signature guitar work to Squire’s bass-line approach to the use of synthesizers and sound effects, contributed to crown YES as major pioneers of the genre.
With an array of timeless songs this undoubtedly promises to be an evening of music not to be missed.
Dates as follows:
Tue 8th Cambridge Corn Exchange £34.50 01223357 851
Wed 9th Sheffield City Hall £34.50 01142 789 789
Fri 11th Birmingham Symphony Hall £34.50 0121 780 3333
Sat 12th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium £34.50 0844395 4000
Sun 13th Manchester 02 Apollo £34.50 08444 777 677
Tue 15th Brighton Dome £34.50 01273 709 709
Wed 16th Bristol Colston Hall £34.50 0117 922 3686
Thu 17th London Hammersmith Apollo £37.50 08448 44 47 48
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All tickets subject to booking fee.
YES’ remarkable career has served to re-define the boundaries of rock
for more than four decades. The band has been dominant driving music force
selling over 30 million albums, reaching platinum status multiple times
worldwide. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles have made
each of the group’s members a virtuoso in his own right.
For additional information
please visit te bands Official ebsite