Thursday 7 April 2016


7th April 2016

Seminal prog pioneers YES hit the road for an extensive UK and European tour at the end of this month…. April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

Warners has recently released all of their catalogue YES albums Mastered For iTunes.  These include The Yes Album, Fragile, Going For The One, Time and a Word, Yes, 90125, Tales From  Topographic Oceans and Drama. You can buy them from:

They will also re-release Drama on Vinyl LP on 22nd April. 

The Vinyl LP of Fragile will follow shortly after that.

‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ - said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ - adds drummer Alan White - ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.

YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.

YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys.  Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.

Dates as follows:                         Royal Albert Hall                  0207 589 8212

DATE             CITY                                       VENUE                                  BOX OFFICE

Wed 27th        Glasgow                              Royal Concert Hall           0141 353 8000
Fri    29th        Newcastle                           City Hall                            0191 277 8030
Sat   30th        Manchester                         Apollo                               08444 777 677

Mon  2nd         Liverpool                             Philharmonic                    0151 709 3789
Tue  3rd          Sheffield                              City Hall                            0114 2789 789
Wed 4th          Bristol                                  Colston Hall                      0844 887 1500
Fri    6th          Birmingham                         Symphony Hall                 0121 345 0602
Sat   7th          Brighton                               Brighton Centre               0844 847 1515
Mon  9th          Oxford *                               New Theatre                   0844 871 3020

Tue  10th        London**                             Royal Albert Hall                0207 589 8212
Dates for rest of EUROPE

13th                 Paris   FRANCE                   Olympia
14th                 Brussels BELGIUM              Ancienne Belgique 
15th                 Utrecht NETHERLANDS    Tivolivredenburg
17th                 Hamburg GERMANY          Mehr Theater 
19th                 Frankfurt Germany           Alte Oper
20th                 Leipzig Germany              Haus Avensee 
21st                 Berlin Germany                Admiralspalast 
23rd                 Bonn Germany                 Beethovenhalle
24th                 Stuttgart Germany            Hegelsaal
25th                       Munich Germany             Cirkus Krone
27th                       Zurich SWITZERLAND       Volkshaus
28th                       Milan Italy                          Teatro Nazionale
29th                 Padova Italy                      Gran Teatro Geox
31st                       Florence Italy                    Obihall
1st                    Rome Italy                         Teatro Olimpico

UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London.  Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.
London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38 Tickets are available from 24 hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from 

Showtime is 7.30pm.  Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from - 

Important Yes Websites 

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