Rock Legends YES Set For Triple Header 2014 European Tour
Grammy award-winning rock luminaries, Yes, announce triple-album Europe 2014 tour. The band will perform three of rock’s most influential albums, The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One, in their entirety.
Legendary progressive rock band, Yes, today announced it’s 2014 European tour, kicking off 29 April 2014 in Oxford, England and wrapping up 22 May 2014 in Tilburg, Netherlands. On this tour, fans can look forward to a unique Yes experience; the band will perform three of its most popular albums in their entirety, The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One.
Performing three of rock and roll’s most revered albums, Yes members Chris Squire (bass), Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), and Jon Davison (vocals), will delight audiences with Yes staples from the last four decades. Fans will enjoy long-time favourites, including “Yours is No Disgrace,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Starship Trooper,” “Close to the Edge,” “And You And I,” “Going for the One,” “Wonderous Stories,” “Awaken,” and more. In addition, Yes will perform all tracks in the order they appear on their corresponding studio albums.
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.
“We performed these three albums in their entirety on our North and South American tours, and the fans absolutely loved it,” says Yes guitarist, Steve Howe. “Fans did indeed love it,” states Yes co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire, “and so did we. Plus, we’ll be performing pieces we’ve rarely played live. In fact, I believe the one song we never performed in concert before our three-album tours is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album.” Alan White goes on to say, “As with our three-album North and South American tours, this is a great opportunity to share with our European fans the growth of Yes throughout different eras, and to revisit the great memories of those times, as well as create brand new ones. We’re looking forward to touring Europe, performing these albums, and most of all, meeting our wonderful fans. It’s great fun for us, and we think our fans throughout Europe will love the performance as well.”
The Europe 2014 tour visits Oxford, England; Glasgow, Scotland; London, England; Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; and a variety of other cities. See below for complete tour itinerary information, including venues and dates.
Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, Grammy-award winning recording artists, Yes, have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and countless others. Having sold tens of millions of records over its four-decade career, Yes continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians around the world. For more information on Yes, visit yesworld.com. Join Yes on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/yesofficial and facebook.com/yestheband respectively.
Europe 2014 Setlist Information
The Yes Album (1971)
1. Yours Is No Disgrace 2. The Clap 3. Starship Trooper a: Life Seeker b: Dilusion c: Wurm 4. I’ve Seen All Good People a: Your Move b: All Good People 5. A Venture 6. Perpetual Change
Close to the Edge (1972)
1. Close To The Edge I. The Solid Time of Change II. Total Mass Retain III. I Get Up, I Get Down IV. Seasons of Man 2. And You And I I. Cord of Life II. Eclipse III. The Preacher the Teacher IV. Apocalypse 3. Siberian Khartu
Going for the One (1977)
1. Going for the One 2. Turn of the Century 3. Parallels 4. Wonderous Stories 5. Awaken
Europe 2014 Venues
Tue 29 Apr Oxford, GBR New Theatre
Wed 30 Apr Southend, GBR Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 2 May Glasgow, GBR Clyde Auditorium
Sat 3 May Newcastle, GBR City Hall
Sun 4 May Birmingham, GBR Symphony Hall
Tue 6 May Leicester, GBR De Montfort Hall
Wed 7 May Sheffield, GBR City Hall
Thu 8 May London, GBR Royal Albert Hall
Sat 10 May Manchester, GBR O2 Apollo
Sun 11 May Bristol, GBR Hippodrome
Tue 13 May Paris, FRA Gran Rex
Wed 14 May Zurich, SWI Volkshaus
Fri 16 May Monaco Opera Garnier
Sat 17 May Padova, ITA Palageox
Sun 18 May Milan, ITA Teatro Della Luna
Tue 20 May Luxembourg Rockhall Box
Wed 21 May Brussels, BELA B
Thu 22 May Tilburg, NTL 0 1 3
Mon 26 May Mainz, GER Phoenixhalle
Tue 27 May Berlin, GER Admiralspalast
Wed 28 May Leipzig, GER Haus Auensee
Fri 30 May Prague, CZECH REP Congress Centre
Sat 31 May Bratislava, SLON TC
Mon 02 Jun Warsaw, POL Sala Kongressowa
Tue 04 June Aarhus, DEN Train
UK Ticket prices are £37.50 for all Venues except for London £50 (boxes), £45, £40 and £35. Agency and Credit card bookings are subject to booking fee. Showtime is 7.30pm and tickets are available from bookingsdirect.com or 24 ticket hotline: 0844 338 0000. Tickets go onsale on Friday 21st June at 9.00am.
Exclusive Yes meet & greet and VIP ticket packages are available for all shows, please visit the band’s website, YESWORLD.COM, for full details and more information on the tour.
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