YES Announce Re-scheduled
European Dates For The Relayer
2023 Album Series Tour
It is with great disappointment YES announce that the logistical problems of arranging European tour dates for 2022, caused by the on-going pandemic, have proved insurmountable. YES have taken the decision, for the safety of band members, crew and audiences, to reschedule all mainland European dates to 2023. This has allowed us to add back in the Rockhal in Luxembourg, which we were unable to accommodate in the 2022 tour.
Tickets for all rescheduled shows remain valid for the new dates.
Geoff Downes says “We’re really looking forward to getting back onstage and performing for our fans. Relayer will be special.”
The tour line-up features Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion).
As previously announced, the show will comprise full production and a high-definition video wall.The show will include favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue together with Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES and one of the band’s most distinctive, in full. Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve.
Roger Dean will be directing the production and joining the tour with an exhibition of YES related art.
Full Rescheduled 2023 European Tour Dates Are:
7th May Sunday Lisbon Campo Pequeno Portugal
8th May Monday Madrid La Riviera Spain
9th May Tuesday Barcelona Razzmatazz Spain
11th May Thursday Padova Gran Teatro Geox Italy
12th May Friday Milan Teatro Dal Verme Italy
13th May Saturday Rome Auditoriumdella Conciliazione Italy
15th May Monday Vienna Arena Austria
16th May Tuesday Zurich Hall Switzerland
18th May Thursday Prague Forum Karlin Czech Republic
19th May Friday Halle (Saale) Steintor-Variete Germany
21st May Sunday Berlin Admiralspalast Germany
22nd May Monday Wroclaw Narodowe Forum Muzyki Poland
23rd May Tuesday Warsaw Klub Stodola Poland
25th May Thursday Tallinn Alexela Concert Hall Estonia
26th May Friday Helsinki House of Culture Finland
28th May Sunday Stockholm Cirkus Sweden
29th May Monday Oslo Sentrum Scene Norway
30th May Tuesday Aarhus Train Denmark
1st June Thursday Helsingor Kulturvaerftet Denmark
2nd June Friday Moenchengladbach Red Box Germany
3rd June Saturday Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg Netherlands
5th June Monday Paris Salle Pleyel France
6th June Tuesday Leuven Het Depot Belgium
7th June Wednesday Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal Luxembourg
Tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows.
For full details and to book tickets for all showsgo to venue website or http://yesworld.com/live where you can also book Meet and Greets with the band.
Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present) Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present) Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present) Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present) Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals ((1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)
Formed in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late, and much-missed, Chris Squire, YES have been one of the most innovative, influential and best-loved bands in rock music history. Their 1970s albums The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Yessongs (a triple live album set), Tales From Topographic Oceans,Relayer and Going For The One were ground-breaking in musical style and content. Their music also became synonymous with artist Roger Dean whose distinctive YES logo design and artwork adorned the lavish gatefold presentation sleeves of many YES albums.
With sales of over 50 million records, the Grammy-award winning YES were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 where they performed Roundabout from the album Fragile and the FM radio-friendly Owner Of A Lonely Heart from the 1985 album 90125.
In 2021 YES released their 22nd studio album The Quest which went to No. 1 in the UK Rock Albums Chart and entered the Official UK Album Chart at No. 20.