YES To Tour UK And Europe In April

Seminal prog pioneers YES has announced an extensive UK and European tour for 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’.

‘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:

April

Wed 27th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 29th Newcastle City Hall

Sat 30th Manchester O2 Apollo


May

Mon 2nd Liverpool Philharmonic

Tue 3rd Sheffield City Hall

Wed 4th Bristol Colston Hall

Fri 6th Birmingham Symphony Hall

Sat 7th Brighton Brighton Centre

Mon 9th Oxford * New Theatre

Tue 10th London** Royal Albert Hall


Dates for rest of EUROPE

May

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


June

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 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com. Showtime is 7.30pm support band is Moon Safari. Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from HERE.

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