In a career first, iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will perform three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert, on a special tour in 2013: 1971's THE YES ALBUM, 1972's CLOSE TO The Edge and 1977's GOING FOR THE ONE. Music audiences will experience the albums, each representing an important milestone in YES' career, performed from beginning to end.
The tour will stop at Melbourne's King Center for the Performing arts on March 30 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 14 at noon. Tickets start at $40.50, inclusive of ticketing fees.
The multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--will kick off the North American tour March 1 and conclude April 12 in Detroit.
After starting in West Wendover, Nevada, the historic trek continues down the West Coast including stops in Seattle (3/3, Moore Theatre), San Francisco (3/5, The Warfield) and Los Angeles (3/6, Orpheum Theatre) before heading east for shows in New York (4/9, Beacon Theatre), Toronto (4/11, Massey Hall), Detroit (4/12, Fox Theatre) and more. See the full itinerary at www.yesworld.com/tour.aspx.
The tour will mark the first time since 1973 that YES--who have sold close to 50 million albums worldwide--have performed an album onstage in its entirety.
THE YES ALBUM is widely considered to be the band's breakthrough album. Certified platinum, it features such signature songs as "Yours Is No Disgrace" and "I've Seen All Good People." The band's album CLOSE TO The Edge was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review, which features the epic suites "Close To The Edge" and "You And I," noted, "Yes' colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct."
GOING FOR THE ONE, described by Allmusic.com as "perhaps the most overlooked item in the Yes catalog," went gold, hit #8 on the U.S. chart and featured two singles, "Wonderous Stories" (which hit #6) and the title track (#24).
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the below links in the tour itinerary. Moreover, Yes is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from Yes, and much more. For more information and to purchase Yes packages, visit the below links.
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 from around the world. For more information on Yes, visit www.yesworld.com.