Yes announces exciting 50th anniversary celebrations and UK tour.
Half a century sounds like a very long time but after all these years, Yes are still going strong. 50 years has seen 19 band members, 21 studio albums and somewhere around 40 tours.
To mark this huge milestone, UK fans will be treated to a 10 date tour in March 2018, YES50. Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood will be performing sides one and four and an excerpt from side 3 of 1973’s Tales From Topographic Oceans as well as plenty of classis Yes hits. With no support act, the show is sure to take an extensive look at the past 50 years of the bands output.
There’s even more going on in world of Yes at the moment. The final weekend of the UK tour at the London Palladium on 24th and 25th March will include a 50th Anniversary fan convention. As if there wasn’t enough to be excited about already, the wonderfully talented Roger Dean who has created so many fantastical landscapes for the bands album artworks will unveil new “Close To The Edge” paintings at the Palladium on March 25th. More details on this special event will be announced soon so super fans should be on the lookout!
Asked about this 50th Anniversary tour, Steve Howe said, “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work - we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while.”
Alan White added "Reflecting on the past 46 years that I've devoted my life to playing Yes music, it's been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I've always believed in the power of music and the band's recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy awarded in 1985 are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years. I'm extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It's been a great ride!!"
UK Tickets available now from Eventim, with more European dates to come soon. We’ll see you there!