YES Official have announced the dates for their Yestival American tour which will feature Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy as support acts. According to Yesworld.com “…. YES will play one track live, from each studio album from YES (1969) to DRAMA (1980), chronologically, with a few surprises thrown in.”
Aug 04 – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex, NC
Aug 05 – Holmes Convocation Center, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Aug 07 – Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
Aug 08 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Aug 10 – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Aug 11 – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY
Aug 12 – P.N.C. Bank Center, Holmdel, NJ
Aug 16 – The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA
Aug 17 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
Aug 19 – Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, IL
Aug 20 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*, Cleveland, OH
Aug 22 – The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 23 – Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, TX
Aug 25 – Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 26 – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Aug 29 – Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 03 – Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
Presales begin 13th April, with there being a possibility of extra dates being added.
YES were recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame of course, but if anyone was hoping or expecting any kind of further union, the ongoing name-grabbing attempts by ARW – who appear to have a legal right to be known as ‘YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman’ – and the frosty nature of relations during the induction ceremony have put an end to that. Both camps have separately announced there will be no further unions, despite next year being the band’s 50th Anniversary.
YES already have plans to tour Europe in early 2018 when they are expected to be performing Relayer in full.
ARW themselves return to North America in August/September, including 3 concerts in Canada:
September 16th – Toronto Massey Hall
September 18th – Quebec Grand Theatre
September 19th – Montreal Theatre St Denis
Full dates on the ARW website.