The band will feature 1971's "The Yes Album
", 1972's "Close To The Edge
" and 1977's "Going For The One
" performed from beginning to end.
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.
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.
"These albums we all easily agreed on - they are complete works in themselves
," says Howe, adding that several of the songs have rarely been performed live.
"I believe the only song not performed in concert is 'A Venture' from 'The Yes Album'
," adds Squire. "And probably the most tricky of all the songs planned for this set is 'Turn Of The Century' from the 'Going For The One' album
"The Yes Album" is widely considered to be the band's breakthrough. 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. chart for 32 weeks, peaking at No. 3. "Going For The One" went gold, hit No. 8 on the U.S. chart and featured two singles, "Wonderous Stories
" (which hit No. 6) and the title track (No. 24), HenneMusic
"I think the 12-inch album is alive and well as reinforced by the rising interest in the analog format
," says Squire when asked about the album format in the singles-driven digital age. The album, says Howe, "has never totally gone away - there are those who completely understand
YES North American tour 2013:
03/01 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall *
03/03 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
03/05 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
03/06 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
03/08 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater (at Pechanga Casino)
03/09 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Casino *
03/14 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
03/16 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
03/17 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
03/18 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC
03/20 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
03/21 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
03/22 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live - Biloxi *
03/24 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena *
03/30 - Melbourne, FL - Maxwell C. King Center for the Perf. Arts
04/02 - Clearwater, FL - Ruck Eckerd Hall
04/05 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods *
04/06 - Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
04/07 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
04/09 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
04/11 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
04/12 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
* - YES will only perform two albums - "The Yes Album" and "Close To The Edge" - for shows at casinos due to the time constrictions of events held there.