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YES 50th Anniversary Celebration of Close To The Edge – Glasgow 15th June

  YES Announces

50th Anniversary Celebration

of Close to the Edge

for UK

The Album Series Tour in June

4th May 2022: Progressive pioneers YES recently announced a change to their forthcoming The Album Series Tour 2022 as they will celebrate the 50thanniversary of their iconic album Close to the Edge. This tour, twice rescheduled due to the Covid pandemic was intended to showcase YES’s 1974 classic Relayeralbum but will now feature Close to the Edge, performed in full, along with other classic tracks from YES’s extensive catalogue. 

European Relayer Tour dates were recently rescheduled to May and June 2023.

The tour line-up features Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes(keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals) with additional drums and percussion by Jay Schellen. All tour dates are as previously announced and all tickets remain valid. A full performance of theRelayer album will now be featured in a future tour in The Album Series.
The show will comprise full production and a high-definition video wall directed byRoger Dean who will also be joining the tour with an exhibition of YES related art.

Following the release of The Yes Album and Fragile, in 1971, YES released what iswidely considered one of the most defining albums, not only for YES but for the wholeprogressive movement. Close to the Edge became an inspiration for their contemporaries and for successive generations of musicians.

We reached a real high, doing ‘Close to the Edge’,” said Steve Howe.“We valued the musicianship, the artistic ideas and the vocalising that people bring and that’s why we’re still doing it, because it’s exciting to do! ‘Close to the Edge’ was voted the most-proggy album possibly ever made.It was very experimental. We had already done 10-minute epics but with ‘Close to the Edge’ we just took it a stage further and I’m very pleased we were brave enough to do that.”

YES 2022 UK Tour Dates Are:
June 2022 

15th June       Wednesday   Glasgow   Royal Concert Hall

17th June       Friday          Manchester   Bridgewater Hall

18th June       Saturday        Nottingham   Royal Concert Hall2

0th June       Monday          Liverpool        Philharmonic Hall

21st June        Tuesday         London           Royal Albert Hall

22nd June       Thursday       York                Barbican

24th June       Friday             Birmingham   Symphony Hall

26th June       Sunday          Newcastle      O2 City Hall

28th June       Tuesday         Dublin Eire    Vicar Street

29th June       Wednesday   Cork Eire       Opera House 

Tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows. For full details and to book tickets for all shows go to venue website or you can also book Meet and Greets with the band. 

About YES
Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present)Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present) Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present) Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals ((1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)

Formed in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late, and much-missed, Chris Squire, YES have been one of the most innovative, influential and best-loved bands in rock music history. Their 1970s albums The Yes AlbumFragileClose to the EdgeYessongs (a triple live album set), Tales From Topographic Oceans,Relayer and Going For The One were ground-breaking in musical style and content.

Their music also became synonymous with artist Roger Dean whose distinctive YES logo design and artwork adorned the lavish gatefold presentation sleeves of many YES albums.With sales of over 50 million records, the Grammy-award winning YESwere inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 where they performed Roundabout from the album Fragile and the FM radio-friendly Owner Of A Lonely Heart from the 1985 album 90125

In 2021 YES released their 22nd Studio album, The Quest, produced by Steve Howe,which went to No.1 in the UK rock chart and entered the Official UK Album Chart at No. 20.

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