YES: The Iconic And Grammy-Winning Rock Band Add Second Leg To Their Triple-Header Concert Tour Due To Overwhelming Demand

By on April 1, 2013


Due to overwhelming demand–including sold-out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Austin and Toronto–the iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES have added two new legs of dates to their triple-header concert tour where they’re performing three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971’s THE YES ALBUM, 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, and 1977’s GOING FOR THE ONE (track listing for all three albums listed below).  The newly added dates start May 19 with six shows in Brazil and one each in Chile and Argentina. The new North American dates launch July 6 in Paso Robles, CA and include stops in Anaheim, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC and Montreal, CAN and wrap August 14 in Rosemont, IL. The in-progress tour marks the first time since 1973 that YES–bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON–have performed an album onstage in its entirety.

The first leg of the tour launched March 1 in Nevada and runs through April 12 in Detroit, with a brief detour March 25-30 for “The Yes Cruise,” which departed from Ft. Lauderdale and visited Grand Cayman and Jamaica.  Music audiences are relishing the experience of the three albums–each representing an important milestone in YES’ career which encompasses sales of close to 50 million albums worldwide–performed from beginning to end.

Chris Epting of AOL’s NOISECREEP.COM said of the 3/6 Los Angeles show at the Orpheum:

“Last night…Yes demonstrated why they remain one of the most vaunted and respected musical forces in progressive rock among both fans and players alike…The well-oiled rhythm section of drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire provided many subtle flourishes, as did keyboardist Geoff Downes…Singer Jon Davison, now a year into his role as front man, demonstrated from the outset that he is more than up to the task…At one time it was about exploration, experimentation and an elegant, seamless blending of many musical styles into one space-age storm that remains inspired, atmospheric and very hard to categorize. This was a feast for the followers; faithful renditions for the many die hard starship troopers that were no doubt reliving many scrapbook Yes memories over the years. But the show was not about mere nostalgia. This is a band that still feels strangely new, simply by doing what they do, pushing the boundaries and presenting songs that, like the wildly colorful and original Roger Dean artwork that represents them, are just beautifully designed and built to last (3/7/13).”

Meanwhile, Ben Wener, writing in the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (3/7/13) of the same show, noted that Jon Davison “effortlessly and powerfully nails even the most skyscraping notes.”

More critical praise has followed:

“Where other prog-rockers try to be classical musicians, [Steve] Howe delivered an unpretentious blend of jazz, blues, flamenco and folk. The results were often stunning.”
            –Thor Christensen, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/22/13

“Yes was fabulous in every musical aspect.”
            –Anna Blanton, LOUISVILLE.COM, 3/18/13

“For ‘Awaken,’ [Chris] Squire brandished his triple-neck bass, adding just the right touches to one of the night’s most epic pieces. At the song’s climax, confetti shot from cannons of each side of the stage, covering the first 20 rows in riotous, satisfactory fashion.”
            –Shawn Perry, VINTAGEROCK.COM, 3/11/13

“This was probably the best show so far this year in Reno…the sound and lighting was perfect, probably the best this examiner has seen at a Legacy show.”
            –John Tuckness, EXAMINER.COM, 3/13/13

“A YES show is not just a concert, but it is a musical journey.”
            –Alex Kluft, EXAMINER.COM, 3/17/13

See the full itinerary below. 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.

About YES:
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 Join Yes on Twitter and Facebook at and respectively.


The Yes Album (1971)
Yours Is No Disgrace
The Clap
Starship Trooper
            a: Life Seeker
            b: Dilusion
            c: Wurm
I’ve Seen All Good People
            a: Your Move
            b: All Good People
A Venture
Perpetual Change


Close To The Edge (1972)
Close To The Edge
            I.          The Solid Time of Change
            II.         Total Mass Retain
            III.        I Get Up, I Get Down
            IV.        Seasons of Man
And You And I
            I.          Cord of Life
            II.         Eclipse
            III.        The Preacher the Teacher
            IV.        Apocalypse
Siberian Khatru


Going For The One (1977)
Going for the One
Turn of the Century
Wonderous Stories

YES’ 2013 tour dates include:

Tue 4/2 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Wed 4/3 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
*Fri 4/5 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Sat 4/6 Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sun 4/7 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Tue 4/9 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Thu 4/11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Fri 4/12 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sun 4/19 Brazilia, Brazil Ginásio Nilson Nelson
Tue 4/21 Curitiba, Brazil Teatro Positivo
Thu 4/23 São Paulo, Brazil HSBC Arena
Fri 4/24 São Paulo, Brazil HSBC Arena
Sat 4/25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivo Rio
Sun 4/26 Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil Teatro Bourbon
Tue 4/28 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
Thu 4/30 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
Sat 7/6 Paso Robles, Chile Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sun 7/7 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
Tue 7/9 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Wed 7/10 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
Fri 7/12 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater @ The Palms
*Sat 7/13 Jackson, CA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
Sun 7/14 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
Thu 7/18 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall
Fri 7/19 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
Sat 7/20 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Concert Hall
Sun 7/21 Atlanta, GA Symphony Hall
Tue 7/23 Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Wed 7/24 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Thu 7/25 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sat 7/27 Holyoke, MA Mountain Park
Sun 7/28 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
Tue 7/30 Montreal/QC, Canada Place des Arts
Wed 7/31 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Sun 8/4 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Wed 8/7 Cleveland Heights, OH Cain Park
Thu 8/8 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair – Main Stage
*Fri 8/9 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
Sat 8/10 Mt Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sun 8/11 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
Tue 8/13 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion Riverbend Music Center
Wed 8/14 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre

*YES will only be performing two albums–THE YES ALBUM and CLOSE TO THE EDGE–for shows at casinos due to the time constraints of events held there.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.