By: Jennifer Williams
Call it a true classic rock triple header--and the quintessential live concert experience.
In a career first, iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will perform three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert, on a special tour in 2013: 1971’s THE YES ALBUM, 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE and 1977’s GOING FOR THE ONE.
Music audiences will experience the albums, each representing an important milestone in YES’ career, performed from beginning to end.
The North American tour kicks off March 1 in West Wendover, Nevada and concludes April 12 in Detroit.
This tour marked the first time since 1973 that YES have performed an album onstage in its entirety. We have to say this really sounds like a really amazing concert experience.
YES guitarist Steve Howe says, “These albums we all easily agreed on--they are complete works in themselves,” and adds 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,” says bassist Chris 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.”
Drummer Alan White believes “This is a great opportunity to show the growth of YES in these different eras--and to relive the memories of these times.”
Check out the current tour schedule and links to purchase tickets:
DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
*Fri 3/1 West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall: www.wendoverfun.com
Sun 3/3 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre: www.tickets.com
Tue 3/5 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield: www.axs.com
Wed 3/6 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre: www.ticketmaster.com
Fri 3/8 Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater (at Pechanga Casino): www.pechanga.com
*Sat 3/9 Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Casino: www.ticketmaster.com
Tue 3/12 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen: www.frontgatetickets.com
Thu 3/14 Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center: www.ticketsomaha.com
Sat 3/16 Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino: www.ticketmaster.com
Sun 3/17 Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre: www.ticketmaster.com
Mon 3/18 Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC: www.axs.com
Wed 3/20 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater: www.ticketfly.com
Thu 3/21 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre: www.axs.com
*Fri 3/22 Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live - Biloxi: www.ticketmaster.com
*Sun 3/24 Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena: www.ticketmaster.com
Sat 3/30 Melbourne, FL - Maxwell C. King Center for the Perf. Arts: tbd
Tue 4/2 Clearwater, FL - Ruck Eckerd Hall: www.rutheckerdhall.com
*Fri 4/5 Mashantucket, CT: MGM Grand at Foxwoods: www.mgmatfoxwoods.com
Sat 4/6 Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: www.ticketmaster.com
Sun 4/7 Bethlehem, PA: Sands Bethlehem Event Center: www.ticketmaster.com
Tue 4/9 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre: www.ticketmaster.com
Thu 4/11 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall: www.ticketmaster.com
Fri 4/12 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre: www.ticketmaster.com
*YES will only be performing two albums--THE YES ALBUM and CLOSE TO THE EDGE--for shows at casinos due to the time constrictions of events held there.