[News] YES announce their next U.S. tour “Classic Tales Of Yes” for September 2023

Following last year’s sold-out U.S. tour, YES, who are Steve Howe (guitars, vocals), Geoff Downes  (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals, acoustic guitar), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar, vocals), and Jay Schellen (drums), have announced their “Classic Tales Of Yes” tour in the U.S. starting September 24 in Bethlehem, PA and ending November 4 in Riverside, CA. Look for the tour – which is the latest presentation of their ongoing concert series illuminating their classic music – to include many iconic tracks from the influential and pioneering Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ catalog covering 50-plus years as well as music from their acclaimed new album “Mirror To The Sky” (released May 19 on InsideOut Music/Sony Music).

See below for the full list of tour dates, which will go on sale July 21. Go to www.yesworld.com/live for ticketing information.

Looking forward to the “Classic Tales of Yes” tour, Seve Howe said: “We’re putting together a great setlist covering the length and breadth of Yes’ career.

As always, we are committed to pushing new boundaries and are very excited to be performing another chapter in the rich legacy of the band,” added Geoff Downes.

The evening will begin with an on-site presentation by world-renowned English artist and designer Roger Dean, whose masterful artwork of striking other-worldly landscapes has graced classic album covers and posters, most prominently by YES and Asia. Every show will feature a Roger Dean gallery in the venue’s reception/foyer area. His work – which also appears on the cover of “Mirror To The Sky” – has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. 

Mirror To The Sky” features not one, but four tracks clocking in at over eight minutes, with the sweeping and cinematic title track coming in just shy of fourteen minutes. What’s more, the tracks, like YES’ best, take the listener on a wide dynamically ranging journey of soundscapes which also showcase Steve Howe’s dazzling guitars, Jon Davison’s angelic, crystalline vocals, Billy Sherwood’s deftly dancing bass, keyboard wizard Geoff Downes’ impeccable sounds, exquisite melodies and fills, and Jay Schellen’s masterfully controlled explosions, on drums. Jay Schellen, who has been touring with the band since 2016 as an additional drummer, was hand-picked to step into his mentor and friend Alan White role when White sadly passed away in 2022.

These are the videos released from “Mirror To The Sky“:

“Cut From The Stars” HERE

“All Connected” HERE

“Circles of Time” HERE

A recommended listen for all lovers of prog sounds, inside which we can find everything we can expect from a YES album, the expectations have certainly been met, a band that has confirmed itself as one of the main ones on the world scene for over 50 years.” – Progressive Rock Journal

Read full Review of their new album “Mirror To The Sky” here: [Review] YES – Mirror To The Sky

Here are the “Classic Tales Of Yes” tour dates in the U.S:

Thursday, September 21Bethlehem, PAWind Creek Event Center
Friday, September 22Philadelphia, PAThe Met
Sunday, September 24New Haven, CTCollege Street Music Hall
Monday, September 25Portland, MEState Theatre
Wednesday, September 27Lynn, MALynn Auditorium
Thursday, September 28Westbury, NYNYCB Theatre
Saturday, September 30New Brunswick, NJState Theatre
Sunday, October 1Englewood, NJBergen PAC
Tuesday, October 3Oxon Hill, MDMGM National Harbor
Wednesday, October 4Greensboro, NCSteven Tanger Center
Friday, October 6Charleston, SCCharleston Music Hall
Sunday, October 8Pompano Beach, FLPompano Beach Amphitheater
Tuesday, October 10Orlando, FLSteinmetz Hall
Saturday, October 11Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall
Friday, October 13Mobile, ALSaenger Theatre
Monday, October 16Cincinnati, OHAndrew J Brady Music Center
Tuesday, October 17Nashville, INBrown County Music Center
Thursday, October 19Warren, MIAndiamo Showroom
Friday, October 20Cleveland, OHTemple Live
Sunday, October 22Joliet, ILRialto Square Theatre
Monday, October 23St. Louis, MOThe Factory
Thursday, October 26Denver, COParamount Theatre
Saturday, October 28Salt Lake City, UTDelta Hall At Eccles Theater
Monday, October 30Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
Tuesday, October 31Napa, CABlue Note Napa
Friday, November 3El Cajon, CAThe Magnolia
Saturday, November 4Riverside, CAFox Performing Arts Center

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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