Yes have announced their 2016 summer touring plans. Billed as The Album Series: Drama + Topographic 1 & 4, the tour will feature the 1980 album Drama performed in its entirety, for the first time ever, and sides one and four of 1973's double album Tales From Topographic Oceans, plus a selection of their greatest hits.
"We are proud to present the American public with forward-looking albums from the past," says guitarist Steve Howe of the iconic and influential band. "Promoting Drama at Madison Square Garden on multi-nights was a career milestone in 1980, and we are especially looking forward to performing both the opening and closing sides to Topographic Oceans."
Adds keyboardist Geoff Downes: "One minute, Trevor Horn and I were in the Buggles, the next we joined Yes, then we were in Madison Square Garden playing Drama."
Expresses drummer Alan White: "We really hit the ground running with Topographic Oceans, my first recorded album with Yes. It pushed boundaries of music and went to number 1 in the UK."
The band's annual summer outing will take them throughout the U.S. from late July through early September, beginning July 27 in Columbus, OH.
Yes will then stop in such cities as Atlantic City, Wallingford, Westbury, Staten Island, Morristown, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Saratoga and Reno before wrapping September 4 in San Diego.
Following the album performances, Yes -- Steve Howe (guitar), Jon Davison (vocals), Alan White (drums), Billy Sherwood (bass) and Geoff Downes (keyboard) -- will perform a selection of their greatest hits.
2016 U.S Tour
7/27 - Ohio State Fair - Columbus, OH
7/30 - Tropicana - Atlantic City, NJ
7/31 - Sands Event Center - Bethlehem, PA
8/2 - Artpark - Lewiston, NY
8/4 - Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA
8/5 - Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT
8/6 - Theatre at Westbury - Westbury, NY
8/9 - St. George Theatre - Staten Island, NY
8/10 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ
8/12 - The Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY
8/13 - Morristown Performing Arts Center - Morristown, NJ
8/16 - Warner Theatre - Washington, DC
8/17 - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall - Munhall, PA
8/19 - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre - Sterling Heights, MI
8/20 - Copernicus Center - Chicago, IL
8/21 - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
8/24 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
8/26 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA
8/27 - Las Vegas Events Center - Las Vegas, CO
8/28 - Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA
8/30 - Orpheum Theater - Los Angeles, CA
8/31 - The Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA
9/2 - Silver Legacy Casino - Reno, NV
9/3 - Vina Robles Winery - Paso Robles, CA
9/4 - Humphrey's - San Diego, CA
Go to www.yesworld.com for ticketing information and stay tuned to their website for additional shows that will be announced soon.
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