2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yes has revealed additional tour dates for this summer's YESTIVAL outing with special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, as well as a few special "Evening With Yes" shows.
New additions to the 30-date tour include San Diego, Reno, San Francisco, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Cedar Rapids and Boston, among other cities. Kicking off August 4 in Greensboro, NC, YESTIVAL will travel throughout the U.S. and Canada until September 19, with stops in Brooklyn August 11 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk and Los Angeles August 29 at the Microsoft Theater. Tickets for all YESTIVAL dates are currently on sale, except for the new September 1, 17, 18 and 19 shows, which go on sale to the public this Friday, July 21. See below for full list of YESTIVAL tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com for all ticketing information.
This summer's annual trek will feature a set list of greatest hits from all of the band's studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. YES--Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015) -- will treat fans to such hits as "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper," performing at least one song from each of the band's first 10 albums starting with 1969's Yes to 1980's Drama.
"I think the presentation will be an interesting one because we're going to play the songs chronologically," Howe recently revealed to Guitar World (August 2017 issue). "It'll allow our fans to really get a sense of our development and how our music evolved album to album during the course of 12 years. In an hour and a half, you'll get a nice picture of that period." He also added, "We want to play things we enjoy, but maybe they should be songs we haven't done in a while. We'd like to have a few surprises up our sleeves."
The details for YESTIVAL were initially revealed live on SiriusXM April 5 during the "SiriusXM Volume Presents an Artist Confidential with Yes." The exclusive hour-long in-studio event in New York City featured an interview with the band, hosted by David Fricke, and acoustic performances of "Roundabout," "Leaves of Green," and "Clap."
YESTIVAL 2017 Summer Tour Dates:
8/4 - Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
8/5 - Boone, NC - Holmes Convocation Center
8/7 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Concert Pavilion
8/8 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
8/10 - Mashantucket, CT - The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
8/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/12 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Center
8/14 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
8/16 - Greensburg, PA - The Palace Theatre
8/17 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/19 - Elgin, IL - Festival Park - Grand Victoria Casino
8/20 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/22 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre
8/23 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
8/25 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
8/26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
8/28 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre**
8/29 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
8/31 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort - Grand Theatre*
9/1 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre*
9/3 - Tulalip, WA - Tulalip Amphitheatre
9/5 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre***
9/7 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium***
9/8 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium***
9/11 - Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre***
9/12 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre***
9/14 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens***
9/17 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre*
9/18 Huntington, NY - The Paramount*
9/19 Huntington, NY - The Paramount*
* Yes only
** with Carl Palmer only
*** with Todd Rundgren only