Yes will hit US shores this summer with double the power behind the drum-kit. The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have announced that longtime Yes drummer Alan White will be accompanied by Yes guitarist Steve Howe's son Dylan on drum-kit.
The legendary British prog-rockers made the big announcement on July 26 via an update posted at their official Facebook page. The news comes ahead of the launch of the multi-platinum seller's much anticipated Yestival Tour, which features very special guests Todd Rundgren, as well as Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy on select dates.
White was forced to extended take time off following Yes' 2016 spring tour of Europe due to an injured disc in his lower back. The ex-Plastic Ono Band star was replaced on the tour by his friend Jay Schellen.
"It's a pleasure for me to welcome Dylan Howe to the Yes stage,” say White on the band's official Facebook update. “I've known Dylan for most of his life and I'm proud to think I've helped to be an inspiration in his musical journey. I'm very much looking forward to performing with him this summer for the upcoming Yes tour."
The “Owner of a Lonely Heart” hitmakers recently added a new US show, scheduled for Sept. 15 in Rochester, New York, at ROC Dome Arena. Last week, Yes expanded their upcoming North American summer romp into the fall, adding nearly a dozen new cities, including dates in Canada, as well as the U.S.
The Yestival Tour will kick off Aug. 4 in Greensboro, North Carolina, at White Oak Amphitheatre At Greensboro Coliseum Complex and wrap up with a two- night stand Sept. 18 – Sept. 19 in Huntington, New York, at The Paramount. Tickets for a variety of Yes events are available at AXS.