Yes will hit the road in 2019 for a summer tour of North America. Dubbed “The Royal Affair Tour,” the star-studded bill will feature support from fellow British prog-rockers Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues and Carl Palmer's ELP.
Rolling Stone reports on April 2 that the 27-city trek will keep the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers on the road through the end of July with more dates to come. The newly announced summer trek follows on the heel of the prog-rock giant's Yes At 50 Tour, which concluded on Feb. 24 in Tokyo.
Asia will introduce their latest member ex-GNR guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and will also recruit veteran Yes guitarist and Asia co-founder Steve Howe for a special set. Carl Palmer's ELP will feature lead vocals by veteran British shock-rocker Arthur Brown.
The initial round of dates will kick off June 12 in Bethlehem, PA, at Bethlehem Event Center. The “Owner of a Lonely Heart” hitmakers will hit numerous big cities along the way with stops in Atlantic City, Nashville and Phoenix, before wrapping up the summer leg with a huge show on July 28th in Saratoga, CA, at The Mountain Winery.
Select presales will begin Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Check out the video for the official tour pomo above. Grab your tickets to see The Royal Affair Tour at AXS.
Yes' 2019 North American tour schedule:
June 12 – Bethlehem, PA – Bethlehem Event Center
June 14 – Farmingdale, NY Long Island – Community Hospital Amphitheater
June 15 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
June 16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
June 20 – Westchester, NY – Westchester County Center
June 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
June 22 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavillion
June 24 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 25 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
June 27 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 29 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
June 30 – Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
July 3 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 5 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
July 6 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park
July 8 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
July 10 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
July 12 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Tickets)
July 13 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 18 – St Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Tickets)
July 20 – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
July 21 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
July 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
July 26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
July 27 – Irvine, CA – FivePoints Amphitheatre
July 28 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery (Tickets)