Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman have revealed a string of U.S. dates as part of an upcoming 100-show world romp, dubbed “Quintessential Yes: The 50th Anniversary Tour." The legendary British prog-rockers are staging the tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of Yes.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers led by Yes co-founder and original lead vocalist Jon Anderson along with fellow Yes alumni Trevor Rabin (lead guitar) and Rick Wakeman (keyboards), announced the tour on April 11 via Twitter and other social media. The veteran trio also revealed early details of about an upcoming 50th anniversary compilation album and live DVD to be released in August, as well plans for brand new music to be released in late 2018 or early 2019.
The first round of U.S. dates will kick off with a special concert to be held on Aug. 26 in Los Angeles at the Whiskey a Go Go where Yes first launched their careers as a headlining band. The “Roundabout” hitmaker and company will make multiple major city stops, including visits to San Diego, Chicago and Denver before wrapping up Sept. 9 in Huber Heights, Ohio, at Rose Music Center.
Ticket information for the special Whiskey a Go Go show is TBA. Tickets for the San Diego performance are available now while most dates will go on sale Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Fans in North America can expect another 20+ shows TBA, which will take place in early 2019. For more information, click here.
Prior to the fall U.S. run, Yes Featuring ARW will hit the road in Europe. The overseas trek launches June 3 in Warsaw, Poland, at Park Sowinskiego and wrap up with a headline appearance on June 17 in London at Stone Free Festival. Grab your Yes Featuring ARW tickets now at AXS.
The Yes line up featuring longtime members Steve Howe and Alan White will also perform their own 50th anniversary tour, which kicks off June 5 in St. Charles, Ill., at Arcade Theatre and finishes off July 28 in Atlanta at Symphony Hall. Get your Yes tickets at AXS.
See below for the newly announced Quintessential Yes: The 50th Anniversary Tour schedule. For more information on Yes Featuring ARW, click here.
Yes Featuring ARW 50th anniversary U.S. summer tour schedule:
Aug. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky a Go Go
Aug. 27 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s By The Bay
Aug. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Aug. 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
Sept. 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Westgate Resort & Casino
Sept. 3 - Denver, CO - Levitt Pavilion
Sept. 5 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Sept. 7 - Chicago, IL - Ravinia
Sept. 8 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live
Sept. 9 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center