Yes To Tour North America This Summer

Classic prog band continues The Album Series Tour

By Gary Graff
April 11, 2016

Yes has announced a new round of North American dates for its continuing The Album Series Tour.

The group’s latest trek will include 1980’s Drama album in its entirety, plus sides One (“The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn”)) and Four (“Ritual: Nous Sommes du Soleil)” from 1973’s Tales From Topographic Oceans, plus “a selection of their greatest hits,” according to the tour announcement.

With bassist Billy Sherwood still on board as the late Chris Squire’s hand-picked replacement, the 25-show trek begins July 27 in Columbus, Ohio, and wraps up September 4 in San Diego. In a statement, guitarist Steve Howe said that, “We are proud to present the American public with forward-looking albums from the past. 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.”

Keyboardist Geoff Downes added, “One minute, Trevor Horn and I were in The Buggles, the next we joined Yes, then we were in Madison Square Garden playing Drama.” And drummer Alan White noted, “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 full itinerary for The Album Series tour includes:

Wed   7/27   Columbus, OH  Ohio State Fair
Sat     7/30   Atlantic City, NJ  Tropicana
Sun    7/31   Bethlehem, PA  Sands Event Center
Tue    8/2    Lewiston, NY  Artpark
Thu    8/4    Lynn, MA  Lynn Auditorium
Fri      8/5    Wallingford, CT  Oakdale Theatre
Sat     8/6    Westbury, NY   Theatre at Westbury
Tue    8/9    Staten Island, NY   St. George Theatre
Wed  8/10  Englewood, NJ  Bergen Performing Arts Center
Fri     8/12   Port Chester, NY  The Capitol Theater
Sat    8/13   Morristown, NJ  Morristown Performing Arts Center
Tue   8/16   Washington, DC  Warner, Theatre
Wed  8/17   Munhall, PA   Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Fri     8/19   Sterling Heights, MI  Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Sat    8/20   Chicago, IL   Copernicus Center
Wed   8/24   Denver, CO  Paramount Theatre
Fri     8/26   Anaheim, CA  The Grove
Sat    8/27   Las Vegas, CO  Las Vegas Events Center
Sun  8/28  Santa Barbara, CA  Arlington Theatre
Tue  8/30  Los Angeles, CA  Orpheum Theater
Wed  8/31  Saratoga, CA  The Mountain Winery
Fri  9/2  Reno, NV  Silver Legacy Casino
Sat  9/3  Paso Robles, CA  Vina Robles Winery
Sun  9/4  San Diego, CA  Humphrey’s