Yes UK Tour - Fragile and Drama To Be Played In Their Entirety In April
Seminal prog pioneers Yes has announced an extensive UK and European tour for April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s Fragile and 1980’s Drama in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including Owner of a Lonely Heart and Starship Trooper.
"Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years" - said Steve Howe. "Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe".
"Reliving those years will be very emotional" - adds drummer Alan White - "I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this".
Yes has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.
Yes was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, The Yes Album and Fragile. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys. Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.
Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, Yes has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With Fragile and Drama representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.
Dates as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE BOX OFFICE
Wed 27th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Fri 29th Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030
Sat 30th Manchester Apollo 08444 777 677
Mon 2nd Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Tue 3rd Sheffield City Hall 0114 2789 789
Wed 4th Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500
Fri 6th Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sat 7th Brighton Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Mon 9th Oxford * New Theatre 0844 871 3020
Tue 10th London** Royal Albert Hall 0207 589 8212