YES bringing anniversary tour to Birmingham
Prog-rock pioneers YES are bringing their 50th anniversary tour to Birmingham next year.
Together with selection of Classic YES hits, they will perform Sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album Tales from Topographic Oceans - the first YES album to top the UK charts.
Talking about their 50th Anniversary, guitarist Steve Howe said, “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work - we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while.”
Keyboardist Geoff Downes adds “I feel enormously privileged be a part of the legacy of the incredible and unique line of musicians in YES.
"The band has always remained fresh and inventive throughout its 50-year history, and created an amazing catalogue of music that has inspired millions from all generations."
Drummer Alan White says "Reflecting on the past 46 years that I've devoted my life to playing Yes music, it's been an interesting journey and a true labour of love.
"I've always believed in the power of music and the band's recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy awarded in 1985 are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years.
"I'm extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It's been a great ride!!"
YES are one of the most successful, influential, and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. They have sold 13.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US and in 1985, they won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with Cinema.
They were ranked No. 94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. YES have headlined annual progressive rock-themed cruises since 2013 named Cruise to the Edge. Their discography spans 21 studio albums.
YES will appear at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on March 20, 2018.
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