Yes Announces U.S. Tour 2016
Legendary English rockers Yes have announced an upcoming U.S. Tour. The band’s current lineup features vocalist Jon Davison, bassist Billy Sherwood, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes. Yes will perform sides one and four from 1973’s Tales from Topographic Oceans and 1980’s Drama in its entirety as well as other material at each tour stop.
Yes begins the tour at the Celeste Center in Columbus, Ohio on July 27. The band will be on the road through a performance at Humphrey’s in San Diego on September 4. Visits to Atlantic City, Port Chester, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are among the many stops on the tour.
“We are proud to present the American public with forward-looking albums from the past,” said guitarist Steve Howe in a statement announcing the rour. “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.'” Added keyboardist Geoff Downes, “One minute, Trevor Horn and I were in The Buggles, the next we joined Yes, then we were in Madison Square Garden playing ‘Drama.'” Drummer Alan White chimed in, “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.” Yes kicks off a European Tour later this month.