Yes to hit New England on special tour
Yes will make their way to New England next month as part of a special tour celebrating some of the band’s biggest albums. On the tour, which will stop in Connecticut and New Hampshire, the band will consecutively deliver 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close to the Edge and 1977’s Going for the One in their entirety.
The progressive rock veterans will perform at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Friday, April 5. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $20 to $45, are on sale through the venue’s box office and website. Yes will then perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in New Hampshire on Saturday, April 6. Tickets, which range in price from $36 to $61, are available through Ticketmaster.
“These albums we all easily agreed on – they are complete works in themselves. And several of the songs have rarely been performed live,” said guitarist Steve Howe in a press release. “I believe the one song we’ve never performed in concert is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album,” added bassist Chris Squire.
Drummer Alan White explained, “This is a great opportunity to show the growth of Yes throughout different eras, and to once again enjoy the great memories of those times, as well as create brand new ones. We’re looking forward to performing these albums. It’s going to be fun for us, and we think our fans will love it as well.”
Yes is currently comprised of Squire, Howe, White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and singer Jon Davison, who joined the band last year.
In an interview with Billboard earlier this year, Squire said the band plans to hit the studio later this year to record a new album.
Yes’ last offering of all new material was 2011’s Fly from Here. The band’s twentieth studio effort and first since 2001’s Magnification marked their first with Canadian singer Benoit David, and only the second album (after 1980’s Drama) without original frontman Jon Anderson.