ASIA Hits the Road With YES For U.S. Tour
25-Date Tour, Featuring All Four Original Members of
YES features the classic line-up of guitarist
“This is a monumental event and even though it will be a challenge, I am up for it,” says YES and ASIA’s Howe.
The tour includes stops at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre (
“People have been waiting for this for decades,” adds ASIA’s Wetton. “Since America was so important to the success of both bands, we feel it was the right time and place to launch it.”
YES concerts have always been very special events, and this summer’s U.S. jaunt will be no different. The group will perform selections from hit albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans and 90125 along with audience favorites like “Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Yours Is No Disgrace,” just some of the enduring classics that have made YES one of the most influential and groundbreaking groups in rock & roll.
This time around, Howe, Squire and White are also pulling out some rarely performed chestnuts, like 1980′s “Machine Messiah” and “Siberian Khatru,” expertly sung by David, a
After 23 years apart, the original line-up of
As a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, stretching the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their dynamic instrumental contrasts and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them one of the most successful and long-standing groups in rock history as they continue to add new, young fans to their following.
Says Squire: “This has turned out to be one of the best performing line-ups in YES’ storied history. It feels like we’re rediscovering these songs all over again.”
YES & ASIA 2009 U.S. Tour June 26: Indio, CA (Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino) June 27: Las Vegas, NV (Thomas & Mack Center) June 30: Snoqualmie, WA (Snoqualmie Casino) July 2: San Francisco, CA (Warfield) July 3: Saratoga, CA (The Mountain Winery) July 5 Anaheim, CA (House of Blues) July 7: Los Angeles, CA (Gibson Amphitheatre) July 8: San Diego, CA (Humphrey's) July 9: Phoenix, AZ (Dodge) July 12: Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre) July 14: Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theater) July 15: Ft. Worth, TX (Bass Music Center) July 16: Muskegee, OK (Civic Center) July 18: Walker, MN (Moondance Jam) July 20: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre) July 21: Pittsburgh, PA (Chevrolet Amphitheatre) July 22: Glen Allen, VA (Insbrook Pavilion) July 23: National Harbour, MD (Sunset Concerts) July 25: Cohassett, MA (South Shore Music Circus) July 26: Jackson, NJ (Great Adventure Amphitheatre) July 28: Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theatre) July 29: Montclair, NJ (Wellmont Theatre) July 31: Westbury, NY (Theatre at Westbury) Aug. 1: Jamestown, NY (Savings Bank Arena) Aug. 2: Bethlehem, PA (Muskfest)
SOURCE EMI America Records