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Fri
14
Aug

One on One With Mitch Lafon - GEOFF DOWNES (Yes)

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In episode 139 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Geoff Downes of YES (and Asia) joins Mitch to discuss the band's current tour with TOTO, their upcoming Cruise To The Edge rock cruise with Marillion, what motivates them to make new music, ASIA vs. YES, and more. Plus, he pays tribute to the late Chris Squire.

Producer Adam Hamilton (former L.A. Guns & The C.C. DeVille Experiment) co-hosts this episode.

Quotes from the interview:

1) "We feel responsible to pay due respect to Chris' legacy."

2) "Chris had said in many interviews that he felt that YES should continue."

3) "We are going to carry on for the foreseeable future."

For more about YES visit: http://www.yesworld.com
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Cruise To The Edge: http://cruisetotheedge.com

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Mon
29
Jun

R.I.P Prog Legend CHRIS SQUIRE (Yes)

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RIP Chris Squire... The progressive rock giant and founding member of YES. An innovator and a inspiration to many.
 
This from EW.com:
 
Chris Squire, bassist and founding member of Yes, has died, a month after revealing he had been diagnosed with leukemia. He was 67.
 
The band confirmed the news Sunday on its official Facebook page, writing: “For the entirety of Yes’ existence, Chris was the band’s linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes’ most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water.”
 
Squire and singer Jon Anderson co-founded Yes in London in 1968, and although the band’s lineup shifted over the years, Squire was the one constant member, playing bass on all of Yes’ albums and performing with the band for almost 50 years.
In May, Squire announced that he had been diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia and would consequently miss the band’s upcoming summer tour, marking the first time ever Yes would play a show without him. Billy Sherwood was to step in as bassist.
 
 “This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me,” Squire said in a statement at the time. “But the other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years.”
 
Squire’s bandmate Geoffrey Downes first announced Squire’s death on Twitter.
 
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Tue
19
May

YES Bassist/Co-Founder, Chris Squire, to Undergo Treatment for Leukemia

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Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of Yes, Chris Squire, has been diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Chris will be receiving treatment in his hometown of Phoenix over the next few months.

Yes will be honoring their commitment to their North American summer tour with Toto, as well as confirming their performances on the Cruise To The Edge in November.

Chris's role in the band will be covered by Yes alumnus Billy Sherwood.

To quote Chris, "This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me. But the other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years."

 
MelodicRock.com wishes Chris all the very best and a speedy recovery.

For more information, visit: yesworld.com / totoofficial.com
 
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Fri
15
May

YES To Release 'Like It Is - Yes At The Mesa Arts Center' July 3

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Iconic Prog Rock Band YES To Release “Like  It Is – Yes At The Mesa Arts Center” 
2CD/DVD & Blu Ray to be released in July on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Music Srl, is pleased to announce the upcoming live release by the legendary rock group YES, entitled LIKE IT IS -  YES AT THE MESA ARTS CENTER on July 3rdin Europe and July 10thin North America.
 
Available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and Digital formats, with a later release planned on vinyl too, this new live album, which follows a similar path to the successful release “Like It Is – Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome”, sees two of the band’s signature albums, 1971’s FRAGILE, and 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE performed live in their entirety on the band’s 2014 world tour.
 
Recorded live on Tuesday August 12th, 2014 at the Ikeda Theater in Mesa, AZ, featuring Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White Geoff Downes and Jon Davison, offers an exciting take on two amazing pieces of music which include live staples such as “Roundabout”, “Heart Of The Sunrise”, “And You and I” and the epic “Close to the Edge”.
 
“That evening in Mesa, Arizona was a great one. The audience was fantastic; they loved the music and really made it a very special night for us. And we were in top form. The music sounded great and we could have played all night,” says YES co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire. “ ‘Like It Is’ brings the magic and wonderful music of that evening to fans everywhere, and we’re sure they’ll enjoy listening to it as much as we did performing it.
 
This new live release comes as YES continues one of its most fertile musical periods in their nearly five decade history and is a perfect companion piece to the other retrospective live release,  “Like it Is – Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome”, which included amazing renditions of “Going for the One” and “The Yes Album”. Formed in 1968, the band has endured for nearly five decades and remains one of the most popular live touring acts in rock n roll. They have recently announced their US tour with label-mates TOTO. All dates and ticket links here: http://yesworld.com/2015/04/yes-and-toto-2015-north-american-summer-tour
           
Watch “Heart of the Sunrise” following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQiTKZGp-10
 
Tracklisting
Cd1 (Lp1): Close To The Edge; And You And I; Siberian Khatru.
Cd2 (Lp2): Roundabout; Cans And Brahms; We Have Heaven; South Side Of The Sky; Five Per Cent For Nothing; Long Distance Runaround; The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus); Mood For A Day; Heart Of The Sunrise.
Dvd / Blu Ray: Close To The Edge; And You And I; Siberian Khatru; Roundabout; Cans And Brahms; We Have Heaven; South Side Of The Sky; Five Per Cent For Nothing; Long Distance Runaround; The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus); Mood For A Day; Heart Of The Sunrise.
 
YES is:
Chris Squire, bass
Steve Howe, guitars
Alan White, drums
Geoff Downes, keyboards
Jon Davison, vocals
 
Visit THE OFFICIAL YES SITE: www.Yesworld.com
 
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Tue
07
Apr

YES & TOTO Join Together For Late Summer North American Tour

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Before you read this - Toto's STEVE LUKATHER wants fans to know that even though TOTO will open for YES, both bands will be playing full 90 minute sets.
 
And Luke adds this: "Yep a 90 min 'full show' well close.. we will change up set lists night by night as well I think. NOT that same set as last year. NO ballads or any pop stuff...and just the big 3 hits...the rest is new and or deep cuts."
Furthermore, Lenny Castro is set to join the fun and in Luke's words "will kick butt..."
 
 
26 Date Tour Gets Underway On August 7th
 
World-renowned recording artists, YES and Toto, today announced they will join forces this summer for a co-headlining North American tour. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.
 
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.
“We’re thrilled to be hitting the road with Toto. Yes have always been big fans of Toto’s music, and we think the fans are going to really enjoy seeing both of us together,” says YES co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire.
 
YES will be releasing a new live CD/DVD (recorded at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona) entitled Like It Is on July 7th.
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.
 
With over 35 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They recently released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV which debuted last week Top 10 in nine countries around the world. Prior to the tour with YES, Toto are embarking on a European headline arena tour with appearances at key festivals.
 
"We are so honored to be touring with our musical hero's YES,” remarked founder/guitarist Steve Lukather. “Life changing music for me and the guys and we even have a song on our new record totally inspired by them so it is a lifelong love of their music that has kept us fans to this day. We all stood and waited in line for tix to see Close to the Edge and Topographic.. many many shows as young upcoming musicians/fans in the 70's and were blown away and inspired to be better musicians and composers by Yes' amazing music, musicianship and insanely cool live shows. This is a crazy dream come true for us and we can’t wait to do this tour and to make new friends and solidify old friendships.”
 
Tickets for most shows go on sale this week. VIP ticketing information to come this afternoon.
 
TOTO & YES 2015 SUMMER TOUR
 
8/7 Mashantucket CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods
8/8 Newark NJ New Jersey PAC
8/9 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Hotel Casino
8/11 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center
8/12 Baltimore MD Pier Six Pavilion
8/14 Huber Heights OH Music Center at The Heights
8/15 Sterling Heights MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
8/16 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly
8/18 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair - Grandstand
8/19 Saint Charles MO Family Arena
8/21 Biloxi MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino - Beau Rivage Theater
8/22 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/23 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/25 Houston TX Cynthia Woods Pavilion
8/26 San Antonio TX Majestic Theatre
8/27 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/30 Littleton CO Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield
8/31 Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
9/2 Tucson, AZ AVA Amphitheater
9/4 Scottsdale AZ Talking Stick Resort & Casino
9/5 Pala CA Pala Casino - Starlight Theater
9/6 Los Angeles CA The Greek Theatre
9/8 Saratoga CA Mountain Winery
9/10 Shelton WA Little Creek Casino Resort - Event Center
9/11 Airway Heights WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino
9/12 Coquitlam BC Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver
 
 
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Sat
25
Oct

YES Set To Release “Like It Is” Live 2CD/DVD Released Dec. 5 On Frontiers

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ICONIC PROG ROCK BAND YES SET TO RELEASE
“LIKE  IT IS - YES AT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME”
 
2CD/DVD set will be released in
December on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label known for embracing new music from world famous rock artists, is proud to announce the upcoming release by the legendary rock group YES, entitled LIKE IT IS -  YES AT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME on December 5th in Europe and December 9th in North America.
 
Available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, this new release encompasses two of the band’s iconic albums, 1971’s The YES Album  and  1977’s Going For The One,  as they were performed live on the band’s 2014 world tour.
 
 
Says guitarist Steve Howe, "Playing complete albums is a great way to hear the development of YES music & relive the familiar transitions from one track to another.” Expertly executed, these two classic albums are performed in their entirety, respecting the original arrangements, and yet still adding a new and exciting flair. “Going For The One is a wonderfully diverse set of songs, whilst The Yes Album contains the most ‘played live’ songs in the career of the band,” complements Howe.
 
Featuring some of the band’s most popular songs, such as ‘I’ve See All Good People,’ ‘Yours Is No Disgrace,’ ‘Going For The One,’  ‘Wonderous Stories,’ and ‘Starship Trooper,’ this set proves the endurance factor of one of England’s most acclaimed rock bands.
 
            “These are two bodies of music that many of the most devout YES fans wanted to hear in their entirety,” adds keyboardist Geoff Downes. “I believe our performance at the Bristol Hippodrome was among the most compelling of the entire tour.”
 
            The CD/DVD set comes as YES continues one of its most fertile musical periods in its nearly five decade history. Formed in 1968, the band has endured a number of line-ups and remains one of the most popular live touring bands in rock, today. Over 40 million record sales later, the band continues to tour and release current material on a regular basis.
           
You watch a snippet of “Starship Trooper” following this link:  http://youtu.be/XMyx-Oc0S_I
 
CDs and DVD Tracklisting: Going For The One; Turn Of The Century; Parallels; Wonderous Stories; Awaken. Yours Is No Disgrace; Clap; Starship Trooper; I’ve Seen All Good People; A Venture; Perpetual Change.
 
YES is:
Chris Squire, bass
Steve Howe, guitars
Alan White, drums
Geoff Downes, keyboards
Jon Davison, vocals
 
Visit THE OFFICIAL YES SITE: www.Yesworld.com
 
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Tue
22
Jul

YES Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert Special Edition Formats Out September 23

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New York, NY (July 21, 2014)-- Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the September 23 simultaneous release of Yes’ Songs From Tsongas - The 35th Anniversary Concert - Special Edition on 2DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats, and the first ever release of Songs From Tsongas as a 3CD set. [Pre-book Order Date August 29, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $24.98 DVD, $TBA CD]. 
 
The Special Edition of Songs From Tsongas contains two different concerts from Yes’ 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. In addition to the originally released Songs From Tsongas show, this DVD is packed with an additional 70 minutes of never-before-released highlights from Lugano. Songs From Tsongas offers a fantastic set list of favorites and rarities including “Going For The One,” “Roundabout,” “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “And You And I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Wonderous Stories,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Ritual,” “Turn Of The Century,” and many more captured here in all their glory.
 
Disc One of the Special Edition DVD contains the whole concert from the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, previously spread across two discs. This epic show features tracks from across the band’s career including an extensive acoustic section (tracks 11 – 18) and some tracks that have rarely been performed live. This entire concert is featured on the Songs From Tsongas 3CD.
 
Disc Two features a very different concert on the same tour filmed at Estival in Lugano, Switzerland. This outdoor show has a stripped down stage and full on rock versions of the acoustic tracks from Tsongas while the crowd wield a multitude of umbrellas against the pouring rain, which is clearly not preventing them having a great time!
 
As a Bonus Feature, the DVD includes another track “Ritual,” also filmed at the Tsongas Arena, and an insightful interview with legendary designer and Yes collaborator Roger Dean who created the brand new stage set for the shows.
 
Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert is an incredible collection that no Yes fan should be without!
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
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Special Edition DVD, Blu-ray:
Disc 1 - Songs From Tsongas
1) Intro/Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move / All Good People  
5) Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2  
6) South Side Of The Sky  
7) Turn Of The Century  
8) My Eyes  
9) Mind Drive Part 3  
10) Yours Is No Disgrace  
11) The Meeting (Piano Solo)  
12) Long Distance Runaround  
13) Wonderous Stories  
14) Time Is Time  
15) Roundabout  
16) Show Me  
17) Owner Of A Lonely Heart  
18) Second Initial (Guitar Solo)  
19) Rhythm Of Love  
20) And You And I  
21) Every Little Thing  
22) Starship Trooper
 
Disc 2 - Live In Lugano
1) Intro/Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move / All Good People  
5) Long Distance Runaround  
6) The Fish  
7) Owner Of A Lonely Heart  
8) And You And I  
9) Starship Trooper  
10) Roundabout
 
 
 
 
 
3CD:
Disc One:
1) Intro / Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move/All Good People  
5) Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2  
6) South Side Of The Sky  
7) Turn Of The Century  
8) My Eyes  
9) Mind Drive Part 3  
10) Yours Is No Disgrace
 
Disc Two:
1) The Meeting (piano solo)  
2) Long Distance Runaround  
3) Wonderous Stories  
4) Time Is Time  
5) Roundabout  
6) Show Me  
7) Owner Of A Lonely Heart   
8) Second Initial (guitar solo)  
9) Rhythm Of Love
 
Disc Three:
1) And You And I  
2) Ritual  
3) Every Little Thing  
4) Starship Trooper
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Fri
18
Jul

YES - Heaven & Earth (Review)

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The core sound is there and the songs are memorable and the additional orchestration and super sharp production are all big positives to ensure that fans of Yes receive this album favorably.

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79%
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Produced By: 
Roy Thomas Baker
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51
Release Date: 
2014
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Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Progressive Rock
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79
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Frontiers Records
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I don’t mind myself some falsetto vocals, but when there’s no light and shade – that is, the vocals are all falsetto all of the time, and the album goes some 50 minutes, well, my ears begin to rebel.
 
Iconic prog-pop-rock band Yes are back with their first album in many moons, with stalwarts Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White and Geoff Downes with new vocalist Jon Davison in for the departed icon that was Jon Anderson.
As expected Davison is an Anderson soundalike and does his job keeping the traditional Yes sound intact.
 
The album is beautifully produced by the legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Alice Cooper and more), ensuring that fans of the band get exactly what they hoped for.
The songs are long and complex, but don’t forget the necessary hooks to hold it all together – the first three: Believe Again, The Game and Step Beyond impressing in particular.
The rest of the albums takes a little more concentration to appreciate, but those vocals are a hindrance for the likes of me.
 
The album is all quite likable and I expect longtime fans to be happy, but those vocals…they are enough to turn me off any long term loyalty to this record and I expect will encourage other fence sitters to do likewise.
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Tue
15
Jul

YES Debut Lyric Video For 'In A World Of Our Own'

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THE ICONIC AND GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK BAND YES PREMIERE LYRIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE 'IN A WORLD OF OUR OWN' EXCLUSIVELY ON MUZU.TV TODAY 14th July 2014
 
WATCH HERE: http://www.muzu.tv/yes/yes-in-a-world-of-our-own-lyrics-video-video/2265...

 

 
NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'HEAVEN & EARTH' SET FOR RELEASE IN JULY ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
 
Today July 14th, the iconic and Grammy-winning rock band, YES, premiered a lyric video for the lead single--'In A World Of Our Own'--off their new studio album, HEAVEN & EARTH (set for release on July19th in Europe, July 21st in the UK and July 22 in the U.S. on Frontiers Records), exclusively on MUZU.TV. Check out the lyric video for 'Living In A World Of Our Own' (penned by frontman Jon Davidson and bassist Chris Squire) here: http://www.muzu.tv/yes/yes-in-a-world-of-our-own-lyrics-video-video/2265...
 
Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, HEAVEN & EARTH sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. The new album contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as 'the YES sound.' YES' distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance.
 
For HEAVEN & EARTH, YES teamed up with legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N' Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, etc.), who handled the production and Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply, etc.) who mixed the album. Also onboard is long-time YES artist, the world-renowned Roger Dean, who again brings his masterful artistic creativity to the album's cover art and packaging.
 
HEAVEN & EARTH, available now for pre-order on Amazon (link here: http://smarturl.it/YES_Amz_Preorder), is an album sure to please both long-time and new YES fans.
 
Fans can explore the new album on YES' new micro-site: yesheavenandearth.com. Each week the band will premiere a 90-second excerpt from a song off the new album, along with the song's lyrics.
 
Tracklisting for Heaven & Earth:
1.    Believe Again
2.    The Game
3.    Step Beyond
4.    To Ascend
5.    In A World Of Our Own
6.    Light Of The Ages
7.    It Was All We Knew
8.    Subway Walls
 
To coincide with the release of HEAVEN & EARTH, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--are currently on their summer tour, titled 'An Evening with YES,' featuring YES performing, in their entirety, 1971's groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year's tour of 1972's CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band's greatest hits and songs off the new album.
 
Spend 'An Evening with YES' this summer in the following cities:
 
DATE                         CITY                                      VENUE
Tue      7/15                 Washington, DC                     Warner Theatre
Wed    7/16                 Hampton, NH                         Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Fri        7/18                 Salamanca, NY                     Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat      7/19                 Philadelphia, PA                     Tower Theater
Sun     7/20                 Munhall, PA                           Carnegie Music Hall
Tue      7/22                 Rochester Hills, MI                Meadow Brook
Wed    7/23                 Northfield, OH                        Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
Fri        7/25                 Madison, WI                           Overture Hall
Sat      7/26                 Chicago, IL                             Copernicus Center
Mon     7/28                 Nashville, TN                         Ryman Auditorium
Tue      7/29                 Louisville, KY                         Louisville Palace
Wed    7/30                 Atlanta, GA                            Symphony Hall
Fri        8/1                   Hollywood, FL                        Seminole Hard Rock Live
Sat      8/2                   St. Petersburg, FL                  Mahaffey Theater
Sun     8/3                   Orlando, FL                            Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Tue      8/5                   Houston, TX                           Bayou Music Center
Wed    8/6                   Grand Prairie, TX                   Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Thu      8/7                   Kansas City, MO                   Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Sat      8/9                   Denver, CO                           Paramount Theatre
Mon     8/11                 Tucson, AZ                            Rialto Theatre
Tue      8/12                 Mesa, AZ                               Ikeda Theatre at Mesa Arts Center
Wed    8/13                 Albuquerque, NM                   Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino
Fri        8/15                 Las Vegas, NV                       The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sat      8/16                 Anaheim, CA                         City National Grove of Anaheim
Mon     8/18                 San Diego, CA                       Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
Tue      8/19                 San Jose, CA                         City National Civic
Thu      8/21                 Tulalip, WA                             Tulalip Amphitheatre
Fri        8/22                 Grand Ronde, OR                 Spirit Mountain Casino
Sat      8/23                 Lincoln, CA                            Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Sun     8/24                 Los Angeles, CA                    Greek Theatre

YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more. For more information on prices, on-sale dates and to purchase YES packages/tickets, go to www.yesworld.com.
 
About YES:
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history's most important music, including iconic pieces like 'Roundabout,' 'Close to the Edge,' 'I've Seen All Good People,' 'Owner of a Lonely Heart,' 'Starship Trooper,' and countless others. Its albums, including 'Fragile,' 'Close to the Edge,' 'Tales from Topographic Oceans,' and '90125,' have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.

 

YES (L-R): Steve Howe, Jon Davison, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire / Photo Credit: Rob Shanahan
 
Pre-order the new YES album HEAVEN & EARTH at: Amazon: http://bit.ly/Heaven-Earth-Amazon iTunes: http://bit.ly/HeavenEarth-iTunes  
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Fri
11
Jul

YES - Heaven & Earth (Showcase)

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Heaven & Earth
Produced By: 
Roy Thomas Baker
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Progressive Pop/Rock
Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES, is proud to announce its new album, ‘Heaven and Earth.’ Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, ‘Heaven and Earth’ sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.
 
‘Heaven and Earth’ contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as ‘the YES sound.’ YES’ distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance. ‘Heaven and Earth’ is an album sure to please both long-time and new YES fans.
 
For ‘Heaven and Earth,’ YES teams up with legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, etc.), who handles production and mixing. Also onboard is long-time YES artist, the world-renowned Roger Dean, who again brings his masterful artistic creativity to the album’s cover art and packaging.
 
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.
 
INSTRUMENTATION
 
STEVE HOWE - Electric, Acoustic, & Steel Guitars. Backing Vocals
CHRIS SQUIRE - Bass Guitar. Backing Vocals
ALAN WHITE - Drums. Percussion
GEOFF DOWNES - Keyboards. Computer Programming
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Thu
19
Jun

GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK BAND YES PREVIEWS THE SECOND TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM

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Today (6/18), Grammy Award-winning rock band YES--among the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands--has previewed 'The Game,' the second track off their new studio album, HEAVEN & EARTH, due out July 22 on Frontiers Records. Listen to a 90-second preview of 'The Game' at: http://yesheavenandearth.com/
Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, HEAVEN & EARTH sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. HEAVEN & EARTH is available now for pre-order on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/YES_Amz_Preorder.
 
HEAVEN & EARTH contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as 'the YES sound.' YES' distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance. HEAVEN & EARTH is an album sure to please both long-time and new YES fans. For HEAVEN & EARTH, YES teamed up with legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N' Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, etc.), who handled the production and Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply, etc.) who mixed the album. Also onboard is long-time YES artist, the world-renowned Roger Dean, who again brings his masterful artistic creativity to the album's cover art and packaging.
 
To coincide with the release of HEAVEN & EARTH, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON'will spend the summer on a 35-date tour featuring YES performing, in their entirety, 1971's groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year's tour of 1972's CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band's greatest hits and music from the new album. For a full list of tour dates and ticket info; visit: http://tinyurl.com/p9zlr77.
 
 

  

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YES TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘HEAVEN & EARTH’

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THE ICONIC AND GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK BAND
YES
SET TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
‘HEAVEN & EARTH’
JULY 22 ON FRONTIERS RECORDS

35-DATE SUMMER TOUR LAUNCHES JULY 8 IN BOSTON
PERFORMING TWO OF THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS
IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN ONE EVENING:
‘FRAGILE’ AND ‘CLOSE TO THE EDGE’
PLUS AN ENCORE OF THEIR GREATEST HITS AND SONGS FROM ‘HEAVEN & EARTH’


Above: Album cover art for Heaven & Earth by Roger Dean

 

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES are proud to announce they will release their  new studio album, HEAVEN & EARTH, July 22 on Frontiers Records. Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, HEAVEN & EARTH sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. HEAVEN & EARTH is available now for pre-order on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/YES_Amz_Preorder.

HEAVEN & EARTH contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as “the YES sound.” YES’ distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance. HEAVEN & EARTH is an album sure to please both long-time and new YES fans. For HEAVEN & EARTH, YES teamed up with legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, etc.), who handled the production and Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply, etc.) who mixed the album. Also onboard is long-time YES artist, the world-renowned Roger Dean, who again brings his masterful artistic creativity to the album’s cover art and packaging.

Tracklisting for Heaven & Earth:

1. Believe Again
2. The Game
3. Step Beyond
4. To Ascend
5. In A World Of Our Own
6. Light Of The Ages
7. It Was All We Knew
8. Subway Walls

To coincide with the release of HEAVEN & EARTH, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--announced in March they’ll launch their 35-date summer tour featuring YES performing, in their entirety, 1971’s groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year’s tour of 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits.

The album FRAGILE is considered to be their U.S. breakthrough album peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album charts in the U.S. The RIAA-certified double platinum album has sold over two million copies and features YES’ hit single “Roundabout” and other classics likeLong Distance Runaround” and “Heart of the Sunrise.” It also marks the band’s first collaboration with artist Roger Dean on cover art, who has designed many of the band’s album covers and logos. The band’s album CLOSE TO THE EDGE--widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded--was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” Inspired by Siddhartha and their “state of mind” at the time, the Gold-certified album featuring epic suites such as “Close To The Edge” and “You And I” was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World (2006). Track listings for both albums listed here: http://www.smarturl.it/qcbcnm.

Spend “An Evening with YES” this summer in the following cities:

DATE

   

CITY

 

VENUE

Tue

7/8

 

Boston, MA

 

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Wed

7/9

 

New York, NY

 

Radio City Music Hall

Fri

7/11

 

Wallingford, CT

 

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Sat

7/12

 

Westbury, NY

 

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Sun

7/13

 

Newport, RI

 

Newport Yachting Center

Tue

7/15

 

Washington, DC

 

Warner Theatre

Wed

7/16

 

Hampton, NH

 

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Fri

7/18

 

Salamanca, NY

 

Seneca Allegany Casino

Sat

7/19

 

Philadelphia, PA

 

Tower Theater

Sun

7/20

 

Munhall, PA

 

Carnegie Music Hall

Tue

7/22

 

Rochester Hills, MI

 

Meadow Brook

Wed

7/23

 

Northfield, OH

 

Hard Rock Live Northfield Park

Fri

7/25

 

Madison, WI

 

Overture Hall

Sat

7/26

 

Chicago, IL

 

Copernicus Center

Mon

7/28

 

Nashville, TN

 

Ryman Auditorium

Tue

7/29

 

Louisville, KY

 

Louisville Palace

Wed

7/30

 

Atlanta, GA

 

Symphony Hall

Fri

8/1

 

Hollywood, FL

 

Seminole Hard Rock Live

Sat

8/2

 

St. Petersburg, FL

 

Mahaffey Theater

Sun

8/3

 

Orlando, FL

 

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Tue

8/5

 

Houston, TX

 

Bayou Music Center

Wed

8/6

 

Grand Prairie, TX

 

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Thu

8/7

 

Kansas City, MO

 

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Sat

8/9

 

Denver, CO

 

Paramount Theatre

Mon

8/11

 

Tucson, AZ

 

Rialto Theatre

Tue

8/12

 

Mesa, AZ

 

Ikeda Theatre at Mesa Arts Center

Wed

8/13

 

Albuquerque, NM

 

Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino

Fri

8/15

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Sat

8/16

 

Anaheim, CA

 

City National Grove of Anaheim

Mon

8/18

 

San Diego, CA

 

Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay

Tue

8/19

 

San Jose, CA

 

City National Civic

Thu

8/21

 

Tulalip, WA

 

Tulalip Amphitheatre

Fri

8/22

 

Grand Ronde, OR

 

Spirit Mountain Casino

Sat

8/23

 

Lincoln, CA

 

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Sun

8/24

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

Greek Theatre

YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more. For more information on prices, on-sale dates and to purchase YES packages/tickets, go to www.yesworld.com.

About YES:
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.

 
YES (L-R): Steve Howe, Jon Davison, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire

Photo Credit: Rob Shanahan

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