Yes Performing Three Classic Albums In Full On 2013 Tour

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Progressive rock group Yes has announced a 2013 spring tour that will see them touring N. America, starting in West Wendover, NV and ending in Detroit, MI. During the tour, the band will be performing three classic albums in their entirety: 1971′s The Yes Album, 1972′s Close To The Edge and 1977′s Going For The One. Apparently this will be the first time since 1973 that the band will perform an album in its entirety on a tour. You can see the tour dates below.

I’m a strange Yes fan. I love their music but I can easily go a long time without listening to a single track. Then I’ll get into a mood and listen to nothing else but them for a few weeks. Maybe it’s the fact that guitarist Steve Howe, who is undeniably brilliant, looks like a bit like a goblin and that scares me a tad.

Mar. 01 – West Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall *
Mar. 03 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Mar. 05 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Mar. 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Mar. 08 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Theater (at Pechanga Casino)
Mar. 09 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino *
Mar. 14 – Omaha, NE – Holland Performing Arts Center
Mar. 16 – Hammond, IN – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Mar. 17 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
Mar. 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland by AMC
Mar. 20 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Mar. 21 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Mar. 22 – Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live – Biloxi *
Mar. 24 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena *
Mar. 30 – Melbourne, FL – Maxwell C. King Center for the Perf. Arts
Apr. 02 – Clearwater, FL – Ruck Eckerd Hall
Apr. 05 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods *
Apr. 06 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Apr. 07 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Apr. 09 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Apr. 11 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Apr. 12 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre

* – YES will only perform two albums — “The Yes Album” and “Close To The Edge” — for shows at casinos due to the time constrictions of events held there.

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Source: Blabbermouth.net
  • J-SiN

    Too bad they’re not playing Fragile instead of Going for the One. Since closest show to me is a near 6 hour drive I’ll be skipping this one.

    Steve Howe as a goblin, that’s great. He’s got freakishly nimble fingers as well, very underrated.

    • JonathanBarkan

      Fragile is a FANTASTIC album! I’m really excited that they chose “Close To The Edge” because “Siberian Khatru” is one of my favorite Yes songs.