In a career first, iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will perform two of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert, on a special tour in 2013: 1971’s The Yes Album and 1972’s Close To The Edge. Music audiences will experience the albums, each representing an important milestone in YES’ career, performed from beginning to end.
The multi-platinum progressive rock band-bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison-will kick off the North American tour March 1 and come to Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m.
The tour will mark the first time since 1973 that YES--who have sold close to 50 million albums worldwide--have performed an album onstage in its entirety.
Steve Howe says, “These albums we all easily agreed on--they are complete works in themselves,” adding that several of the songs have rarely been performed live. “I believe the only song not performed in concert is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album,” says Chris Squire. Alan White believes “This is a great opportunity to show the growth of YES in these different eras-and to relive the memories of these times.”
The Yes Album is widely considered to be the band’s breakthrough album. Certified platinum, it features such signature songs as “Yours Is No Disgrace” and “I’ve Seen All Good People.” The band’s album Close to the Edge was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review, which features the epic suites “Close To The Edge” and “You And I,” noted, “Yes' colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” “I think the 12-inch album is alive and well as reinforced by the rising interest in the analog format,” says Squire when asked about the album format in the singles-driven digital age. The album, says Howe, “has never totally gone away--there are those who completely understand.”
Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and countless others. Having sold tens of millions of records over its four-decade career, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians from around the world.
Join YES in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, March 9th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 13 and are available for $45.50 and $55.50 with premium seating available for $65.50. To reserve seats visit www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401. You may find more information and the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Silver Legacy iPhone, iPad and Android Apps.
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