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Trevor Horn to join YES on stage at Royal Albert Hall for first time in 36 years

Story by Jack Foley

TREVOR Horn has confirmed that he will make two rare guest appearances with YES during the band’s forthcoming tour.

Horn will appear at the band’s London show at Royal Albert Hall on May 10, the night after he also joins them on stage in Oxford on May 9. This will be the first opportunity to see YES live with Trevor since the original Drama tour 36 years ago.

The announcement was made after Horn joined YES for a rehearsal session at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth last week. Robert Plant, who is working in another studio at Rockfield, also popped in to say hello to the guys.

The extensive UK and European tour sees YES performing 1980’s prog landmark album Drama in its entirety for the very first time, together with Fragile (1971) and other seminal hits from their catalogue.

Drama was YES’ only album to feature Horn as lead vocalist. It marked a change of direction for their sound and was widely acclaimed by critics, reaching number 2 in the UK charts.

The band disbanded after the tour, with Trevor venturing into production.

YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterised by a prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys.

The band is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

The complete UK tour dates are (all April and May 2016)

April
27 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
29 – Newcastle City Hall
30 – Manchester Apollo

May
2 – Liverpool Philharmonic
3 – Sheffield City Hall
4 – Bristol Colston Hall
6 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
7 – Brighton Brighton Centre
9 – Oxford New Theatre
10 – London Royal Albert Hall