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Yes announce UK tour dates for 2014


Story by Jack Foley

GRAMMY Award-winning rock luminaries Yes return to the UK in April and May 2014 for a 10-date tour.

The band will perform three of rock’s most influential albums, The Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going For The One, in their entirety.

Fans will enjoy long-time favourites, including Yours is No Disgrace, I’ve Seen All Good People, Starship Trooper, Close to the Edge, And You And I, Going for the One, Wonderous Stories, Awaken and more.

In addition, Yes will perform all tracks in the order they appear on their corresponding studio albums.

“We performed these three albums in their entirety on our North and South American tours, and the fans absolutely loved it,” says Yes guitarist, Steve Howe.

“Fans did indeed love it,” states Yes co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire, “and so did we. Plus, we’ll be performing pieces we’ve rarely played live. In fact, I believe the one song we never performed in concert before our three-album tours is A Venture from The Yes Album.”

Alan White goes on to say: “As with our three-album North and South American tours, this is a great opportunity to share with our European fans the growth of Yes throughout different eras, and to revisit the great memories of those times, as well as create brand new ones.

“We’re looking forward to touring Europe, performing these albums, and most of all, meeting our wonderful fans. It’s great fun for us, and we think our fans throughout Europe will love the performance as well.”

The Europe 2014 tour visits Oxford, England; Glasgow, Scotland; London, England; Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; and a variety of other cities.

The tour dates are (all April and May 2014):

29 – Oxford, New Theatre
30 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

2 – Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
3 – Newcastle, City Hall
4 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
6 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
7 – Sheffield, City Hall
8 – London, Royal Albert Hall
10 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
11 – Bristol, Hippodrome
13 – Paris, Gran Rex
14 – Zurich, Volkshaus
16 – Monaco Opera Garnier
17 – Padova, Palageox
18 – Milan, Teatro Della Luna
20 – Luxembourg Rockhall Box
21 – Brussels, A B
22 – Tilburg, 0 1 3

UK Ticket prices are £37.50 for all venues except for London £50 (boxes), £45, £40 and £35.