In a career first, iconic and Grammy-winning rock band Yes will perform three of their classic albums in their entirety at the Fox Theatre on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. During this special triple-header tour, Yes will perform 1971's The Yes Album, 1972's Close To The Edge and 1977's Going For The One, each representing an important milestone in Yes' career.
Moreover, 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.
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. The multi-platinum progressive rock band's lineup includes--bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison.
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, "And probably the most tricky of all the songs planned for this set is 'Turn of the Century' from the Going For The One album." 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." Going For The One, described by Allmusic.com as "perhaps the most overlooked item in the Yes catalog," went gold, hit #8 on the U.S. chart and featured two singles, "Wonderous Stories" (which hit #6) and the title track (#24).
"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.
The Yes Album (1971)
"Yours Is No Disgrace"
a: "Life Seeker"
"I've Seen All Good People"
a: "Your Move"
b: "All Good People"
Close To The Edge (1972)
"Close To The Edge"
I. "The Solid Time of Change"
II. "Total Mass Retain"
III. "I Get Up, I Get Down"
IV ."Seasons of Man"
"And You And I"
I. "Cord of Life"
III. "The Preacher the Teacher"
Going For The One (1977)
"Going for the One"
"Turn of the Century"
Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.