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Yes to Play Three Full Albums on Upcoming North American Tour Dates

Photo: Rob ShanahanYes has generated some big touring plans for the new year.  The British prog-rockers have lined a late-winter/early-spring North American outing during which they'll deliver full performances of three of their classic 1970s albums -- 1971's The Yes Album, 1972's Close to the Edge and 1977's Going for the One.

The tour is scheduled to get under way on March 1 in West Wendover, Nevada, and is plotted out through an April 12 show in Detroit.  The last time the band played any of their albums in its entirety in concert was 1973.

Longtime Yes drummer Alan White says of the trek, "This is a great opportunity to show the growth of Yes in these different eras -- and to relive the memories of these times."

Guitarist Steve Howe notes, "These albums we all easily agreed on -- they are complete works in themselves."

The Yes Album marked the band's first top-40 success in the U.S. and included the staples "Yours Is No Disgrace" and "I've Seen All Good People."  Close to the Edge, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, is the group's highest-charting album in the States, and features the classic songs "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru."  Going for the One yielded the memorable tunes "Wondrous Stories" and the title track.

In the middle of the tour, Yes will headline the previously announced Cruise to the Edge.  The musical sea voyage will run from March 25 to March 30, and will visit Grand Cayman Island and Ochos Rios, Jamaica.  Check out  CruisetotheEdge.com to find out more about the trip.

Here are all of Yes' confirmed upcoming tour dates; 

*3/1 -- West Wendover, NV, Peppermill Concert Hall
3/3 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
3/5 -- San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
3/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
3/8 -- Temecula, CA, Pechanga Theater at Pechanga Casino
*3/9 -- Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Casino
3/12 -- Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen
3/14 -- Omaha, NE, Holland Performing Arts Center
3/16 -- Hammond, IN, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
3/17 -- Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre
3/18 -- Kansas City, MO, The Midland by AMC
3/20 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/21 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
*3/22 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Live - Biloxi
*3/24 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
3/30 -- Melbourne, FL, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
4/2 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
*4/5 -- Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand at Foxwoods
4/6 -- Hampton, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
4/7 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
4/9 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
4/11 -- Toronto, Canada, Massey Hall
4/12 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre 

(*The band will only perform The Yes Album and Close to the Edge at these shows because of curfew constraints at the venue.)

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