Yes They Can!

Yes is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tomorrow, and what better way to celebrate than to announce a tour. The prog rockers shared some initial summer plans yesterday on Sirius XM, and we’ve got the routing, which also includes Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.
Steve Howe of Yes
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– Steve Howe of Yes
House Of Blues, Chicago, Ill.
The new “Yestival” dates start Aug. 4 in Greensboro, N.C and currently run just under a month, the last stop on that run being Tulalip, Wash., on Sept 3. Rest assured though, even if your market isn’t currently in the plan, more dates are being promised. There is also a standalone October date in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Here is the schedule:
Aug. 4 – Greensboro, N.C., White Oak Amphitheatre At Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Aug. 5 – Boone, N.C., The Holmes Center
Aug. 7 – Baltimore, Md., Pier Six Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Upper Darby, Pa., Tower Theater
Aug. 10 – Mashantucket, Conn., Grand Theater
Aug. 11 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Ford Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk
Aug. 12 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 16 – Greensburg, Pa., Palace Theatre
Aug. 17 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 19 – Elgin, Ill., Festival Park
Aug. 20 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
Aug. 22 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 – Sugar Land, Texas, Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
Aug. 25 – Phoenix, Ariz., Celebrity Theatre
Aug. 26 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 28 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
Aug. 29 – Los Angeles, Calif., Microsoft Theater
Sep. 3 – Tulalip, Wash., Tulalip Amphitheatre
Oct. 7 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
The setlist will include songs from each of the band’s first nine albums, up to the 1980 project Drama. Expect hits like “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper.”
Yes is Steve Howe on guitar, Alan White on drums, Geoff Downes on keyboard, Jon Davison on vocals and Billy Sherwood taking over bass for the late Chris Squire.
With the deaths of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, the only surviving member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer is Carl Palmer, but he will still be there with his ELP Legacy to open the shows. Todd Rundgren appears on all dates as a special guest.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is tomorrow at Barclays Center in New York by the way, and there are still a few tickets available for purchase.
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