YES to Tour 'Drama' and 'Fragile' Albums in Europe



Seminal prog pioneers YES hit the road for an extensive UK and European tour at the end of this month…. April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

Warners has recently released all of their catalogue YES albums Mastered For iTunes.  These include The Yes Album, Fragile, Going For The One, Time and a Word, Yes, 90125, Tales From  Topographic Oceans and Drama. You can buy them from   They will also re-release Drama on Vinyl LP on 22nd April.  The Vinyl LP of Fragile will follow shortly after that.

‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ - said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ - adds drummer Alan White - ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.

YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.

YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys.  Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.

Dates as follows:

DATE                     CITY                                                      VENUE                                


Wed 27th             Glasgow                              Royal Concert Hall                         

Fri    29th               Newcastle                          City Hall                                              

Sat   30th               Manchester                      Apollo                                                 


Mon  2nd              Liverpool                            Philharmonic                                   

Tue  3rd                Sheffield                             City Hall                                              

Wed 4th                Bristol                                  Colston Hall                                      

Fri    6th                  Birmingham                       Symphony Hall                                

Sat   7th                  Brighton                              Brighton Centre                             

Mon  9th               Oxford *                             New Theatre                                   

Tue  10th              London**                          Royal Albert Hall                             

Dates for rest of EUROPE

13th                        Paris      FRANCE               Olympia

14th                        Brussels BELGIUM          Ancienne Belgique 

15th                        Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg

17th                        Hamburg GERMANY      Mehr Theater 

19th                        Frankfurt Germany      Alte Oper

20th                        Leipzig Germany           Haus Avensee 

21st                        Berlin Germany             Admiralspalast 

23rd                        Bonn Germany              Beethovenhalle

24th                        Stuttgart Germany       Hegelsaal

25th                                    Munich Germany         Cirkus Krone

27th                                    Zurich SWITZERLAND     Volkshaus

28th                                    Milan Italy                        Teatro Nazionale

29th                        Padova Italy                    Gran Teatro Geox

31st                                     Florence Italy                 Obihall


1st                           Rome Italy                       Teatro Olimpico


UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London.  Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.

London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38              

Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from  Showtime is 7.30pm.  Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from


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