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

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YES TO TOUR FRAGILE AND DRAMA
IN UK AND EUROPE IN APRIL
 
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 http://geni.us/YESMFiT.   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                                
 
April 
Wed 27th             Glasgow                              Royal Concert Hall                         
Fri    29th               Newcastle                          City Hall                                              
Sat   30th               Manchester                      Apollo                                                 
 
May
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
June
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 BookingsDirect.com.  Showtime is 7.30pm.  Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from
 
yesworld.com
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