YES Australian Tour
Iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will tour Australia this November for a four city Australian tour where the band will be performing two of their classic albums in their entirety. Having sold over 50 million records over its forty-six year career, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians from around the world. With rave reviews and sell out shows in the US, YES are thrilled to bring this very special show to Australia for the first time. Fans will hear the 1971 groundbreaking album FRAGILE and the 1972 album CLOSE TO THE EDGE from start to finish, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits.
Kicking off on the 12th November in Perth, the tour will then head to Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast 14th November, Sydney’s State Theatre on 15th & 16th November before making its way south, hitting the Palais Theatre Melbourne on the 18th November. The Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne shows will be supported by Australian soul favourites, THE WIDOWBIRDS. Capable of lulling the audience into a psychedelic drift of rootsy rock ‘n’ roll, THE WIDOWBIRDS will provide the perfect pre-show entertainment.
The line up includes bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON. Whilst in Australia fans will also have an opportunity to hear the band perform material off HEAVEN AND EARTH, their new studio album set for release in July this year.
The album FRAGILE is considered to be the bands U.S. breakthrough album peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album charts in the U.S. The RIAA-certified double platinum album has sold over two million copies and features YES’ hit single ‘Roundabout’ and other classics like ‘Long Distance Runaround’ and ‘Heart of the Sunrise.’ The band’s album CLOSE TO THE EDGE is widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded and was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3.
A Rolling Stone review noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” Inspired by Siddhartha and their ‘state of mind’ at the time, the Gold-certified album featuring epic suites such as ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘You And I’ was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World (2006).
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, 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.
YES TOUR DATES (2014):
Wednesday November 12 PERTH Crown Casino
Friday November 14 GOLD COAST Jupiters Casino
Saturday November 15 SYDNEY State Theatre
Sunday November 16 SYDNEY State Theatre
Tuesday November 18 MELBOURNE Palais Theatre