6/07/2019

YES Releases the Documentary "YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" Ahead of Their Multi-Artist "The Royal Affair Tour"

 

YES
RELEASES THE DOCUMENTARY
"YES 50: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW"
AHEAD OF THEIR
MULTI-ARTIST "THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR" WITH
ASIA, JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES, AND CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY WITH GUEST VOCALS BY ARTHUR BROWN

"THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR" BEGINS
JUNE 12 IN BETHLEHEM, PA

 
Poster and logo created and designed by Roger Dean
 
 
In advance of next week's launch of YES' much-anticipated North American "The Royal Affair Tour," the prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have released online a nearly 40-minute documentary, "YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow." View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cAAWlg-Ok       This documentary is a teaser to the forthcoming Rhino release, YES 50 LIVE, due for release on August 2, although advanced copies will be available to fans exclusively at"The Royal Affair Tour" shows later in the tour.

Directed by Paul Gosling, the documentary had a limited release over Christmas to fans as a holiday present and has since been updated with another 15-minutes of exclusive performance footage and interviews with band members Steve HoweAlan WhiteGeoff DownesBilly Sherwood and Jon Davison plus current additional drummer Jay Schellen as well as former members Trevor Horn and Tony Kaye. World-renowned English artist and designer Roger Dean is also interviewed.
 
"As a long-standing fan of the band, following Yes on the road this year and last on their momentous 50th tour was a dream come true," says Gosling. "Thank you to Steve Howe, Alan White and the band, Roger Dean, Tony Kaye and Trevor Horn for their co-operation in making this film."
 
Roger Dean--whose masterful artwork has graced classic album covers and posters, most prominently by YES and Asia--is a special guest on "The Royal Affair Tour."Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, the trek launches Wednesday, June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and wraps Sunday, July 28 inSaratoga, CA. See below for the full list of tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com/livefor ticketing information plus meet-and-greet/VIP packages.
 
View the tour trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkN5R1Gh7Po. Read the launch press release here.
 
At every show on this must-see best-of-British-rock tour--also featuring Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown--Roger Dean will be in the venue's reception/foyer area with an exhibition of his artwork. He will also be available to sign merchandise including "The Royal Affair Tour" poster which he created and designed. His work--known for striking other-worldly landscapes--has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide.
 
YES, the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history, isSteve Howe (guitar--joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes(keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood(guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums.
 
"The Royal Affair Tour" commences on what would have been John Wetton's 70th birthday (June 12), so there will be a special celebration of his life at the Bethlehem, PA show. And Alan White's 70th birthday (June 14) will be celebrated YES-style at theFarmingdale, New York show.
 
The tour dates for "THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR" are as follows:
DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
WED
6/12
Bethlehem, PA
Bethlehem Event Center
FRI
6/14
Farmingville, NY
Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater
SAT
6/15
Atlantic City, NJ
Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
SUN
6/16
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
THU
6/20
Westchester, NY
Westchester County Center
FRI
6/21
Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE
SAT
6/22
Baltimore, MD
MECU Pavillion
MON
6/24
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
TUE
6/25
Lewiston, NY
Artpark Amphitheater
THU
6/27
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
SAT
6/29
Gilford, NH
Bank of NH Pavilion
SUN
6/30
Providence, RI
Bold Point Park
^WED
7/3
Rochester Hills, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
FRI
7/5
Columbus, OH
Express Live
SAT
7/6
Aurora, IL
RiverEdge Park
MON
7/8
Nashville, TN
Grand Ole Opry House
WED
7/10
Cary, NC
Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
^FRI
7/12
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall
SAT
7/13
Hollywood, FL
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
MON
7/15
New Orleans
Saenger Theatre
TUE
7/16
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre
^THU
7/18
St Augustine, FL
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
SAT
7/20
Irving, TX
Toyota Music Factory
SUN
7/21
Rogers, AR
Walmart AMP
^WED
7/24
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre
FRI
7/26
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
SAT
7/27
Irvine, CA
FivePoints Amphitheatre
SUN
7/28
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
 
^On sale TBD

 
YES (L-R): Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood
Photo Credit: Gottlieb Bros.
 
About YES:
Founded in 1968 by the late Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES has 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," "Starship Trooper," and countless others. The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees' albums, including FragileClose to the EdgeTales from Topographic OceansRelayerGoing For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total during the band's long and successful career that has so far spanned over five decades. In 2018, the band triumphed with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour. In the summer of 2019, the band is headlining their "The Royal Affair Tour" in North America. This must-see best-of-British-rock show also features Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. Among the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continue creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.
 
 

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