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Yestival 2017 Tour: Yes, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Map Out Summer Plans

Written by: Rock Cellar Magazine Staff

Prog-rock fans, this one’s definitely for you.

In an appearance on a SiriusXM program Wednesday night in advance of their upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this weekend, members of Yes revealed some rather exciting summer tour news: They’ll hit the road in North America for some shows with Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, on a bill called the Yestival.

Each show will feature a headlining set by Yes (featuring Steve Howe on guitar, Alan White on drums, Geoff Downes on keyboards, Jon Davison on vocals, and Billy Sherwood on bass), in which the band will perform a “set list of greatest hits from all of the band’s studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands.”

In addition to that career-spanning set from Yes, each show will also include marquee sets from the revered Rundgren (whose new album, White Knight, will be released on May 12), and Carl Palmer honoring the legendary career of ELP (and the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake).

Here’s the initial string of Yestival tour dates, with more expected to be added:

8/4 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex

8/5 – Boone, NC -Holmes Convocation Center

8/7 – Baltimore, MD -Pier Six Pavilion

8/8 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre

8/10 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods

8/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

8/12 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Center

8/16 – Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre

8/17 – Clarkston, MI -DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/19 – Elgin, IL – Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino

8/20 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

8/22 – Oklahoma City, OK -The Zoo Amphitheatre

8/23 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre

8/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre

8/26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

8/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater

9/3 – Tulalip, WA – Tulalip Amphitheatre

8 Responses to Yestival 2017 Tour: Yes, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Map Out Summer Plans

  1. kaptain beyond Reply

    April 6, 2017 at 9:22 am

    that’s not Yes. good grief.

    • Brian Foster Reply

      April 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Don’t knock it til you see it. Steve Howe alone is worth the price of admission.

  2. Sue Libowski Reply

    April 6, 2017 at 9:24 am

    When do tickets go on sale for aug 18 date in elgin il.? thhanks

  3. Fly Reply

    April 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    It’s all the Yes we got bud, learn to accept, learn to love it.

    • Adrian Norris Reply

      April 7, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Not true Fly, ARW are on tour just now, superb show in Glasgow last month…..the addition of Steve Howe and Alan White would be a bonus though.

  4. Sal Boccia Reply

    April 9, 2017 at 8:51 am

    As a veteran of 48 YES shows over 42 years I have sadly come to the realization that the band I knew and loved for so many years doesn’t exist anymore! It is basically the great STEVE Howe with substitutes at every other position on stage! I used to go with Howe and Squire still there but I cannot go with CHRIS gone!

    • DrX Reply

      April 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Been a Yes fan since they first came on the scene. But I have to agree. I saw Howe solo in concert some years back. Although technically a fantastic musician, the show was definitely lacking in entertainment value. He did not stir the crowd. After about 30 minutes of being in awe of his virtuosity, this all instumental show started to drag.

  5. Don pruitt Reply

    April 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I would love it if they came to the Louisville palace or yum center in Louisville , ky

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