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