Yes Have Announced Alan White Not To Tour On Upcoming Dates

Yes has announced that due to current health issues Alan White will not be taking part on the forthcoming 50th Anniversary Close to the Edge UK & Eire Tour.   Alan was really looking forward to playing live again preparing to celebrate 50 years with Yes, having joined the band for the July 1972 Close to the Edge Tour, coming full circle in 2022.  Alan’s close friend Jay Schellen will be taking on drumming duties in Alan’s place. Jay has performed with the band before on recent tours.  

The Album Series Tour 2022 which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yes’ iconic album Close to the Edge and will feature the album, performed in full, along with other classic tracks from the band’s extensive catalogue.

The tour line-up is Steve Howe (guitars), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals) with Jay Schellen (drums and percussion).

The show will comprise full production and a high-definition video wall directed by Roger Dean who will also be joining the tour with an exhibition of Yes related art.

A full performance of the Relayer album will now be featured in a future UK tour in The Album Series.  European dates were recently announced for rescheduled dates in 2023.

The 10 date UK and Eire tour starts on 15th June – full dates are:

Wed 15th June         Glasgow       Royal Concert Hall

Fri 17th June            Manchester   Bridgewater Hall

Sat 18th June          Nottingham   Royal Concert Hall

Mon 20th June         Liverpool       Philharmonic Hall

Tues 21st June        London         Royal Albert Hall

Wed 22nd June        York             Barbican

Fri 24th June            Birmingham  Symphony Hall

Sun 26th June          Newcastle     O2 City Hall

Tues 28th June        Dublin           Vicar Street

Wed 29th June         Cork             Opera House

Tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows. For full details and to book tickets for all shows go to venue website or where you can also book Meet and Greets with the band.


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