Progressive stalwarts Yes has announced UK dates for the Classic Tales of YES Tour 2024. The nine UK dates includes a visit to London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Bristol Beacon together with seven dates rescheduled from the 2023 UK tour, for which all tickets remain valid.
Yes is delighted to include the Royal Albert Hall among the 2024 UK tour dates, having first played this prestige venue in 1968 and many times since through their illustrious career. Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall show (Tuesday 4 June 2024) and Bristol Beacon (Friday 31 May 2024) go on sale on at 12noon on Friday 12th May 2023.
The tour will feature Steve Howe (guitars, vocals), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals and acoustic guitar), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar, vocals) and new drummer Jay Schellen. Jay began playing with Yes, in 2016, when long-serving drummer Alan White was beset by health issues. Following Alan’s untimely passing in 2022, it is with Alan’s blessing that Jay has permanently joined the band.
The Classic Tales of YES Tour 2024 promises to include many iconic tracks from the Yes back-catalogue covering fifty-plus years and, possibly, music from the new album Mirror To The Sky (to be released on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on the 19th May 2023).
Looking forward to the Classic Tales of Yes Tour, Steve Howe said: “We’re putting together a great setlist covering the length and breadth of Yes’ career.”
“As always, we are committed to pushing new boundaries and are very excited to be performing another chapter in the rich legacy of the band,” added Geoff Downes.
The Classic Tales of Yes Tour 2024 dates are as follows:
Thursday 23 May Manchester Bridgewater Hall*
Friday 24 May Glasgow Royal Concert Hall*
Sunday 26 May Liverpool Philharmonic Hall*
Tuesday 28 May York Barbican*
Wednesday 29 May Southend Cliffs Pavilion*
Friday 31May Bristol Beacon
Saturday 1 June Birmingham Symphony Hall*
Sunday 2 June Gateshead The Sage*
Tuesday 4 June London Royal Albert Hall
*Show rescheduled from 2023, all tickets remain valid.
Bristol Beacon and London Royal Albert Hall tickets go on sale on Friday 12 May 2023 at 12noon. Buy tickets from: https://bookingsdirect.seetickets.com/tour/yes/