Yes Plays ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Going for One,’ ‘The Yes Album’ Nightly on Upcoming Tour
It’s become a trend lately for bands to perform full albums at each concert on a tour. A couple years ago Bruce Springsteen alternated between Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A. on different nights during a tour around the country. Weezer did the same thing with The Blue Album and Pinkerton. But all of that is nothing compared to an upcoming Yes tour – forget one album per night, the classic band will perform three full albums every night.
Fans going to shows on the tour that kicks off next March can look forward to hearing 1971′s The Yes Album, 1972′s Close to the Edge and 1977′s Going for the One. The first show of the tour will be March 1 at Peppermill Concert Hall in West Wendover, Nevada, and the tour is scheduled to run through an April 12 concert at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. In between those dates, the group will also visit cities including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Omaha, New York and Toronto.
“These albums we all easily agreed on – they are complete works in themselves,” said Yes guitarist Steve Howe. The albums have never been performed all the way through, and many songs have rarely been performed live.
“I believe the only song not performed in concert is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album,” said bassist Chris Squire. “And probably the most tricky of all the songs planned for this set is ‘Turn of the Century’ from the Going for the One album.”
Finally, drummer Alan White also spoke in the statement of how the albums represent the band.
“This is a great opportunity to show the growth of Yes in these different eras – and to relive the memories of these times.”
The band has sold more than 50 million albums since The Yes Album was released in 1971.