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Yes Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

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Yes—with a lineup of Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood—have announced a 50th anniversary tour that will take them through Europe next March.

Along with a selection of their biggest hits, the prog-rock legends will also be performing sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album Tales From Topographic Oceans. The band is also planning to release a live album entitled Topographic Drama—Live Across America—featuring recordings from their 2016 and 2017 American tour—later this year.

"We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best-loved work," guitarist Steve Howe said of the tour. "We want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven't done in a while."

"I'm extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our fiftieth anniversary performing together in 2018," added drummer Alan White. "It's been a great ride!"

You can see the band's upcoming shows below. For more on Yes, stop by yesworld.com.

Yes 2018 Tour Dates:

  • March 13 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
  • March 14 - Sheffield, UK @ City Hall
  • March 16 - Glasgow, UK @ SEC Armadillo
  • March 17 - Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
  • March 18 - Gateshead, UK @ Sage
  • March 20 - Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
  • March 21 - Brighton, UK @ Centre
  • March 23 - Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall
  • March 24 - London, UK @ Palladium
  • March 25 - London, UK @ Palladium
  • March 27 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013
  • March 28 - Antwerp, BEL @ De Roma
  • March 30 - Paris, FRA @ Olympia
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.