Yes Cancel Remaining Yestival Dates Following Death of Steve Howe's Son

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Yes have cancelled the remaining dates of their Yestival tour following the sudden, unexpected death of Steve Howe's younger son, Virgil, according to a post on the band's official Facebook page.

Virgil Howe—an accomplished musician in his own right—frequently collaborated with his father, playing drums and keyboards on his father's 1993 album, The Grand Scheme of Things, and working with him on an instrumental album, Nexus, that is set for release in November.

Ticket refunds for all of the affected tour dates (Moorhead, Cedar Rapids, London, Rochester, Boston and Huntington) will be available at point of purchase.

Howe and his family requested that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.

“It’s been refreshing to work with Virgil, and we’ve pulled this beautiful album together,” the elder Howe recently said to Prog magazine about Nexus. "Although it’s got shades of mellow music, it doesn’t sit still. It moves across electronic music and my guitars."

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at 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.