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YES ANNOUNCE 4 CITY AUSTRALIAN TOUR PERFORMING TWO OF THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY

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YES ANNOUNCE 4 CITY AUSTRALIAN TOUR PERFORMING TWO OF THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY

Performing both Fragile and Close To The Edge in one evening, YES will launch their Australian tour in November with performances in Perth, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

YES Australian tour 2014

Iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will tour Australia this November for a four city Australian tour where the band will be performing two of their classic albums in their entirety. Having sold over 50 million records over its forty-six year career, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians from around the world. With rave reviews and sell out shows in the US, YES are thrilled to bring this very special show to Australia for the first time. Fans will hear the 1971 groundbreaking album FRAGILE and the 1972 album CLOSE TO THE EDGE from start to finish, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 9am on Monday 7th July 2014.

Kicking off on the 12th November in Perth, the tour will then head to Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast 14th November, Sydney’s State Theatre on 15th and 16th November before making its way south, hitting the Palais Theatre Melbourne on the 18th November.

The line up includes bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON. Whilst in Australia fans will also have an opportunity to hear the band perform material off HEAVEN AND EARTH, their new studio album set for release in July this year.

The album FRAGILE is considered to be the bands U.S. breakthrough album peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album charts in the U.S. The RIAA-certified double platinum album has sold over two million copies and features YES’ hit single ‘Roundabout’ and other classics like ‘Long Distance Runaround’ and ‘Heart of the Sunrise.’

The band’s album CLOSE TO THE EDGE is widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded and was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3.

A Rolling Stone review noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.”

Inspired by Siddhartha and their ‘state of mind’ at the time, the Gold-certified album featuring epic suites such as ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘You And I’ was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World (2006).

About YES: Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces ‘Roundabout’, ‘Close to the Edge’, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’, ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’, and countless others.

FRAGILE & CLOSE TO THE EDGE TRACK LISTING:

FRAGILE (1971)

Roundabout
Cans and Brahms
We Have Heaven
South Side of the Sky
Five Per Cent For Nothing
Long Distance Runaround
The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
Mood For a Day
Heart of the Sunrise
Close To The Edge (1972)

Close To The Edge
I. The Solid Time of Change
II. Total Mass Retain
III. I Get Up, I Get Down
IV. Seasons of Man
And You And I
I. Cord of Life
II. Eclipse
III. The Preacher the Teacher
IV. Apocalypse
Siberian Khatru
Spend “An Evening with YES” this spring with tickets on sale from Monday 7th July

www.yesworld.com

 

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