To celebrate their landmark 50-year milestone YES will embark on a 10-date UK tour next March – #YES50.

Earlier this year YES were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Whilst stateside the band captured some of the live magic from their 2016/17 US tours and are subsequently set to release a new live album Topographic Drama Live Across America later in the year.

On this not-to-be-missed 50th anniversary tour, YES [Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood] will feature not only many of the band’s classic hits but performances of sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album Tales from Topographic Oceans, which was the first Yes album to top the UK album charts.

The UK leg of the tour will culminate at the London Palladium on 24th and 25th March, which will also include a 50th Anniversary fan convention. Further details regarding the convention will follow. Roger Dean (whose fantastical landscapes have become synonymous with the band’s albums) will also unveil new Close To The Edge paintings at the Palladium on March 25th.

Talking about their 50th Anniversary, Steve Howe said, “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best-loved work – we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while“.

Alan White says “Reflecting on the past 46 years that I’ve devoted my life to playing Yes music, it’s been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I’ve always believed in the power of music and the band’s recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy awarded in 1985 are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years. I’m extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It’s been a great ride!!

YES UK Tour Dates

MARCH 2018 (UK & Europe)

Tues 13th Bristol Colston Hall
Weds 14th Sheffield City Hall
Fri 16th Glasgow SEC Armadillo
Sat 17th Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Sun 18th Gateshead Sage
Tues 20th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Weds 21st Brighton Centre
Fri 23rd Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sat 24th London Palladium
Sun 25th London Palladium
Tue 27th Tilburg 013
Wed 28th Antwerp De Roma
Fri 30th Paris Olympia

UK Tickets onsale Friday 8th September from 10.00am.
Available from 24hr Ticket Hotline 0844 249 2222 (subject to fees). Also available from venue box offices and select authorised ticket agencies.

Front row, Meet & Greet & VIP packages are available from
There is no support. Please see ticket for start time.

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