Aug 10, 7:00PM
Yes will return to the road late this summer for a series of dates they’ve dubbed “Yestival,” and they’re promising a set list stocked with old favorites.
Unlike recent tours, which have found the group delivering complete-album performances of classic LPs from their catalog, the Yestival shows will take a broader approach to their extensive discography — particularly the decade between their 1968 founding and 1978’s Tormato, which will be the focus of this year’s dates.
“We are looking forward to presenting songs from each of the first nine studio albums,” said guitarist Steve Howe. “Including some surprises.”
Along with their back catalog, the band will be bringing a pair of guests along for the shows, which promise a “full festival experience.” Opening sets will be added by Todd Rundgren, who’ll be out promoting his new White Knight LP, as well as Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, which the press release promises will be “honoring the magic” of Palmer’s deceased bandmates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.
The Yestival tour announcement comes a day before the group’s long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.