Yes are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their seminal album Close to the Edge with a Fall 2022 US tour.
The legendary progressive rock band kicks off the outing on October 7th and 8th with a two-night stand at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania. The itinerary runs through the rest of the month and into November, wrapping on November 19th at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, New York.
Ticket pre-sales for select dates begin as early as tomorrow (August 30th) at 10 a.m. local time (use code APPLAUSE). General sales begin Friday (September 2nd) via Ticketmaster.
As with the band’s recent UK tour, the upcoming US trek is dedicated to the memory of late Yes drummer Alan White, who had played in the band since 1972. Sadly, White passed away in May following a “brief illness,” right before Yes set out on the European run.
Alan’s good friend, drummer Jay Schellen, will join Yes for the forthcoming dates, alongside Steve Howe (guitars/backing vocals), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (lead vocals), and Billy Sherwood (bass/backing vocals). The 50th anniversary shows will feature a full stage production and a high-definition video wall directed by Andy Clark and featuring the artwork of Roger Dean.
Released in 1972, Close to the Edge is hailed as Yes’ magnum opus and one of the greatest prog-rock albums ever. Comprised of three tracks spanning nearly 39-minutes, its long twisting arrangements and multi-movement compositions have come to define the genre.
“We were young, enthusiastic, and adventurous, and we had this incredible breakthrough success with Fragile,” Howe told Guitar Player magazine [via a press release]. “We saw our next album as a real opportunity to prove our worth as a band. The door had been opened and we weren’t going to go backward. We wanted to sharpen our skills as far as writing and arranging.”
Below you can see the full list of dates for Yes’ Close to the Edge 50th anniversary tour. Get tickets here.
Yes’ Fall 2022 US Tour Dates:
10/07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
10/08 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
10/09 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
10/11 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
10/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Parker Playhouse
10/16 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center
10/17 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
10/20 – Houston, TX @ Arena Theatre
10/21 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
10/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
10/24 – El Cajon, CA @ The Magnolia
10/25 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
10/27 – Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live
10/29 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
11/04 – Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory
11/05 – Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
11/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
11/09 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
11/10 – Wabash, IN @ Wabash Theater
11/11 – Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Casino
11/13 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theater
11/14 – Stamford, CT @ The Palace
11/15 – Torrington, CT @ Warner Theatre
11/17 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/18 – Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Events Center
11/19 – Westbury, NY @ NYCB Theatre