It has become commonplace for classic rock artists to play one of their biggest albums in its entirety as part of a show but Yes is taking it to another level by playing three albums in their entirety during a number of early 2013 shows.
The three albums selected are their third album, The Yes Album (1971), their fifth album, Close to the Edge (1972) and and their eighth album, Going For the One (1977). The Yes Album includes the classic I"ve Seen All Good People (Your Move/All Good People) along with A Venture which the group has never played in concert. Close to the Edge includes And You and I while Going For the One includes Awaken which Jon Anderson called "a masterwork."
Drummer Alan White said in a press release "This is a great opportunity to show the growth of Yes in these different eras…and to relive the memories of these times."
Note that five of the dates will only include The Yes Album and Close to the Edge due to time limitations.
•03/01 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall (The Yes Album and Close to the Edge Only)
•03/03 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
•03/05 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
•03/06 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
•03/08 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater (at Pechanga Casino)
•03/09 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Casino (The Yes Album and Close to the Edge Only)
•03/12 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
•03/14 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
•03/16 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
•03/17 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
•03/18 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC
•03/20 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
•03/21 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
•03/22 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live - Biloxi (The Yes Album and Close to the Edge Only)
•03/24 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena (The Yes Album and Close to the Edge Only)
•03/25 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - MSC Poesia
•03/30 - Melbourne, FL - Maxwell C. King Center for the Perf. Arts
•04/02 - Clearwater, FL - Ruck Eckerd Hall
•04/05 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods (The Yes Album and Close to the Edge Only)
•04/06 - Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
•04/07 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
•04/09 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
•04/11 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
•04/12 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
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