Yes’ Cruise to the Edge Finalizes Lineup, Begins Selling Tickets
The third annual five-day, four-night cruise travels from Miami to Key West on Nov. 15 and then to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, before returning on Nov. 19. More than 25 bands are scheduled to appear, with most playing at least two sets on multiple stages aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship. The now-finalized lineup for Cruise to the Edge includes Anathema, Allan Holdsworth, Spock's Beard, Lifesigns and Dave Kerzner, among others.
A new addition to this year's itinerary is a pre-departure event on Nov. 14 in Miami, complimentary to all cruisers. Barre will be one of the featured performers. Other special in-cruise events of note are the after-hours Electric Prog Jam, where passengers become the stars; storytellers-style concerts featuring behind-the-scenes stories from select bands; prog panels with Q&A sessions; a craft beer tasting; and a sail-away concert. Booking details and more information can be found at CruisetotheEdge.com.
Cruise to the Edge comes amid a big year for Yes, who will have completed a joint North American tour with Toto by the fall. The two bands are scheduled to play nearly 30 dates starting in August. Yes recently released their first live CD/DVD with current frontman Jon Davison, titled Like It Is, and are now prepping a 14-disc box set of 1972 performances. Progeny: Live from Seventy-Two is due on May 26.
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