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Yes Announce 2016 ‘The Album Series’ Tour

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Yes are going on the road again this summer, and they’re returning to the popular Album Series format. This time they’ll be performing 1980’s Drama LP in its entirety as well as sides one and four of 1973’s double-record Tales From Topographic Oceans. The shows will also include some of the band’s best songs from throughout its long career.

The tour will launch on July 27 in Columbus, Ohio, and run through Sept. 4 with a date in San Diego. In between, they’ll hit Washington, D.C., Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. You can see a full list of dates below.

“We are proud to present the American public with forward-looking albums from the past,” guitarist Steve Howe says in a press released announcing the tour. “Promoting Drama at Madison Square Garden on multi-nights was a career milestone in 1980, and we are especially looking forward to performing both the opening and closing sides to Topographic Oceans.”

“We really hit the ground running with Topographic Oceans, my first recorded album with Yes,” recalls drummer Alan White. “It pushed boundaries of music and went to No. 1 in the U.K.”

Joining Howe and White in Yes are singer Jon Davison, bassist Billy Sherwood and keyboardist Geoff Downes. Original bassist Chris Squire died last June following an earlier diagnosis of erythroid leukemia.

In the past, Yes have played some of their other LPs in their entirety as part of the Album Series, including 2013’s run that included 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close to the Edge and 1977’s Going for the One. Detailed ticketing info for the new shows can be found at the band’s website.

Yes ‘The Album Series: Drama + Topographic 1 & 4′ Tour

7/27 – Columbus, OH
7/30 – Atlantic City, NJ
7/31 – Bethlehem, PA
8/2 – Lewiston, NY
8/4 – Lynn, MA
8/5 – Wallingford, CT
8/6 – Westbury, NY
8/9 – Staten Island, NY
8/10 – Englewood, NJ
8/12 – Port Chester, NY
8/13 – Morristown, NJ
8/16 – Washington, DC
8/17 – Munhall, PA
8/19 – Sterling Heights, MI
8/20 – Chicago, IL
8/21 – Milwaukee, WI
8/24 – Denver, CO
8/26 – Anaheim, CA
8/27 – Las Vegas, CO
8/28 – Santa Barbara, CA
8/30 – Los Angeles, CA
8/31 – Saratoga, CA
9/2 – Reno, NV
9/3 – Paso Robles, CA
9/4 – San Diego, CA

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