Pictured, from left: Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood | Photo: Glenn Gottlieb

Prog rock pioneers Yes have announced a 50th Anniversary North American tour with 33 confirmed dates titled #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of Yes. It launches on June 5 in St. Charles, Illinois and swings through Western and Northeastern states before heading for the Southeast in late July. Co-founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire, the band’s current lineup comprises Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and bass/vocals in 2015).

The band will perform a special classic hits concert to commemorate the landmark occasion.

“Each night we are pausing to reflect on Chris’ importance to Yes, his desire that we should continue to share Yes music on stages worldwide, and the specific dedication of ‘Onward’ to his huge memory,” says drummer Alan White. “I’m so grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary in America.  It has been a great ride!”

A handful of additional dates are expected to be announced.

YES 2018 Summer Tour Dates:

June 5, 2018: St. Charles, Illinois, Arcada Theatre

June 6, 2018: St. Charles, Illinois, Arcada Theatre

June 8, 2018: New Buffalo, Michigan, Four Winds Casino Ballroom

June 10, 2018: Kansas City, Missouri, Midland Theatre

June 11, 2018: Denver, Colorado, Paramount Theatre

June 13, 2018: Boise, Idaho, CenturyLink Arena

June 14, 2018: Woodinville, Washington, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

June 16, 2018: Bakersfield, California, Spectrum Amphitheater


June 17, 2018: Anaheim, California: City National Grove Of Anaheim

June 19, 2018: Los Angeles, Ford Theatre

June 20. 2018: San Jose, California, City National Civic

June 22, 2018: Wendover, Nevada, Peppermill Casino Hall

June 23, 2018: Laughlin, Nevada, Edgewater Hotel & Casino

June 24, 2018: Temecula, California, Pechanga Resort & Casino

June 28, 2018: Interlochen, Michigan, Kresge Auditorium

June 29, 2018: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 20 Monroe Live

June 30, 2018: Detroit, Michigan, Fox Theatre

July 2, 2018: Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Music Center

July 5, 2018: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Of Homestead Music Hall

July 6, 2018: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, Penn’s Peak

July 7, 2018: Montclair, New Jersey, The Wellmont Theater

July 10, 2018: Boston, Massachusetts, The Wilbur Theatre

July 11, 2018: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

July 14, 2018: Atlantic City, New Jersey, Tropicana Casino

July 15, 2018: Staten Island, New York, St. George Theatre

July 17, 2018: Peekskill, New York, Paramount Hudson Valley

July 18, 2018: Westbury, New York, Theatre at Westbury

July 20, 2018: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Fillmore

July 21, 2018: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Fillmore

July 23, 2018: Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre

July 26, 2018: Clearwater, Florida, Capitol Theatre

July 27, 2018: Orlando, Florida, The Plaza Live

July 28, 2018: Atlanta, Georgia,Atlanta Symphony Hall


Go to www.yesworld.com for ticketing information.