Yes to Tour UK and Europe in April 2016


Seminal prog pioneers YES has announced an extensive UK and European tour for April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.  


‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ – said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ – adds drummer Alan White – ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.


YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.


YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys.  Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.


Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.

Yes – Photo By Glenn Gottlieb


Dates as follows:


DATE              CITY                                        VENUE                                   BOX OFFICE



Wed 27th        Glasgow                                Royal Concert Hall              0141 353 8000

Fri    29th         Newcastle                             City Hall                                 0191 277 8030

Sat   30th        Manchester                           Apollo                                     08444 777 677



Mon  2nd         Liverpool                               Philharmonic                                    0151 709 3789

Tue  3rd          Sheffield                                City Hall                                 0114 2789 789

Wed 4th          Bristol                                    Colston Hall                         0844 887 1500

Fri    6th           Birmingham                         Symphony Hall                     0121 345 0602

Sat   7th           Brighton                                 Brighton Centre                   0844 847 1515

Mon  9th          Oxford *                                  New Theatre                         0844 871 3020

Tue  10th        London**                               Royal Albert Hall                  0207 589 8212


Dates for rest of EUROPE


13th                 Paris FRANCE                    Olympia

14th                 Brussels BELGIUM             Ancienne Belgique 

15th                 Utrecht NETHERLANDS    Tivolivredenburg

17th                 Hamburg GERMANY          Mehr Theater 

19th                 Frankfurt GERMANY            Alte Oper

20th                 Leipzig GERMANY               Haus Avensee 

21st                 Berlin GERMANY                 Admiralspalast 

23rd                 Bonn GERMANY                  Beethovenhalle

24th                 StuttgartGERMANY             Hegelsaal

25th                          Munich GERMANY               Cirkus Krone

27th                          Zurich SWITZERLAND       Volkshaus

28th                          Milan ITALY                           Teatro Nazionale

29th                 Padova ITALY                       Gran Teatro Geox

31st                          Florence ITALY                     Obihall


1st                    Rome ITALY                         Teatro Olimpico



UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London.  Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.

London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38           Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from  Showtime is 7.30pm (plus support).





About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!