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NEW LIVE ALBUM – TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA
STEVE HOWE Q&AS & EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREVIEWS
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YES - Topographic Drama - Live Across America

Topographic Drama
 

2xCD Track Listing

Disc One
1. Machine Messiah
2. White Car
3. Does It Really Happen?
4. Into The Lens
5. Run Through The Light
6. Tempus Fugit
7. And You And I
8. Heart Of The Sunrise

Disc Two
1. The Revealing Science Of God
2. Leaves Of Green
3. Ritual
4. Roundabout
5. Starship Trooper

 

3xLP Track Listing

Side One
1. Machine Messiah
2. White Car
3. Does It Really Happen?

Side Two
1. Into The Lens
2. Run Through The Light
3. Tempus Fugit

Side Three
1. And You And I
2. Heart Of The Sunrise

Side Four
1. The Revealing Science Of God
2. Leaves Of Green

Side Five
1. Ritual

Side Six
1. Roundabout
2. Starship Trooper

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Exclusive: Listen to YES performing ‘Roundabout’ from ‘Topographic Drama – Live Across America’ at Planet Rock.

Topographic Drama – Live Across America

In the Summer of 2016, YES embarked upon an ambitious tour. At each show, the band performed its 1980 album ‘Drama’ in its entirety – for the first time ever – plus sides one and four from YES’ 1973 double-album ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ (their first number one album), together with fan favourites like ‘Roundabout’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

Rhino salutes the influential progressive rockers – who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year – with the new live album, TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA. The music will be available on 24th November as a Double-CD and a Triple-LP. Both versions feature detailed cover art designed by the band’s longtime collaborator Roger Dean.

The new collection features live performances from 12 dates recorded on the tour in February 2017, by the current Yes line-up: Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass), Jon Davison (vocals), and additional drummer for this tour Jay Schellen.

TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA highlights the best performances from the 2017 leg of the 12-show tour and mirrors the set list from those concerts. Each night, Yes opened with all six songs from Drama (1980), the band’s tenth studio album, which peaked at No.2 on the U.K. Album Chart. Standouts include ‘Machine Messiah’, ‘Tempus Fugit’ and the album’s only single ‘Into The Lens’.

After ‘Drama’, the band shifted gears for songs from two of its best-selling albums: ‘And You And I’ from 1972’s ‘Close To The Edge’ (UK Platinum) and ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’ from 1971’s ‘Fragile’ (UK Platinum).

Next, the group played the opening and closing tracks of its concept album, ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ (1973). Howe’s exceptional guitar work on ‘The Revealing Science Of God’ and White’s propulsive drumming on ‘Ritual’ have always been regarded as ground-breaking. The album concludes with two live staples: ‘Roundabout’ from ‘Fragile’ (1971) and ‘Starship Trooper’ from ‘The Yes Album’ (1971).

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES was founded in 1968. The Grammy-Award® winning recording artists have sold more than 50 million records in a career that has so far spanned six decades.

2018 marks half a century since the formation of YES and to celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 13-date UK/European tour next March – #YES50. YES also headline their Cruise to the Edge from 3rd-8th February from Tampa and visiting Belize and Mexico. Only a few cabins remain.

YES - Topographic Drama - Steve Howe Q&As and Exclusive Track Previews


1. Q: How do the new live performances of Topographic differ from the originals?
Track: Ritual

2. Q: How do the new live performances of Drama differ from the originals?
Track: Machine Messiah

3. Q: How have the audience reacted to these intense, epic pieces?
Track: Tempus Fugit

4. Q: Has your contact with the audience changed?
Track: And You And I

5. Q: Tell us about working with (cover artist) Roger Dean
Track: Leaves Of Green

6. Q: Tell us about the new Roger Dean cover for Topographic Drama
Track: The Revealing Science of God

7. Q: What are your standout moments on this new live album?
Track: Does It Really Happen?

8. Q: What plans for #YES50, YES’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018?
Track: Heart Of The Sunrise

9. Q: Anything else we can look forward to when you play live?
Track: Roundabout

#YES50 UK & Europe 50th Anniversary Tour 2018

YES Announces #YES50 50th Anniversary Tour

For All UK tickets including VIP packages, go here (8 Sept 2017)
27 March – Tilburg, Netherlands tickets here
28 March – Antwerp, Belgium tickets here
30 March – Paris, France tickets here.
For enquiries about VIP, Front Row and Meet & Greet tickets, email: [email protected].

The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, YES will embark on a 10-date UK Tour in March 2018 – #YES50.

On this not-to-be-missed tour, YES [Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood] will feature not only many of the band’s classic hits, but performances of Sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album, ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans‘, which was the first YES album to top the UK Album Charts. YES will also play some European shows. Watch this space for more dates – to be announced.

50th Anniversary Fan Convention

The final weekend of the UK Tour at the London Palladium on 24th and 25th March will include a 50th Anniversary Fan Convention – more details of the Anniversary Celebrations will be announced soon.

New Roger Dean ‘Close To The Edge’ paintings

Roger Dean (whose fantastical landscapes and logos have become synonymous with the band’s albums) will unveil new ‘Close To The Edge‘ paintings at the Palladium on March 25th.

Topographic Drama – Live Across America

YES, deservedly inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017, will release ‘Topographic Drama – Live Across America‘, a new live album, planned for later in the year, recorded during their US 2016/17 tours.

50th Anniversary Tour – Quotes

Talking about their 50th Anniversary, Steve Howe said: “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work – we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while.

Geoff Downes adds: “I feel enormously privileged be a part of the legacy of the incredible and unique line of musicians in YES. The band has always remained fresh and inventive throughout its 50-year history, and created an amazing catalogue of music that has inspired millions from all generations.

Alan White says: “Reflecting on the past 46 years that I’ve devoted my life to playing YES music, it’s been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I’ve always believed in the power of music and the band’s recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy (awarded in 1985) are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years. I’m extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It’s been a great ride!!

#YES50 TOUR DATES – 2018 (UK & Europe)

Tue 13th March – Bristol, Colston Hall
Wed 14th March – Sheffield, City Hall
Fri 16th March – Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Sat 17th March – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sun 18th March – Gateshead, The Sage
Tue 20th March – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 21st March – Brighton, Centre
Fri 23rd March – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Sat 24th March – London, Palladium
Sun 25th March – London, Palladium
Tue 27th March – Tilburg, 013
Wed 28th March – Antwerp, De Roma
Fri 30th March – Paris, Olympia

UK Tickets onsale Friday 8th September from 10.00am.
Available from BookingsDirect.com 24hr Ticket Hotline 0844 249 2222 (subject to fees).
Also available from venue box offices and select authorised ticket agencies.
Front row, Meet & Greet & VIP packages are available from yesworld.com.
For enquiries about these exclusive packages (not regular tickets), email: [email protected]

There is no support band. Please see ticket for start time.


#YES50 VIP Ticket Packages

GET VIP TICKETS:
UK  ✩  TILBURG  ✩  ANTWERP  ✩  PARIS

FRONT ROW VIP MEET & GREET

Package includes:
• One Front Row ticket
• Exclusive meet & greet with YES
• Personal photograph with YES
• Autograph session with YES
• Official YES 50th anniversary brochure
• YES 50th anniversary tour VIP meet & greet laminate
• 2 Limited edition YES 50th anniversary gifts (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectable YES 50th anniversary tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
• On site VIP Host
• Limited Availability
Price £189 / £199 London (inclusive of booking fees and VAT)
For enquiries about these tickets, email: [email protected]

VIP MEET & GREET

Package includes:
• One premium ticket, front block.
• Exclusive meet & greet with YES
• Personal photograph with YES
• Autograph session with YES
• Official YES 50th anniversary brochure
• YES 50th anniversary tour VIP meet & greet laminate
• 2 Limited edition YES 50th anniversary gift (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectable YES 50th anniversary tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
• On site VIP Host
• Limited Availability
Price £169 / £179 London (inclusive of booking fees and VAT)
For enquiries about these tickets, email: [email protected]

VIP SOUVENIR MERCHANDISE

Package includes:
• One premium ticket
• Official YES 50th anniversary brochure
• 2 Limited edition YES 50th anniversary gifts (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectable YES 50th anniversary tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
• On site VIP Host
• Limited Availability
Price £110 / £120 London (inclusive of booking fees and VAT)
For enquiries about these tickets, email: [email protected]

About YES:

YES is:
Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)
Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present)
Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present)
Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals (1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)
Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present)

Founded in 1968 by the late and much-missed Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artist YES has created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, including iconic pieces such as ‘Roundabout’, ‘Close to the Edge’, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’, ‘Starship Trooper’ and countless others. The band’s albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, selling over 50 million records during the band’s long and successful career that has so far spanned six decades. YES is undeniably one of the world’s all time most influential, ground-breaking, respected and loved progressive rock bands.

#YES50

“Patterns understood by you, reaching out beyond and before…”

On 3rd August, 1968, YES played their first concert at the East Mersea Youth Camp in Essex.

In August 2017, YES entered our 50th year in existence, with the first night of the #YESTIVAL USA & Canada Tour at White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex, North Carolina, USA (see more below).

We are so pleased to be playing for you on this Tour. We have some exciting announcements about #YES50 – our 50th Anniversary celebrpations planned for 2018 – see above.

All of us in YES hope you will join us in celebrating the life and legacy of our wonderful band, and we would most of all like to express our gratitude to our incredible fans who have stuck with us for all these years.

“Time, like gold dust, brings mind down..”

(lyrics from ‘Beyond & Before’ (Squire/Bayley)- the first track from the first YES Album from 1969)


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Cruise To The Edge 2018

Cruise to the Edge sails 3-9 Feb 2018 – Tampa to Belize & Costa Maya. Tickets on sale May 3 at 12m (ET) see cruisetotheedge.com for more info.


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Demand for 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony reaches peak levels – Tickets for the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony held at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, sell out within an hour.

Yes and Rush to turn 2017 Roll Hall Ceremony into prog-rock gala – “The induction of Yes, and Rush’s presence at this year’s ceremony should also shine a lot on other longtime snubs in terms of progressive rock bands.”

YES to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2017 – The 1991 YES ‘UNION’ Tour line-up – Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Tony Kaye, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Alan White & Trevor Rabin – will be inducted in a ceremony at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, on April 7th 2017. Find out more here.

Cruise to the Edge 2017: Yes Revamp ‘Drama,’ Honor John Wetton
“During their second set, the band deviated from their own catalog for an especially poignant moment – paying tribute to late John Wetton, the prog icon and bass guitar master who spent many years alongside Howe and keyboardist Geoff Downes in Asia. In the encore, the quintet performed that band’s signature 1982 hit “Heat of the Moment””Ultimate Classic Rock

Geoff Downes’ statement on the passing of John Wetton.

We are all very sad to hear of the passing of our friend, the legendary Greg Lake. Our thoughts & condolences are with Regina & Natasha & all the family – YES.

GREAT NEWS – Alan White rejoins YES for Japan Tour, Cruise To The Edge & Feb USA Tour

YES announce continuation of DRAMA/Tales1&4 USA Tour with several dates in February

YES sails on Cruise To The Edge, in February, with an all-star lineup of Progressive Rock icons. Don’t miss this landmark Artist/Fan Cruise Experience! Only a few cabins remain… Book Now at www.CruiseToTheEdge.com.

DIALOGUE – Jon Kirkman’s book containing 260 pages of YES interviews, photos & memorabilia is now available for preorder. Watch the video here.

Esquire III – No Spare Planet (featuring Nikki Squire) – OUT NOW

Action Moves People United: Alan White, Geoff Downes, Patrick Moraz and over 300 other international artists contribute to a 45 track double CD album of musical spoken word and songs, officially released on Sept 21, 2016. (International World Peace Day)
Available on iTunes, Amazon and other sites worldwide.



PRESS

Steve Howe to release collaborative album with late son Virgil as a ‘tribute to his life and legacy’
Steve Howe talks about the challenges of revisiting Tales From Topographic Oceans
Steve Howe and Yes Gear Up for This Summer’s Yestival Tour.
This Is Reno – PHOTOS: YES at the Grand Sierra Resort
Music Existence – San MacIntosh reviews YESTIVAL at Microsoft Theater
LA Daily News – Steve Smith Reviews YESTIVAL.
Sierra Sun – Interview with Geoff Downes
Bravewords – Interview with Billy Sherwood.
Arizona Republic – Yes drummer Alan White talks rock hall, Yestival and that time he hung up on John Lennon.
Housten Press – YESTIVAL Turns Smart Centre Into Prog-Rock Paradise
The First Ward – “And it may well be the best concert I’ve ever been to.” – YESTIVAL review.
WKYC – Alan White makes a donation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Chicago Concert Reviews – The progression of Yes and Carl Palmer’s take on ELP converge for first-ever traveling YESTIVAL.
Daily Herald – Interview with Alan White
Oakland Press – Interview with Steve Howe
Drum! Magazine> – YESTIVAL tour brings five great drummers together.
Tribune Review – Interview with Alan White
Motortrend – Celebrity Drive: Geoff Downes
Den of Geek – The TV and Film Credits Of ELO And Yes
LA Times – Watch Geddy Lee perform Roundabout with YES.
Guitar Aficionado – Watch Geddy Lee perform with YES at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Poll Star – Yes They Can! YES announce summer tour ‘Yestival’ following Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induciton
Forbes – Ann Wilson of Heart is singing “I’ve Seen All Good People” on her solo tour.
Vintage Rock – Cruise To The Edge: Where The Prog Meets The Sea
ABC News Radio Online – Ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson says since band’s Rock Hall induction was announced, “people wave at me”
Blurt Online – Time & A Few Words With… Alan White of YES
Mahaffey Theater – Steve Howe talks to Bill De Young from the Mahaffey Theater blog.
Ultimate Classic Rock – Cruise To The Edge 2017
Gibson – From the Vault: 10 Wild and Wonderful Vintage Gibson Ads
Artist Direct Interviews – Jon Anderson talks about longevity, experimentation & the legendary status of YES.
I Love Classic Rock – Steven Howe Reveals The Shocking Reason He Turned Down An Offer To Join This Legendary Rock Band
Neo Music Scene – Jon Anderson exclusive interview
Newsweek INT. – Steve Howe speaks to Newsweek about his Hall of Fame Career
Mountain Xpress – André Cholmondeley: tour manager and guitar tech to the stars
Cleveland.com – YES to be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
Anti Music – A Look Back At YES’ ‘Fragile’ Album 45 Years Later
Newcastle News – Alan White to be inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Classic Rock Revisited – Alan White – The Hall of Fame says “YES!”
Antimusic.com – Jon Anderson Believes YES Will Reunite For Rock Hall Induction
RADIO.COM – Yes: Why They Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ROCK HALL MONITORS – Predictions for the Class of 2017
Ultimate Classic Rock – 5 Reasons Yes Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Creative Loafing Tampa – Yes tour includes stops in Tampa, St. Pete and more
Ultimate Classic Rock – Yes’ Geoff Downes Talks ‘Drama’ Tour, Cruise to the Edge and More: Exclusive Interview
Full Access Magazine – “Yes is a very special thing to be a part of and I am very happy that I can continue to be a part of it.” Steve Howe interview
MSOPR – Press Release
High Wire Daze – “YES is an international treasure who continue to challenge and inspire musicians all over the world.”


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Relayer

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LATEST MUSIC RELEASES

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FRAGILE – Steven Wilson HiRes 24-96 5.1 & Stereo Remixes – OUT NOW BLURAY/CD or DVD-A/CD
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