The Royal Affair Tour Live From Las Vegas OUT NOW

Following the outstanding success of their 2019 American tour, YES have released The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas through BMG Records.

Formats are: CD digi sleeve with 12 page booklet; 2LP gatefold with 12” booklet and digital.


All YES concert tours are special events for their legions of fans and The Royal Affair Tour was no exception, conceived as a wonderful celebration of the best of British progressive music. Guests on the tour were Asia (with YES keyboardist Geoff Downes and a special appearance by Steve Howe), John Lodge of The Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy featuring Arthur Brown.

Of The Royal Affair Tour album, Alan White says: “The Royal Affair tour album, being released in October, is a welcome new chapter in the wide expanse of YES live recordings. I hope you enjoy it.”

Steve Howe adds: “Having the opportunity to bring together the band members in the development of a well refined set of songs that captures the bands true potential is simply an honour for me.”

The show features many classic tracks across the period 1970 – 1980. The set opened with No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed, the Richie Havens cover from YES’ second album Time And A Word (1970). Tempus Fugit was taken from Drama (1980), Geoff Downes’ first as a member of YES, while Going For The One, I’ve Seen All Good People and Siberian Khatru are from some of YES’ iconic mid-70s albums. The set included a rare live performance of YES’ cover of Paul Simon’s America and John Lodge shared vocals on YES’ cover of John Lennon’s Imagine. Soon-to-be YES drummer Alan White played on the original studio recording.

The Royal Affair Tour live set and album, recorded at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, in July 2019, reaches a climax with two of the best-loved YES tracks Roundabout and Starship Trooper, always a high note on which to close the set.

YES are Steve Howe (guitar) who joined in 1970, Alan White, drums since 1972, Geoff Downes (keyboards) who first joined in 1980, vocalist since 2011 Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood, who played guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and was the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015 also played with Asia on this tour. Jay Schellen played additional drums.

The Royal Affair Tour also featured an exhibition of original art by Roger Dean whose artwork is synonymous having designed the iconic YES logo and the band’s best-loved album covers. Roger Dean recently painted The Royal Affair Tour album artwork live on Facebook while also fielding questions from fans.

The 26-date The Royal Affair Tour and YES’ performances were critically acclaimed:
“Yes proved again that they are, after all these years, still the kings of progressive rock.” (Vintage Rock)
“It was a unique night of rock music history that has endured for half a century.” (Grateful Web)
“As always, YES put on a magical show and took the crowd on a journey through their hits” (Music Connection Magazine)
“The band sounded great and had brilliant visuals to accompany the songs. Sherwood’s bass playing is perfectly suited to capture the essence of the late Chris Squire while Geoff Downes and Steve Howe are still at the top of their games. Vocalist Jon Davison… looks extremely comfortable on stage, hitting each note with ease.” (the

The Royal Affair Tour – Live in Las Vegas track listing:

  1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
  2. Tempus Fugit
  3. Going For The One
  4. I’ve Seen All Good People
  5. Siberian Khatru
  6. Onward
  7. America
  8. Imagine
  9. Roundabout
  10. Starship Trooper

Recorded live at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel, Friday 26th July 2019, The Royal Affair Tour, Live From Las Vegas was mixed by Billy Sherwood and is released by BMG Records.


The Album Series 2021

We hope that our fans are keeping healthy during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We’re really looking forward finally to performing Relayer and other YES classics for our fans in 2021. As promised, we can now announce all of the re-scheduled dates for The Album Series 2021 Tour.

All tickets are valid for the new shows. Please check full details below.

Stay safe & well and we’ll see you soon.

The Album Series 2021 Tour Dates:

Date Venue Tickets
Sunday 11 April, 2021 Campo Pequeno – Lisbon, Portugal TICKETS
Monday 12 April, 2021 Sala Riviera – Madrid, Spain TICKETS
Tuesday 13 April, 2021 Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain TICKETS
Thursday 15 April, 2021 Gran Teatro Geox – Padova, Italy TICKETS
Friday 16 April, 2021 Teatro Dal Verme – Milan, Italy TICKETS
Saturday 17 April, 2021 Teatro della Conciliazione – Rome, Italy TICKETS
Monday 19 April, 2021 Volkhaus – Zurich, Switzerland TICKETS
Tuesday 20 April, 2021 Arena – Vienna, Austria TICKETS
Wednesday 21 April, 2021 Admiralspalast – Berlin, Germany TICKETS
Friday 23 April, 2021 Steintor-Varieté – Halle (Saale), Germany TICKETS
Saturday 24 April, 2021 Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic TICKETS
Sunday 25 April, 2021 Narodow Forum Muzyki – Wrocław, Poland TICKETS
Tuesday 27 April, 2021 Stodola – Warsaw, Poland (added date) TICKETS
Friday 30 April, 2021 Alexela Concert Hall – Tallinn, Estonia TICKETS
Saturday 1 May, 2021 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland TICKETS
Monday 3 May, 2021 Cirkus – Stockholm, Sweden TICKETS
Tuesday 4 May, 2021 Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway TICKETS
Wednesday 5 May, 2021 Train – Aarhus, Denmark TICKETS
Friday 7 May, 2021 Kulturværftet – Helsingør, Denmark TICKETS
Saturday 8 May, 2021 Red Box – Mönchengladbach, Germany TICKETS
Sunday 9 May, 2021 Rockhal – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg TICKETS
Tuesday 11 May, 2021 Salle Pleyel – Paris, France TICKETS
Wednesday 12 May, 2021 Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium TICKETS
Thursday 13 May, 2021 TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands TICKETS
Sunday 16 May, 2021 Bridgewater Hall – Manchester, UK TICKETS
Monday 17 May, 2021 Symphony Hall – Birmingham, UK TICKETS
Wednesday 19 May, 2021 Barbican – York, UK TICKETS
Thursday 20 May, 2021 The Sage – Gateshead, UK TICKETS
Saturday 22 May, 2021 Philharmonic Hall – Liverpool, UK TICKETS
Sunday 23 May, 2021 Royal Concert Hall – Nottingham, UK TICKETS
Monday 24 May, 2021 Royal Albert Hall – London, UK TICKETS
Wednesday 26 May, 2021 Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland TICKETS
Friday 28 May, 2021 Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, UK TICKETS

VIP Experiences

European Meet & Greet Upgrade Package

  • Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with YES
  • Personal photograph with YES
  • Autograph session with YES
  • Collectible tour poster designed by Roger Dean limited print
  • YES commemorative coin
  • Exclusive YES merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Commemorative ticket
  • On-site VIP host
  • Very limited availability

Available as an upgrade only at

UK Meet & Greet Upgrade Package

  • Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with YES
  • Personal photograph with YES
  • Autograph session with YES
  • Official YES limited edition brochure
  • YES tour VIP meet & greet laminate
  • 2 Limited edition YES gifts (exclusive to VIP packages only)
  • Collectable YES tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
  • On-site VIP host
  • Limited availability

Available as an add-on at the links above, for customers who already have a valid show ticket.

UK Souvenir Merchandise Package

  • Official YES limited edition brochure
  • 2 Limited edition YES gifts (exclusive to VIP packages only)
  • Collectable YES tour lithograph designed by Roger Dean (limited print, numbered)
  • On-site VIP host
  • Limited availability

Available as an add-on at the links above, for customers who already have a valid show ticket.

For further details on VIP experiences at the Royal Albert Hall please see:



Forbes – Alan White and Geoff Downes talk about the band’s latest live LP and working on new music during the pandemic.
Metal Music Planet – “Equally thrilling and beautiful, great music, well played will never go out of style and ‘The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas’ is a glowing testament to that fact.”
DownBeat Reviews – “The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas is a fine entry point for casual fans curious to know what the band sounds like today”
The Rock Music Alliance Interview – Jon Davison talks about his early career and his musical journey with YES.
Target Audience Magazine – “It’s a rare opportunity to see all of these great bands in one place.”
Broward Palm Beach New Times – Alan White Is the Most Famous Drummer You’ve Never Heard Of
Sonic Perspectives – Interview with Billy Sherwood
Niagara Gazette – Yes, Asia, ELP make for a ‘Royal Affair’ at Artpark
Biff Bam Bop – Yes Proves Itself Again As Rock Royalty on the Royal Affair Tour in Toronto
The Morning Call – Yes’s 12-song, hour-and-45-minute set certainly included all of the prog touchstones fans would want from the band and a couple of surprises.
Rolling Stone – “Giants of Seventies and Eighties prog are joining forces this summer, and they’re bringing along former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal”
Rock Cellar Magazine – “This summer will be one to cherish for prog-rock fans.”
IHEART Radio – “Each night will be busy for the guitar great Howe, who is also set to perform with main support act Asia, a group he co-founded in 1981.”
PiercingMetal – “This is going to be a tour for the record books if there ever was one.”



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