YES Announces UK Tour The Album Series UK 2020 Tour – Relayer plus Classic Cuts

YES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre, have announced a 8-date UK tour for May and June of 2020. The Album Series 2020 Tour will feature their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. YES will take the tour to Europe for another 24 dates (see full list below).

This tour follows their 2018 highly successful #YES50 Anniversary tour and again features the line-up of Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals), Jon Davison (vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion).

The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive. Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve Howe’s guitar. The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.

The album continues with Sound Chaser, a prog-rock-jazz fusion experiment heavily influenced by Moraz’s style and To Be Over, a calm and gentle conclusion to the album, based on a melody by Steve Howe.

Released in late 1974 on Atlantic Records, Relayer continued YES’ success reaching number 4 in the UK album chart and number 5 in the US Billboard chart.

Steve Howe: “We are really looking forward to playing ALL of the Relayer album. Having premiered The Gates Of Delirium this year, we continue by expanding our Album Series with all the tracks: The Gates Of Delirium, Sound Chaser and To Be Over. During the first half of the evening we’ll be performing a refined selection from YES‘ enormous 50 year + repertoire. See you there!”

Alan White: “I always enjoy coming home to England so I’m especially looking forward to YES‘ upcoming ‘Album Series 2020’ tour. ‘Relayer’ I believe, is one of the most creative and interesting musical compilations in the bands repertoire. Challenging and extremely enjoyable to play, I’m happy to be bringing this music back to live stages throughout Europe. I hope all who attend our shows will enjoy these cuts as much as we like performing them for our audiences.”

Tickets go onsale at 10.00am Friday 11th October and are available from:

24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 249 2222
Online: bookingsdirect.com
Meet & Greet packages available, for info see below.
Showtime is 8pm.
For European shows please see below or visit the venue website.

Roger Dean will attend every show on the UK and European dates, and will have an exhibition of his iconic art, will be available to chat with fans front of house and sign merch, plus will be in the VIP meet and greets.

The Album Series 2020 European Tour Dates:

Date

Venue

Tickets


Friday 24 April
Campo Pequeno
Lisbon, Portugal
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Saturday 25 April
Box Vistalegre
Madrid, Spain
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Sunday 26 April
Razzmatazz 1
Barcelona, Spain
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Tuesday 28 April
Teatro Dal Verme
Milan, Italy
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Wednesday 29 April
Teatro della Conciliazione
Rome, Italy
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Thursday 30 April
Gran Teatro Geox
Padova, Italy
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Saturday 02 May
Komplex 457
Zurich, Switzerland
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Monday 04 May
Arena
Vienna, Austria
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Tuesday 05 May
Forum Karlín
Prague, Czech Republic
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Thursday 07 May
Steintor-Varieté
Halle (Saale), Germany
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Friday 08 May
Theatre am Potsdamer Platz
Berlin, Germany
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Saturday 09 May
Narodow Forum Muzyki
Wrocław, Poland
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Monday 11 May
Alexela Concert Hall
Tallinn, Estonia
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Tuesday 12 May
The Circus
Helsinki, Finland
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Thursday 14 May
Cirkus
Stockholm, Sweden
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Friday 15 May
Sentrum Scene
Oslo, Norway
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Saturday 16 May
Kulturværftet
Helsingør, Denmark
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Monday 18 May
Train
Aarhus, Denmark
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Tuesday 19 May
Red Box
Mönchengladbach, Germany
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Wednesday 20 May
Rockhal
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Friday 22 May
L’Olympia
Paris, France
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Saturday 23 May
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
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Sunday 24 May
Het Depot
Leuven, Belgium
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Tuesday 26 May
Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool, UK
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Wednesday 27 May
Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham, UK
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Friday 29 May
Barbican
York, UK
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Saturday 30 May
The Sage
Gateshead, UK
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Sunday 31 May
Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, UK
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Tuesday 2 June
Symphony Hall
Birmingham, UK
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Wednesday 3 June
Bridgewater Hall
Manchester, UK
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Friday 5 June
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK
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Sunday 7 June
Vicar Street
Dublin, Ireland
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VIP Experiences

UK Meet & Greet Package

  • One premium ticket
  • Exclusive 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 at BookingsDirect.com

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
  • Collectible tour poster designed by Roger Dean limited print
  • Limited availability

Available as an upgrade only at BookingsDirect.com

Royal Albert Hall
VIP Experience

Stalls Seat with Hospitality at London Royal Albert Hall

  • VIP seat in the stalls
  • Pre-show standing reception in the VIP hospitality suite with unlimited quality wine, beer and soft drinks for approx. 1hr 15mins. Guests return to hospitality during the interval for refreshments
  • Luxury menu of canapés and hot and cold bowl food served throughout the reception
  • Souvenir programme (one per 2 tickets)
  • VIP ticket wallet and ‘VIP Experience’ hospitality pass

4 and 8 Seater boxes also available.
See full details of Royal Albert Hall VIP Experiences at royalalberthall.com

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 future-beat.com.

About YES

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

Formed in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late, and much-missed, Chris Squire, YES have been one of the most innovative, influential and best-loved bands in rock music history. Their 1970s albums The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Yessongs (a triple live album set), Tales From Topographic Oceans, Relayer and Going For The One were ground-breaking in musical style and content. Their music also became synonymous with artist Roger Dean whose distinctive YES logo design and artwork adorned the lavish gatefold presentation sleeves of many YES albums.

With sales of over 50 million records, the Grammy-award winning YES were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 where they performed Roundabout from the album Fragile and the FM radio-friendly Owner Of A Lonely Heart from the 1985 album 90125.