brings 2017 ‘YESTIVAL’ Summer Tour
with special guest Todd Rundgren
& Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thursday, August 17th at 7PM
Get your tickets here!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES are bringing their summer tour, YESTIVAL, featuring special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m.
YESTIVAL will feature a set list of greatest hits from all of the band’s studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands.
“We are looking forward to presenting songs from each of the first nine studio albums, including some surprises,” says YES guitarist Steve Howe.
The tour kicks off August 4 in Greensboro, NC and will travel across the U.S. through early September, stopping in such markets as Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn (August 11 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk), Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles (August 29 at the Microsoft Theater), with more to be announced soon. Go to www.yesworld.com for ticketing information.
On this summer’s annual trek, YES--Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboard), Jon Davison (vocals) and Billy Sherwood (the late Chris Squire’s chosen successor on bass)--will treat fans to such hits as “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper,” performing gems off every album from 1969’s Yes to 1980’s Drama.
Last night’s hour-long SiriusXM event in New York City featured an interview with the band, hosted by David Fricke, and acoustic performances of “Roundabout,” “Leaves of Green,” and “Clap.” As a surprise conclusion, Steve Howe was presented with a birthday cake to commemorate his upcoming 70th birthday this Saturday, April 8.
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its 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, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.
"Roundabout" by Yes Year: 1971 Album: Fragile Lyrics: I'll be the roundabout The words will make you out an' out You spend the day your way Call it morning driving Through the south In an' out the valley The music, dance and sing They make the children really ring I
Studio version, lyrics, pics.
Live from Ficulle in Rock Festival 8th of August 2015 Carl Palmer: Drum Luca Bernardini: Keyboards Simon Fitzpatrick: Bass