Yes UK & European Tour - Spring 2016: Fragile & Drama
Date: Friday, September 04 @ 12:12:16 UTC
Topic: Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc)

Yes are currently on a US tour with Toto.... which in an earlier post we made, sharing news of Chris Squire's passing, I pondered whether touring plans would cease. They did not, as was his wish - that the band keep going. And they have. As evidenced further by news, announced prior to Squire's death, of a UK/EU tour:

"Grammy award-winning rock giants, Yes, announce a double-album 2016 Spring UK/European tour. The band will perform two of its iconic albums, Fragile and Drama, in their entirety.

"Legendary progressive rock band, Yes, will start their 2016 UK-European Tour kicking off 27 April 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland and wrapping up 2 June 2016 in Bari, Italy.

"On this tour, fans can look forward to a unique Yes experience; the band will perform two of its iconic albums in their entirety, Fragile and, for the first time ever, Drama.

"Yes will delight audiences with tracks from two of its most influential albums. Fans will hear long-time favorites, including 'Roundabout,' 'Long Distance Runaround,' 'Heart Of The Sunrise,' 'Machine Messiah,' 'Into The Lens,' 'Tempus Fugit,' and more. In addition, Yes will perform all the tracks in the order they appear on each corresponding studio album.

'This is a first for us,' said Yes guitarist, Steve Howe. 'This is the first time we'll be performing Drama in its entirety. In fact, most of the Drama songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years.' Yes drummer, Alan White, adds, 'Drama's a great album, and we decided it's long past due to bring its life and energy back to the forefront. We think the fans will love hearing Fragile and Drama in their entirety, and we certainly look forward to performing them.'

"The UK/European 2016 tour visits 27 cities across the UK and Europe. See below for complete tour itinerary information, including venues and dates.

Tickets can be purchased in advance.

04/27/2016 -- Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
04/29/2016 -- City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK
04/30/2016 -- Apollo, Manchester, England, UK
05/02/2016 -- Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK
05/03/2016 -- City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK
05/04/2016 -- Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK
05/06/2016 -- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK
05/07/2016 -- Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK
05/09/2016 -- New Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
05/10/2016 -- Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK
05/13/2016 -- Olympia, Paris, FR
05/14/2016 -- AB, Brussels, BE
05/15/2016 -- Tivoli, Utrecht, NL
05/17/2016 -- Mehr Theater, Hamburg, DE
05/19/2016 -- Alte Oper Hall, Frankfurt, DE
05/20/2016 -- Haus Auensee, Leipzig, DE
05/21/2016 -- Admiralspalast, Berlin, DE
05/23/2016 -- Beethovenhalle, Bonn, DE
05/24/2016 -- Hegelsaal, Stuttgart, DE
05/25/2016 -- Circus Krone, Munich, DE
05/27/2016 -- Volkhaus, Zurich, CH
05/28/2016 -- Barclays Teatro Nazionale, Milan, IT
05/29/2016 -- Gran Teatro, Padova, IT
05/31/2016 -- Obihall, Florence, IT
06/01/2016 -- Teatro Olimpico, Roma, IT

[Source: Yes website]

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