Prog legends YES celebrate 50 years with a spectacular Gateshead Sage concert!
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. They play a special show at the Sage Gateshead next month, on 18th March 2018.
YES will be playing many of the bands classic hits, Not only that but they will perform sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 classic album ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’, which was the first Yes album to top the UK album charts. Making for a truly unmissable evening. The lineup is Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood.
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. Roger Dean (whose fantastical landscapes have become synonymous with the bands albums) will unveil new Close To The Edge paintings at the Palladium on March 25th.
“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 havent 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.” Steve Howe