Music News - YES and Toto today (4/6) announced they will join up summer for a co-headlining North American tour. Having once been one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award-winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades. YES continues, without Jon Anderson, with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock.
Since its founding in 1968, by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” ”I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Ocean, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA.
“We’re thrilled to be hitting the road with Toto. Yes have always been big fans of Toto’s music, and we think the fans are going to really enjoy seeing both of us together,” says YES co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire. The current line up has not been confirmed at time of tour announce, stay tuned.
YES will be releasing a new live CD/DVD (recorded at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona) titled Like It Is on July 7.
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums..
With over 35 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They recently released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV which debuted last week Top 10 in nine countries around the world. Prior to the tour with YES, Toto are embarking on a European headlining arena tour with appearances at key festivals.
“We are so honored to be touring with our musical heroes YES,” remarked founder/guitarist Steve Lukather. “Life changing music for me and the guys, and we even have a song on our new record totally inspired by them so it is a lifelong love of their music that has kept us fans to this day. We all stood and waited in line for tickets to see Close to the Edge and Topographic…many, many shows as young upcoming musicians/fans in the 70′s and were blown away and inspired to be better musicians and composers by Yes’ amazing music, musicianship and insanely cool live shows. This is a crazy dream come true for us and we can’t wait to do this tour and to make new friends and solidify old friendships.” No word on who the touring members are for this run.
UPDATE 5/17- Due to health reasons, leukemia treatments, bassist Chris Squire will not perform with YES. He is being replaced by Billy Sherwood on this tour.
Toto and Yes’ 2015 Tour Itinerary:
|Fri-Aug-07||Mashantucket, CT||Grand Theater at Foxwoods|
|Sat-Aug-08||Newark, NJ||New Jersey PAC|
|Sun-Aug-09||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Event Center|
|Tue-Aug-11||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|Wed-Aug-12||Baltimore, MD||Pier Six Pavilion|
|Fri-Aug-14||Huber Heights, OH||Music Center at The Heights|
|Sat-Aug-15||Sterling Heights, MI||Freedom Hill Amphitheatre|
|Sun-Aug-16||Chicago, IL||FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island|
|Tue-Aug-18||Des Moines, IA||Iowa State Fair – Grandstand|
|Wed-Aug-19||Saint Charles, MO||Family Arena|
|Fri-Aug-21||Biloxi, MS||Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Beau Rivage Theater|
|Sat-Aug-22||Alpharetta, GA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park|
|Sun-Aug-23||Clearwater, FL||Ruth Eckerd Hall|
|Tue-Aug-25||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|Wed-Aug-26||San Antonio, TX||Majestic Theatre|
|Thu-Aug-27||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|Sun-Aug-30||Littleton, CO||Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield|
|Mon-Aug-31||Salt Lake City, UT||Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre|
|Wed-Sep-02||Tucson, AZ||AVA Amphitheater|
|Fri-Sep-04||Scottsdale, AZ||Talking Stick Resort & Casino|
|Sat-Sep-05||Pala, CA||Pala Casino – Starlight Theater|
|Sun-Sep-06||Los Angeles, CA||The Greek Theatre|
|Tue-Sep-08||Saratoga, CA||Mountain Winery|
|Thu-Sep-10||Shelton, WA||Little Creek Casino Resort – Event Center|
|Fri-Sep-11||Airway Heights, WA||Northern Quest Resort & Casino|
|Sat-Sep-12||Coquitlam, BC||Hard Rock Casino – Vancouver|