Producer Trevor Horn has confirmed that he will be making a rare guest appearance with Yes for their London show at the Royal Albert Hall on 10th May. Trevor will also join Yes on stage in Oxford on the 9th; this will be the first opportunity to see Yes live with Horn since the original Drama tour 36 years ago.
The announcement was made after Horn joined Yes for a rehearsal session at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth last week; Robert Plant also working in another studio at Rockfield at the time popped in to say hello to the guys.
The extensive UK and European tour sees YES performing 1980’s prog landmark album Drama in its entirety for the very first time, together with 1971’s Fragile alongside other seminal hits from their catalogue. Drama was the only Yes album to feature Horn as lead vocalist, marking a change in direction for their sound, and reached number 2 in the UK charts. The band disbanded after the tour, with Trevor venturing into production, and being responsible for the reformed Yes’s worldwide hit album 90125.
“Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years” said guitarist Steve Howe. “Reliving those years will be very emotional” added drummer Alan White – “I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this”.
Yes was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterised by a progresive symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band would go on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys. The band is recognised as one of the most influential icons in prog rock having maintained a loyal following while also attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of its outstanding career.
For a full list of Yes tour dates previously reported at Ramzine click here.