Saturday, September 18, 2021

YES announce UK and European tour

Grammy-winning prog-rock pioneers YES have announced an extensive UK Europe tour for 2016.

This follows the sad news that founding member Chris Squire passed away earlier this year. Guitarist Steve Howe had this to say:

“It’s hard to imagine the future without Chris! He will always be in our thoughts and mind. Chris was a one-off, larger than life human being, who brought a serious amount to everything he was part of,” 

Tour dates are as follows:

27th April – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
29th April – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
30th April – Apollo, Manchester, UK
2nd May – Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
3rd May – City Hall, Sheffield, UK
4th May – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
6th May – Symphony Hall, Bristol UK 
7th May – Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
9th May – New Theatre, Oxford, UK 
10th May – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK 
13th May – Olympia Paris, France 
14th May – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium 
15th May – Tivolivredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
17th May – Mehr Theater, Hamburg, Germany 
19th May – Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
20th May – Haus Avensee, Leipzig, Germany 
21st May – Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany 
23rd May – Beethovenhalle, Bonn, Germany
24th May – Hegelsaal, Stuttgart, Germany
25th May – Cirkus Krone, Munich, Germany
27th May – Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland 
28th May – Teatro Nazionale, Milan, Italy 
29th May – Gran Teatro Geox, Padova, Italy
31st May – Dbihall, Florence, Italy
1st June – Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy

Drummer Alan White had this to say:

“It’s been harder than I can say to put thoughts to words—to express the sense of loss I feel upon the passing of my cherished friend and band mate, Chris Squire. I am without one of the most important, most loved people in my life. Chris was always a gentle but strong leader; a steadfast rock of my existence,”

 

Neale McGeever
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