[Classic Yes logo by Roger Dean.]
Yes, the most popular and enduring of the big, prog-rock four--which includes Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, and King Crimson--will embark on a 26-date North American tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary. A live album may be released to coincide with the occasion.
The current lineup of vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman--son of former Yes keyboardist, Rick Wakeman--will embark on the "Close to the Edge and Back" jaunt--named after Yes' seminal 1972 album--starting July 12 at Canada's Quebec City Festival, and wrapping it up Aug. 22 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. These dates will be the band's first in 5 years.