Yes formed in London in 1968, and brought its current tour, titled #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES, to the Wellmont Theater in Montclair on July 7; the Tropicana in Atlantic City on July 14; and the St. George Theatre in Staten Island on July 15.
The band currently includes guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison and bassist Billy Sherwood, and keyboardist Tony Kaye has also been featured on some numbers on the current tour.
There will also be shows at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, July 20-21, plus a YesFanFest at The Foundry (in the same building as The Fillmore), July 21 from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Current members of Yes as well as former Yes keyboardists Patrick Moraz and Tom Brislin and singer Trevor Horn, and artist Roger Dean (who created the iconic images on the covers of many of the band’s albums) will participate in the FanFest. For information, visit yesworld.com.
Here is the St. George Theatre setlist, according to setlist.fm. Below it is a photo gallery by Wes Orshoski, and a video.
“Close to the Edge”
“Nine Voices (Longwalker)”
“Mood for a Day”
“Leaves of Green”
“Fly From Here, Part I: We Can Fly”
“Heart of the Sunrise”
“Does It Really Happen?”
“Yours Is No Disgrace”
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