Yes, Asia, John Lodge, Carl Palmer and Arthur Brown team for Royal Affair Tour

Yes royal affair tour


Yes (from left, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood) will perform in Holmdel and Atlantic City this summer

Yes will headline the summer’s Royal Affair Tour, a sort of traveling progressive-rock festival that will also feature Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (with guest vocalist Arthur Brown).

Palmer is also Asia’s drummer, and Yes guitarist Steve Howe, a co-founder of Asia, will play with that band for part of its set. Bassist Billy Sherwood and keyboardist Geoff Downes are members of both Yes and Asia.

Brown is best known for “Fire,” his 1968 hit released under the name The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

There will be two New Jersey stops.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. June 15 show at the Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City go on sale April 5 at noon, with pre-sales starting April 3 at 10 a.m. Visit

Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. June 16 show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel go on sale April 5 at 10 a.m., with pre-sales starting April 3 at 10 a.m. Visit

Other area stops will include the Bethlehem Event Center, June 12; the Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater in Farmingdale, N.Y., June 14; and the Westchester County Center, June 20.

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