YES TO TOUR WITH ASIA

The initial dates for Yes’ “The Royal Affair Tour” have been announced, with the trek also featuring Asia, the Moody Blues’ John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. The tour will launch on June 12th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and as of now, will wind down on July 28th in Saratoga, California. Yes’ current lineup features Steve Howe on guitar, Alan White on drums, Geoff Downes on keyboards, Jon Davison on vocals, and Billy Sherwood on bass. The band is supplemented by Jay Schellen on additional drums. Asia will play their signature songs and pay tribute to their late founding member John Wetton. A portion of their set will feature original guitarist Steve Howe in a special performance. Asia will also introduce its new line-up featuring guitarist/lead vocalist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and bassist Billy Sherwood.

John Lodge’s set will encompass his classic hits by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Moody Blues and pay tribute to the band’s recently departed member Ray Thomas. Carl Palmer will honor the memory of his fellow Emerson, Lake and Palmer members Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, with vocals by British vocalist Arthur Brown. As part of the evening’s British theme, there will be Alan White of Yes’ tribute to John Lennon; White was the drummer on Lennon’s solo material including the recording of “Imagine.” Yes’ “The Royal Affair” tour dates:

Jun. 12   Bethlehem, PA   Bethlehem Event Center
Jun. 14   Farmingdale, NY   LI Community Hospital Amphitheater
Jun. 15   Atlantic City, NJ   Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Jun. 16   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center
Jun. 20   Westchester, NY   Westchester County Center
Jun. 21   Pittsburgh, PA   Stage AE
Jun. 22   Baltimore, MD   MECU Pavilion
Jun. 24   Toronto, ON   Budweiser Stage
Jun. 25   Lewiston, NY   Artpark Amphitheater
Jun. 27   Bethel, NY   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun. 29   Gilford, NH   Bank of NH Pavilion
Jun. 30   Providence, RI   Bold Point Park
Jul. 03   Rochester Hills, MI   Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jul. 05   Columbus, OH   Express Live
Jul. 06   Aurora, IL   RiverEdge Park
Jul. 08   Nashville, TN   Grand Ole Opry House
Jul. 10   Cary, NC   Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jul. 12   Clearwater, FL   Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jul. 13   Hollywood, FL   Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jul. 18   St. Augustine, FL   St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul. 20   Irving, TX  Toyota Music Factory
Jul. 21   Rogers, AR  Walmart AMP
Jul. 24   Phoenix, AZ   Comerica Theatre
Jul. 26   Las Vegas, NV   The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jul. 27   Irvine, CA   FivePoints Amphitheatre
Jul. 28   Saratoga, CA   The Mountain Winery

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