Prior to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yes Touts ‘Yestival’ Tour With Todd Rundgren and ELP’s Carl Palmer

Yes will tour the U.S. - Photo by Glenn Gotlieb for
Yes will tour the U.S. - Photo by Glenn Gotlieb for


Ahead of its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tomorrow, Yes has announced a U.S. tour, called Yestival.

With stops in all the major cities, Yes will bring its well-known innovative synth-tinged sound around the country.  Opener is Todd Rundgren.

The touring lineup for Yes is of Steve Howe on guitar, Alan White on drums, Geoff Downes on keyboard, Jon Davison on vocals, and bassist Billy Sherwood, who is the late Chris Squire’s chosen successor. Founding member Jon Anderson will not tour. But he will reunite at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band that tributes the music of Emerson, Lake and Palmer will also hit the road with Yes.

Yestival 2017 Tour Dates
8/04 — Greensboro, NC
8/05 — Boone, NC
8/07 — Baltimore, MD
8/08 — Upper Darby, PA
8/10 — Mashantucket, CT
8/11 — Brooklyn, NY
8/12 — Holmdel, NJ
8/16 — Greensburg, PA
8/17 — Clarkston, MI
8/19 — Elgin, IL
8/20 — Cleveland, OH
8/22 — Oklahoma City, OK
8/23 — Sugar Land, TX
8/25 — Phoenix, AZ
8/26 — Las Vegas, NV
8/29 — Los Angeles, CA
9/03 — Tulalip, WA