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8th March 2018


2018, marks half a century since the formation of legendary group Yes and to celebrate this milestone, the current line-up - Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood - will embark upon a ten date UK tour.

Together with a selection of classic Yes hits, they will perform sides one and four and an excerpt from side three of their 1973 album 'Tales From Topographic Oceans', the first Yes album to top the UK charts.

Roger Dean, whose fantastical landscapes have become synonymous with Yes albums, will unveil new 'Close To The Edge' paintings at the Palladium on March 25th.

Yes will also release 'Topographic Drama – Live Across America', a new live album, later in the year. This was recorded during their 2016/17 tours of America.


Steve Howe told us when the 50th Anniversary was first announced:

"We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work - we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven't done in a while."

Geoff Downes added:

"I feel enormously privileged be a part of the legacy of the incredible and unique line of musicians in Yes. The band has always remained fresh and inventive throughout its 50-year history, and created an amazing catalogue of music that has inspired millions from all generations."

Alan White says:

"Reflecting on the past 46 years that I've devoted my life to playing Yes music, it's been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I've always believed in the power of music and I'm extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It's been a great ride!!"

MetalTalk has a pair of tickets for each of the following shows:

Wednesday 14th March: Sheffield City Hall
Sunday 18th March: Gateshead Sage
Wednesday 21st March: Brighton Centre
Friday 23rd March: Liverpool Philharmonic

To win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice, just correctly answer this question.

'Tales From Topographic Oceans' was the first UK album to qualify for what certification based on pre-orders alone?

A) Gold
B) Silver
C) Platinum



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Competition closes at midnight on Monday 12th March and usual MetalTalk competition rules apply.

Full tour dates are:

Tuesday 13th March: Bristol, Colston Hall
Wednesday 14th March: Sheffield, City Hall
Friday 16th March: Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Saturday 17th March: Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 18th March: Gateshead, Sage
Tuesday 20th March: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wednesday 21st March: Brighton, Centre
Friday 23rd March: Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Saturday 24th March: London, Palladium
Sunday 25th March: London, Palladium

Tickets are available to purchase here.


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