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  YES 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES ARE HERE
5th September 2017



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Next year, 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.

The final weekend of the UK tour at the London Palladium on 24th and 25th March will include a 50th Anniversary fan convention and more details of the anniversary celebrations will be announced soon.

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.

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Talking about their 50th Anniversary, Steve Howe told us:

"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!!"

Yes 50th Anniversary tour dates:
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
Tuesday 27th March: Tilburg, 013
Wednesday 28th March: Antwerp, De Roma
Friday 30th March: Paris, Olympia

Tickets have started to go on sale now but for some venues, they won't be available until Friday 8th September. Click here to get yours.





MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.







NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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