Danny Zelisko Presents and the Celebrity Theatre announced today that legendary progressive rock group Yes will be performing live at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Long time Yes fans will be in for a real treat as the band will play three of their iconic albums, “The Yes Album,” (1971), “Close To The Edge” (1972) and “Going For The One” (1977) performed live in their entirety in one evening.
Yes’ 2013 tour will mark the first time since 1973 that Yes will perform an album onstage in its entirety. The 2013 version of Yes will feature bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison.
Squire is the only member of Yes to have appeared on every Yes album. White joined Yes in 1972 and has been with them ever since. Although Howe took some time away from Yes in the 1980’s while he performed with Asia, it is his guitar work that most Yes fans are familiar with as he contributed to all three of the albums that are scheduled to be performed. Downes recently returned to Yes in 2011, having played with Yes in the early 1980’s. Like Howe, Downes too is also a member of Asia.
New lead singer, Jon Davison, joined Yes in 2012 having taken over for Benoit David, who had taken over vocal duties from long time Yes front man Jon Anderson. Both Anderson and David had to leave Yes for medical reasons. Davison performed admirably with Yes during their 2012 tour.
Yes’ Phoenix appearance will be the second date of Yes’ United States 2013 summer tour. Currently Yes is finishing up a North American tour swing before heading to South America for some dates in May. It is expected that Yes will be recording a new album with their current line-up in the fall of 2013.
Tickets for Yes’ appearance at the Celebrity will be priced at $43, $58 and $78 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 8th, at the Celebrity Theatre or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge.