Yes Announces the Royal Affair Tour with Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Yes: The Royal Affair TourProg rock fans take note: Yes has announced “The Royal Affair Tour” and it’s going to be a packed outing. The tour will also feature Asia, John Lodge of the Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

“Yes is delighted to headline this celebration of British music which has been so warmly received in America over the past five decades,” guitarist Steve Howe said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to joining a number of classic British talents that have delighted so many fans over the past half century,” drummer Alan White added.

Bassist Billy Sherwood will be performing double duty, as he plays in both Yes and Asia. The late Chris Squire and John Wetton each asked him to take their place after their passing, and he’s been honoring their playing ever since. Lodge will sing and play bass on a set that will focus on his time with The Moody Blues, while Palmer will pay tribute to his fallen friends from the band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. His trio, which usually features Simon Fitzpatrick, will have David Pastorius filling in.

The tour will kick off in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and cover the East Coast before crossing the South to head west. The final date is currently scheduled for July 29th in Saratoga, California.

Yes The Royal Affair Tour Dates:

Jun 12Bethlehem, PABethlehem Event Center
Jun 14Farmingville, NYLong Island Community Hospital Amphitheater
Jun 15Atlantic City, NJHard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Jun 16Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
Jun 20Westchester, NYWestchester County Center
Jun 21Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
Jun 22Baltimore, MDMECU Pavillion
Jun 24Toronto, ONBudweiser Stage
Jun 25Lewiston, NYArtpark Amphitheater
Jun 27Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun 29Gilford, NHBank of NH Pavilion
Jun 30Providence, RIBold Point Park
Jul 3Rochester Hills, MIMeadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jul 5Columbus, OHExpress Live
Jul 6Aurora, ILRiverEdge Park
Jul 8Nashville, TNGrand Ole Opry House
Jul 10Cary, NCKoka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
Jul 12Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall
Jul 13Hollywood, FLSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jul 18St Augustine, FLSt. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul 20Irving, TXToyota Music Factory
Jul 21Rogers, ARWalmart AMP
Jul 24Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
Jul 26Las Vegas, NVThe Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
Jul 27Irvine, CAFivePoints Amphitheatre
Jul 28Saratoga, CAThe Mountain Winery

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