Yes Announces the Royal Affair Tour with Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
Prog 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 12||Bethlehem, PA||Bethlehem Event Center|
|Jun 14||Farmingville, NY||Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater|
|Jun 15||Atlantic City, NJ||Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena|
|Jun 16||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|Jun 20||Westchester, NY||Westchester County Center|
|Jun 21||Pittsburgh, PA||Stage AE|
|Jun 22||Baltimore, MD||MECU Pavillion|
|Jun 24||Toronto, ON||Budweiser Stage|
|Jun 25||Lewiston, NY||Artpark Amphitheater|
|Jun 27||Bethel, NY||Bethel Woods Center for the Arts|
|Jun 29||Gilford, NH||Bank of NH Pavilion|
|Jun 30||Providence, RI||Bold Point Park|
|Jul 3||Rochester Hills, MI||Meadow Brook Amphitheatre|
|Jul 5||Columbus, OH||Express Live|
|Jul 6||Aurora, IL||RiverEdge Park|
|Jul 8||Nashville, TN||Grand Ole Opry House|
|Jul 10||Cary, NC||Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park|
|Jul 12||Clearwater, FL||Ruth Eckerd Hall|
|Jul 13||Hollywood, FL||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino|
|Jul 18||St Augustine, FL||St. Augustine Amphitheatre|
|Jul 20||Irving, TX||Toyota Music Factory|
|Jul 21||Rogers, AR||Walmart AMP|
|Jul 24||Phoenix, AZ||Comerica Theatre|
|Jul 26||Las Vegas, NV||The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)|
|Jul 27||Irvine, CA||FivePoints Amphitheatre|
|Jul 28||Saratoga, CA||The Mountain Winery|