Trevor joins legends for a couple of shows
Trevor Horn has confirmed he will delight fans with a rare guest appearance during the band’s London show at Royal Albert Hall on 10th May. Trevor will also join YES on stage in Oxford on the 9th; this will be the first opportunity to see YES live with Trevor since the original Drama tour 36 years ago.
The announcement was made after Horn joined YES for a rehearsal session at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth last week; Robert Plant working also working in another studio at Rockfield also popped in to say hello to the guys.
The extensive UK and European tour sees YES performing 1980’s prog landmark album ‘Drama’ in its entirety for the very first time, together with ‘Fragile’ 1971 and other seminal hits from their catalogue. ‘Drama’, YES’ only album to feature Horn as lead vocalist, marked a change of direction for their sound and was widely acclaimed by critics, reaching number 2 in the UK charts. The band disbanded after the tour, with Trevor venturing into production. Trevor Horn went onto produce YES’ next album 90125.
‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ – said Steve Howe. “Reliving those years will be very emotional” – adds drummer Alan White – “I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this”.
YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterised by a prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys, The band is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.
Still as relevant today as in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of its outstanding career.
Dates as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE BOX OFFICE
Wed 27th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Fri 29th Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030
Sat 30th Manchester Apollo 08444 777 677
Mon 2nd Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Tue 3rd Sheffield City Hall 0114 2789 789
Wed 4th Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500
Fri 6th Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sat 7th Brighton Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
Mon 9th Oxford * New Theatre 0844 871 3020
Tue 10th London** Royal Albert Hall 0207 589 8212
Dates for rest of EUROPE
13th Paris FRANCE Olympia
14th Brussels BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique
15th Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg
17th Hamburg GERMANY Mehr Theater
19th Frankfurt GERMANY Alte Oper
20th Leipzig GERMANY Avensee
21st Berlin GERMANY Admiralspalast
23rd Bonn GERMANY Beethovenhalle
24th StuttgartGERMANY Hegelsaal
25th Munich GERMANY Cirkus Krone
27th Zurich SWITZERLAND Volkshaus
28th Milan ITALY Teatro Nazionale
29th Padova ITALY Gran Teatro Geox
31st Florence ITALY Dbihall
1st Rome ITALY Teatro Olimpico
UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London. Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.
London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38 Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com. Showtime is 7.30pm (plus support).