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YES Signs New Worldwide Recording Deal with Frontiers Records.
New Studio CD, First In Nearly A Decade, Slated For 2011

HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 29, 2010) - Grammy Award winners YES, one of the most influential and ground-breaking progressive rock 'n' roll bands, today announced the signing of a new worldwide recording deal with the Italian-based record label, Frontiers Records. Songs such as 'Roundabout', 'I've Seen All Good People', 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart', and countless others, have served to place the group upon the pantheon of rock 'n' roll history. But history is still yet to be written, because Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White, along with Oliver Wakeman (Rick Wakeman's son) and new lead singer Benoit David, will enter the studio to record the group's first new CD in a decade. It is anticipated for release before Summer 2011.

Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino said: 'I am truly honored and excited to have these Rock and Roll pioneers on the label. YES have written some fabulous pages in the history of this music and I look forward to keep on writing new exciting chapters with them!'

'Having the two new guys in the line-up has inspired the impetus behind the need for YES to return to the studio,' explains Chris Squire, while Steve Howe adds, 'The new lineup has shown that we can operate well as a touring band, so now to expand that to recording would broaden our repertoire and the inclusion of Oliver and Benoit on new recordings will show a new leaf in YES music's continuing development.'

One of the most popular concert attractions of all-time YES's remarkable career has served to re-define the boundaries of rock. Proving to be a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold over 33 million albums worldwide. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical style has made each of the group's players are virtuosos in their own right.

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YES and Peter Frampton tour together

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Progressive rock melodies and tasty guitar riffs are what's in store with this classic rock double bill featuring two of the most influential and ground-breaking artists of the 1970s on stage together! The concert will feature more than three hours of music and is sure to include YES classics like "I've Seen All Good People" and "Starship Trooper," as well as Frampton hits like "Show Me The Way," "Baby, I Love Your Way," and "Do You Feel Like We Do."

YES, one of rock history's greatest progressive rock bands and one of the most popular concert attractions of all-time, just wrapped up a February USA tour. The band's remarkable career has served to re-define the boundaries of rock. As a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles has made each of the group's players a virtuoso in his own right. The YES lineup continues to feature guitarist Steve Howe, bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and drummer Alan White, as well as Oliver Wakeman (son of keyboard legend Rick Wakeman) on keyboards, and lead singer Benoit David.

Peter Frampton, who recently won a Grammy Award for his instrumental album Fingerprints, remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top selling live records of all time. He'll be performing material from his forthcoming release Thank You Mr Churchill (out April 27, 2010). Frampton's band will include Rob Arthur (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals) and John Regan (bass), as well as Adam Lester (guitar) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums).

Frampton and Yes performed stadium shows together in 1976, including a show to more than 100,000 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.


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YES THEY CAN! LEGENDARY BAND BEGINS 24-DATE U.S. TOUR JUNE 26 IN INDIO, THROUGH AUGUST 2 IN BETHLEHEM, PA, WITH SPECIAL GUEST ASIA

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North American Tour Will See YES' Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White joined by singer Benoit David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman, with Howe doing double duty in both bands

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2009. It's a prog-rock fan's dream come true, with two of the legendary British bands of all time on the same stage, playing hits like 'I've Seen All Good People,' 'Roundabout' and 'Heat of the Moment.'

Acclaimed British band YES launch their 24-city U.S. tour on June 26 at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA, featuring the classic line-up of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White with new vocalist Benoit David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman, son of the group's Rick Wakeman. The tour runs through August 2 at Bethlehem, PA and includes stops at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre (July 2), L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre at City Walk (July 7) and Philadelphia's Tower Theater (July 28). The new dates come after this year's West Coast tour was postponed when Chris Squire was hospitalized for leg surgery.

For this tour, YES will be joined by Special Guest Asia, with Howe, a cornerstone member of both groups, performing as part of each band's set, alongside original Asia members, including ex-YES and Buggles keyboardist Geoff Downes, ELP's Carl Palmer on drums and former King Crimson and UK bassist/guitarist/vocalist John Wetton.

Said Howe: 'This is a monumental event and even though it will be a challenge, I am up for it.'

Rolling Stone raved that YES' performance at New York City's Hammersmith Ballroom last year 'sounded as majestic as ever,' adding that the band's stand-in vocalist Benoit David was able to 'expertly mimic the impossibly high-pitched vocals of original singer Jon Anderson.' This may not be exactly the traditional YES line-up... 'But it's close enough,' the magazine declared.

YES concerts have always been very special events, and this spring's U.S. jaunt will be no different. The group will perform selections from hit albums like Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans and 90125 along with audience favorites like 'Roundabout,' 'Owner of a Lonely Heart,' 'I've Seen All Good People' and 'Yours Is No Disgrace,' just some of the enduring classics that have made YES one of the most influential and groundbreaking groups in rock & roll.

This time around, Howe, Squire and White are also pulling out some rarely performed chestnuts, like 1980's 'Machine Messiah' and 'Siberian Khatru,' expertly sung by David, a Montreal, Quebec, native and vocalist in several YES tribute groups, discovered by the band on the Internet. His ability to channel Anderson's distinctive singing voice has added an extra treat for true fans.

Asia's performance will feature many songs from their historic first album, the world's best-selling release of 1982. The supergroup's debut effort was #1 at Billboard for nine weeks and included such smashes as 'Heat of the Moment,' 'Only Time Will Tell' and 'Sole Survivor.' The original line-up of ASIA reformed after 23 years apart in 2006, and has since conducted four successful world tours. In addition, the band released the critically acclaimed Phoenix album on EMI Records. Collectively and individually, the four original members of ASIA have sold over 120 million records.

'People have been waiting for this for decades,' adds Asia's John Wetton. 'Since America was so important to the success of both bands, we feel it was the right time and place to launch it.'

Over the course of a remarkable 40-year career that has continually redefined the boundaries of rock, YES has become renowned for their live performances since being formed in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson. With drummer Bill Bruford, guitarist Peter Banks and keyboardist Tony Kaye, they metamorphosed into YES, earning a residency at the famed London venue The Marquee Club, where they played with Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, releasing their self-titled debut album in July 1969.

Guitarist Steve Howe, who continues to release acclaimed solo albums and tour, brought an experimental cutting edge to YES for 1970's The Yes Album, their first to top the UK charts. Drummer Alan White, who had been hand-picked to play on John Lennon's Imagine and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, came aboard in 1972. YES then went on to conquer America and played at some of the largest paid attendance concerts of all time, including JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in 1976 to a crowd of over 130,000 people.

As a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, stretching the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their dynamic instrumental contrasts and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them one of the most successful and long-standing groups in rock history as they continue to add new, young fans to their following.

Added Squire: 'This has turned out to be one of the best performing line-ups in YES' storied history. It feels like we're rediscovering these songs all over again.'


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In the Present Tour

The next leg of tour dates are now available. Please visit the concerts page to see where the band will be performing.

STEVE HOWE, CHRIS SQUIRE AND ALAN WHITE OF YES CONTINUE NEXT LEG OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 'IN THE PRESENT' TOUR FEB. 5 IN MEXICO CITY

17-City North American Tour Includes Stops at L.A.'s Wiltern, Texas, Colorado, Pacific Northwest, Canada, Idaho, Las Vegas, Northern and Southern California Through March 3

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2008 - Rolling Stone recently raved that Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White of YES 'sounded as majestic as ever' during their performance just last month at New York City's Hammersmith Ballroom, adding that the band's stand-in vocalist Benoit David was able to 'expertly mimic the impossibly high-pitched vocals of original singer Jon Anderson.' Now, that's some high praise. This may not be exactly the traditional YES line-up, 'but it's close enough,' raved Rolling Stone.

YES concerts have always been very special events, and this winter's 'In the Present' tour, which began in November and December, and will resume February 5 and 6 for two shows in Mexico City before hitting a total of 16 U.S. cities in November and December, lives up to those expectations. Band members Howe, Squire and White, along with David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman, son of YES' Rick Wakeman, will play selections from hit albums like Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans and 90125 along with audience favorites like 'Roundabout,' 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and 'I've Seen All Good People,' some of the enduring classics that have made YES one of the most influential and groundbreaking groups in rock & roll.

This time around, Howe, Squire and White are also pulling out some rarely performed chestnuts, like 1980's 'Machine Messiah' and 'Siberian Khatru,' expertly sung by David, a Montreal, Quebec, native and vocalist in several YES tribute groups, discovered by the band on the Internet and invited on the tour. His ability to channel Anderson's distinctive singing voice has added an extra treat to the concerts for true fans.

The tour resumes at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City on Feb. 5-6, and runs through March 3 at the Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA. The group's itinerary can be found on the Tour page at http://yesworld.com.

Over the course of a remarkable 40-year career that has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock, YES have become renowned for their live performances since being formed in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson from a mutual interest in vocal harmonies and classical song structure. With drummer Bill Bruford, guitarist Peter Banks and keyboardist Tony Kaye, they metamorphosed into YES, earning a residency at the famed London venue The Marquee Club, where they played with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, releasing their self-titled debut album in July 1969.

Guitarist Steve Howe, who went on to play in the popular prog-rock groups Asia and GTR and continues releasing acclaimed solo albums and touring, brought an experimental cutting edge to YES for their 1970's The Yes Album, their first album to top the UK charts. Drummer Alan White, who had been hand-picked to play on John Lennon's Imagine and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, came aboard in 1972. YES then went on to conquer America and played at some of the largest paid attendance concerts of all time, including JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in 1976 to a crowd of over 130,000 people.

YES postponed plans for a 40th anniversary Close to the Edge and Back tour in June, when vocalist Jon Anderson suffered a severe asthma attack and was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure. Commented Squire: 'This isn't an attempt to replace Jon Anderson because, as we all know, that would be impossible. Benoit has proven to be a talented singer, which has enabled us to present the music of YES for fans who have waited almost four years to see us perform.'

As a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, stretching the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their dynamic instrumental contrasts and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them one of the most successful and long-standing group in rock history and their amazing career continues to defy many of their contemporaries, as they continue to add new, young fans to their following.

Added Squire: 'This is turning out to be one of the best performing line-ups in YES' storied history. It feels like we're rediscovering these songs all over again, playing them In the Present,' as if for the very first time.'


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In the Present Tour

The tour dates are now available. Please visit the concerts page to see where the band will be performing.

STEVE HOWE, CHRIS SQUIRE AND ALAN WHITE OF GROUNDBREAKING ROCK GROUP YES UNITE FOR 'IN THE PRESENT' U.S. TOUR

Members will be joined by Oliver Wakeman on keyboards and vocalist Benoit David to perform the group's classic repertoire in live spectacular

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2008. Albums like Fragile, Close to the Edge Tales from Topographic Oceans and 90125 and singles such as 'Roundabout,' 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and 'I've Seen All Good People' are just some of the enduring classics that have made YES one of the most influential and groundbreaking groups in rock & roll. Now, the classic YES line-up of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White will launch the 'In The Present' tour starting November 4th in Hamilton, Ontario, marking yet another chapter in the art-rockers' amazing, 40-year career of legendary live performances. The three will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Wakeman, the son of YES' Rick Wakeman, and vocalist Benoit David, a Montreal, Quebec, native and vocalist in several YES tribute groups, who was discovered by the band on the Internet.

With a remarkable 40-year career that has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock, YES was formed in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, who shared a mutual interest in vocal harmonies and classical music. With drummer Bill Bruford, guitarist Peter Banks and keyboardist Tony Kaye, they became YES, earning a residency at the famed London venue The Marquee Club, where they played with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, releasing their self-titled debut album in July 1969.

Guitarist Steve Howe, who went on to play in the popular prog-rock groups Asia and GTR and continues releasing acclaimed solo albums and touring, brought an experimental cutting edge to YES for their 1970's The Yes Album, their first number one album in the UK. Drummer Alan White, who had been hand-picked to play on John Lennon's Imagine and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, came aboard in 1972. YES then went on to conquer America and played at some of the largest paid attendance concerts of all time including the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in 1976 to a crowd of over 130,000 people.

YES postponed plans for a 40th anniversary Close to the Edge and Back tour in June, when vocalist Jon Anderson suffered a severe asthma attack and was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure. Commented Squire: "This isn't an attempt to replace Jon Anderson, because as we all know, that would be impossible. With Benoit, we are bringing in a talented singer so that we can go out and honor the music of YES for the fans who have waited for the past four years to see us perform."

A dominant force in rock music for more than four decades, YES has created some of rock's most enduring and compelling hits, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide. The group has defined music history with their dynamic instrumental contrasts and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them the most successful progressive rock band in history and their amazing career continues to defy many of their rock counterparts.


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YES Cancels 40th Anniversary Tour

NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 4, 2008 - Legendary rock band Yes announced today that the group will unfortunately be canceling their 2008 40th Anniversary Tour. The 26-city tour was scheduled to kick off in Quebec next month and run through the summer.

Said Jon Anderson, 'In the wake of my recent respiratory attack, doctors have advised me to spend the coming months resting and recovering. Unfortunately, this means I won't be able to tour with Yes this summer as originally planned. I'd like everyone know how deeply disappointed I am by this turn of events. I was looking forward to celebrating our music with the amazing family of Yes fans once again; but as we all know, health must come before anything else. Wishing you all the very best...'

Said Chris Squire, 'We were all looking forward to performing for our fans after a prolonged leave of absence from touring. I am especially regretful of the fact that I know many of our fans and friends have probably laid out non-refundable airfares and hotels, etc. in order to enjoy the Yes shows this summer. Please join me in wishing Jon a speedy return to health, which at this point in time is our main concern.'

Yes frontman and founding member Jon Anderson was admitted to the hospital last month after suffering a severe asthma attack. He has now been diagnosed with acute respiratory failure and was told by doctors this weekend that he needs to rest and not work for a period of at least six months or suffer further health complications. Upon receiving this news the band has determined that their tour plans need to be put on hold.

Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase. - Source - Yesworld.com


Oliver's statement on the current Yes situation. 10th June 2008

"I can't pretend that the cancellation of the Yes tour hasn't been a huge disappointment for me, however Jon's health must take priority and I hope that he gets well soon. I totally understand the need for him to rest and recuperate. Having gone through similar health scares with my father I can imagine how his family is feeling and it is absolutely the right decision for Jon not to tour.

I was really looking forward to playing to all the Yes fans and would like to thank all the people who sent kind words of welcome when I joined, and commiserations when the tour was cancelled. I knew it was a big role to step into Dad's shoes but every ones words of encouragement made it all seem less daunting!

As to the future, I hope that I can be involved with the band but the guys have a lot to sort out and decisions to be made and so I guess it's a wait and see scenario! I was very proud to have been asked to do the tour and becoming part of the ongoing Yesstory!"


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YES, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO THE CONCERT STAGE TO CELEBRATE THEIR 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Tickets for the "Close To The Edge and Back Tour" on Sale March 29th "VH1 Classic Presents: Your Move with Yes" - An Online Search To Find Talented Aspiring Rock Performers To Join YES On Stage During An Upcoming Tour Date

NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 20th, 2008''With a remarkable 40 year career that has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock, musical pioneers YES have announced 2008 tour dates to take place this summer. Marking the first national tour for the band in over five years, the 26 date jaunt will bring the iconic band's virtuosic musicianship and exhilarating live shows to amphitheatres and arenas across North America. The tour will kick off July 12th in Quebec City and wrap-up on August 22nd in Los Angeles.

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for the "Close to the Edge and Back" tour go on sale beginning March 29th and are available on www.livenation.com.

A dominant force in rock music for more than four decades, YES has created some of rock's most enduring and compelling hits and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. The group has defined music history with their dynamic instrumental contrasts, extended song lengths and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them the most successful progressive rock band in history. Their celebrated discography includes hits like "Owner of A Lonely Heart", "I've Seen All Good People" and "Roundabout." Now 40 years later their career continues to defy many of their rock counterparts.

"It feels incredible to gear up and get ready for the road," says YES frontman Jon Anderson, "It's been five years since our last tour. We're all very excited to play to all of our fans, a lot of which have been with us for almost 40 years. A lot of marriages don't even last that long."

"VH1 Classic Presents: Your Move with Yes" in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary Yes tour. Launching in early April on VH1Classic.com, VH1 Classic and Yes will be looking for talented aspiring rock performers to join the band on stage. The winner will be invited to join Jon Anderson in performing "Give Love Each Day" from the album Magnification. Users will upload a 2-5 minute video of themselves performing an original rock song or piece of music. Submissions will be reviewed, and a panel of VH1 Classic judges and Jon Anderson from YES will select 3 finalists. The VH1Classic.com audience will vote for the winner. Videos submitted and chosen as finalists will also be used in on-air promotional spots during the voting period. Additional details about the contest will be announced in early April.

Founded in 1968, the impressively extensive and always evolving career of YES has cemented their standing as the most successful and longest lasting progressive rock group of all time. From the 1969 release of their ground-breaking self-titled album, YES, to their critically acclaimed 2001 release Magnification, YES have created visionary music derived from futuristic thinking and musicianship of the highest caliber. YES' music has defied logic on many levels and survived many incarnations. For the uninitiated they have folk, rock and symphonic levels of music in their collective approach. There is a spiritual energy to their world derived from the lyrics and musical outlook of singer-song writer Jon Anderson.

The line up for this tour includes founding members Jon Anderson and Chris Squire joined by Steve Howe, Alan White and Oliver Wakeman, son of former YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman. Chris Squire is not only one of the great bass players of modern times, but has a wonderful sense of musical timing that stands strong within the musical magic known as "Yes Music." The same has to be said for the guitarist Steve Howe, who has folk, classical and rock music at his fingertips. Alan White, who played with the celebrated John Lennon, is the truly gifted heart beat of the group on drums. All are revered by musicians around the world.

Jon Anderson says, "One of the biggest thrills I get on stage is when I hear the audience singing along with me." So join the celebration, and be part of the experience.

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