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Yes to launch 2020 tour in Europe; shows to feature performance of 1974's 'Relayer' album

Written by on October 29, 2019

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Credit: Glenn GottliebAfter headlining the North American package trek The Royal Affair this past summer, Yes will return to the road next year with The Album Series 2020 Tour, which kicks off with a European leg starting April 24 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The concerts will include two sets, the first showcasing classic tunes from throughout Yes’ long career, and the second featuring a full performance of the group’s 1974 album, Relayer.

A total of 32 dates have been confirmed for the tour, which is plotted out through a June 7 performance in Dublin, Ireland, that comes on the heels of eight U.K. shows.

“We are really looking forward to playing ALL of the Relayer album,” says guitarist Steve Howe. “Having premiered ‘The Gates of Delirium’ this year, we continue by expanding our Album Series with all the tracks: ‘The Gates of Delirium,’ ‘Sound Chaser’ and ‘To Be Over.'”

Adds drummer Alan White, “Relayer I believe, is one of the most creative and interesting musical compilations in the bands repertoire. Challenging and extremely enjoyable to play, I’m happy to be bringing this music back to live stages throughout Europe.”

In other news, Yes has released a new three-CD mini box set called From a Page that features live and studio recordings that the band made with singer Benoit David, who fronted the group from 2008 to 2012. The collection boasts four previously unreleased studio tracks recorded in 2010, and an expanded version of the In the Present: Live in Lyon concert album documenting a December 2009 show in Lyon, France.

A separate From a Page vinyl LP featuring the four studio tracks, plus a single edit of the lead song, “To the Moment,” also is available.

Here are all of Yes’ confirmed 2020 shows:

4/24 — Lisbon, Portugal, Campo Pequeno
4/25 — Madrid, Spain, Box Vistalegre
4/26 — Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz 1
4/28 — Milan, Italy, Teatro Dal Verme
4/29 — Rome, Italy, Teatro Della Conciliazione
4/30 — Padova, Italy, Gran Teatro Geox
5/2 — Zurich, Switzerland, Komplex 457
5/4 — Vienna, Austria, Arena
5/5 — Prague, Czech Republic, Forum Karlín
5/7 — Halle, Germany, Steintor-Varieté
5/8 — Berlin, Germany, Theatre am Potsdamer Platz
5/9 — Wroc?aw, Poland, Narodow Forum Muzyki
5/11 — Tallinn, Estonia, Alexela Concert Hall
5/12 — Helsinki, Finland, The Circus
5/14 — Stockholm, Sweden, Cirkus
5/15 — Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
5/16 — Helsingør, Denmark, Kulturværftet
5/18 — Aarhus, Denmark, Train
5/19 — Mönchengladbach, Germany, Red Box
5/20 — Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Rockhal
5/22 — Paris, France, L’Olympia
5/23 — Utrecht, Netherlands, TivoliVredenburg
5/24 — Leuven, Belgium, Het Depot
5/26 — Liverpool, U.K., Philharmonic Hall
5/27 — Nottingham, U.K., Royal Concert Hall
5/29 — York, U.K., Barbican
5/30 — Gateshead, U.K., The Sage
5/31 — Glasgow, U.K., Royal Concert Hall
6/2 — Birmingham, U.K., Symphony Hall
6/3 — Manchester, U.K., Bridgewater Hall
6/5 — London, U.K., Royal Albert Hall
6/7 — Dublin, Ireland, Vicar Street

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