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Yes – “Close to the Edge and Back” 40th Anniversary Tour

Posted by jhochstat on March 22, 2008


June 5th, 2008 – The Associated press reported that the tour is canceled due to Jon Anderson’s health. You can read our posting of the press release here. is reporting this morning that 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 amphitheaters 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

The dates of Yes’ North American tour are as follows:

July 12 Quebec City Quebec City Festival

July 13 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre

July 15 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

July 16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion

July 18 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

July 19 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill

July 22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

July 23 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion

July 25 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center

July 26 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

July 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

July 29 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion

July 31 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre

Aug 1 Miami, FL Hard Rock Live Arena

Aug 2 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

Aug 4 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore

Aug 6 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre

Aug 8 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Aug 9 Dallas, TX Center

Aug 11 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Aug 14 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place

Aug 15 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Events Ctr

Aug 19 Mountain View,CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

Aug 20 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

Aug 22 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

I still remember seeing Yes “In the Round” at MSG in the early 80’s with Steve Howe on a rising, rotating platform.


One Response to “Yes – “Close to the Edge and Back” 40th Anniversary Tour”

  1. Jerry Margolin said

    I need help from anyone who might have the password for the PRE-SALE tomorrow Thursday 3/27 for the Seattle WAMU Theater Aug 15th show of YES. I am desperate to get tix when the pre-sale happens tomorrow morning at 10 am PST. If anyone has the password and would be kind enough to share, please email me ASAP @ Hope someone will help. Thanks, Jerry

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