20 March 2008

YES: Close to the Edge and Back Tour dates

Close to the Edge and Back Tour

North America 2008

July 12: Quebec City, QUE - Quebec City Festival

July 13: Toronto, ONT - 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 Park

Aug 6: Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

Aug 8: Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Aug 9: Dallas, TX -
Superpages.com 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 Center

Aug 19: Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

Aug 20: Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

Aug 22: Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre


Anonymous said...

Damn, found your site/blog on Google. Wow, you like all the same stuff I do. I've seen Yes and the Flower Kings many times, Genesis, Rush, Moodies ...
Thanks, been looking for a good blog to read.

Bill K. said...

I'm glad you found the blog. I try to update frequently, so hopefully you'll always find something interesting to read.

Anonymous said...

BTW, my name is Gary, and I'll try not to overpost. I used to have a Blogger screen name, but i need to update it.
I'm planning on going to the Columbus show in July, as i live in Dayton, OH.

Bill K. said...

It's a pleasure to receive comments, and I encourage people to do so. Don't feel you are over-commenting :-)

Ezra said...

Any idea what the ticket prices will be?

Bill K. said...

Hershey PA: US $29.50 - US $149.50
Columbus OH: US $42.00 - US $149.50
Chicago IL: US $31.00 - US $145.50

Just as a small sample size.

Anonymous said...

Gary here. My first concert was Yes, Kansas and Ace for $6.50 I think it was in 1977.
Sounds like this tour has more promotion which will make Jon Anderson happy!_!
Hey people, is it easy to get a screen name for this Blogger site?

Super said...

What a great summer this is going to be! I've never seen YES, although I've been a fan since Jr. High, so this is a MUST see! Also, being a bass player it's a sweet bonus to finally see Chris play live. I'm thrilled they are coming to Atlanta, although I'd much rather see them at the pavilion in Boston, where I'm originally from. Also, I'll be seeing Dream Theater and Opeth in May! Lastly, nice blog Bill... Bookmarked!

Bill K. said...

Super...thanks for joining us, and for bookmarking the blog. I respond to your enthusiasm, as Robert Fripp has said in the past.

I am still not sure if I'll be catching Yes this summer...it depends on a large number of variables, including other shows from groups like echolyn and the Strawbs and so on. But hope springs eternal...

Gary...all you need to do is go to the main page, which I think is www.blogger.com and sign up.

firefly said...

Thanks Bill, I'll work on signing in, I used to be a Blogger but something went wrong, I think it happened when Google took over and now Google wants to know too much about me or will charge me? I'll look into it, I might be doing something wrong?
QUESTION: Have you heard if Rick Wakeman will be joining the Strawbs, as he was once in that band? And if so, is that why he's not touring with Yes; or have you heard what ails Rick's health?
Lastly, Do you have the Moody Blues tour dates? I heard Ray Thomas just wanted to retire, and Michael Pinder, not sure ...
What do you know about Genesis? I know lots ... I've heard Phil asked Steve Hackett to leave 'cause Steve wanted to write more; and Gabriel, might as well write us a book, LOL ...

firefly said...

Firefly is Gary, hey it worked!_!

Bill K. said...

Rick and the Strawbs...well, Rick has worked with David Cousins in the past few years, but the Strawbs have really been working either as a 3-piece acoustic combo (Cousins/Lambert/Cronk of late) or in the Hero and Heroine lineup of late. Rick's had his share of health concerns over the past few years, and I don't think extensive touring is in the offing for him anymore. I think he'll still do his solo stuff, and he may do some studio work, but that's the extent of it I think.

Moodies dates...I can find them I am sure. I'll post them separately. Ray is retired, and I believe it was amicable. And the Michael Pinder situation is a complicated one, and not really in the remit of this blog to get into.

Also with the genesis stuff...I'm really staying away from getting into past situations and why did he leave/why did they get this guy to replace that guy stuff. I think there are better places for historical stuff like that. I'd rather focus this blog on what's happening right now, rather than what happened 30 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know the song list of 2008 YES tour?