LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) In celebration of their 2108 U.S. tour, Yes has announced an intimate performance at Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go Go Aug. 26.
The venue was selected to honor Yes’s first headline show there in November 1971 and tickets will be priced accordingly at $2. Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have vowed to keep scalpers at bay.
KLOS will be sponsoring the show (along with a concert 3 nights later at the Greek Theatre promoted by Nederlander), with the slogan “Say yes to Yes on KLOS.” This will be a unique opportunity to see the band up close and personal in a club setting before they move onto much larger venues for the remainder of the tour.
“I can remember playing the Whisky as though it was yesterday,” recalls Jon Anderson. “It was such an important happening for the YES band. We were still very new to the USA, but I felt so connected to America for some reason…the stage, the setting, the atmosphere was so exciting. We played 5 nights, and each night the crowds got bigger and more excited, so did we, we played our hearts out, the reaction was amazing to say the least. I felt at last we are making it in this wild and wonderful rock ‘n’ roll business, and I just loved every minute. I’m sure I will feel the same when we play at the Whisky again in August… 2018 wow! Who would have believed it?”
“I remember the shows so well,” remembers Rick Wakeman. “I think we did either 3 or 5 days. There was no room on the stage for my keyboards, so they put planks of wood over the door entrance and I played there. It was my very first trip to America and I loved it.”
“Having lived in LA for around 40 years, the Whisky is an important landmark,” adds Trevor Rabin. “My native Los Angeles son has played there often. This will be my first time. It’s going to be wild. Only in LA!”
More information is available at http://www.yesfeaturingarw.com/
The worldwide tour with Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman is being produced by renowned concert promoter Larry Magid, who with more than 17,000 concerts and live events (and still counting) to his credit, is considered an architect and leader of the modern concert business.
CONFIRMED 2018 YES TOUR DATES
Sun, Aug 26 Los Angeles, CA Whisky a Go Go
Mon, Aug 27 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s By The Bay
Wed, Aug 29 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Fri, Aug 31 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Sat, Sept 1 Las Vegas, NV Westgate Resort & Casino
Mon, Sept 3 Denver, CO Levitt Pavilion
Wed, Sept 5 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
Fri, Sept 7 Chicago, IL Ravinia
Sat, Sept 8 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
Sun, Sept 9 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center