Styx and Yes Co-Headlining Progressive US Tour

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 7, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Multi-platinum rock band Styx joins forces with the world's most quintessential prog-rock band Yes for a 22-city summer tour extravaganza that embarks on July 4th, and concludes August 3rd in Mountain View, CA. Tickets will go on sale starting the weekend of April 8th.

"When I first heard Yes, I knew that the music world was forever changed," says Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. "They took progressive rock to a place that had never been expressed in such an impressive yet accessible way. Who among you didn't make it a point to learn the acoustic guitar intro to 'Roundabout?'  We're very excited to tour with them for the very first time."

"We are excited to have Styx on tour with us. I consider them to be in the vein of Yes and the cutting edge of prog-rock in America," says Yes founder/bassist Chris Squire.

Yes guitar tabs and jam tracks
Styx guitar tabs and jam tracks 

Styx is currently putting the finishing touches on Regeneration, Volume 2, which contains newly re-recorded versions of  "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man," "Too Much Time On My Hands," "Queen of Spades," "Coming Of Age" (Damn Yankees), "High Enough" (Damn Yankees), "Snowblind," and "Miss America."  Both this album and Regeneration, Volume 1 will be available for sale at every stop along the tour route. 

Fly From Here is the first album Yes has recorded for close to a decade and was produced by the legendary Trevor Horn in the spirit that Yes was founded. The return of Horn along with the maestros that make up Yes has brought back the fluid freedom that their music's ingenuity is best known for. Yes holds a shrewd insight and creative vision that challenges audiences as they stretch the boundaries of music.

Yes's performance will feature the title track from their new album Fly From Here as well as plenty of music from hit albums such as Drama, Fragile, Close to the Edge, and 90125.

**Additional dates including details of July 4th kick-off to be announced.**

7/5  Holmdel, NJ+
7/7  Canandaigua, NY+
7/8  Mashantucket, CT*
7/9  Gilford, NH*
7/11 Wantagh, NY+           
7/12 Bethel, NY+
7/14 Alpharetta, GA*
7/15 Orange Beach, AL+
7/16 Nashville, TN*
7/18 Kansas City, MO*
7/19 Noblesville, IN*
7/20 Clarkston, MI+
7/22 Thackerville, OK+
7/23 Oklahoma City, OK*
7/24 Maryland Heights, MO*
7/26 Morrison, CO*
7/28 Boise, ID*
7/29 Woodinville, WA+
7/30 Goldendale, WA+
8/2  Los Angeles, CA+
8/3  Mountain View, CA*

* Denotes STYX closes
+ Denotes YES closes

For additional ticket information please visit: www.styxworld.com or www.yesworld.com.



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