Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. YES has extended their current 'The Album Series' US Tour including a stop at Atlanta Symphony Hall on February 14th, 2017.
The "Evening With YES" shows feature the 1980 album DRAMA performed in its entirety, sides one and four of 1973's double album Tales From Topographic Oceans as well as selections of the band’s greatest hits. The tour initially played to 28 markets this past summer receiving critical praise throughout its run with Chicago Tribune Community Contributor Raymond Britt raving about the Tales portion of the show, "The pieces were nothing short of a tour de force of musical ambition, complexity and remarkable synchronicity. It sounded outstanding." Britt also added, "This version of YES seems to play at a higher level, a more powerful level, like they’ve been together a decade or more. These guys are on no nostalgia tour. They play it like they mean business, with little intention of slowing down" (8/31/16).
Visually, YES stepped up the production on the tour courtesy of video designer Andy Clark and lighting designer Don Weeks with multiple video feeds featuring Roger Dean imagery, from waterfalls and floating islands to topographic landscapes, bioluminescence, deep sea creatures, jellyfish, and marine life. Of the stunning visual experience, Chris Loomis from SoCal Music Today noted, "With a large LED background that displayed colorful graphics as well as the occasional YES logo, the band delivered over 2.5 hours of classic music that had attendees picking their jaws up off the floor" (8/28/16).