CLEVELAND, Ohio – One of the greatest bands NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes back to Cleveland when Yes visits the Hard Rock Rocksino on Wednesday, July 23. And they’ll be making their case for enshrinement by performing – in their entirety – both the 1971 album “Fragile’’ and the ’72 follow-up, “Close to the Edge.’’
But wait! There’s more! The band also will perform some of its greatest hits during a career that began back in 1968, plus material off “Heaven and Earth,’’ a new album due out in July.
The prog-rock band was founded by bassist Chris Squire and former vocalist Jon Anderson. It now features Squire, legendary guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and vocalist Jon Davison.
Tickets, $45 to $79.50, plus fees, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Yes was thought by many to be a shoo-in for the Rock Hall this year, after fellow prog-rockers Rush made it as part of the Class of 2013. Indeed, the band did make it onto a list of nominees for the Class of 2014, but was not selected.
While their many fans feel the band’s omission is nothing short of an intentional slight, it doesn’t faze Howe. At least that’s what he said in an interview with me to preview the 2013 Yes show at Cain Park.
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