That's the likely musical forecast when Yes and Toto join forces for a 26-city North American tour. Their joint concert trek begins Aug. 7 in Connecticut and concludes Sept. 12 in Vancouver.
It will include a Sept. 5 date at Pala Casino Spa & Resort's Starlight Theater. (See below for the entire tour itinerary.) Tickets for most dates on the tour go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster. Specific details for the Pala concert will be released Thursday.
Yes, formed in 1968, is likely the longest-lived progressive-rock band still actively performing and recording. The group's current lineup includes bassist-singer Chris Squire, the sole original member, along with guitarist Steve Howe, who joined in 1970 and drummer Alan White who joined in 1972. Keyboardist Geoff Downes, who came on board briefly in 1980 and rejoined in 2011, is also on board. The newest member is lead singer Jon Davison, an Orange County native, who and used to sing in Roundabout, a San Diego Yes cover band.
At last count, Yes has sold nearly 40 million albums worldwide. Its newest release, the in-concert album "Like It Is," will be released July 7. It comes on the heels of this year's "Yes Progeny - Live from Seventy Two," a 14 CD box set recorded shortly after White replaced original Yes drummer Bill Bruford 43 years ago. Recorded in Arizona, the new "Like It Is" should not be confused with last year's "Like It Is: Yes Live at the Bristol Hippodrome."
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