Yes, Royal Affair Tour to Asia, Carl Palmer, John Lodge
The Royal Affair Tour begins June 12 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and continues to Toronto, Nashville, Phoenix, and Las Vegas before a final show on July 28 in Saratoga, California.
Most of the tickets for the concerts are sold on Friday. Further dates are to be added in the coming weeks. A full list of announced dates, cities, and venues can be found below.
“Yes is pleased to lead this celebration of British music that has been so warmly received in America for the past five decades,” said Yes guitarist Steve Howe in a press release.
Howe plans to work with Asia, the group he co-founded during a hiatus from Yes in the early 1980s. Guest singer Arthur Brown will appear in Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy group. Asia debuts a new line-up with singer and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, who was a member of Guns N ‘Roses from 2006 to 2014, and bassist Billy Sherwood, who, like Geoff Downes, will do the double job with Yes.
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“This is a unique celebration of Britain’s contribution to classic rock over many decades,” said Downes. “It will be inspiring to be a part of it – and I know John Wetton would have wanted it.”
Lodge continued his long dormant solo career in 2015 with 10,000 Light Years Ago, the bassist’s first project outside of Moody Blues since 1977. Palmer worked in Arthur Brown’s Crazy World before moving to Emerson, Lake and Palmer in 1970. Thal appeared on Guns N ‘Roses’ most recent album, Chinese Democracy 2008.
Yes, Royal Affair Tour 2019, North American dates
6/12 – Bethlehem, PA, Bethlehem Event Center
6/14 – Farmingville, NY, Long Island Community Hospital amphitheater
June 15 – Atlantic City, New Jersey, Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
6/16 – Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/20 – Westchester, NY, Westchester County Center
6/21 – Pittsburgh, PA, Level AE
22.06. – Baltimore, MD, MECU Pavilion
6/24 – Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
25.06. – Lewiston, NY, Artpark Amphitheater
06/27 – Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
29.06. – Gilford, NH, Bank of NH Pavilion
06/30 – Providence, RI, Bold Point Park
7/3 – Rochester Hills, MI, Meadow Brook Amphitheater
7/5 – Columbus, OH, Express Live
7/6 – Aurora, IL, RiverEdge Park
7/8 – Nashville, TN, home of Grand Ole Opry
7/10 – Cary, NC, Koka Booth Amphitheater in Regency Park
7/12 – Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/13 – Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7/18 – St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheater
7/20 – Irving, TX, Toyota Music Factory
7/21 – Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP
7/24 – Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theater
7/26 – Las Vegas, NV, the Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7/27 – Irvine, CA, FivePoints Amphitheater
7/28 – Saratoga, CA, the Mountain Winery
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