The #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour wrapped triumphantly July 28 with two sold-out Florida plays and a sold-out show in Atlanta, and now the prog rock pioneers would like to thank all involved for making this summer's 35-date North American 50th Anniversary trek a big success, receiving high praise from critics and fans across the board.
"Thank you to all the fans, promoters, venues, agents and everyone else involved for helping us celebrate such a special milestone," shares the band: Steve Howe (guitar - joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015). "An extra special thank you goes out to founding member Tony Kaye for joining us every night, to Jay Schellen for additional drums, to Roger Dean and his team for bringing their exhibition to the East Coast dates, and to Trevor Horn, Patrick Moraz and Tom Brislin for joining us in Philadelphia for a special weekend and fan convention." Alan White sums it up, "It was great to reconnect with friends and fans from near and far! Onward..."