YES: On The Road Now With Their Career-Spanning “Classic Tales Of Yes” U.S. Tour

Article Contributed by SRO | Published on Friday, September 22, 2023

Following last year’s sold-out U.S. tour, YES—who are Steve Howe (guitars, vocals), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals, acoustic guitar), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar, vocals), and Jay Schellen (drums)—have returned to America with a  career-spanning set list. The “Classic Tales Of Yes” tour launched September 21 in Bethlehem, PA and ends November 4 in Riverside, CA.

On this tour—the latest presentation of their ongoing concert series illuminating their classic music—YES is performing many iconic tracks from the influential and pioneering Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ catalog covering 50-plus years as well as music from their acclaimed new album MIRROR TO THE SKY (released May 19 on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music). See below for the in-progress list of tour dates. Go to for ticketing information.

Ahead of the tour, YES was captured in the photos below at their rehearsals in Lititz, Pennsylvania and shared these quotes.

We’ve put together a great setlist covering the length and breadth of Yes’ career.” – Steve Howe

"Our ‘Classic Tales of Yes’ tour is one of our most diverse and adventurous tours to date. Spanning the entire fifty-five years of the band (yes 55!), we are introducing tracks from our latest album Mirror To The Sky. I’m sure the fans that are already familiar with the album will greatly appreciate us performing songs from it live. Of course, alongside many of the other Yes classics, we are also adding in a few surprises for good measure." – Geoff Downes

We so look forward to bringing to the stage many highlights and fan favorites from across the diverse Yes cannon, plus a few selections from our warmly received new studio album, Mirror to the Sky. Come join us beneath the stars!” — Jon Davison

We are playing some amazing selections from the YES catalog, including a few tracks from our new record Mirror To The Sky. It’s a very exciting show we’ve put together and one I know YES fans will enjoy. See ya there!!!” — Billy Sherwood

There is so much excitement surrounding this tour. It’s quite expansive—there’s something in it for every YES fan including brand new music from our new record. We’re very much looking forward to performing it!” — Jay Schellen

Before the tour kicked off, YES performed an intimate fan club show in Lititz, Pennsylvania, for which Ultimate Classic Rock was on hand and observed in part: “After opening their set with the title track from 1977's Going for the One, Yes unearthed ‘It Will Be a Good Day (The River), off 1999's The Ladder, for the first time since 2000. They also performed 1977's ‘Turn of the Century’ for the first time since 2014, and several other tracks—including ‘Machine Messiah,’ ‘Time and a Word’ and ‘South Side of the Sky’"— for the first time since 2018. Read the full article HERE.

The “Classic Tales Of Yes” evening begins with an on-site presentation by world-renowned English artist and designer Roger Dean, whose masterful artwork of striking other-worldly landscapes has graced classic album covers and posters, most prominently by YES and Asia. Every show will feature a Roger Dean gallery in the venue’s reception/foyer area. His work—which also appears on the cover of MIRROR TO THE SKY—has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide.

Here are the “Classic Tales Of Yes” tour dates in the U.S:




Thursday, September 21

Bethlehem, PA

Wind Creek Event Center

Friday, September 22

Philadelphia, PA

The Met

Sunday, September 24

New Haven, CT

College Street Music Hall

Monday, September 25

Portland, ME

State Theatre

Wednesday, September 27

Lynn, MA

Lynn Auditorium

Thursday, September 28

Westbury, NY

NYCB Theatre

Saturday, September 30

New Brunswick, NJ

State Theatre

Sunday, October 1

Englewood, NJ

Bergen PAC

Tuesday, October 3

Oxon Hill, MD

MGM National Harbor

Wednesday, October 4

Greensboro, NC

Steven Tanger Center

Friday, October 6

Charleston, SC

Charleston Music Hall

Sunday, October 8

Pompano Beach, FL

Pompano Beach Amphitheater

Tuesday, October 10

Orlando, FL

Steinmetz Hall

Saturday, October 11

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Friday, October 13

Mobile, AL

Saenger Theatre

Monday, October 16

Cincinnati, OH

Andrew J Brady Music Center

Tuesday, October 17

Nashville, IN

Brown County Music Center

Thursday, October 19

Warren, MI

Andiamo Showroom

Friday, October 20

Cleveland, OH

Temple Live

Sunday, October 22

Joliet, IL

Rialto Square Theatre

Monday, October 23

St. Louis, MO

The Factory

Thursday, October 26

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

Saturday, October 28

Salt Lake City, UT

Delta Hall At Eccles Theater

Monday, October 30

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

Tuesday, October 31

Napa, CA

Blue Note Napa

Friday, November 3

El Cajon, CA

The Magnolia

Saturday, November 4

Riverside, CA

Fox Performing Arts Center