YES & Toto Join Together for Late Summer North American Tour
26-Date Tour Launches August 7th
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and YES co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night (27 June 2015) in Phoenix, Arizona.” ~ YES
Read more details about the tragic loss of bassist and YES co-founder Chris Squire here, and view the outpouring of comments, memories, and tributes from fans, friends, and a host of notable colleagues, plus a poignant message from Chris’s widow Scotland, who shares how we can honor her late husband’s memory by donating to Leukemia Research at Mayo Clinic Arizona in memory of Christopher Squire, and Chris’s bandmates from YES here, where you’ll also find a special compilation of some of Chris’s musical legacy to listen to while reading the tributes to and viewing both classic and recent photos of the man, the husband, the friend, and the musician. You are also invited to add your own thoughts on Chris’s passing. The tour will go on as Chris would have wanted it to, as revealed in his enthusiastic words, “We’re thrilled to be hitting the road with Toto. Yes have always been big fans of Toto’s music, and we think the fans are going to really enjoy seeing both of us together.”
World-renowned recording artists YES and Toto have announced that they will join forces this summer for a co-headlining North American tour. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award-winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” ”I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.
YES just released a new live CD/DVD (recorded at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona) titled Like It Is on July 7; purchase your copy here.
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.
With over 35 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their name(s), Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They recently released their first new studio album in ten years, TOTO XIV, which debuted almost immediately in the Top 10 in nine countries around the world and is available for purchase here. Prior to the tour with YES, Toto are embarking on a European headlining arena tour with appearances at key festivals.
“We are so honored to be touring with our musical heroes YES,” remarked founder/guitarist Steve Lukather. “Life changing music for me and the guys, and we even have a song on our new record totally inspired by them so it is a lifelong love of their music that has kept us fans to this day. We all stood and waited in line for tickets to see Close to the Edge and Topographic…many, many shows as young upcoming musicians/fans in the 70s and were blown away and inspired to be better musicians and composers by Yes’ amazing music, musicianship and insanely cool live shows. This is a crazy dream come true for us and we can’t wait to do this tour and to make new friends and solidify old friendships.”
Catch Toto and Yes’ 2015 co-headlining summer tour in the following cities:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri-Aug-07 Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Sat-Aug-08 Newark, NJ New Jersey PAC
Sun-Aug-09 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Event Center
Tue-Aug-11 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Wed-Aug-12 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Fri-Aug-14 Huber Heights, OH Music Center at The Heights
Sat-Aug-15 Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Sun-Aug-16 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Tue-Aug-18 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair – Grandstand
Wed-Aug-19 Saint Charles, MO Family Arena
Fri-Aug-21 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Beau Rivage Theater
Sat-Aug-22 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Sun-Aug-23 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Tue-Aug-25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Wed-Aug-26 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Thu-Aug-27 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sun-Aug-30 Littleton, CO Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield
Mon-Aug-31 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Wed-Sep-02 Tucson, AZ AVA Amphitheater
Fri-Sep-04 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort & Casino
Sat-Sep-05 Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
Sun-Sep-06 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
Tue-Sep-08 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
Thu-Sep-10 Shelton, WA Little Creek Casino Resort – Event Center
Fri-Sep-11 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Sat-Sep-12 Coquitlam, BC Hard Rock Casino – Vancouver