Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
3:30 AM 14th May 2020

YES Announce New Shows For 2021

The YES tour that was due to take place this month has now been re-scheduled for May 2021 - and it is coming to York, Liverpool and Manchester.

The tour line-up features Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion).

The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue.

The second will feature Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive.

Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve Howe’s guitar.

The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.

The album continues with Sound Chaser, a prog-rock-jazz fusion experiment heavily influenced by Moraz’s style and To Be Over, a calm and gentle conclusion to the album, based on a melody by Steve Howe.

Released in late 1974 on Atlantic Records, Relayer continued YES’ success reaching number 4 in the UK album chart and number 5 in the US Billboard chart

Re-Scheduled UK Dates for 2021

Sun 16th May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 19th May - York Barbican
Sat 22nd May - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

All tickets remain valid for the re-scheduled shows.
For full details and to book tickets for all shows
Please go to or for all dates.
Meet & Greets with the band are also available through