YES to Release First Studio Album in 10 Years
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:14:55
The most influential and ground-breaking progressive rock 'n' roll band in history, legendary rockers and Grammy Award winners YES, will release their first studio album in a decade, Fly From Here, on July 12th through Frontiers Records. Their long awaited 20th studio album is the follow up to 2001's Magnification and marks the band's return with producer, Trevor Horn. YES is Benoît David on vocals (his first studio recording with YES), Steve Howe on guitars/vocals, founder Chris Squire on bass/vocals, Geoff Downes on keyboards and Alan White on drums. Roger Dean, creator of a number of YES' most memorable album covers, also returns with his signature style for Fly From Here.
"At last we have some shape and dynamics within these tracks that are truer to the original idea of what a YES recording is about," proclaimed Howe.
"The new album represents the best of YES from the '70s and the '80s with a current twist," Squire added.
All of the songs on Fly From Here embody that classic and now iconic YES sound and style. The first single, "We Can Fly," will be released digitally on June 14th and is borne from a piece of music that was written prior to the Fly writing sessions - an idea that has now grown into an overture and 5 subsequent movements that feature the unparalleled musicianship and virtuoso talents that are synonymous with YES. From the first chord of "Fly From Here – Overture" to the last note of the album's closer "Into The Storm," there is no question that the unmistakable technical proficiency of YES carries on.
First formed in 1968, YES' remarkable career spans over 40 years and the band has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock music. YES has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and continues to stretch the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles. This summer, YES will return to the road to bring Fly From Here as well as some of their classic hits to their loyal following.
Fly From Here track listing:
1. Fly From Here - Overture
2. Fly From Here - pt I - We Can Fly
3. Fly From Here - pt II - Sad Night At The Airfield
4. Fly From Here - pt III - Madman At The Screens
5. Fly From Here - pt IV - Bumpy Ride
6. Fly From Here - pt V - We Can Fly
7. The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be
8. Life On A Film Set
9. Hour Of Need
11. Into The Storm
The YES EPK can be viewed here.
YES & Styx North American Tour 2011:
July 4th Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 5th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 7th Canandaigua, NY CMAC Performing Arts Center
July 8th Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 9th Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
July 11th Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 12th Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 14th Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 15th Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at the Wharf
July 16th Nashville, TN Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
July 18th Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
July 19th Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 20th Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
July 22nd Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
July 23rd Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
July 24th Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 26th Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 28th Eagle, ID Eagle River Pavilion
July 29th Redmond, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
July 30th Goldendale, WA Maryhill Winery
August 2nd Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
August 3rd Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Are you going to check out Fly From Here?