Yes and Styx will embark on a 22-city summer tour starting July 4 and concluding August 3.
Yes will feature a lineup of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, and lead singer Benoit David, and keyboard player Geoff Downes. Styx includes Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo.
“We are excited to have Styx on tour with us. I consider them to be in the vein of Yes and the cutting edge of prog-rock in America,” said Squire.
“When I first heard Yes, I knew that the music world was forever changed,” said Shaw. “They took progressive rock to a place that had never been expressed in such an impressive yet accessible way. Who among you didn’t make it a point to learn the acoustic guitar intro to ‘Roundabout?’ We’re very excited to tour with them for the very first time.”