Hippies rejoice! Peter Frampton and YES, two of the influential artists of the 1970s, are reuniting for a 25-city co-headline US summer tour. The tour begins in mid June and runs through mid July of 2010. The two groups performed together back in 1976, including one at Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium to more than 100,000 music fans.
Attendees should be prepared to hear more than 3 hours of live music from these 2 Grammy Award winners. Classic hits from YES that are expected are “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Starship Trooper” as well as Frampton’s “Show Me the Way”, “Do You Feel Like We Do” and “Baby, I Love Your Way”.
One of history’s greatest, legendary, progressive rock bands, YES will feature a lineup of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, and drummer Alan White, as well as Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick Wakeman) on keyboards and lead singer Benoit David.
Frampton, who recently won a Grammy Award for his instrumental album Fingerprints, will be performing material from his forthcoming release Thank You Mr. Churchill (April 27, A&M/New Door/UMe). Frampton’s band will include Rob Arthur (keyboards, guitar and backing vocals) and John Regan (bass), as well as Adam Lester (guitar) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums).
YES & FRAMPTON US TOUR DATES
15 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater, 7:30pm
16 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
18 – Bethel NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 7:30pm
20 – Meadow Lands, PA – Meadows Racetrack and Casino
23 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts
24 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 5:30pm
29 – Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Stage
30 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm
4 – Blue Ash, OH – Lake Forest Venue
7 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino
9 – LA, CA – Greek Theatre
10 – Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Rincon-Open Sky Theater
11 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
13 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
YES closes all the shows except for the one on the 4th of July.