Yes will stage a weekend of events at a fan convention for charity, attended by current band members and alumni, when their 50th anniversary UK tour arrives in London next March.
The progressive rock heroes will play the London Palladium on 24 and 25 March, and the famous venue will stage the convention on the second afternoon. It’s being staged in conjunction with Prog magazine, with tickets priced at £30 plus booking fee, available here. Fans who have bought special “meet and greet” packages for the concerts themselves will have free entry.
Profits from the fan day will go to the Christie Charitable Fund and Kangaroos, both of which aim to improve the lives of special needs and disabled children. The convention will feature the official launch, and worldwide exclusive availability, of the new version of ‘Fly From Here’ by the Drama era line-up of the band. It will feature new lead vocals by Trevor Horn, a member of Yes in that 1980 era, and has been remixed by Horn. Another unreleased track will be part of the release, limited copies of which will be available to buy.
Other highlights will include artwork by the band’s longtime design partner Roger Dean, who will be present for a Q&A along with other guests. Trading Boundaries will host Dean’s stand at the event, where new artwork for the classic Yes album Close To The Edge will be revealed.
There will be a limited edition Yes Fan Day souvenir programme, a charity raffle of memorabilia and performances by Yes tribute bands SeYeS and Fragile. Prog magazine editor Jerry Ewing will be present to discuss the publication and his book Wonderous Stories: A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock. Yes memorabilia will also be on display in the Palladium foyer, curated by David Watkinson. Additionally, on the mornings of 23, 24 and 25 March there will be first-ever, specially-created bus tours of London visiting sites of historic significance to the band’s history. Tickets for these tour are priced at £35.
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