On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

Yes performed on this day in 1974 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. The group were at this time on their Tales from Topographic Oceans tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This album proved quite divisive, resulting eventually in keyboardist Rick Wakeman's … Continue reading On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

On This Day (February 10)…Yes at Theatre 140

Yes performed on this day in 1971 at Theatre 140 in Brussels, Belgium. List of concerts in February 1971 at this venue. Retrieved from here. At this time in their history, Yes had only released two albums. They would release their third, The Yes Album, just nine days after this performance. As such, they likely … Continue reading On This Day (February 10)…Yes at Theatre 140

On This Day (October 13)…Open Your Eyes, Nagoya!

Yes performed on this day in 1998 at the Nagoya-Shī Kokaido in Nagoya, Japan. Yes were at this time touring in support of their most recent album, Open Your Eyes, which had been released in November of the previous year. Ironically, only two song from the album were on the setlist of this particular concert. … Continue reading On This Day (October 13)…Open Your Eyes, Nagoya!

On This Day (September 7)…Circus of Heaven–Err, New York

Yes performed on this day in 1978 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Yes were at this time on their Tormato Tour, performing in support of the album of the same name. This concert came so early in the tour that the album had … Continue reading On This Day (September 7)…Circus of Heaven–Err, New York

On This Day (July 22)…Philly Relayer, Part 2

I seem to be being accompanied by a frog, so please sing along.Jon Anderson prior to beginning "The Gates of Delirium" from this performance. Retrieved from here. Yes performed on this day in 1975 at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Yes' Relayer lineup posing for a promotional photo. Retrieved from here. This concert was … Continue reading On This Day (July 22)…Philly Relayer, Part 2

On This Day (July 21)…Philly Relayer

Yes performed on this day in 1975 at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Yes was at this time on their Relayer Tour, supporting the album of the same name. The Relayer Lineup of Yes, set apart by the presence of Swiss keyboardist Patrick Moraz, marked the first … Continue reading On This Day (July 21)…Philly Relayer

On This Day (March 6)…Tales From Topographic Chicago

Yes performed on this day in 1974 at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, Illinois. Chris Squire onstage. Photo by David Slania. Retrieved from here. Yes’ first gig at the International Amphitheater took place near the end of their Tales From Topographic Oceans tour, supporting their most recent album. A handful of gigs on this US … Continue reading On This Day (March 6)…Tales From Topographic Chicago

On This Day (December 11)…Boston Relay(er)

Yes performed in Boston on this day in 1974. This concert and the whole tour were done in support of their most recent album, Relayer. This tour also served to introduce the public to Patrick Moraz, the Swiss keyboardist who had joined the band after Rick Wakeman quit due to musical dissatisfaction. The lineup of … Continue reading On This Day (December 11)…Boston Relay(er)

On This Day (November 15)…Prog Heaven in the Motor City

The bands Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at Easttown Theater in Detroit, Michigan. This date came during ELP's Tarkus Tour, which was the first to bring them to the U.S. This was the third individual leg of the tour to be in North America, and the first since … Continue reading On This Day (November 15)…Prog Heaven in the Motor City