Grammy Award winners Yes are coming to the Pearl at Palms for one epic night of rock. Following sell-out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin and Toronto, the group has added a stop in Vegas to its Triple-Header Tour.
In the show on July 12 at 8 p.m., Yes will perform three of their best-loved albums in their entirety: “The Yes Album” (1971), “Close to the Edge” (1972) and “Going for the One” (1977). The Triple-Header Tour is first time since 1973 that bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison have performed an entire album on stage.
“The Yes Album” features the hit “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Starship Trooper,” which includes electronic guitar effects that were brand new at the time of the album’s release, as well as Howe’s solo acoustic “Clap.”
“Close to the Edge” reflects the Yes sound from its memorable period of long rock works. The album includes the four-movement-each “Close to the Edge” and “And You and I,” plus “Siberian Khatru” and Paul Simon’s “America.”
Squire’s arrangement of “Amazing Grace” is included in “Going for the One,” along with “Parallels” and “Awaken,” which were originally recorded with a pipe organ — a departure from the band’s traditional sound that employed a Hammond organ.
Founded in 1968 by Squire and former lead singer Jon Anderson, Yes has created some of the most influential music in rock history. Over the group’s four-decade career, hits like “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart” have made the band an icon in the music industry and kept its sound a standard on stereos everywhere.