Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning Yes has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades. Yes continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.
The concert will include performances of Sides One and Four of Tales From Topographic Oceans, the Drama album in its entirety, plus a greatest hits set.
Since its founding in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, Yes has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. Yes continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.
While the recent passing of the band’s leader and cornerstone, bassist Chris Squire, is extremely painful, Yes plans to continue forward with its impressive legacy. Joining Yes on bass is former Yes member Billy Sherwood. Extremely well-versed with Yes music, the inner working of Yes as a unit, as well as being a master bassist and vocalist, Sherwood is the perfect addition to a line-up of fellow virtuosos that also includes lead vocalist Jon Davison, and veteran Yes men, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes.
Tickets,$49.50, $62.50, $82.50, $125.50, $175, $275 and $350, go on sale Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
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The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.