Prog rock pioneers YES have revealed more exciting plans for their official 50th-anniversary celebration "#YES50" by announcing that former member Trevor Horn will sit in with the band during their special two-night stand at The Fillmore in Philadelphia July 20 and 21. In addition, Horn is set to participate in the "YesFanFest - 50 True Summers" U.S. fan convention taking place Saturday, July 21 at The Foundry in Philadelphia, where he'll join the current members of YES and other alumni, including keyboardists Patrick Moraz and Tom Brislin, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the band's dedicated fan base. Famed artist Roger Dean, who's designed countless album covers and logos licensed exclusively for YES, will also take part in the fan convention.
Horn previously sang lead vocals on the band's 1980 album "Drama" and produced their albums "90125" (1983) and "Big Generator" (1987) along with 2011's "Fly From Here". Earlier this year, YES issued "Fly From Here - Return Trip", a new version of the album featuring lead vocals by Horn. Released March 25, "Fly From Here - Return Trip" also contains a previously unreleased song, "Don't Take No For An Answer", recorded in 2011 featuring Steve Howe on lead vocals, and the full-length version of "Hour Of Need", previously only available as a Japanese bonus track. Signed vinyl and CD versions of the album will be available in Philadelphia. Horn also sat in with YES as a special guest during the European leg of their Golden Anniversary tour at their London and Paris shows in March.
YES — Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015) — recently kicked off this summer's tour, billed as "#YES50: Celebrating 50 Years Of YES", on June 5. During the entire 35-date tour, founding member/Grammy winner/Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Tony Kaye (keyboards; 1968-1971 and 1983-1995) is joining the band as a special guest during an extended encore, performing such YES hits as "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper".
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