Jun 1, 2011: YES “Fly From Here”, first new studio album in 10 years by the legendary proggers YES

One of the most influential and ground-breaking progressive rock ‘n’ roll band in history, legendary rockers and Grammy Award winners YES, will release their first studio album in a decade, Fly From Here, on July 1st in Europe and July 12th in North America through Frontiers Records. Their long awaited 20th studio album is the follow up to 2001’s Magnification and marks the band’s return with producer, Trevor Horn, who produced the band’s chart topping album, 90125, in 1983 and also sang for YES on the Drama album in 1980. YES is Benoit David on vocals (his first studio recording with YES), Steve Howe on guitars/vocals, founder Chris Squire on bass/vocals, Geoff Downes on keyboards and Alan White on drums. Roger Dean, creator of a number of YES’ most memorable album covers, also returns with his signature style for Fly From Here.

“At last we have some shape and dynamics within these tracks that are truer to the original idea of what a YES recording is about,” proclaims Howe.

“The new album represents the best of YES from the 70s and the 80′s with a current twist,” Squire adds.

All of the songs on Fly From Here embody that classic and now iconic YES sound and style. The first single, “We Can Fly,” (to be released digitally on June 13th) is borne from a piece of music that was written prior to the Fly writing sessions – an idea that has now grown into an overture and 5 subsequent movements that feature the unparalleled musicianship and virtuoso talents that are synonymous with YES. From the first chord of “Fly From Here – Overture” to the last note of the album’s closer “Into The Storm,” there is no question that the unmistakable technical proficiency of YES carries on.

“It’s awesome working with Trevor Horn again, he pays a lot of attention to detail. It was a great pleasure in the studio to play some incredible music with some great players,” says White.

First formed in 1968, YES’ remarkable career spans over 40 years and the band has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock music. YES has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and continues to stretch the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles. This summer, YES will return to the road to bring Fly From Here as well as some of their classic hits to their loyal following. European tour dates are scheduled for the fall.

Fly From Here track listing:
1. Fly From Here – Overture
2. Fly From Here – pt I – We Can Fly
3. Fly From Here – pt II – Sad Night At The Airfield
4. Fly From Here – pt III – Madman At The Screens
5. Fly From Here – pt IV – Bumpy Ride
6. Fly From Here – pt V – We Can Fly
7. The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be
8. Life On A Film Set
9. Hour Of Need
10. Solitaire
11. Into The Storm

Fly From Here will be released in 4 different configurations: cd, cd plus a bonus DVD including a documentary “Making of the Album” in digipak edition, a gatefold vinyl and a Special Box set limited edition including the cd, DVD, vinyl, t-shirt, poster, sticker and a lithograph of the cover art.

For more official YES news and information, go to http://www.yesworld.com

July 4 – Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
July 5 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 7 – Canandaigua, NY (CMAC Performing Arts Center)
July 8 – Mashantucket, CT (MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood Casino Resort)
July 9 – Gilford, NH (Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavillion)
July 11 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon At Jones Beach Theater)
July 12 – Bethel, NY (Bethel Woods Center For Arts)
July 14 – Alpharetta, GA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park)
July 15 – Orange Beach, AL (Amphitheater at The Wharf)
July 16 – Nashville, TN (Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel)
July 18 – Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theater)
July 19 – Noblesville, IN (Verizon WIreless Music Center)
July 20 – Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theater)
July 22 – Thackerville, OK (Win Star Casino)
July 23 – Oklahoma City, OK (Zoo Amphitheater)
July 24 – Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
July 26 – Morrison, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheater)
July 28 – Eagle, ID (Eagle River Pavillion)
July 29 – Redmond, WA (Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery)
July 30 – Glendale, WA (Maryhill Winery)
August 2 – Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theater)
August 3 – Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheater)
August 4 – San Diego, CA (Humphrey’s) YES only

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