YES BRINGS OLD SOUNDS, NEW FACES IN A ROUSING NIGHT AT
DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER, AUGUST 27
Progressive rock legends, YES, took over Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) on Saturday, August 27. The memorable evening unfolded as the group performed a number of renowned hits from their colorful musical past.
With 48 years to their name, this classic group is no stranger to putting on a good show. Combining a seminal blend of progressive, art and symphonic rock music, YES started the evening with an energetic opening of their cherished hit “Machine Messiah,” followed by “Into the Lens” and “I’ve Seen All Good People.” Several of the recent YES tours have featured renditions of two or three vintage albums. The present tour focuses on 1973’s sprawling, double-LP, 4-song, “Tales from Topographic Oceans” and 1980’s “Drama.”
The Grammy Award-winning band has seen a blend of veteran and new musicians throughout the years. Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire, they were joined by Steve Howe, now the band’s last-standing early member. YES has sold nearly 40 million albums, with iconic songs such as “Roundabout,” “Starship Trooper” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” The band now consists of Howe (guitar), Jon Davison (vocals), Alan White (drums), Billy Sherwood (bass) and Geoff Downes (keyboards).
Finishing their Las Vegas performance with sonics and style, the London-based band delighted fans with a medley of their greatest hits, including fan favorites like “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper.”
YES’ last set of new material, “Heaven & Earth,” came out in 2014. They have released 21 albums over the years, 14 of which have ended as metallic milestones by reaching gold or platinum status.
Photo Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center/Tom Donoghue Photography
About the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 15,000 guests and features state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue will play host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue also recently announced that is the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency.