Yes es una banda inglesa de rock progresivo, formada en 1968 en Londres. Adquirió fama internacional durante la década de 1970 erigiéndose como uno de los pilares del género junto a grupos como Rush, Pink Floyd, Camel, Genesis, Focus, King Crimson y Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Influenciados en sus inicios por grupos como The Beatles, The Who, The Moody Blues o Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, rápidamente evolucionaron hacia un estilo propio caracterizado por complejas y recargadas armonías, la fusión de elementos del jazz y música clásica,[cita requerida] la creación de melódicas canciones y letras caracterizadas por su contenido enigmático, esotérico, onírico y poético, escritas mayormente por el vocalista, Jon Anderson.
Más duros y menos teatrales que Genesis, aunque más progresivos que Rush o Jethro Tull, el rock de Yes marcaría la historia del rock progresivo inglés con clásicos como The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge y Relayer.
Tras el gran éxito de su gira americana de 2019, YES lanzará The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas a través de BMG Records el 30 de octubre. Los fanáticos ansiosos podrán hacerse con los formatos físicos a partir del 2 de octubre si se solicitan exclusivamente a través de YES Store. Los formatos son: funda digital en CD con folleto de 12 páginas; Plegable 2LP con libreta de 12 ”y digital. Todas las giras de conciertos de YES son eventos especiales para sus legiones de fanáticos y The Royal Affair Tour no fue una excepción, concebida como una maravillosa celebración de lo mejor de la música progresiva británica. Los invitados en la gira fueron Asia (con el tecladista de YES Geoff Downes y una aparición especial de Steve Howe), John Lodge de The Moody Blues y ELP Legacy de Carl Palmer con Arthur Brown.
Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history; nineteen musicians have been full-time members. Since June 2015, it has consisted of guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison, and bassist Billy Sherwood. Yes have explored several musical styles over the years, and are most notably regarded as progressive rock pioneers. Yes began performing original songs and rearranged covers of rock, pop, blues and jazz songs, as evident on their first two albums. A change of direction in 1970 led to a series of successful progressive rock albums until their disbanding in 1981, their most successful being The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971) and Close to the Edge (1972). Yes toured as a major rock act that earned the band a reputation for their elaborate stage sets, light displays, and album covers designed by Roger Dean. The success of "Roundabout", the single from Fragile, cemented their popularity across the decade and beyond. In 1983, Yes reformed with a new line-up that included Trevor Rabin and a more commercial and pop-oriented musical direction. The result was 90125 (1983), their highest-selling album, which contained the U.S. number-one single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart". From 1990 to 1992, Yes were an eight-member formation after they merged with Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe for Union (1991) and its tour. Since 1994, Yes have released albums with varied levels of success and completed tours from 1994 to 2004. After a four-year hiatus, they resumed touring in 2008 and continue to release albums; their most recent is Heaven & Earth (2014). In 2016, a new group of former Yes members began touring and named themselves Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman. Yes are one of the most successful, influential, and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. They have sold 13.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US. In 1985, they won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with "Cinema", and received five Grammy nominations between 1985 and 1992. They were ranked No. 94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Yes have headlined annual progressive rock-themed cruises since 2013 named Cruise to the Edge. Their discography spans 21 studio albums. In April 2017, Yes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which chose to induct current and former members Anderson, Squire, Bruford, Kaye, Howe, Wakeman, White and Rabin.
Following the huge success of their 2019 American tour, YES will release The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas via BMG Records on October 30. Eager fans will be able to get hold of the physical formats starting October 2 if they are ordered exclusively through the YES Store. The formats are: digital CD sleeve with 12-page brochure; 2LP folding with 12 ”and digital notebook. All YES concert tours are special events for their legions of fans and The Royal Affair Tour was no exception, conceived as a wonderful celebration of the best of British progressive music. Guests on the tour were Asia (with YES keyboardist Geoff Downes and a guest appearance by Steve Howe), The Moody Blues' John Lodge and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with Arthur Brown.