Yes Mark Anniversary Of First Album With U.S. Tour

Prog-rockers will also promote new LP, The Ladder, due in September; concert swing to begin i

Progressive-rock legends Yes will launch their first U.S. tour in two years in October to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their eponymous debut album. Four of the band's core players will participate.

Singer Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire — two founding members of the group — will be joined by longtime guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White for the tour. The outing will kick off at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 15 — 30 years to the day after the release of the group's first album.

The 25-date trek also is in support of The Ladder (Sept. 28), the final project recorded by producer Bruce Fairbairn (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi) before his death in May.

Also playing in the band during the tour will be guitarist Billy Sherwood and keyboardist Igor Koroshev.

"We are very excited to return to North America in support of our new album," Anderson said in a statement. "Fans should expect to hear some of our classics as well as the new material."

Yes are best known for such intricate, elaborately arranged songs as "Roundabout," "Seen All Good People" and their '80s hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (RealAudio excerpt). The group formed in 1967 in London and has released more than a dozen albums with 10 different lineups.

Yes U.S. Tour Dates:

Oct. 15; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; House of Blues

Oct. 16; Atlanta, Ga.; The Tabernacle

Oct. 18-19; Tampa, Fla.; TPAC

Oct. 21; Miami, Fla.; Gleason Theatre

Oct. 22; Orlando, Fla.; House of Blues

Oct. 23; Jacksonville, Fla.; Florida Theatre

Oct. 25; Houston, Texas; Aerial Theatre

Oct. 26; Austin, Texas; Backyard

Oct. 29; Phoenix, Ariz.; Union Hall

Oct. 30; San Diego, Calif.; 4th & B

Oct. 31; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Nov. 2-4; Los Angeles, Calif.; House of Blues

Nov. 6-7; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield Theatre

Nov. 9; Seattle, Wash.; Paramount Theatre

Nov. 12; Minneapolis, Minn.; Orpheum Theatre

Nov. 13; Milwaukee, Wis.; Auditorium Theatre

Nov. 15-17; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Nov. 19; Cincinnati, Ohio; Taft Theatre

Nov. 20; Detroit, Mich.; Royal Oak Theatre