Prog-Rockers Yes To Tour With Kansas

Classic '70s acts to hit 28 cities in North America this summer.

Progressive rock band Yes will unleash their epic songcraft on the road beginning in June, hitting 28 outdoor venues in just over a month.

Classic-rockers Kansas will open the tour, which kicks off June 20 in Reno, Nev., and winds down Aug. 1 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The band plans to focus on its longer, epic works throughout the tour.

Yes were on the leading edge of progressive rock in the 1970s, with such hits as "Roundabout" (1972). They modified to a more straightforward pop sound in the '80s with the 1983 comeback single "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (RealAudio excerpt). Last year they released The Ladder, their first album since 1994.

Their live show also will come to television in May when PBS broadcasts "House of Yes," recorded at their Las Vegas House of Blues concert last year.

Yes tour dates:

June 20; Reno, Nev.; Reno Amphitheatre

June 21; Concord, Calif.; Concord Pavillion

June 23; Los Angeles, Calif.; Universal Amphitheatre

June 24; San Bernadino, Calif.; Glen Helen Pavilion

June 25; Phoenix, Ariz.; Desert Sky Pavilion

June 27; Albuquerque, N.M.; Mesa Del Sol

June 28; Denver, Colo.; Fillmore

June 30; St. Louis, Mo.; Riverport Amphitheatre

July 1; Kansas City, Mo.; Sandstone Amphitheatre

July 2; Dallas, Texas; Starplex

July 5; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Post-Gazette Star Lake Amphitheatre

July 6; Cleveland, Ohio; Blossom Amphitheatre

July 7; Columbus, Ohio; Polaris Amphitheatre

July 8; Chicago, Ill.; Taste of Chicago Festival

July 11; Detroit, Mich.; Pine Knob

July 12; Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverbend Amphitheater

July 13; Indianapolis, Ind.; Deer Creek Amphitheater

July 15; Wantaugh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheater

July 16; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 18; Philadelphia, Pa.; E-Center

July 19; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Bank Arts Center

July 21; Boston, Mass.; BancBoston Pavilion

July 22; Hartford, Conn.; Hartford Meadows

July 23; Washington D.C.; Nissan Pavilion

July 25; Virginia Beach, Va.; GTE Amphitheater

July 27; Raleigh, N.C.; Alltel Pavilion

July 28; Charlotte, N.C.; Blockbuster Pavilion

July 29; Nashville, Tenn.; First American Music Center

July 30; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheater

Aug. 1; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mars Music Amphitheater