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Canceled / Yestival 2017: YES with Special Guest Todd Rundgren



September 12
7:00 pm
6:00 pm
All Ages
Reserved Seats & GA
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McGrath Amphitheatre
475 1st St SE
Cedar Rapids,IA52401


YES has canceled the remainder of its Yestival Tour with special guest Todd Rundgren dates, including this evening’s Cedar Rapids, Iowa, concert due to the tragic and unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s beloved younger son, Virgil.

YES — Steve, Alan, Geoff, Jon and Billy — want to thank all their fans for their support and understanding at this time.

The Howe family asks for their privacy to be respected at this sad time.

Full refunds will be available at the point of purchase. All patrons who purchased tickets via credit or debit cards will receive automatic refunds. Any cash purchases should be returned to Ticketmaster Outlets or U.S. Cellular Center Box Office, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Artist Bio

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.

Since its founding in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.

While the recent passing of the band’s leader and cornerstone, bassist Chris Squire, is extremely painful, YES plans to continue forward with its impressive legacy. Joining YES on bass is former YES member, Billy Sherwood. Extremely well-versed with YES music, the inner working of YES as a unit, as well as being a master bassist and vocalist, Sherwood is the perfect addition to a line-up of fellow virtuosos that also includes lead vocalist Jon Davison, and veteran YES men, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes.