Following the success of the 2019 American tour, YES are to release ‘The Royal Affair Tour, Live From Las Vegas’ through BMG records 30 October 2020, with physical copies available from 2 October, if ordered through the YES online store.
The Royal Affair tour was a celebration of the best of British Progressive Rock. The YES set included many classic tracks from the 1970-1980 period, as well as a cover of Paul Simon’s ‘America’, while John Lodge shared vocals on the cover of John Lennon’s Imagine. Soon-to-be YES drummer Alan White played on the original studio recording.
The ‘Live From Vegas’ set was recorded at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas in July 2019 and has been mixed by Billy Sherwood
Guests on the tour were Asia (with YES keyboardist Geoff Downes and a special appearance by Steve Howe), John Lodge of The Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy featuring Arthur Brown.
Steve Howe told MetalTalk: “Having the opportunity to bring together the band members in the development of a well refined set of songs that captures the bands true potential is simply an honour for me.”
Alan White told us: “The Royal Affair tour album, being released in October, is a welcome new chapter in the wide expanse of YES live recordings. I hope you enjoy it.”
The Royal Affair Tour also featured an exhibition of original art by Roger Dean whose artwork is synonymous having designed the iconic YES logo and the band’s best-loved album covers.
Roger Dean recently painted The Royal Affair Tour album artwork live on Facebook while also fielding questions from fans.
CD digi sleeve with 12 page booklet; 2LP gatefold with 12” booklet and digital. Pre-Order the album here: