Yes tour includes stops in Tampa, St. Pete and more

The 2017 dates surround their annual 'Cruise to the Edge'

click to enlarge Yes, who play Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 11, 2017. - Glenn Gottlieb
Glenn Gottlieb
Yes, who play Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 11, 2017.

There's a Yes cruise sailing out of Tampa, Florida in February, but landlubbers can breath a sigh of relief as the band has revealed a handful of landlocked tour dates surrounding the voyage.


One of those dates is a February 11 show at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. Other stops on the Florida leg of the tour include Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, February 12) and Jacksonville (Florida Theatre, February 15).

Tickets for the St. Pete date go on sale Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m. EST and will cost $49.50-$350.

A press release says "the 'Evening With Yes' shows feature the 1980 album Drama performed in its entirety, sides one and four of 1973’s double album Tales from Topographic Oceans as well as selections of the band’s greatest hits."

Note that this lineup of YES consists of Steve Howe  on guitar, Alan White on drums, Jon Davison singingBilly Sherwood on bass and keyboardist Geoff Downes.

In case you missed it, co-founding member ex-keyboardist Rick Wakeman just played Ruth Eckerd Hall with ARW. Read Gabe's review of the show here and his interview with the wizard here.

More information on the show is available at

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