Steve Howe's Son, Dylan, Joining Yes for Their Yestival Tour

by VVN Music

Yes has a new member, at least for their upcoming Yestival Tour.

Dylan Howe, the son of early member Steve Howe, will be joining his father, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison for the tour that starts on August 4 in Greensboro, NC and runs through September 15. Joining Yes on the tour are Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy and Todd Rundgren.

The announcement came both from Yes and Alan White. Yes said:

2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES and longtime drummer Alan White have today (7/26) announced that Dylan Howe, son of guitarist Steve Howe, will be joining the band’s rhythm section on this summer’s 31-date North American YESTIVAL Tour creating a twin drum powerhouse alongside White, in similar fashion that Bill Bruford and White brought on their Union Tour in the early 1990s with two drummers playing simultaneously.

"It's a pleasure for me to welcome Dylan Howe to the YES stage,” shares White. “I've known Dylan for most of his life and I'm proud to think I've helped to be an inspiration in his musical journey. I'm very much looking forward to performing with him this summer for the upcoming YES tour."

“I feel very honored and fortunate to have got the call to join YES this summer,” adds Dylan. “This to me is, quite possibly, the musical zenith of my career - my love for this music and the great musicianship that runs through it has always been a massive inspiration to me. Bill and Alan’s drumming is why I started playing the drums in the first place, and to have the opportunity to honor their great contribution to drumming whilst playing alongside Alan with my brilliant father and this outstanding lineup is a dream come true for me.”

Alan White added:

"It's a pleasure for me to welcome Dylan Howe to the YES stage. I've known Dylan for most of his life and I'm proud to think I've helped to be an inspiration in his musical journey. I'm very much looking forward to performing with him this summer for the upcoming YES tour."
--Alan White

Dylan Howe has been a member of the Blockheads and worked with Ian Dury and with the band after his death. He has also drummed in Wilko Johnson's band and has joined his father on a number of projects. His Dylan Howe Quintet has released four jazz albums.

Yes plan on playing one song from each of their albums, chronologically, with a few surprises thrown in along the way.

Yes tour dates:
  • 08/04 - Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre At Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • 08/05 - Boone, NC - The Holmes Center
  • 08/07 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
  • 08/08 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
  • 08/10 - Mashantucket, CT - Grand Theater
  • 08/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk
  • 08/12 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 08/14 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
  • 08/16 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
  • 08/17 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 08/19 - Elgin, IL - Festival Park
  • 08/20 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
  • 08/22 - Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
  • 08/23 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
  • 08/25 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
  • 08/26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 08/28 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre
  • 08/29 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
  • 08/31 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
  • 09/01 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
  • 09/03 - Tulalip, WA - Tulalip Amphitheatre
  • 09/05 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 09/07 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • 09/08 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • 09/11 - Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center For The Arts
  • 09/12 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
  • 09/14 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
  • 09/15 - Rochester, NY - The Dome Arena
  • 09/17 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur
  • 09/18 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
  • 09/19 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Steve Howe is NOT an original member.

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