The Royal Affair Tour
Pioneers of progressive rock, YES have achieved worldwide success with a history spanning 47 years and 21 studio albums. The band’s current line-up consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and bassist Billy Sherwood. The band is known for its expansive songs, esoteric lyrics, elaborate album art and live stage sets. From topping the charts to epic pieces taking up a side of vinyl, and even both at the same time, YES are among of the longest lasting and the most successful of the ’70s progressive rock groups, proving to be one of the lasting success stories from that musical genre.
Asia’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in March 1982 with several Top 10 singles (“Heat of the Moment,” “Only Time Will Tell” “Sole Survivor” and more) and sales exceeding 7 million copies. This supergroup followed up their smash debut with another hit album, Alpha, which had the hits “Don’t Cry” and “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.” Throughout most of the 80s, Asia ruled the airwaves and MTV, and left sold out venues in its wake.
John Lodge is bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic rock band, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits from “Ride My SeeSaw,” to “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange?” and many more, Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling in excess of 70 million albums. Lodge has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), an Ivor Novello Award, to name just a few. He has also released two solo albums; Natural Avenue in 1977, and more recently, 10,000 Light Years Ago as well as the duo album Blue Jays in 1975 with Justin Hayward.
Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way, his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.