When Yes came through the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead last July, the band treated fans to three classic albums — “The Yes Album” (1971), “Close to the Edge” (1972) and “Going for the One (1977) — and left them without an encore of “Roundabout.”
One classic that wasn’t played that night was “Long Distance Roundaround.”
It’s guaranteed to be on the set list when the band returns on July 20. This time, Yes is pairing “Close to the Edge” album with the popular 1971 classic “Fragile,” which includes both “Roundabout” and “Runaround,” along with 11-minute closer “Heart of the Sunrise.”
Yes is guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White with keyboardist Geoff Downes with Jon Davison replacing Jon Anderson.
Don’t make that your reason for not going. Davison, frontman for Glass Hammer, is a dead ringer for Anderson vocally and has a nice, low-key stage presence.
Tickets are $62, $80, and a limited number of Gold Circle seats for $100. All tickets will increase by $5 on the day of the show. Tickets are on sale on Saturday, March 29th at noon at the venue box office, LibraryMusicHall.com, & by calling412-368-5225.
Also going on sale this week:
Stage AE (via ticketmaster):
April 28: M.I.A. with special guest A$AP Ferg ($29.50 advance/$35 day of Show). On sale Friday.
July 5: Fitz and The Tantrums $15. On sale Friday.
Aug. 8: An Evening With Dark Star Orchestra ($25 advance/$30 day of show). On sale Friday.
Billy Joel is hot right now.
The Piano Man has that residency at Madison Square Garden. He drew more people to Consol Energy Center this season than Jay-Z and Arcade Fire combined.
Today at 6 p.m. (March 26), SiriusXM launches The Billy Joel Channel, which will run through June 25, via satellite on channel 4, online and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
The music will span from his work with The Echoes in 1964 and through his solo years, right up to his forthcoming live album, “A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia,” recorded in Russia in 1987 (the complete album will run the day of its release, May 20).
The channel will also feature rarities from the vaults, archival interviews, excerpts from “Masters Class” sessions he conducts with music students and guest DJ sessions.
The Billy Joel Channel joins such specialized SiriusXM channels as Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45, Tiësto’s Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.
For more information, go to www.siriusxm.com.