Progrockers Yes- Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Geoff Downes & Jon Davison – bring their 2013 festival to the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 3rd. The progressive rock legends will play Yes favorites and two classic Yes albums in their entirety including Close to the Edge and The Yes Album. Also on the bill: the greatest Genesis tribute band ever – The Musical Box, (performing the classic Genesis album, Foxtrot), Carl Palmer’s Band and Rennaissance with Annie Haslam. There will also be a rare appearance by Roger Dean, the Yes album cover artist presenting “The Art of Roger Dean.” Tickets go on sale Friday, May 24th at 10AM. More information will be available here. Below, listen to a 1973 recording of “Starship Trooper” from The Yes Album followed by a 1972 performance of the title track from Close to the Edge.
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Philly metal band Surgeon will release their new album tonight at
Johnny Brenda’s Kung Fu Necktie (the show was moved due to a water main break). Chemical Reign has been a long time coming for the local four-piece: we first got a sample of the new songs back in 2011 when the band stopped by for a Key Studio Session, a few years after their 2008 debut Angry Guest was released. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Swarm of Arrows, Ominous Black and Skeleton Hands can be found here. Below, watch a live video of Surgeon performing “Greed.”
This just in from Billboard.com: John Mayer announced his first tour in three years in support of his 2012 LP Born and Raised. He heads out this summer and makes three regional appearances; at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on August 23rd; at The Great Allentown Fair on August 27th; and the Borgata in Atlantic City on September 1st. Onsale information for all of these shows will be announced shortly.
In the meantime, you can listen to Mayer’s 2012 interview with David Dye on World Cafe here (via the WXPN media player), see all of Mayer’s tour dates at Billboard, watch his tour announcement video from last night below, and hear the new song “Dear Marie” by skipping ahead to here. After the jump, you can also check out a new documentary on the making of the Born and Raised album art below.
L.A. rock four-piece Silversun Pickups announced a new run of tour dates this spring, which brings them to the Philadelphia area on Sunday, May 12th for a date at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Onsale information for the show will be announced shortly. The band was last in Philadelphia in October to play The Tower Theater following the release of their third album, Neck of the Woods. Watch a video of the band performing “The Royal We” below.