Formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson, British band Yes are prehaps best known for the upbeat and instantly recognisable 1983 pop-rock hit, ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’.
However, it was an earlier, more psychedelic and altogether more turquoise-tunic-wearing incarnation of Yes that gained them critical accolades as the visionaries of progressive rock in the 1970s.
Characterised by elaborate vocal arrangements, trippy ambience and transcendental lyrics at their creative apogee, to date Yes have released twenty studio albums, and tirelessly toured the world for the last four decades.
The band’s 2013 Spring Tour stop in São Paulo promises fans a start-to-finish rendition of their three progressive rock album classics: 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close to the Edge, and 1977’s Going for the One – albeit without the original lead singer, Jon Anderson, who left the band in 2008 due to health problems. The band is currently fronted by vocalist Jon Davison.