Thu, Feb 10

DPAC Welcomes Grammy Winners YES! The Rite of Spring Tour Arrives March 24

2.10.10- Grammy Award Winner Yes The Rite of Spring Tour at DPAC March 24, 2011. On Sale Saturday, February 19th at 10am.


DURHAM, NC – Yes – The band that has defined many a generation will embark on a mini-tour of very special performances, encompassing their extraordinary musical catalog. This string of dates will kick-off early March for a select number of shows including DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 24th, 2011. These special intimate performances will give Yes fans the ultimate experience of an up-close, in-your-face and personal view of the Maestros at work live!

Tickets start at $35.00 plus service charges. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, February 16th and tickets go on sale Saturday, February 19th at 10am, through Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall, online at and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

"We’re tremendously excited that Yes will be in Durham on this intimate tour,” said Bob Klaus, GM at DPAC. “DPAC is the perfect venue for this iconic progressive rock band. Equipped to handle the largest of their rock and symphonic sounds, DPAC also offers a closeness that will make their gentle breaks absolutely intimate and personal. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, and as opposed to an outdoor or arena show, DPAC is going to leave each audience member with a memory that would be impossible to create anywhere else in the region.“

One of history’s greatest, legendary, progressive rock bands, Yes will feature a lineup of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, and drummer Alan White, as well as Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick Wakeman) on keyboards and lead singer Benoit David. Yes’s performance will include the hugely successful catalogue of music from hit albums such as Drama, Fragile, Close to the Edge and 90125. Classics such as “Roundabout,” a seminal hit which consistently appears on “the best songs of all-time” lists, and the group’s #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart” are sure to be featured for an evening of music not to be missed.

Yes’s remarkable career has served to re-define the boundaries of rock for more than four decades, Yes has played the role as a dominant driving music force selling over 30 million albums, reaching platinum status multiple times worldwide. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles has made each of the group’s player’s a virtuoso in his own right. For additional information please visit

What’s up next? Rickey Smiley (Feb 11) and Jerry Seinfeld (Feb 12) for more information about these and all DPAC shows please visit often.