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Yes to headline The Royal Affair Tour, also featuring Asia, The Moody Blues' John Lodge and Carl Palmer

Yes will headline a new North American package trek dubbed The Royal Affair Tour, which will also feature sets by Asia, Moody Bluessinger/bassist John Lodge and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocalist Arthur Brown.

Yes will headline a new North American package trek dubbed The Royal Affair Tour, which will also feature sets by Asia, Moody Bluessinger/bassist John Lodge and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocalist Arthur Brown.

The outing kicks off on June 12 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is mapped out through a July 28 performance in Saratoga, California. More shows will be announced soon. Tickets for most concerts go on sale this Friday, April 5.

Yes will be playing songs spanning the band's half-century career, and will include tributes to their two late founding members: bassist Chris Squire and guitarist Peter Banks. In addition, Yes drummer Alan White, who played on John Lennon's classic 1971 album Imagine, will deliver a special homage to the late Beatles legend.

Asia will pay tribute to its late frontman, John Wetton, throughout the tour. The band's current lineup shares two members with Yes -- keyboardist Geoff Downes and bassist/singer Billy Sherwood -- and also features founding drummer Carl Palmer and new guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, formerly of Guns N' Roses.

Yes guitarist Steve Howe, who also was an original Asia member, will join the group for part of its sets.

Lodge will showcase many of the classic Moody Blues tunes he wrote and sang, and will pay homage to his band's late flutist/singer, Ray Thomas.

Palmer's ELP Legacy will offers up a variety of memorable songs by Carl's old group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, with Brown -- frontman for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown -- on board to lend vocal support.

"Yes is delighted to headline this celebration of British music which has been so warmly received in America over the past five decades," says Howe in a statement."

Here are the confirmed dates:

6/12 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/14 -- Farmingdale, NY, Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater
6/15 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Mark Etess Arena at Hard Rock Casino
6/16 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/20 -- White Plains, NY, Westchester County Center
6/21 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
6/22 -- Baltimore, MD, MECU Pavilion
6/24 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage
6/25 -- Lewiston, NY, Artpark Amphitheater,
6/27 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
6/29 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
6/30 -- Providence, RI, Bold Point Park
7/3 -- Rochester Hills, MI, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
7/5 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live
7/6 -- Aurora, IL, Riveredge Park
7/8 -- Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House
7/10 -- Cary, NC, Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
7/12 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/13 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7/18 -- St. Augustine, FL, The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
7/20 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
7/21 -- Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP
7/24 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
7/26 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7/27 -- Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheater
7/28 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery

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