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Prog-rock kings Yes play Fragile in its entirety for summer 2014 concert tour

Prog-rock kings Yes play Fragile in its entirety for summer 2014 tour

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Yes band members, from left: Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Alan White and Chris Squire. Photo courtesy of Yes

Prog-rock band Yes is mounting a summer 2014 tour with a unique theme: The 35-date excursion will feature the band performing its groundbreaking 1971 album Fragile in its entirety for the first time.

The concert tour includes a stop in Grand Prairie at Verizon Theatre on Wednesday, August 6.

The band will also perform in its entirety the 1972 album Close to the Edge. They'll follow that with an encore consisting of their greatest hits and tracks from a new album, Heaven and Earth, which comes out July 8.

Yes started the "album-in-its-entirety" theme on its 2013 tour when it performed three classic albums in one concert: The Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going for the One.

The tour begins in the Northeast on July 8 in Boston, then crosses through the Midwest and down into the South. It ends on the West Coast, wrapping August 24 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

The current lineup includes bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison.

Fragile was considered to be Yes' breakthrough album in America. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Album and has sold more than 2 million copies. It had some of their most memorable hits, including "Roundabout," "Long Distance Runaround" and "Heart of the Sunrise."

It also marked their first collaboration with artist Roger Dean on the cover; Dean has designed most of the band's album covers and logos.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28, with special packages such as near-stage seating and a band meet-and-greet.

Spend "An Evening with Yes" this summer in the following cities:

Tue 7/8 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Wed 7/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Fri 7/11 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sat 7/12 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Sun 7/13 Newport, RI Newport Yachting Center
Tue 7/15 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Wed 7/16 Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Fri 7/18 Salamanca, NY Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat 7/19 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
Sun 7/20 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall
Tue 7/22 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook
Wed 7/23 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
Fri 7/25 Madison, WI Overture Hall
Sat 7/26 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
Mon 7/28 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Tue 7/29 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
Wed 7/30 Atlanta, GA Symphony Hall
Fri 8/1 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Sat 8/2 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
Sun 8/3 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Tue 8/5 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Wed 8/6 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Thu 8/7 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Sat 8/9 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Sun 8/10 TBA
Tue 8/12 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theatre at Mesa Arts Center
Wed 8/13 Albuquerque, NM Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino
Fri 8/15 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sat 8/16 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
Mon 8/18 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay
Tue 8/19 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Thu 8/21 Tulalip, WA Tulalip Amphitheatre
Fri 8/22 Grand Ronde, OR Spirit Mountain Casino
Sat 8/23 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Sun 8/24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre