YES RELEASES THE DOCUMENTARY "YES 50: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW" AHEAD OF THEIR MULTI-ARTIST "THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR"

WITH ASIA, JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES, AND CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY WITH GUEST VOCALS BY ARTHUR BROWN "THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR" BEGINS JUNE 12 IN BETHLEHEM, PA

WITH ASIA, JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES, AND CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY WITH GUEST VOCALS BY ARTHUR BROWN "THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR" BEGINS JUNE 12 IN BETHLEHEM, PA

Poster and logo created and designed by    Roger Dean    In advance of next week's launch of  YES ' much-anticipated North American  "The Royal Affair Tour,"  the prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have released online a nearly 40-minute documentary, " YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow."  View it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cAAWlg-Ok        This documentary is a teaser to the forthcoming Rhino release,  YES 50 LIVE , due for release on  August 2 , although advanced copies will be available to fans exclusively at "The Royal Affair Tour"  shows later in the tour.  Directed by  Paul Gosling , the documentary had a limited release over Christmas to fans as a holiday present and has since been updated with another 15-minutes of exclusive performance footage and interviews with band members  Steve Howe ,  Alan White ,  Geoff Downes ,  Billy Sherwood  and  Jon Davison  plus current additional drummer  Jay Schellen  as well as former members  Trevor Horn  and  Tony Kaye . World-renowned English artist and designer  Roger Dean  is also interviewed.  "As a long-standing fan of the band, following Yes on the road this year and last on their momentous 50th tour was a dream come true," says  Gosling . "Thank you to Steve Howe, Alan White and the band, Roger Dean, Tony Kaye and Trevor Horn for their co-operation in making this film."    Roger Dean  --whose masterful artwork has graced classic album covers and posters, most prominently by  YES  and  Asia --is a special guest on  "The Royal Affair Tour." Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees  YES , the trek launches  Wednesday, June 12  in  Bethlehem, PA  and wraps  Sunday, July 28  in Saratoga, CA . See below for the full list of tour dates and go to  www.yesworld.com/live for ticketing information plus meet-and-greet/VIP packages.  View the tour trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkN5R1Gh7Po . Read the launch press release  here .  At every show on this  must-see best-of-British-rock tour --also featuring  Asia  with the return of founding member  Steve Howe  in a special performance,  John Lodge of The Moody Blues , and  Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy  with guest vocals by  Arthur Brown -- Roger Dean  will be in the venue's reception/foyer area with an exhibition of his artwork. He will also be available to sign merchandise including  "The Royal Affair Tour"  poster which he created and designed .  His work--known for striking other-worldly landscapes--has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide.   YES,  the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history, is Steve   Howe  (guitar--joined 1970),  Alan White  (drums since 1972),  Geoff   Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980),  Jon Davison  (vocals since 2011) and  Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with  Jay Schellen  on additional drums.   "The Royal Affair Tour"  commences on what would have been  John Wetton 's 70th birthday ( June 12),  so there will be a special celebration of his life at the  Bethlehem, PA  show. And  Alan White 's 70th birthday ( June 14 ) will be celebrated  YES -style at the Farmingdale, New York  show.

Poster and logo created and designed by Roger Dean

In advance of next week's launch of YES' much-anticipated North American "The Royal Affair Tour," the prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have released online a nearly 40-minute documentary, "YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow." View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cAAWlg-Ok       This documentary is a teaser to the forthcoming Rhino release, YES 50 LIVE, due for release on August 2, although advanced copies will be available to fans exclusively at"The Royal Affair Tour" shows later in the tour.

Directed by Paul Gosling, the documentary had a limited release over Christmas to fans as a holiday present and has since been updated with another 15-minutes of exclusive performance footage and interviews with band members Steve HoweAlan WhiteGeoff DownesBilly Sherwood and Jon Davison plus current additional drummer Jay Schellen as well as former members Trevor Horn and Tony Kaye. World-renowned English artist and designer Roger Dean is also interviewed.

"As a long-standing fan of the band, following Yes on the road this year and last on their momentous 50th tour was a dream come true," says Gosling. "Thank you to Steve Howe, Alan White and the band, Roger Dean, Tony Kaye and Trevor Horn for their co-operation in making this film."

Roger Dean--whose masterful artwork has graced classic album covers and posters, most prominently by YES and Asia--is a special guest on "The Royal Affair Tour."Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, the trek launches Wednesday, June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and wraps Sunday, July 28 inSaratoga, CA. See below for the full list of tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com/livefor ticketing information plus meet-and-greet/VIP packages.

View the tour trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkN5R1Gh7Po. Read the launch press release here.

At every show on this must-see best-of-British-rock tour--also featuring Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown--Roger Dean will be in the venue's reception/foyer area with an exhibition of his artwork. He will also be available to sign merchandise including "The Royal Affair Tour" poster which he created and designed. His work--known for striking other-worldly landscapes--has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide.

YES, the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history, isSteve Howe (guitar--joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes(keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood(guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums.

"The Royal Affair Tour" commences on what would have been John Wetton's 70th birthday (June 12), so there will be a special celebration of his life at the Bethlehem, PA show. And Alan White's 70th birthday (June 14) will be celebrated YES-style at theFarmingdale, New York show.

YES (L-R): Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood    Photo Credit: Gottlieb Bros.

YES (L-R): Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood

Photo Credit: Gottlieb Bros.