Yes announce cancellation of tour after death of Steve Howe’s son, Virgil

Tour with Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer cancelled.

Unfortunate news of the passing of Steve Howe’s son, Virgil, was announced yesterday afternoon, resulting in the cancellation of the band’s current Yestival tour.  Steve and Virgil had been working on a new album together.  No word on the upcoming release. Here is the press release from the band:

“Due to the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s beloved younger son, Virgil, YES regrettably announces that the remaining dates of their Yestival Tour in the USA have been cancelled.

Ticket refunds for the affected tour dates (in Moorhead, Cedar Rapids, London, Rochester, Boston and Huntington) will be available at point of purchase.

YES—Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood—want to thank all their fans for their support and understanding at this time.

Steve Howe and family ask for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time.”

Upcoming Releases

Jan 12th – Kayak – Seventeen
Jan 12th – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next
Jan 19th – Perfect Beings – Vier
Jan 26th – Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham
Feb 16th – Neal Morse – Life & Times
Feb 23rd – Gleb Koloyadin – S/T