Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see Yes at the Louisville Palace. For $30, you get one G-Pass for reserved orchestra seating in rows Z–NN of sections 1–4 on Sunday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $62.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Since 1969, Yes has been an anomaly in the verse-chorus-verse world of rock ‘n’ roll. With epic arrangements, lyrics ripped from the metaphysical world, and head-trip album covers and stage decor, the English band became the godfathers of the progressive-rock genre. Hard to play, yet beautiful to hear, Yes’s music had only one limit: vinyl records are 12 inches in diameter and not 72.
With a current lineup that features founding bassist Chris Squire, famed guitarist wizard Steve Howe, savant drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and new lead vocalist Jon Davison (who shares original singer Jon Anderson’s sweet lilt and missing “H”), the esteemed virtuosos embark on the ultimate wish-fulfillment tour for fans: The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One, three of their most seminal recordings, all played in their entirety. From the 12-string sweep and tailgate boogie of The Yes Album’s “I’ve Seen All Good People” to the gallant 18-minute title track of Close to the Edge and Going for the One’s operatic finale, Yes’s herculean performance stimulates dances, trances, and unused parts of the brain.<p>
Yes – “Wonderous Stories” (Live 2012)
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_Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app._
Audiences enjoy cultural euphony amid the Spanish baroque themes of the Louisville Palace. In the lobby, a vaulted ceiling sculpted with historical faces looms above columns that swirl with flashes of cobalt and crimson. Once inside, patrons can marvel at the deep-scarlet proscenium or pull out their collapsible telescopes to gaze at the simulated night sky above.