Yes & Toto

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

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Progressive rockers behind “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart” co-headline with Toto of “Africa” fame

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Yes

  • Founders: bassist Chris Squire and vocalist Jon Anderson
  • Founded: 1969, making them the godfathers of the progressive-rock genre
  • The Yes sound: richly textured arrangements, virtuosic playing, and shimmering harmonies paired with metaphysical lyrics
  • Essential tracks: “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Close to the Edge”
  • Current lineup: guitar wizard Steve Howe, savant drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and lead vocalist Jon Davison, along with a recent addition—former member Billy Sherwood
  • How Sherwood joined: At the behest of Squire, who had to leave the band to battle an illness in early 2015. He sadly passed away a few months later, but not before insisting that Yes soldier on with Squire as his replacement.
  • What Alan White had to say about that: “Things can’t just stop, you know? We’ve got to maintain the Yes name and meet the high standards of musicianship Chris created,” he told Billboard
  • What current lead vocalist Jon Davison shares with original singer Anderson, besides a first name: a sweet, lilting tone that rises into the high notes as lightly as a bird catching a spring breeze

Toto

  • How you know Toto: they’re the classic pop-rock group behind the 1982 mega-smash “Africa”
  • Where you’ve heard its members: Just about everywhere. Founders David Paich and Jeff Porcaro met when they were two of the most sought-after session musicians in the business, working with artists including Michael Jackson, Elton John, and Steely Dan.
  • Number of Grammys they’ve amassed since forming in 1977: six
  • Their latest release: 2015’s Toto XIV, which they consider their honorary 14th album, counting 1998’s compilation album, Toto XX
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    Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

    1001 Performance Pl.

    Grand Prairie, TX 75050

    +19728545050

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