Band will push dates back until 2024
Yes has postponed their 2023 Relayer Tour due to issues with insurance. The band is rescheduling dates to 2024 with the exception of their London show that has been canceled.
“It is with enormous regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the band’s control, Yes have taken the decision to postpone their 2023 Relayer European and UK tour,” the band shares in a statement.
“Yes and their management have explored every possible avenue to arrange insurance cover for the tour in the event of COVID-related exemption or Act of War exclusion. The insurance industry has withdrawn all such insurances which made touring possible pre-COVID and before the Ukraine conflict.
“There have always been calculated risk assessments to consider when touring and Yes has unfailingly paid a premium to cover against terrorism in addition to conventional cancellation risks. With a view to supporting venues and crew, Yes toured the UK in 2022 but the band simply cannot undertake such a large-scale tour with so many risks being uninsured.
“Insurance coverage was promised for events in 2023 but this has now been withdrawn until 2024, with confirmations of normality in ’24 following representations to the insurance industry to reassess its attitudes to COVID and Act of War insurance. Bands at some levels can mitigate against these risks but Yes’ touring model creates unjustifiable levels of risk.”
Tickets to the band’s show at the Apollo in London will be refunded with the remainder of the dates being pushed to 2024. New dates are forthcoming with all tickets remaining valid.
“Yes wish to express their sincere regrets to their faithful fans and ask for their understanding. The band has now received the necessary assurances for 2024 and are committed to returning to the stage then,” the conclude.
The band is set to release their new studio album, Mirror To The Sky, on May 19th via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. The project will be available on several formats, all featuring artwork by longtime Yes artist and collaborator Roger Dean. Fans can pick up a Limited Edition Electric Blue 2 LP/2 CD/Blu-ray artbook with poster, Limited Edition 2 CD/Blu-ray artbook, Limited 2 CD digipak, standard CD, gatefold 2 LP, and digital edition. The Blu-ray editions include the album as Dolby Atmos, 5.1 Surround Sound, Instrumental Versions and Hi-Res Stereo Mixes.