Yes Cancels Tour After Death of Steve Howe’s Son

Progressive rock band Yes have cancelled all of the remaining dates on their current Yestival Tour following the death of Virgil Howe, the son of guitarist Steve Howe.

The loss comes very unexpectedly, and details are very scant.

In a post to their website and social media, Yes shared the following:

“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 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.”

The tour also featured support by Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer‘s ELP Legacy.

Below is the official announcement

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Due to the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s beloved younger son, Virgil, YES regrettably announces…

Posted by YES (official) on Monday, September 11, 2017

 

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