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Yes official announcement on Yestival and Virgil Howe

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.

9 replies on “Yes official announcement on Yestival and Virgil Howe”

What can I say on hearing this news. As a father of a son it’s devistating news. My heart goes out to Steve and his family. My thoughts are with all the family. ❤️

Such devastating news! Our hearts and thoughts are with Steve, Dylan, Janet and the rest of the Howe family. Rest in peace dear Virgil.

Very sad news , as a father I can’t even imagine what SH and his family are going through right now .

This tragic news will also bring back such sad memories for GD who lost a daughter a few years ago

I was truly shocked when I read the news..I was mentally starting to prepare for an extreme “Yes” weekend with Yes (the real Yes with Steve) on Friday here in London and then ARW on Saturday here in Toronto. This is terrible. ..I can’t imagine how Steve feels right now. .and I hope he takes as much time as he needs to deal with his passing. I have said it a few times already but no parent should have to bury their child. It’s a crime against nature.
To be honest my heart is not going to be in it as far as seeing ARW…but maybe their music will bring a bit of joy.
I know I may be looked at as a bit of a dreamer. ..but I’m hoping maybe…just maybe Jon A….and Rick might patch things up now with Steve…and realize how precious life is…friendship is more important then any band…
Rest in peace Virgil….and my deepest condolences to the Howe family.

That is the most awful situation. I’ve no idea of Steve’s family or what was going on. I echo the above comments that there can be nothing worse than the death of one’s child no matter the circumstance. I wish only for Steve and his family to do what they can to deal with their grief in the best way possible regardless of anyone else.

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