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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Yes to play at Casino Rama

Founders of Progressive Rock, YES, added to Summer Line-up at Casino Rama


(RAMA, ON) May 17th, 2012 - Casino Rama is pleased to announce the addition of progressive rock band YES to our previously released July 2012 concert line-up for one-night of amazing live classic rock on Tuesday, July 10th at 8 pm

Over the course of a remarkable 40-year career that has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock, YES have become renowned for their live performances since being formed in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson from a mutual interest in vocal harmonies and classical song structure.  With drummer Bill Bruford, guitarist Peter Banks and keyboardist Tony Kaye, they metamorphosed into YES, earning a residency at the famed London venue The Marquee Club, where they played with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, releasing their self-titled debut album in July 1969.


Guitarist Steve Howe, who went on to play in the popular prog-rock groups Asia and GTR and continues releasing acclaimed solo albums and touring, brought an experimental cutting edge to YES for their 1970’s “The Yes” album, their first album to top the UK charts.  Drummer Alan White, who had been hand-picked to play on John Lennon’s Imagine and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, came aboard in 1972.  YES then went on to conquer America and played at some of the largest paid attendance concerts of all time, including JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in 1976 to a crowd of over 130,000 people.

As a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, stretching the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their dynamic instrumental contrasts and abstract lyrics.  Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them one of the most successful and long-standing group in rock history and their amazing career continues to defy many of their contemporaries, as they continue to add new, young fans to their following.


YES
Tuesday, July 10
SHOWTIME: 8 PM, DOORS OPEN: 7 PM
Tickets are $30/$40
Considered the founders of progressive rock, this British band are best known for hits: "Owner of a Lonely Heart", "Roundabout" & "I’ve Seen All Good People".

Exclusive advanced ticket purchase for Players Passport™ Club Members begins Sunday, May 27 at 12 noon in-person only at the Casino Rama Box Office, Facebook Fans & Club Members on Monday, May 28 at 12 noon in person at the Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). Special code required for Friday’s advance purchase period.  

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 29 at 12 noon and will be available in-person at the Casino Rama Box Office, at all TicketMaster locations, by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) and online at www.casinorama.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable taxes or service charges. 

PER SHOW TICKET LIMIT:  Ticket limit is 8 per customer per show.  Please adhere to published ticket limits.  Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by TicketMaster at its discretion.  This includes duplicate orders having the same billing address or credit card.

Operating since July 31, 1996, Casino Rama is Ontario's only First Nations commercial casino.  The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, 10 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities.  Casino Rama is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

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