British prog-rock icons Yes have had to cancel their upcoming 26-city tour commemorating 40 years of incredibly long, complicated rockin'—including dates at Honda Center (Aug. 20) and Gibson Amphitheatre (Aug. 22)—due to singer Jon Anderson's health problems.
“In the wake of my recent respiratory attack, doctors have advised me to spend the coming months resting and recovering,” the 63-year-old Anderson said in a press release. “Unfortunately, this means I won't be able to tour with Yes this summer as originally planned. I'd like everyone know how deeply disappointed I am by this turn of events. I was looking forward to celebrating our music with the amazing family of Yes fans once again; but as we all know, health must come before anything else.”
Doctors diagnosed Anderson with acute respiratory failure and advised him not to perform for at least six months or possibly face additional health complications. We at Heard Mentality wish Anderson a speedy recovery and hope that Yes will make up those nixed tour dates sooner rather than later.
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