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Yes they can: Progressive rock band plans to play classic albums in their entirety on summer tour

Yes they can: Rock band plans to play classic albums on summer tour

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Yes band members, from left: Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Alan White and Chris Squire. Photo courtesy of Yes

Prog-rock band Yes is mounting a summer 2014 tour with a unique theme: The 35-date excursion will feature the band performing its groundbreaking 1971 album Fragile in its entirety for the first time.

The concert tour includes a Houston stop at the Bayou Music Center on Aug. 5.

The band will also perform in its entirety the 1972 album Close to the Edge. They'll follow that with an encore consisting of their greatest hits and tracks from a new album, Heaven and Earth, which comes out July 8.

Yes started the "album-in-its-entirety" theme on its 2013 tour when it performed three classic albums in one concert: The Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going for the One.

The tour begins in the Northeast on July 8 in Boston, then crosses through the Midwest and down into the South. It ends on the West Coast, wrapping August 24 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The group will make a Dallas-area stop on Aug. 6 at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

The current lineup includes bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison.

Fragile was considered to be Yes' breakthrough album in America. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Album and has sold more than 2 million copies. It had some of their most memorable hits, including "Roundabout," "Long Distance Runaround" and "Heart of the Sunrise."

It also marked their first collaboration with artist Roger Dean on the cover; Dean has designed most of the band's album covers and logos.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28, with special packages such as near-stage seating and a band meet-and-greet.