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Rock band Yes to play unusual, three-album concert at ACL Live in 2013

Rock band Yes to play unusual, three-album concert at ACL Live in 2013

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Austin sees more than its fair share of legendary music acts pass through town, so it takes something a little special to get our undivided attention. Yes, which has been around in one incarnation or another since 1968, will do just that when they play at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on March 21, 2013.

Yes will play three of its most popular albums — 1971's The Yes Album, 1972's Close to the Edge and 1977's Going for the One​ — in their entirety. Yes has done many things in their long and varied career, but they've never played a complete album live, much less three.

 The concert at ACL Live is one of only two Texas shows on the 23-city tour.

The concert will include such hits as "I've Seen All Good People" and "Wondrous Stories," but unfortunately not their biggest hit, "Owner of a Lonely Heart," as it was part of of their 1983 album 90125. Can anybody say "Encore"?

The concert in Austin is one of only two Texas shows on the 23-city tour. Yes will also play in in Grand Prairie at Verizon Theatre on March 21. Tickets for both Lone Star State concerts go on sale December 14. 

Longtime Yes fans will still be missing former lead singer Jon Anderson, who hasn't been part of the band for at least four years as a result of internal disputes.

The new lead is Jon Davison, who joined the band earlier this year after being discovered as part of a Yes cover band.