Yes Cancels Tour After Sudden Death of Steve Howe's Son

Yes has cancelled the remaining dates of its Yestival Tour following the tragic death of guitarist Steve Howe's son Virgil.

"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 have been cancelled," read a statement posted Monday the band's official Facebook page.  

The statement also explained that fans will be refunded for shows. It also asked for support, understanding and privacy for the Howe family.

Virgil, 41, played drums for the British power trio, Little Barrie, which was scheduled to begin a U.K. tour this Wednesday.

"We are heartbroken that we have lost our dear friend and brother Virgil Howe," wrote Virgil's bandmate Barrie Cadogan on the Little Barrie Facebook page. "Our thoughts are with his daughter, family and partner. Please respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman also offered its "deepest condolences" to the Howe family, adding that its tour this fall will continue as planned.

Prog magazine reported earlier this month that Virgil and Steve Howe recently completed an instrumental album together, called Nexus, which was set for a November 17 release. 

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