Yes the English progressive rock band was formed in London in 1968. Yes's music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts; often extended song lengths; abstract lyrics; and a general showcasing of its members' instrumental prowess. Yes blends symphonic and other 'classical' structures with their own brand of musical style. Despite a great many lineup changes, occasional splits within the group and the ever-changing trends in popular music, the band has continued on for nearly forty years and still retains a following. Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White of the band have announced the In The Present tour for late 2008 with vocalist Benoit David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman.