Roger Glover, Ian Gillan and Simon McBride of Deep Purple...

Roger Glover, Ian Gillan and Simon McBride of Deep Purple perform at Mediolanum Forum of Assago in 2022 in Milan, Italy.  Credit: Corbis via Getty Images / Sergione Infuso

The current incarnations of two legendary progressive/heavy-metal bands, Deep Purple and Yes, will hit the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Sept. 1 on the former's "= 1 More Time Tour.” General-public tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at

Each band is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was founded in England in 1968, each with multiplatinum releases and a set list of classic songs. Deep Purple's hits include “Smoke on the Water,” “Hush” and “Woman from Tokyo,” while prog-rock progenitor Yes issued singles including “Roundabout,” “I've Seen All Good People” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

As not unusual for bands spanning multiple decades, their lineups have been fluid. Deep Purple currently consists of drummer Ian Paice from the inaugural 1968 formation; singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover from the band's 1970s heyday; drummer Don Airey, who succeeded founding member Jon Lord in 2002; and Simon McBride, who came on in 2022.

Grammy Award winner Yes features guitarist Steve Howe from the band's classic early 1970s iteration, plus longtime keyboardist Geoff Downes, previously of the Buggles (“Video Killed the Radio Star”) and the supergroup Asia; bassist Billy Sherwood, who came aboard in the 1990s, left in 2000 and returned; singer Jon Davison, who joined in the early 2010s; and percussionist Jay Schellen, their tour drummer who became a formal band member last year.

Each band has continued releasing new studio albums into the current decade, with Deep Purple's 2021 “Turning to Crime” and Yes' 2023 “Mirror to the Sky.”

The tour commences Aug. 14 in Hollywood, Florida, and ends Sept. 8 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Before and after, Deep Purple has a separate international tour. Yes has a separate 15-date European tour from April 30 to June 4.

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