The tragic situation was explained in a brief post on the Hall of Famers’ website, though details surrounding Virgil’s death were not disclosed.
The British prog-rock masters, which currently features a lineup of Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, “want to thank all their fans for their support and understanding at this time,” a statement reads. “Steve Howe and family ask for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time."
Ticket refunds for the affected tour dates -- in Moorhead, Cedar Rapids, London, Rochester, Boston and Huntington -- will be available at point of purchase, according to the post.
Virgil, drummer for British power-rock outfit Little Barrie, played behind the kit, sang and performed keys on his father’s 1993 album The Grand Scheme of Things. Little Barrie released a fifth studio album Death Express on July 7 via Non Delux.
Howe’s other son Dylan, who's worked with him on many of his solo albums, including The Grand Scheme of Things, has been a part of the summer Yes shows, which kicked off Aug. 4.
After doing a few years of full-album shows, this time out Yes have been mining the group's first nine albums -- 1969's Yes through 1978's Tormato, with at least one song from each.
Yestival Tour was the band’s first full-scale outing since its induction in the Rock Hall class of 2017.