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Yes Stats Update per 10/1/17 Show

This post is the part of my Yes concert series of posts.  I started this series here and you can read the others here.

I saw the progressive rock band Yes (technically Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman) play a show at the at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA on October 1, 2017 during the their An Evening of Yes Music and More Tour.  You can read more about this show here.

As I tend to be a pedantic, borderline OCD, person, I like to statistically keep track of various aspects of the Yes shows I have seen over years.  I posted various catalogs of things regarding these shows to this blog, and after each subsequent concert I update all those posts.

The following posts have all been updated in light of the above-mentioned October 1, 2017 show:

If you keep track of these sorts of things, please share your stats in the comments section!

Enjoy!

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Yesshow Review (with pictures): 8/14/17 Hershey

This post is the part of my Yes concert series of posts.  I started this series here and you can read the others here.

I saw the progressive rock band Yes play at the Hershey Theater in Hershey, PA on August 14, 2017 during the their Yestival Tour.  You can read more about this show here.

The line-up Yes fielded that show was:

The set Yes played was (the album from which the song comes in parenthesis):

Recollections:

This concert was my twenty-fourth Yesshow and, at this point, it is difficult to say something that has not already been said.  Yes played one song from their first ten albums for their main set before the encore (although Steve Howe said first nine albums by accident).

  • Comments on Instrumentation

I suppose the drumming situation is what most people are wondering about, so, just to get that out of the way, the drumming arrangements, in terms of who played what, were as follows:

  • Survival: Howe and White
  • Time And A Word: Howe and White
  • Yours Is No Disgrace: Howe
  • South Side Of The Sky: Howe
  • And You And I
    • Cord of Life: Howe
    • Eclipse: White
    • The Preacher, the Teacher: Howe
    • Apocalypse: Howe and White
  • Leaves Of Green: no drumming
  • Soon: White
  • Going For The One: White
  • Drum Duet Intro and Don’t Kill The Whale: Howe and White
  • Machine Messiah: White
  • Madrigal: no drumming
  • Roundabout: Howe and White

Aside from the two drummers, Jon Davison played second guitar on “Survival,” “Time and a Word,” the end of “South Side of the Sky” (the keyboard/guitar duel), “Cord of Life” (the first time ever, as far as I know, someone played guitar with Howe on this section), “Soon,” “Don’t Kill the Whale,” parts of “Machine Messiah,” and “Madrigal.”  I have never seen the vocalist play guitar so much for Yes before.  So, that was pretty cool.  “Madrigal” and “Leaves of Green” were Howe/Davison duets with Sherwood coming on stage for some harmonies.  There was no keyboard for “Madrigal” (despite it being a harpsichord song).  It was rearranged for two acoustic guitars.  Howe played his Les Paul on “And You And I” instead of his Gibson ES 345, and his Switchmaster on Roundabout.  He still is still using his guitar synthesizer for his acoustic sounds (except for “Madrigal” and “Leaves of Green”).   He used his Gibson ED 175D on “Survival.”  On “Southside of the Sky” Davison sung Squire’s parts during the vocal interlude in the middle while Sherwood sang Anderson’s.

  • Goofs

At the beginning of the show, Downes played an extra cord or two accidentally as the introduction segued into the quiet acoustic guitar beginning.  S. Howe also lost his place in one of the transitions during “Machine Messiah” which led to him being out of synchronization with the rest of the band.  He wound up taking a measure off and counting with his hand before resuming the song.

  • The Rest

The show, over all, was vintage Yes and, of the 24 shows I have seen, probably fits in as an average show.  The playing was solid, the sound was excellent, and the mix was near perfect (perhaps due to me being in about the middle in the balcony).

Davison and Sherwood’s singing was the best I have heard from the pair, and Downes is more and more comfortable in the band.  Downes’ rig had a microphone but I did not see him use it, but he may have sang a little too.  Sherwood is the perfect Squire replacement.  His playing, his sound, and sometimes even his mannerisms remind me of Squire, so although I’d much rather have Squire, Sherwood is a worthy bass player and singer for Yes.  I would not want anyone else in that slot.  Howe was solid as always.

As far as the drumming is concerned, White looks terrible.  He can barely get around (walking I mean), and his playing was mainly very simple no frills top kit sort of stuff.  This is not a slight on him, his age and, more importantly, his back problems, have really caught up with him.  I suspect he remains in the band to give them credibility and authenticity in the face of a surging ARW, as it cannot be for his contribution to the music (which is minimal).  D. Howe did the heavy lifting when he was on stage, playing all the fills and fast parts and embellishments.  He needs time to get integrated in the band as the drumming, over all, was pretty conservative unfortunately despite the presence of two drummers.  Howe used a small and traditional jazz set (which looks a lot like Bruford’s set from back in the early 1970s) and, between that and his style, he really brought back the memories and sounds of Bill Bruford, and I am looking forward to more of that in the future.  I think there are a lot of possibilities with the drums with Howe, but their conservative approach this time around was disappointing.  Even Jay Schellen‘s aggressive approach from the 2016 tour was missed.  At least, however, the songs were played at the proper tempo.  I will say that the drumming during the “along the drifting cloud…” section of “Roundabout” (which is my favorite part of the song) was excellent due to the second drummer really ramping things up.  I usually lose interest during that song as it has been played at every show I have ever seen, but the second drummer really made this section powerful and exciting.  My comments about “Don’t Kill the Whale” are below.

Steve Howe seemed to struggle with his monitors all night, which caused him to be distracted at times, and his playing was affected as a result when that happened.  He was gesturing a lot to someone off stage over the course of the show and, as mentioned above, during “Machine Messiah” he seemed to miss a cue.  Judging from other shows from this tour, and my experience in seeing him over the years, it was not due to his playing I do not think.  It was just some weird glitches here and there.

Of course, in addition to the above, S. Howe also seems to scold the audience more than ever.  During the quiet parts in “Soon,” “Leaves of Green,” and “And You And I” he was shaking his head at people in the audience and waving at them as they were making, in his mind, too much noise.  As a result, he missed a note or two due to his distraction.  It’s a shame he does that as it does not do anything to enhance his playing.

Obviously Rick Wakeman and Downes have totally different styles and Wakeman is my favorite keyboardist.  Wakeman is an all time great, but Downes is really good too and while some of his approach to Wakeman’s songs may be due to not being quite as good a keyboardist, I think a lot of it comes down to style.  Wakeman plays tons and tons of notes and is very flashy, whereas Downes seems to approach the songs with a “less is more” approach.  This is especially evident on solos where Wakeman tries to play as fast as he can and play as many notes as possible all the time, whereas Downes tries to get into a grove and focuses on chords more than scales (which seems to be Wakeman’s go to form).  Wakeman has a special place in my heart, but I cannot allow that to lead me to conclude that Downes’ approach is “worse” or “bad,” it is just different at times and not what I am used to from my 26 years of Yes fandom.  I have certain keyboard solos and parts in my head sounding a certain way, and Downes has a different approach.  Sometimes “less is more” works as Wakeman over plays, and other times it doesn’t as it seems to forgo the excitement and flash of a good lightening fast Wakeman run.  It is give and take.  Downes is integrated while Wakeman stands out.  Both are legitimate.  This time around, “South Side of the Sky” had a better and more exciting ending than it has had on any prior tour with Downes, and Downes really got more into the honky tonk piano on “Going for the One” than on prior tours.  So, that’s something.  By contrast, on”Yours is no Disgrace,” Downes plays the barest minimum.  During the guitar interlude in the middle of the song Downes does not play at all, which is unfortunate as Wakeman added some cool parts to that section and, would you believe, so did Igor Khoroshev.  In fact, Khoroshev’s playing is probably my favorite keyboard interpretation of the song.  The lack of keyboards really, in my mind, makes the song too sparse.

Of course, what made the show worth it for me was “Survival” and “Madrigal,” both of which are virtually never played songs.  I only know of one performance of “Survival” (not including some lyrics here and there in the 1978/79 medley), and only a few of “Madrigal” from that same tour.  So, needless to say, after 23 previous shows, I am excited about the music that is new to me live, and these two certainly qualify and are surprising.  I really love “Survival” and this line up did it justice.  S. Howe and Davison did a great job with the two acoustic guitars at the beginning, Downes replicated Tony Kaye’s organ very well, and Sherwood’s bass was really angry and growly sounding.  It was very good despite the little goof noted above.  The singing was quality too with even S. Howe contributing some “aaahhhhs” during the verses leading to the chorus.  “Madrigal” was a little weird.  Originally it was a harpsichord song with light vocal harmonies and classical guitar.  It has never truly been played live as it was recorded.  Even back in ’78/’79 it was with electric piano and incomplete.  Now, in 2017, Yes rearranged it for two acoustic guitars and harmony vocals (between Davison and Sherwood).  S. Howe played the thematic harpsichord parts and his own guitar parts while Davison’s acoustic guitar filled in the gaps when S. Howe played his guitar solos.  It was short and sweet and really very nice, and the gentle quiet acoustic song was a good contrast to the rest of the set.

Aside from “Survival” and “Madrigal,” I was surprised to find that “Don’t Kill the Whale” was the highlight of the show for me.  This song does not really do much for me.  It’s not that I do not like it, I just find it a bit meh.  At this show, Yes decided to take advantage of their dual drumming situation and introduce the song with a drum duet.  White played a steady beat while D. Howe played fills and patterns over it.  Really cool.  This duet was then recapitulated in the middle of the song after the guitar solo.  Between S. Howe’s guitar tone and the heavy drumming, the song took on a really down and dirty sound that really made the song interesting to me and provided a cool new perspective on it.

Finally, the staging was pretty similar to what they had last year, but, in my view, not quite as good.  Regardless, I love how Yes are really putting some money into stage presentation and not just touring with a tiny screen or just the word “Yes” with lighting as they had on previous tours.

The show ended with a #Yes50 and I am really looking forward to it!  Hopefully a new album will be toured as well.  Time will tell.

  • The Other Bands

The Carl Palmer ELP Legacy Band and Todd Rundgren were the opening bands.  Carl Palmer rearranged some classic ELP songs for guitar and no voice and it was complete nostalgia.  The band came out to a video montage of ELP references on television in shows like Jeopardy, Cheers, and The Simpsons, which was pretty fun.  Palmer’s performance was really high quality, aggressive, and he shows absolutely no signs of age.  His performance was better than the other three drummers that took the stage combined.  As far as Rundgren is concerned, I had never heard of him before this tour and never heard his music.  He was really polished, with a great light show, and cool performance.  He had two attractive female backup singers in slinky dresses, so that was enjoyable.  He also used an old fashion broadcaster microphone, which was neat.

  • The Venue

Just a word on the venue.  This venue, as can be seen in the photographs below, is probably the most beautiful venue in which I have seen Yes play.  It was absolutely gorgeous, historical, in great condition, and looks like a medieval castle on the inside.

Photographs:

Yesstats Update: Post 8/14/17 Show

This post is the part of my Yes concert series of posts.  I started this series here and you can read the others here.

I saw the progressive rock band Yes play at the Hershey Theater in Hershey, PA on August 14, 2017 during the their Yestival Tour.  I will be posting a review soon.

As I tend to be a pedantic, borderline OCD, person, I like to statistically keep track of various aspects of the Yes shows I have seen over years.  I posted various catalogs of things regarding these shows to this blog, and after each subsequent concert I update all those posts.

The following posts have all been updated in light of the above-mentioned August 14, 2017 show:

If you keep track of these sorts of things, please share your stats in the comments section!

Enjoy!

A Collection of Yes Post Miscellany

Here is another addition to my series of Yes music posts.  I started this series here and a collection of all my Yes-related posts is here.

Over the past few years I have put up various posts commenting on Yes, it’s lineups, special events and items, and various aspects of concert going (e.g.: concert shirts and tickets).  I have listed them all here.  Check them out!

 

Reviews of Yes Members’ Activity Outside of Yes Roundup

Here is another addition to my series of Yes music posts.  I started this series here and a collection of all my Yes-related posts is here.

Over the past few years I have reviewed some of the offerings by Yes members outside of Yes.  I have listed them all here.  Check them out!

My Life in Concerts: the Complete List

Over the course of the last 23 plus years, I have enjoyed the opportunity to go and see many bands in a live setting.  As my readers know, I have seen Yes by far the most, but, contrary to popular belief, Yes (and their openers) is/are not the only band(s) I have ever seen live.

After so many years and shows, I thought it would be fun to try and list and catalogue all the shows I have seen.  I think the list below is about as comprehensive as I can create, and it does not, obviously, include live bands in bars and community festivals and such.

I have also, over the course of this blog, put up numerous posts of tour programs, tickets, reviews, and other things I have collected over the years at concerts.  Here they are below:

Here is, what I think, is my complete list of concerts (228):

Yes (25):

Porcupine Tree (8):

  • 6/23/01: NEARFest 2001
  • 7/26/02: Theater of the Living Arts (with Tim Reynolds)
  • 11/8/02: Tower Theater (with Yes)
  • 7/20/03: Trocadero Theater (with Opeth)
  • 5/21/05: Trocadero Theater (with Tunnels)
  • 9/27/05: Keswick Theater (with Robert Fripp)
  • 10/7/06: Keswick Theater (with ProjeKCt Six)
  • 9/26/09: Electric Factory (with King’s X)

The Musical Box (7):

  • 2/26/04: Keswick Theater
  • 7/9/04: NEARFest 2004
  • 12/17/04: Keswick Theater
  • 12/10/05: Tower Theater
  • 10/20/06: Tower Theater
  • 12/15/07: Tower Theater
  • 8/3/13: Camden Tweeter Center (with Yestival)

Renaissance (3):

  • 10/11/09: Keswick Theater
  • 6/23/12: NEARFest 2012
  • 8/3/13: Camden Tweeter Center (with Yestival)

Philadelphia Orchestra (3):

  • 4/5/05: Verizon Hall
  • 9/24/05: Verizon Hall
  • Another date: Mann Music Center

Änglagård (2):

  • 6/29/03 NEARFest 2003
  • 6/23/12 NEARFest 2012

Asia (2):

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (2):

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (2):

  • 8/1/96: Keswick Theater
  • 8/5/08: Mann Music Center (with Return to Forever)

DFA (2):

  • 6/17/00: NEARFest 2001
  • 6/20/09: NEARFest 2009

Echolyn (2):

  • 6/29/02: NEARFest 2002
  • 6/22/08: NEARFest 2008

Steve Hackett (2):

King Crimson (2):

Magma (2):

Mike Keneally Band (2):

  • 7/10/04: NEARFest 2004
  • 6/24/12: NEARFest 2012

PFM (2):

Riverside (2):

Tunnels (2):

  •  6/28/03: NEARFest 2003
  • 5/21/05: Trocadero Theater (with Porcupine Tree)

Van Der Graaf Generator (2):

  • 6/19/09: NEARFest 2009
  • 6/22/12: NEARFest 2012

Carl Palmer ELP Legacy Band (2):

  • 8/3/13 Camden Tweeter Center (with Yestival)
  • 8/15/17: Hershey Theater – Yestival Tour

Other (152):

  • Acoustic Trio (Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck, Jean Luc Ponty): 8/12/05 Mann Music Center
  • After Crying: 6/24/01 NEARFest 2001
  • Alamaailman Vasarat: 6/28/03 NEARFest 2003
  • Alan Parsons Project: 6/27/98 Camden Blockbuster Center (with Yes)
  • Anderson/Ponty: 10/27/15 Keswick Theater
  • Anekdoten: 6/17/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Ange: 6/25/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Aranis: 6/22/12 NEARFest 2012
  • Astra: 6/19/10 NEARFest 2010
  • Beardfish: 6/21/09 NEARFest 2009
  • Bird Songs of the Mesozoic: 6/23/01 NEARFest 2001
  • The Black Eyed Peas (with Rita Marley and Stephen Marley): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Bon Jovi: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Cabezas de Cera: 6/20/09 NEARFest 2009
  • California Guitar Trio with Tony Levin: 6/24/01 NEARFest 2001
  • Camel: 6/29/03 NEARFest 2003
  • Canned Heat: 1/21/05 Keswick Theater (with Mountain and Vanilla Fudge)
  • Caravan: 6/30/02 NEARFest 2002
  • Dave Matthews Band: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Def Leppard: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Destiny’s Child: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Deus Ex Machina: 6/23/01 NEARFest 2001
  • Discipline: 6/21/08 NEARFest 2008
  • Dixie Dregs: 4/7/05 Theater of the Living Arts (with Steve Morse Band)
  • Djam Karet: 6/24/10: NEARFest 2001
  • DJ Green Lantern: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff (with Will Smith): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Bob Drake: 6/23/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Dream Theater: 9/3/04 Allentown Fairgrounds (with Yes)
  • KBB: 6/24/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Keith Emerson: 6/25/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Enchant: 6/30/02 NEARFest 2002
  • The Enid: 6/20/10 NEARFest 2010
  • Fish: 6/20/08 NEARFest 2008
  • The Flower Kings: 6/28/03 NEARFest 2003
  • FM: 6/24/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Forgas Band Phenomena: 6/19/10 NEARFest 2010
  • Peter Frampton: 6/15/10 Tower Theater (with Yes)
  • Robert Fripp: 9/27/05 Keswick Theater (with Porcupine Tree)
  • Frogg Cafe: 7/9/05 NEARFest 2005
  • Gerard: 6/30/02 NEARFest 2002
  • Glass Hammer: 6/29/03 NEARFest 2003
  • Gong: 6/20/09 NEARFest 2009
  • Gosta Berlings Saga: 6/24/12 NEARFest 2012
  • Josh Groban (with Sarah McLachlan): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Guapo: 6/25/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Peter Hammil: 6/21/08 NEARFest 2008
  • Happy the Man: 6/17/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Hatfield and the North: 6/23/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Hawkwind: 6/23/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Helmet of Gnats: 6/23/12 NEARFest 2012
  • Hidria Spacefolk: 7/11/04 NEARFest 2004
  • High Wheel: 6/28/03 NEARFest 2003
  • Steve Hillage: 6/19/09 NEARFest 2009
  • Allan Holdsworth: 6/22/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Iluvatar: 6/17/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Il Balletto di Bronzo: 6/18/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Il Tempio delle Clessidre: 6/24/12 NEARFest 2012
  • Indukti: 6/24/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Iona: 6/19/10 NEARFest 2010
  • IQ: 7/9/05 NEARFest 2005
  • IZZ: 6/23/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Isildur’s Bane: 6/29/02 NEARFest 2002
  • Jars of Clay: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Jay-Z (with Linkin Park): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Jethro Tull: 8/9/03 MusikFest
  • Eddie Jobson / UKZ: 6/20/10: NEARFest 2010
  • Richard Leo Johnson: 6/24/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Kaiser Chiefs: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Kansas: 7/18/00 Camden Blockbuster Center (with Yes)
  • Toby Keith: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Kenso: 7/10/05 NEARFest 2005
  • Alicia Keys: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • King’s X: 9/26/09 Electric Factory (with Porcupine Tree)
  • Knight Area: 7/10/05 NEARFest 2005
  • Koenji Hyakkei: 6/21/08 NEARFest 2008
  • Kraan: 6/29/03 NEARFest 2003
  • La Maschera di Cera: 6/24/04: NEARFest 2007
  • La Torre dell’Alchimista: 6/29/02 NEARFest 2002
  • Le Orme: 7/10/05 NEARFest 2005
  • Linkin Park (with Jay-Z): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Liquid Tension Experiment: 6/21/08 NEARFest 2008
  • Magenta: 6/23/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Sean Malone: 7/11/04 NEARFest 2004
  • Michael Manring: 6/25/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Rita Marley and Stephen Marley (with The Black Eyed Peas ): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Maroon 5: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Sarah McLachlan  (with Josh Groban): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Metamorfosi: 7/11/04 NEARFest 2004
  • Miriodor: 6/29/02 NEARFest 2002
  • Moraine: 6/20/10 NEARFest 2010
  • Morglbl: 6/22/08 NEARFest 2008
  • Mountain: 1/21/05 Keswick Theater (with Canned Heat and Vanilla Fudge)
  • The Muffins: 7/10/05 NEARFest 2005
  • NeBeLNeST: 6/23/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Nektar: 6/29/02 NEARFest 2002
  • Nexus: 6/18/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Niacin: 6/25/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Nicholas Payton Quintet: 10/19/97 Central PA Friends of Jazz
  • North Star: 6/18/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Oblivion Sun: 6/20/09 NEARFest 2009
  • One Shot: 6/22/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Opeth: 7/20/03: Trocadero Theater (with Porcupine Tree)
  • Ozric Tentacles: 6/24/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Pallas: 7/10/04 NEARFest 2004
  • Par Lindh Project: 6/18/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Matthew Parmenter: 7/10/05 NEARFest 2005
  • The Pineapple Thief: 6/20/10 NEARFest 2010
  • Richard Pinhas: 7/10/04 NEARFest 2004
  • Planet X: 7/11/04 NEARFest 2004
  • Present: 7/9/05 NEARFest 2005
  • Procol Harum: 7/20/12 Tower Theater (with Yes)
  • ProjeKCt Six: 10/7/06 Keswick Theater (with Porcupine Tree)
  • Proto-Kaw: 7/8/05: NEARFest 2005
  • Pure Reason Revolution: 6/24/04: NEARFest 2007
  • Quantum Fantasy: 6/21/09 NEARFest 2009
  • Radio Massacre International: 6/22/08 NEARFest 2008
  • Return to Forever: 8/5/08 Mann Music Center (with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones)
  • Tim Reynolds: 7/26/02: Theater of the Living Arts (with Porcupine Tree)
  • Robert Rich: 6/24/04: NEARFest 2007
  • Steve Roach: 7/9/05 NEARFest 2005
  • Todd Rundgren: 8/15/17: Hershey Theater – Yestival Tour
  • Scale the Summit: 8/3/13 Camden Tweeter Center (with Yestival)
  • The School of Rock: 8/3/13 Camden Tweeter Center (with Yestival)
  • Second Sufis: NEARFest 2003
  • Secret Oyster: 6/22/07: NEARFest 2007
  • Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: 629/03 NEARFest 2003
  • Will Smith (with DJ Jazzy Jeff): 7/2/05 Live 8
  • Spaced Out: 6/30/02 NEARFest 2002
  • Steve Morse Band: 4/7/05 Theater of the Living Arts (with Dixie Dregs)
  • Strawbs: 7/11/04 NEARFest 2004
  • Styx: 7/4/11 Camden Tweeter Center (with Yes)
  • Syd Arthur: 7/19/14 Upper Darby Tower Theater (with Yes)
  • Synergy (Larry Fast): 6/20/08 NEARFest 2008
  • Thinking Plague: 6/18/00 NEARFest 2000
  • Three Friends: 6/19/10 NEARFest 2010
  • The Tony Levin Band: 6/23/06 NEARFest 2006
  • Toto: 8/9/15: Borgata, Atlantic City (with Yes)
  • Transatlantic: 6/18/00 NEARFest 2001
  • Trettioariga Kriget: 6/21/09 NEARFest
  • Twelfth Night: 6/23/12 NEARFest 2012
  • U.K.: 6/24/12 NEARFest 2012
  • The Underground Railroad: 6/24/01 NEARFest 2001
  • Under the Sun: 6/24/01 NEARFest 2001
  • Univers Zero: 7/10/04 NEARFest 2004
  • Vanilla Fudge: 1/21/05 Keswick Theater (with Mountain and Canned Heat)
  • Volto!: 8/3/13 Camden Tweeter Center (with Yestival)
  • Rick Wakeman: 10/29/03 Electric Factory
  • Kanye West: 7/2/05 Live 8
  • White Willow: 6/23/01 NEARFest 2001
  • Wobbler: 7/9/05 NEARFest 2005
  • Yezda Urfa: 7/10/04 NEARFest

Yes Album Review Collection

Here is another addition to my series of Yes music posts.  I started this series here and a collection of all my Yes-related posts is here.

Over the past few years I have reviewed the most recent offerings by Yes.  I have listed them all here.  Check them out!

Yes Statistics Collection

Here is another addition to my series of Yes music posts.  I started this series here and a collection of all my Yes-related posts is here.

Over the past few years I have collected and developed statistics for the Yesshows I have attended.  I have listed them all here.  Check them out!  What are your Yesshow statistics?

Yes Concert Reviews Roundup

Here is another addition to my series of Yes music posts.  I started this series here and a collection of all my Yes-related posts is here.

Over the past few years I have written reviews and posted photographs of most of the Yesshows I have attended.  I have listed them all here.  Check them out!

  • 10/25/97: Upper Darby Tower Theater – Open Your Eyes Tour
  • 12/12/99: Upper Darby Tower Theater – The Ladder Tour
  • 8/21/01: Philadelphia Mann Music Center – Magnification Tour
  • 8/8/02: Camden Tweeter Center – Full Circle Tour Part 1
  • 5/10/04: Philadelphia Spectrum – Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Tour Part 1
  • 9/3/04: Allentown Fairgrounds – Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Tour Part 2 (with Dream Theater opening)
  • 11/21/08: Borgata, Atlantic City – In the Present Tour Part 1
  • 7/28/09: Upper Darby Tower Theater – In the Present Tour Part 2 (with Asia opening)
  • 2/12/10: Tropicana, Atlantic City – In the Present Tour Part 3
  • 6/15/10: Upper Darby Tower Theater – In the Present Tour Part 4 (with Peter Frampton opening)
  • 4/2/11: Tropicana, Atlantic City – Rite of Spring Tour
  • 7/4/11: Camden Tweeter Center – Fly From Here Tour Part 1 (with Styx opening)
  • 7/20/12: Upper Darby Tower Theater – Fly From Here Tour Part 2 (with Procol Harum opening)
  • 4/7/13: Sands Bethlehem – Three Albums Tour Part 1
  • 8/3/13: Camden Tweeter Center – Three Albums Tour Part 2 – Yestival show (this show commemorated the 45th anniversary of Yes’ first show and included Roger Dean, The Musical Box, Carl Palmer ELP Legacy Band, Renaissance, Scale the Summit, Volto!, and The School of Rock)
  • 7/19/14: Upper Darby Tower Theater – Heaven & Earth Tour (with Syd Arthur opening)
  • 8/9/15: Borgata, Atlantic City – North American Summer Tour (with Toto opening)
  • 7/31/16: Sands Bethlehem – USA 2016 The Album Series Tour
  • 10/16/16: Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA – ARW Tour – An Evening of Yes Music and More

Porcupine Tree Posts Round Up

Porcupine Tree was, for a number of years, my favorite new progressive rock band and, as a result, I tried to go see them as much as I could when I was not seeing Yes.  I have posted about them a number of times in this blog and you can find those posts below:

 

 

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