Thursday, September 25, 2008

Will Audiences Say Yes Again?

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Honestly? Wow.

Baby Boomers rejoice, as now you and your children get to experience the power of 1960s psychedelia together! Yes is taking to the road, but with a new lead singer who they recruited via the Internet. (Also the preferred method of similar yesteryear acts Journey and Boston.) It also seems a reoccurring trend is revealing itself these days: retire for about 10-20 years, then make a triumphant resurgence back on the popular-music touring circuit. Who has done it recently? Count The Rolling Stones, David Byrne and The Police among many. Tickets for Yes' Hammerstein Ballroom show go on sale this Saturday.
Fist pump to BV for this one.

More from BV on the Yes tour after the jump.

"...the classic YES line-up of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White will launch the "In The Present" tour starting November 4th in Hamilton, Ontario, marking yet another chapter in the art-rockers' amazing, 40-year career of legendary live performances. The three will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Wakeman, the son of YES' Rick Wakeman, and vocalist Benoit David, a Montreal, Quebec, native and vocalist in several YES tribute groups, who was discovered by the band on the Internet...."

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