Yes on Tour 2010

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Steve Howe playing two guitars during Roundabout
Steve Howe playing two guitars during Roundabout

Yes, the British progressive rock pioneers from London who began their career in the late 1960s, still have a strong following and enjoy frequent radio play and album sales more than 40 years after their debut.  But with their 2010 concert tour, they show that they have more than that… they have musicianship and skill that most bands from today’s generation can’t touch.

Char and I had the privilege of seeing them perform in Tunica, MS and were seated 2nd row, dead center stage.  We were able to capture some photos and video with our Flip Ultra HD.  Let this video inspire you to catch them on their 2010 tour.  If you enjoy classic progressive rock, you will LOVE this tour!

The current lineup includes long time members Steve Howe on guitar, Chris Squire on bass, and Alan White on drums.  The son of Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman – Oliver Wakeman – stepped in on keys and both looked and sounded just like his father!  Vocalist Jon Anderson left the lineup for health reasons and was replaced by Benoit David who did a fantastic job covering the voice of the amazing Jon Anderson!  The band’s sound was top notch and as is typical of Yes, Chris Squire and Steve Howe produced some stunning guitar and bass effects.

For your listening and viewing pleasure, check out our video of the Yes concert. (MP4 file)

5 thoughts on “Yes on Tour 2010

  • July 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Twosome: Thank you so much for this web page. I am very glad that Yes performed wonderfully in MS. Unfortunately, Yes seemed to be having an off night when I saw them Jun 23 at Wolf Trap. The musicians were all working very hard and Benoit has a great, strong voice. Also, Steve Howe’s acoustic numbers were fabulous. However, these good points were overshadowed by what seemed to be bad mixing. The keyboard was hard to hear, the drums dominated most songs, and Steve Howe’s electric work had a lot of reverberation. I was looking forward to his many clear, crisp guitar passages. I am curious as to what others thought about June 23rd (I went by myself). I would prefer to find out that I had the one bad seat in the house (center row 11) than that my very favorite band didn’t perform well.

    Anyway, thank you for the opportunity.

  • July 3, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Kathy, if you get a chance check them out again at another venue! The show we saw really was fabulous!

  • July 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Kathy, Louis speaks truth. They really WERE amazing the night we saw them!! I was quite pleased!!! *smile*

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