Having been a Yes fan since 1972 I was looking forward to this show. I had seen the band play throughout the years in all the band’s various configurations. Founded in London in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire the band is a pioneer in Progressive Rock. For those youngsters reading this "Progressive Rock" is a rock music sub-genre that originated in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s. It developed from psychedelic rock, and began as an attempt to give greater artistic weight and credibility to rock music. Much of the music is classically influenced. Songs were replaced by musical suites that often stretched to 20 or 40 minutes in length and contained symphonic influences, extended musical themes, fantasy-like ambience and lyrics, and complex orchestrations. In other words big symphonic rock music that can be mind-altering!
- Steve Howe - Lead Guitar, vocals
- Alan White - Drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Billy Sherwood - Bass, keyboards, backing vocals
- Jon Davidson - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, keyboards
- Geoff Downes – Keyboards
- Jay Schellen – (Filling in for Alan White on part of the current tour due to White’s back surgery) - Drums