At Yes World we read: November 10, 2010 - Yes will be touring South America over the coming weeks. All final dates are now on the Tour page.
NOVEMBER 17 WED Caracas, Venezuela - Sambil 19 FRI Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park 21 SUN Rosario, Argentina - Teatro Broadway 23 TUES Cordoba, Argentina - Superdomo Orfeo 25 THURS Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caopolican 27 SAT Florianópolis, Brazil - Floripa Music Hall 28 SUN São Paulo, Brazil - HSBC Hall DECEMBER 1 WED Asuncion, Paraguay - Teatro BCP 3 FRI Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Gran Rex 4 SAT Mendoza, Argentina - Auditorio Angel Bustelo
Current line-up (in case someone still doesn't know) of Yes is: Chris Squire (bass), Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Oliver Wakeman (keyboards), Benoit David (vocal)
Yes is going to quickly tour South America this month. There are shows already booked in: Venezuela (17/11) Argentina (Benos Aires 19/11, Rosário 21/11, Córdoba 23/11) Chile (25/11) Brasil (São Paulo 28/11)
Yes fans from South America haven't seen the band since 1999 so I'm sure they're going to have a great time! PS: Before/After the tour the band is supposed to be working on a new album. So only good news today :) PS2: My sources were the sites of the respective venues. Only yesterday, 06/11/2010, (11 days before the first show!) the tour was mentioned on Yes World (the official site) and they even say new dates may be added! I've never seen a tour in my life that was so carelessly organized as this.
You probably know Youtube can surprise us now and then... So today a friend sent me this link to a video of Yes at about 1970, with Bruford on drums and Kaye on keys, playing live in what seems an instrumental part of I See You, Then, or Yours is no disgrace... or none of them!
But I'm amazed at this short video, as almost all video footage of Yes pre-Yessongs is on playback and here they're playing live and wild.
At Youtube they say Howe is on the guitar, but I have my doubts. Do you think it's Howe or Banks? Please write a comment with your reasons.
PS: Another rarity I've recently seen on Youtube is another video of young Bill Bruford, this time with King Crimson playing Starless. Red (the last album of KC in the 70s) had no tour, but Starless was played in the band's tours from 1974, with different lyrics, with fiddle and without sax. Stunning video:
This blog will be on a summer break for a month, while I'll be in UK to (among other things) watch ELP :)
So I leave you with some of the new blogs of bootlegs I found recently, and also some older ones that keep posting tons of boots of prog-rock, classic rock, jazz, heavy metal, there's music to all tastes! They're all on the right, named under "Other blogs you should check"
Anti Leech is a new blog with Flac archives of rock and jazz, including pretty rare stuff.
Progboot is specialized in Camel and Marillion, if you want something from these bands don't go anywhere else.
Soundaboard has old (Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix) and new (Faith no More, White Stripes) rock
Peter, who watched the concert, can say better than me:
[Here Comes The Sun] was a short tribute to the late, great George Harrison. A nice touch, I thought. Jon sang it (well) to light accompaniment from Steve. They didn't play any silly games with it (as, for example, with America), just a straight version.
2001-12-1, Brighton, two days after Harrison's death
Ps: I'll watch Asia and ELP in London on July 24-25 (High Voltage Festival) :) I hope Steve's Trio also plays a London gig by this week, as his schedule doesn't seem busy then. Anyone willing to have a beer after the festival (lol), just add a comment