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Thread: YES Summer Tour 2019- w/Asia, Carl Palmer & John Lodge

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Crimson King View Post
    Wait, so Palmer leads an ELP tribute band without a keyboard player? Huh? How does that work?
    I saw them a few years ago. The bassist and guitarist cover the parts in various ways. Often the bassist used tapping to play melodies with one hand and simple bass lines with the other, while the guitarist played chords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    ^^ Well, that's quite a press release. Does he walk on water at the end of the show, too?
    Just puddles (he is 70) ... but spectacularly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
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    Pretty much. The summer tour season is often called "shed season" because the shows often take place in outdoor amphitheaters where you tend to get more of the casual music fan who is half interested in the band on stage and half interested in chatting with the friends they went to the show with. So the thinking is you need to cast a wider net to move tickets.

    And it will mean a reduced set time for Yes, although these shows usually start earlier, like 7 PM as I recall. Yes will probably play 1.5 hours.
    The sheds are also typically larger than venues band's like Yes typically play these days. I saw them last year in a 2000 seat venue. The sheds are typically in the 10,000 to 15,000 range (some larger than that).

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    It does sound a bit strange, but it was a really great show, Carl is amazing especially if you compare him to others his age, trying to do anything as complex as this let alone getting as worked up as he does. Simon Fitzpatrick is a great Stick and Bass player, and Paul Bielatowicz is a wonderful guitarist. In my opinion it works quite well, i was exhausted after the show and I didn't even play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiberman View Post
    It does sound a bit strange, but it was a really great show, Carl is amazing especially if you compare him to others his age, trying to do anything as complex as this let alone getting as worked up as he does. Simon Fitzpatrick is a great Stick and Bass player, and Paul Bielatowicz is a wonderful guitarist. In my opinion it works quite well, i was exhausted after the show and I didn't even play.
    David Pastorious on bass on this tour apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve983 View Post
    Hmm..being in the UK we only get to see them every other year it seems. Personally I wouldn't like to see all these support acts anyway and surely this reduces Yes's actual set playing time. Does anyone really know why they do these package tours in the US? Is it because Yes couldn't attract a big enough crowd on their own and the promoters think this is the best way to do it? Perhaps Yes can only play shorter sets nowadays although when I saw them here a year ago they played just under 2 hours if I remember right. More performers on stage means more wages though - I guess its all a balancing act?
    Yes tend these days to alternate package tours one year and touring on their own the next year.

    Why do they do it? Because they sell well. There are ticket buyers who want the songs they know, the hits, and are attracted to having several related bands. There are other ticket buyers who want all of Tales from Topographic Oceans played. And obviously considerable overlap.

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    Bummer, no Atlanta stop...sounds like fun.
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    More dates to be announced soon.

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    I think I'll buy tickets for the Baltimore show. Oddly enough, I've never seen Yes in concert, even thought I'm a fan. It's something I've always meant to do, but for whatever reason never have. It's late in the day, so every opportunity might be the last. Better do it this time.

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    Hopefully 45 minute sets from each, and a encore. Woudl take the family, but they would HATE it!
    "Always ready with the ray of sunshine"

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    I can also vouch for how good Palmer's show is. I have seen them twice and fully enjoyed both concerts. Carl is still a monster player and Simon & Paul are not only superb players (they blew my mind) but also very nice and willing to chat. (Too bad Simon won't be on tour.) Carl is also very accommodating with fans.

    I am on the fence on this show because it is not great timing for me and I am not much of an Asia fan. We'll see...

    And by the way, that Press Release is fairly modest as far as PR's go.

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    yelpia …

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    Hep yelpia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    Not April Fools.

    Already a date on July 28th in Saratoga, California.

    https://mountainwinery.com/calendar/
    They have a hard curfew at Paul Masson/Mtn Winery... Not sure how 4 bands could play a reasonable set list time wise unless they start the show at 5, maybe 6 and that would be pushing it.

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    ^ Expected timings are at http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnyesm.htm#touring

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    just a thought... Yes & Asia are pretty much the same band now. just do one set... Yasia- the Sole Survivors tour!

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    Smarty pants!

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    Carl's show is fun! I need new pants, by the way.
    Sleeping at home is killing the hotel business!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    ^ Expected timings are at http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnyesm.htm#touring

    Henry
    What's up with the redactions Henry? Is this the Mueller Report?

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    What's up with the redactions Henry? Is this the Mueller Report?
    They're for spoilers! Highlight to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    They're for spoilers! Highlight to read.
    I'm sure we'll be able to do the same when the Mueller report goes on line in a few hours.

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