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

    Not a bad bill!

    They call it a "Royal Affair".

    Sort of makes sense considering who is in each group. Plenty of overlap.

    No idea what makes it "royal" but whatever....

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    Someone on YesFans posted about this the other day - along with the news that Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns n Roses, Sons of Apollo) will be the guitarist in Asia for this tour. I haven't seen that confirmed anywhere else yet, but weird news if true.

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    This looks great, does anyone know when tour dates will be released?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Roth View Post
    Someone on YesFans posted about this the other day - along with the news that Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns n Roses, Sons of Apollo) will be the guitarist in Asia for this tour. I haven't seen that confirmed anywhere else yet, but weird news if true.
    I'm also curious as to who would handle the vocals for Asia.
    That's a pretty big hole to fill and frankly some of the average Asia material was elevated by John Wetton's vocals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Roth View Post
    Someone on YesFans posted about this the other day - along with the news that Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns n Roses, Sons of Apollo) will be the guitarist in Asia for this tour. I haven't seen that confirmed anywhere else yet, but weird news if true.
    Could be true, because Bumblefoot is doing the Carl Palmer Rock Camp this year.

    Would be odd however that Steve Howe will not play in the Asia set. Then what is the point?

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    Howe hasn't played with them in a few years now. Bumblefoot seems grossly overqualified, but then again, so was Guthrie Govan. Sherwood sings for Asia now.

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    And people thought the ARW artwork was bad.

    Good to know the 'Royals" call the top dogs for marketing. They must have lost my phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Roth View Post
    Someone on YesFans posted about this the other day - along with the news that Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns n Roses, Sons of Apollo) will be the guitarist in Asia for this tour. I haven't seen that confirmed anywhere else yet, but weird news if true.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Howe hasn't played with them in a few years now. Bumblefoot seems grossly overqualified, but then again, so was Guthrie Govan. Sherwood sings for Asia now.
    I like Billy Sherwood's solo material and his vocals on them(to me he has quite a quirky style) which I don't think suits Asia material as well as non BS music, but that's just me.
    I think that's one of the sets on the tour I'd take a long 45 min potty break. lol
    So, I guess we can assume Geoff and Carl will be playing sets both with Yes and Asia...and in a regular venue setting each band's set will be limited most likely to an hour or less. It's starting to sound less appealing to me the more I think about it. I really think they need to put the Asia thing permanently away.
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    The "Royal Affair" has a bit of a 1967 ring to it (Games For May, etc.) which is cool. And c'mon -- that artwork isn't half as bad as the ARW dreck.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I like Billy Sherwood's solo material and his vocals on them(to me he has quite a quirky style) which I don't think suits Asia material as well as non BS music, but that's just me.
    I think that's one of the sets on the tour I'd take a long 45 min potty break. lol
    So, I guess we can assume Geoff and Carl will be playing sets both with Yes and Asia...and in a regular venue setting each band's set will be limited most likely to an hour or less. It's starting to sound less appealing to me the more I think about it. I really think they need to put the Asia thing permanently away.
    The chances of Billy doing justice to Asia's vocals have gone up ever since he started using auto-tune on stage. I agree, though, that songs like "Heat of the Moment" are just not him. Still, it'll be nice to give Bumblefoot some exposure. I'm guessing Steve will come out for a guest appearance or three.

    I feel for those who sit through John Lodge's set, though. Time has not done his pipes (which were never great to begin with) any favors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    I feel for those who sit through John Lodge's set, though. Time has not done his pipes (which were never great to begin with) any favors.
    He used to do the Moodies' falsettos, yes? So his pipes were pretty good at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bRETT View Post
    He used to do the Moodies' falsettos, yes? So his pipes were pretty good at that point.
    I agree, his falsetto was better than singing in his natural range. Which isn't exactly a compliment.
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    April fools. Damn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    The chances of Billy doing justice to Asia's vocals have gone up ever since he started using auto-tune on stage. I agree, though, that songs like "Heat of the Moment" are just not him.
    Has Billy been formally announced as the singer? I had understood the tour with Journey was just a one-off. If Asia is serious about maintaining a presence on the touring circuit they really should get someone better. Billy's great as bass/b vox for Yes. But he's just not a lead singer. Anymore.

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    April fools. Damn it.
    Not April Fools.

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

    https://mountainwinery.com/calendar/

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    And people thought the ARW artwork was bad.

    Good to know the 'Royals" call the top dogs for marketing. They must have lost my phone number.
    To be fair, it's just a clusterfuck of logos.

    To be sure, it still sucks.
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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/
    Oh, good! I googled Yes tour 2019 and found no info. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I like Billy Sherwood's solo material and his vocals on them(to me he has quite a quirky style) which I don't think suits Asia material as well as non BS music, but that's just me.
    I think that's one of the sets on the tour I'd take a long 45 min potty break. lol
    So, I guess we can assume Geoff and Carl will be playing sets both with Yes and Asia...and in a regular venue setting each band's set will be limited most likely to an hour or less. It's starting to sound less appealing to me the more I think about it. I really think they need to put the Asia thing permanently away.

    Agree about Asia and especially Sherwood's vocals in place of Wetton. Just not the material for Billy's voice. John Payne's probably not busy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Crimson King View Post
    Oh, good! I googled Yes tour 2019 and found no info. Sorry.
    So did I and found nothing.

    So Asia is replacing Rundgren from two years ago and Lodge is added. Instead of three bands now there's four. The sets for each band could be really brief. I don't see the point of having Palmer if he's only playing a short set of five songs like last time. And most of those were overexposed songs I have no interest in hearing anymore.

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    Todd Rundgren played with Asia??

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    No. He toured with Yes and Palmer two years ago.

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    should be called the 'Sole Survivor' tour considering each act has only one long term member in it.

    is Asia still active? how?

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    John Lodge is a good singer. I think it's cool that he's on the YES tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Crimson King View Post
    Oh, good! I googled Yes tour 2019 and found no info. Sorry.
    FYI- I thought I read that dates are going to be announced today (April 2nd) at 10:00 AM EST.

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    I already posted a date in this thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    Already a date on July 28th in Saratoga, California.

    https://mountainwinery.com/calendar/

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    This mid-size amphitheater at the Winery in Saratoga CA is a good fit. I saw the Topographic Drama tour there and was nice, only a couple of things: parking fee is not cheap and taking pictures is a pain in the butt but great acoustics.

    It would be a fantastic birthday present for me alright!

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