Yes /Asia summer tour, USA



Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby yesireebob » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:49 am

This is on YesWorld, here are the dates. Sigh, here we go again... I want to go BUT...

JUNE
Date Day City Venue On-sale
26 FRI Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Casino April 26
27 SAT Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Ctr. April 25
30 TUE Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Casino Events Center April 18
JULY
Date Day City Venue On-sale
2 THU San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre April 26
3 FRI Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery April 26
7 TUE Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater May 1
8 WED San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay April 26
9 THU Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater May 4
12 SUN Denver, CO Paramount Theatre May 2
14 TUE Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater April 25
15 WED Ft. Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall May 2
16 THU Muskogee, OK Civic Center June 13
18 SAT Walker, MN Moondance Jam April 10
20 MON Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre May 1
21 TUE Pittsburgh, PA Amphitheatre at Station Square May 2
22 WED Glen Allen, VA Insbrook Pavilion April 17
23 THU National Harbour, MD Sunset Concerts April 17
25 SAT Cohassett, MA South Shore Music Circus May 8
26 SUN Jackson, NJ Six Flags Great Adventure Amp. n/a
28 TUE Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater May 2
29 WED Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre April 17
31 FRI Westbury, NY Theatre @ Westbury April 26
AUGUST
Date Day City Venue On-sale
1 SAT Jamestown, NY Savings Bank Arena May 9
2 SUN Bethlehem, PA Musikfest April 24
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby CourtoftheCrimsonKeith » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:17 am

I really wish Downes would play with [:yes] too. It only seems right being as Jon wont be there.
I'm very happy about this though. I definitely wouldn't go see this lineup if Asia wasn't with them.
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby the greenman » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:12 am

CourtoftheCrimsonKeith wrote:I really wish Downes would play with [:yes] too. It only seems right being as Jon wont be there.
I'm very happy about this though. I definitely wouldn't go see this lineup if Asia wasn't with them.


I think although the 'idea' of this sounds great, the reality is likely to disappoint. The strain of covering both sets for Steve (not that he hasnt got the energy, but he's only human) will mean that both bands will play quite short sets, compared to what fans expect of both.

& to be honest, I'm not really sure about the wisdom of Asia's short 'pop' prog format songs, set in contrast to Yes' more expansive work.

If it comes to the UK, I'll probably go, but I think this maybe more geared to US audiences.

& will it lead to 'sparks' & tensions between the bands...? Only time will tell (no pun intended! ho ho)

Do you prefer the other Asia line up then, Keith? (dont worry, your in safe company!)
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby CourtoftheCrimsonKeith » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:38 pm

Other Asia lineup meaning Asia w/ John Payne?
I've only ever listened to the original lineup. A pop band like Asia wouldn't really appeal to me if it wasn't made up of progressive rock legends like the original!
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby coalescestudionyc » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:42 am

I'm going to the Westbury show, like I did last November.

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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby tardistraveler » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:24 pm

They're not coming to Nashville this time, so it's a non-issue for me.

As to Asia, I've never been overly fond of the "original" pop-oriented lineup. It was a big disappointment to me to have all these prog giants create a pop band. As pop goes, it's good pop, but I actually prefer the later Payne/Govan lineup - they did more "proggy" stuff, IMO . . .
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby Chris2210 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:09 pm

tardistraveler wrote:They're not coming to Nashville this time, so it's a non-issue for me.

As to Asia, I've never been overly fond of the "original" pop-oriented lineup. It was a big disappointment to me to have all these prog giants create a pop band. As pop goes, it's good pop, but I actually prefer the later Payne/Govan lineup - they did more "proggy" stuff, IMO . . .


The only thing I heard of those was the track they promoted Silent Nation with on a cover-mounted promotional CD of contemporary 'prog' tracks. I felt it was easily the worst track on the CD. Not overly progressive [or even 'proggy'] banal, obvious and unimaginative.

I saw the original Asia this last Saturday [I'll write a full review later in the week if I get time and post some of the pictures I took]. They were and are 'power-pop' and aside from the fact that the tunes were very catchy and well crafted, for me the great appeal is in the arrangements - the musical 'finish' if you will. That's down to the fact that with Howe and Palmer you have two [at the very least] world class musicians. That hasn't changed - the format is fairly simple and the lyrics are still on the whole, excruciatingly awful.

Asia do at present perform a selection of tacks from each member's history - and do it pretty well. I imagine a combined tour would drop these in favour of original material in a shortened set. I'd miss their storming version of Fanfare for the Common Man, but little else.
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby Gary M. Thomas » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:49 pm

Hey ya'll... :D

I just purchased my ticket for the Glen Allen, VA concert on July 22nd. ‎

That's the closest they're coming to South Carolina... and I sure want to see them.

[size=100]I'm not really looking forward to the five and a half hour drive up there .... but, it'll be worth it. [/size]
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby the greenman » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:34 pm

5 1/2 hours drive?! Man you are dedicated!! I hope the show lives up to it! That would be like driving to Scotland for me!
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby Tomfoolery » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:37 am

Gary M. Thomas wrote:Hey ya'll... :D

I just purchased my ticket for the Glen Allen, VA concert on July 22nd. ‎

That's the closest they're coming to South Carolina... and I sure want to see them.

[size=100]I'm not really looking forward to the five and a half hour drive up there .... but, it'll be worth it. [/size]


On more than one occasion I drove from VA Beach, VA to Boston MA to see them - 10 hours each way. And, it was WELL worth it!

That being said, without Jon? Don't know that I'd do it.

Here's hoping I can afford it this year... right now, I'm facing a lay-off and I haven't gotten a concrete offer for a new position as yet. If finances DO allow, though, I'll be at that Glen Allen show as well!
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby Dr_Yes » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:23 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:On more than one occasion I drove from VA Beach, VA to Boston MA to see them - 10 hours each way. And, it was WELL worth it!

That being said, without Jon? Don't know that I'd do it.

Here's hoping I can afford it this year... right now, I'm facing a lay-off and I haven't gotten a concrete offer for a new position as yet. If finances DO allow, though, I'll be at that Glen Allen show as well!


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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby CourtoftheCrimsonKeith » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:43 pm

I'd love to see them after a day in Great Adventure, but I can't find any details about the Great Adventure Amphitheater. When I Googled it all I found was Yes/Asia tour dates. It's very frustrating.
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby N2yes » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:23 am

Without Jon, I can't bring myself to do it! ( sigh )
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby the greenman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:48 am

it's a curious 'gamble' by promoters.. they clearly think that a 'double header' by these old acts will attract a bigger audience than either on their own (& they maybe right) but many die hard fans would rather 2 hours + of each on their own..

I know I would..

I'd 'prepared' to see HWS+2, but the more time goes by & the more active Jon becomes (Facebook, Twitter) the more I realise what a 'miss' he will be in the Yes line up. No disrespect fo Benoit, I'm sure he does a good job, but he is 'the understudy' ..
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby Tomfoolery » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:26 pm

Dr_Yes wrote:Hey Dean,

Hope that the lay-off doesn't materilaise or that, if it does, you find something quickly. So many people I know are getting caught up in the downturn. I wish the best to everyone - myself included as our firm's not escaped the global financial crisis either.


Well, I do have a face to face interview in Northern Virginia (about 3 1/2 hours away) either on Friday or on Monday (it's definitely gonna happen, just waiting on the date/time confirmation)... apparently I'm the leading candidate for a biometrics engineer position up there. If I have to, I'll take the position (it's better than being unemployed), but I'd MUCH rather stay here. If I have to go up there, then I'll have to stay up there during the week and come back down here on weekends and days off... that would mean I'd have to maintain 2 residences - one up there for during the week, one down here for my permanent address. THAT would suck...
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby the greenman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:05 pm

good luck with the iv - any job better than no job in current climate, I guess...
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby tribute1969 » Fri May 01, 2009 4:52 am

Not interested.....I'm happy with my memories

Feel sad...
Is YES becoming Spinal Tap in 2009?
Six Flags Great Adventure?
To each his own I guess...
Lots of interesting "events" going on there besides Yes/Asia too...
http://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventu...darEvents.aspx

Feel happy...
I am going to see "Unwigged/Unplugged"
May 10th!
http://www.unwigged.com/
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Re: Yes /Asia summer tour, USA

Postby CourtoftheCrimsonKeith » Fri May 01, 2009 7:57 pm

tribute1969 wrote:Not interested.....I'm happy with my memories

Feel sad...
Is YES becoming Spinal Tap in 2009?
Six Flags Great Adventure?
To each his own I guess...
Lots of interesting "events" going on there besides Yes/Asia too...
http://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventu...darEvents.aspx

Feel happy...
I am going to see "Unwigged/Unplugged"
May 10th!
http://www.unwigged.com/

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Ha ha, that's why I can't find ticket prices. It's in the park and included with admission. No way I'm missing out on that.

That Spinal Tap show looks cool too. I wonder what they sound like unplugged.
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