Chris2210 wrote:I think it is reasonable to assume that Jon wasn't showing much in the way of willingness to record new material.
This is no ideal situation, but events and I believe Jon's actions have conspired to bring the band to this point. ...
As for the whole staging thing, not to sound negative, I just don't see it happening. The band in this format, unfortunately, played to a lot of small crowds and a lot of the theaters and halls they played in were not even full, going from half-full to 3/4 of the way full. I would love to see the round stage make a comeback, but it isn't going to happen. I did love the set-up from the 35th anniversary tour. Alan's drums were a neat idea and they really came in to play during the drum section of "Ritual."
tardistraveler wrote:I'm sure there are many, many factors that led to this lineup. Jon's health has been problematic, and everyone who has followed the band over the years knows that there are a LOT of personal tensions between the bandmates. It is what it is.
Regarding the length of the tour, it's my understanding that Steve has commitments for solo shows, and with Asia, later on, so they can't tour longer, even if they wanted to. And I wouldn't be surprised if age is a factor here too - although Oliver and Benoit are younger, the others are all older than ME, and I'd be hard-pressed to keep up their touring schedule!
Let's not wear the guys out . . .
twinarchers wrote: Well Tardis, your comments make me feel a bit better for some reason.
Tickets for us in Detroit are on sale and the meet and greet is 300.00. I am wondering what you all think about this and did you do it last tour and what was it like? I know for sure I want to meet Chris, Steve and Alan before they finally hang it up. I believe the price includes the ticket and the venue is only 1500 so it would be a cool evening but my buddy and I are having a tough time with the amount since Jon and Rick are missing.
I am torn because they are my musical heroes and I dont know if they are doing this because they really need the money or what? We may end up just buying tickets.
They may tour again later like they did this last time around.
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tardistraveler wrote:I've never paid the extra money for the backstage privilege.
If I happen to meet any of the band members through serendipity, then great. But I've never felt moved to pay extra just to meet them with one lone exception - I did buy the t-shirt at one of Jon's solo tours with the caveat he'd be signing them after the show. It was worth the $20 to meet Jon and say thanks for the music, plus, I met a couple of very cool Yesfans while waiting the 2 hours in line! LOL
If it had been $300 - even ticket included - I would have had to pass.
I have met some of the band members though, just by frequenting the hotels they were staying at - it's not a guarantee, but I got Steve's autograph the morning after the Tormato show that way, and have had minor sightings/run-ins with Jon, Patrick, Chris, Steve, Alan. And I got to meet Rick after a small show at the Nashville Film Festival - it wasn't publicized well, and he gave autographs/posed for pics afterwards for a group of 100 or so. And he didn't charge anything extra for it.
It's really up to you. If you feel strongly about meeting these guys, and have the money, I won't tell you not to do it. But it's fun to just have the random encounter as well - sometimes those make better stories . . .
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