Posted in music | pictures on February 16, 2010

photos by Paul Bachmann

Yes

Going tonight in DC. Would prefer that Anderson was there, but, I'm going to see Steve Howe. I've seen them many times, including without Wakeman, without Squire (ABW&H) and without Bruford and without White. I love the setlist they've been playing with Owner of a Loney Heart right in the middle making for a good time to hit the bathroom and get a beer. -Warren
Yes played two nights at NYC's Town Hall on February 13th and 14th. The pictures here are from the first night. YES is: Benoît David on vocals, Steve Howe on guitar, Oliver Wakeman on keys, Chris Squire on bass, and Alan White on drums. They're on tour through February. That includes a rescheduled show tonight (February 16th) at NJ's Wellmont Theatre. Tickets are still on sale. More pictures from Town Hall, along with the first night's setlist (complete with a true Yes fan's commentary) are below...

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Feb 13 Setlist (w/ commentary) (via)
1 Siberian Khatru -- good but hard to pay attention because of f---head with iPhone next to us (see below)
2 All Good People
3 Tempus Fugit
4 Onward
5 Astral Traveler -- Alan does some tasty ride-cymbal in the beginning, which I greatly appreciate...
6 Yours is no Disgrace
7 And You And I -- atypically strong ending after Preacher/Teacher
8 ? (Steve Howe piece I know not the name)
9 Clap -- its good that he doesn't play this at every show, and it is now a rarity to see live. This was undoubtedly the best I've seen it... it was very dynamic, inventive, and Steve displayed an almost Hendrix-like mastery. It was fresh, it was interesting. It was freakin' cool.
10 Owner
11 South Side of the Sky
12 Machine Messiah
13 Heart of the Sunrise -- sublime and better than the average HotS. Always my favorite part of the show.
14 Roundabout
15 Starship Trooper -- kinda sloppy. Left before Wurm to avoid wait at the parking garage.
16 Wurm

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Comments (24)

let the ageism fest begin !

Posted by me | February 16, 2010 12:48 PM

ageism would apply if they were good when they were young.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:51 PM

Tempus Fugit and Machine Messiah????

If I knew they were hitting those parts of the catalog I may have gone.

That setlist is freaking awesome. I guess without Jon Anderson they are getting adventurous.

Posted by noamjamski | February 16, 2010 12:53 PM

I agree with the set list writer: Put your iPhones and blackberrys away if you're seeing a performance of anything -- movies, concerts, plays, etc. Get some fucking manners people. Your extremely bright screen is annoying to everyone around you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:55 PM

Old people and tambourines - A perfect combination.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:57 PM

They look like they are ready for the casino circuit! Branson sounds good!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:09 PM

give that dude a cheeseburger!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:28 PM

> Left before Wurm to avoid wait at the parking garage.

direct your ageism comments here, ya'll

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:31 PM

Yes? No.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:38 PM

silly human silly human silly human race

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:56 PM

no long distance runaround? fail.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:00 PM

Tasty ride-cymbal?

Be gayer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:11 PM

Oh dear.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:13 PM

i'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:09 PM

Why do they still call themselves YES?
They should tour as Benoit David sings with members of YES. They are not the same without Jon
Anderson only a good cover band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:10 PM

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:34 PM

3:09 - awesome :)

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:36 PM

There is more talent on that stage than any of you have ever witnessed in your pathetic lives..bravo for being useless jerk offs..

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 7:02 PM

is that sean hannity on lead vocals?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 7:21 PM

I plan on seeing them on their last date of this tour, in Boca Raton,Fl on Feb.28...I've seen the 6 times, 4 with Jon Anderson, twice with Trevor Horn, I love the music, the TALENT, and the MUSIC...it won't be the same without Jon, but I will go see them!!! Fans of YES understand!!

Posted by djdonnie | February 17, 2010 8:18 AM

skeletor... now we know where jay reatard got his skull bongs!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 6:53 PM

One might say that it is an aberration that Steve Howe and Chris Squire decided to replace Jon Anderson (who is the founder, architect, and very-soul of YES) with an airy-faeiry karaoke singer.

One might also say that Howe and Squire betrayed Anderson by replacing him whilst he was convalescing from a serious illness.

However, given the fact that Howe and Squire's decision was motivated by nothing more than greed, one can only say that they are nothing but a pair of duplicitous, unprincipled, unethical, money-grubbing, DESPICABLE CUNTS!!!

Posted by Beelzebub | March 4, 2010 2:15 PM

Old greedy men. So sad. Those songs are 30+ years old and not aging well. However, Machine Messiah and Tempus Fugit are solid tunes that i would've loved to see. (Downes? Trevor?)

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2010 10:21 AM

If you like the music of Yes then check them out if you don't then try and catch someone that you do like. I don't like the fact that Jon isn't in the group but what are are you gonna do.( there are dvd's you can purchase )I quess some people feel that we either have what they feel is the real deal or nothing at all. Remember when Trevor was in the band? I think some of us kinda got over ourselves!!!

Posted by Deet Scott | September 24, 2010 10:08 AM

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