photos by Paul Bachmann
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. -WarrenYes 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...
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
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.
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.
15 Starship Trooper -- kinda sloppy. Left before Wurm to avoid wait at the parking garage.