Classic Five-Piece Line-Up; Including Keyboardist Rick Wakeman
December 21, 2002- Singapore - The pioneers of progressive rock are gearing up for their Asian Tour in February 2003. The Yes Full Circle 2003 Singapore concert is on Sunday February 16, 2003 @ Suntec City Hall 602 with returning band member Rick Wakeman joining vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, and drummer Alan White to become what most fans consider the classic Yes line up.
"Touring with Rick (Wakeman) again has been a lot of fun for us" said bassist Chris Squire. "The band is playing better than ever, and the fans have really been responding well to the shows. We are really looking forward to the next leg of this tour as we feel we're just getting started."
Quality performance was the idea, when Anderson and Squire first put the band together in 1968 and they have been the dominant force in progressive rock music for more than three decades, creating some of rock's most enduring and compelling hits. To date, the band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including the classics Fragile and Close To The Edge.
The band just wrapped up the first leg of their tour in support of the recently released five-CD boxed set, IN A WORD: YES (1969- ), playing to packed amphitheatres around the USA. If the reviews are any indicator of what to expect this time around, fans are in for a riveting live show.
" When you listen to Yes, you've got no question that the quintet has total mastery over the music. " - New York Post
" Buoyed by fans who rewarded each tune with a standing ovation, the members of Yes delivered a virtuoso performance that demonstrated that they remain as passionate about material and with playing together as they did during their heyday nearly 30 years ago. " - Chicago Tribune
" An obvious renewal of band member chemistry was on proud display here, stimulating each of the songs into exciting new experiences. " - Daily Variety
" ... Yes continues to record an album a year, tour large venues to fanatical, sold-out crowds and, most gratifyingly, creatively push the boundaries of a musical genre it was responsible for helping to originate. " - Hollywood Reporter