A spotlight shone on a lone Rickenbacker bass, where the late Chris Squire once stood, as fans gathered their thoughts during a playback of Onward and took in images of the great man. Fulfilling his wish to carry on, Yes played Drama and Fragile in their entirety, stomping into Machine Messiah before Geoff Downes’ wall of keyboards on White Car. A focused Into The Lens stood out and Trevor Horn joined in on vocals for the first time in 36 years on a histrionic Tempus Fugit.
Vocalist Jon Davison donned an acoustic for an off-piste Time And A Word, and Soon featured riveting work from Steve Howe on steel guitar. Owner Of A Lonely Heart was out of place but a welcome respite, before Roundabout marked the start of Fragile, featuring heavy-duty bass from Billy Sherwood on The Fish. Drummer Alan White provided the perfect backbone to Five Percent Of Nothing, Howe’s acoustic Mood For A Day soothed into a pleasurable Heart Of The Sunrise, and an overwhelming Starship Trooper received a well-earned standing ovation.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:14 PM
CORRECTION: "Soon" was played in place of "Don't Kill the Whale"