Gary Van Leeuwen from Dayton, Ohio
ARW AT THE ROSE IN HUBER HEIGHTS, OH, 9/9/18
This was their last show of this tour, and man did they do a fine job.... The sound was great! The musicians were phenomenal- Jon is 72 and sounded like he was much younger.... They had videos that reflected their playing, especially on solos.... Great introductions by Jon... They played a version of And You and I that was tremendous! Played lots of 80's material. Rick did a great solo introducing Awaken. Glad I got to see the show, may never see these guys ever again... I think this Yes is better than Steve Howe's Yes. The Rose was very organized... They will scan you so don't bring any pocket knives or any excess baggage. I smelled pot at one point so careful bringing you kids or mom.
John from Boston, Massachusetts
UNLIKE MANY OF THESE REVIEWS I WAS ACTUALLY THERE FOR BOSTON
So, how about this: I was actually AT the Boston show, unlike most of these reviewers/trolls. Almost full house (10-15 balcony seats left) and great view/sound. I can't help but notice this band actually PUSHES itself. Howe finds new ways to play old material. Sherwood clearly learned a thing or two about carrying a song from Squire, and overall the band was clearly having fun. I saw them a year ago, and if you don't count the encores they only repeated two songs in the setlist from the prior tour - A phenomenal treat to any fan, and much unlike other bands who just play the same hits over and over...including the Anderson led version. I understand why this band had Squire's blessing. I brought friends who'd never seen them - They loved it. A minor detail: Sherwood & Howe definitely had a grittier tone this time around. Most welcome, especially on Close to the Edge, Awaken, and Parallels. And - good to see Alan White for 4 songs, he played well. Shame if it's his last round.
Jeff from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I'm blown away at the negative reviews (Steve Howe yes)i that it was fantastic. But that's just me. When I saw ARW I thought Anderson and wakeman we're very strong but with so much of the show 70s yes Rabin just not right on the steve Howe stuff. Bass and drummer felt very much like sidemen. Billy Sherwood was in such a zone! Great. Jay schellen awesome. Anyone agree with me?
from Richmond, Virginia
YES STILL ROCKS
We were at first skeptical but as the show went on we were pleasantly surprised at the great sound and well engineered show here in the newly improved raceway amplitheater Although the band has changed over the years they have managed to maintain that same plateau that has enabled them to be inducted into the rock hall of fame. Opening with old faves Close to the Edge and Parallels they have us a unique blend of deeper cuts and then bringing out the faves like Heart of the Sunrise .. after a short break the second set continued and then they brought out a couple of older but original guys to sit in including Alan white (drums) and tony keye (keys) Then they have the crowd what they wanted with Yours Is No DisgracAnd Roundabout and then finally Starship Trooper. Who else can say they have kept a band together for fifty years Gratis to Steve Howe who did a stellar job on leadin guitar and just being the leader again Even if some of the other guys weren’t originally from
David from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
YES - PENNS PEAK
Tough crowd here. This is a band that is still around, in whatever form from the '60's, how many can say that. Steve Howe - phenomenal. Overall it was great. As far as the venue, the sound is a little dead at the seats under the floor above. Other than that beautiful location.
Niuck browning from west milton ohio
Anderson still hits the notes with flawless delivery wakeman is flawless bass player extraordinaire great drummer Rabin i knew was great but god he is an absolute monster guitar player exceeded expectations after all he is replacing the great steve howe he is more of a rocker to howes more ethereal sound but i have to say i felt lucky to see this rare talent playing his tail off first time seeing him as part of yes nice touch when wakeman and rabin walked the aisles playing concert was pure joy with some magical pinch me moments stage was a bit bare by past yes shows but who cares?
OnlyArtemus from Detroit, Michigan
IN RESPONSE TO JOHN FROM BOSTON
In respectful response to John from Boston, most of us weren't reviewing the Boston show. We were reviewing the DETROIT show, so I'm not sure why you would bring up that you were ACTUALLY AT the Boston show and that the rest of us were reviewer/trolls. We were ACTUALLY AT THE DETROIT SHOW, and the main floor was about 25% empty. I liked the different song choices, which I listed as a positive in my review. It pains me to not give YES a full five stars, but from what I heard during the concert, the chatter after the concert, and the reviews on this list, they just didn't earn it. I'm not "trolling" a band that I've followed for almost 50 years. I'm just giving you my honest opinion. Sorry.
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