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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:50 pm 
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The ARW show was great.

Rick and Trevor walked through the audience!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:33 pm 
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The Fish - Tribute to Chris. Lee Pomeroy did a fantastic job!

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John & Rick played "The Meeting" from the ABWH days.

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Awaken hand gestures

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:21 pm 
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Jon said that Trevor caught Pneumonia from Lee. Now Rick's caught something or other.

ARW Keyboard rig - https://youtu.be/WyGbaa4MXI4

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Nice pics, lucky you!

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C'mon RNR HOF! Make the right choice this time.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Wakeman will now attend the Yes RNR Hall Of Fame Induction this April.



Rick Wakeman has had a change of heart and now will be joining Yes for its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in April, after appearing close to the edge of not being there.

After expressing some initial disdain when Yes was short-listed for the Hall last fall -- "I might be washing my hair that night," he told Billboard at the time -- Wakeman said during a Q&A on his web site over the weekend that he would "under no circumstances" be attending the April 7 ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

But on Jan. 4, Wakeman reversed, writing, "I am very pleased to announce that as the Hall of Fame have now agreed to present Chris Squire's wife with a posthumous award acknowledging his massive contribution to YES, I have agreed to attend the Induction ceremony in New York to both stand proudly with my fellow band mates Jon (Anderson) and Trevor (Rabin) and also to watch Chris' wife Scottie collect this well deserved award on his behalf. I also hope that this move to acknowledge members of bands who sadly did not live to receive their own honour, means they can get them posthumously in the future."

It should be noted, of course, Squire was always included in Yes' induction, and deceased members of other bands have also been honored by the Rock Hall during past ceremonies.

Wakeman has logged five tenures in Yes, and played on classic '70s albums such as Fragile, Close To The Edge and Going for the One. He's been touring since fall with fellow former Yes members Anderson and Rabin as AWR, with a European leg commencing Mar. 12 in Wales and plans for a new album. The keyboardist hasn't made any comments about playing with Yes during the ceremony.

He's also been outspoken about his feelings that Yes should have ended with bassist Squire's death in 2015, telling Billboard before the AWR tour that, "I don't want to get into a sort of huge debate on it, but, yes... when Chris died I did feel that perhaps that was the moment that you draw a line and you say, 'cause Chris was the only founding member, the only original member that stayed the entire time with that band, and I do think... it was time to go 'Let's give it a decent burial.'"

The current incarnation of Yes includes longtime guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White -- who will be inducted, along with Squire, Anderson, Wakeman, Rabin, Bill Bruford and Tony Kaye -- as well as keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison and bassist Billy Sherwood. The group continues to record and tour, most recently playing entire albums during its shows.

Wakeman, meanwhile, is also critical of the Rock Hall's treatment of prog-rock. Prior to Yes, only Pink Floyd and Genesis have been inducted, which he feels is a slight on both the form and its fans. "I'm so disgusted with the way that prog-rock and Yes have been treated," says Wakeman, who releases the new album Piano Portraits on Jan. 13.

"All I'll say is there's some band there and some bands that have been inducted in that I have no idea why they're in there, and there's bans like Yes and a few others and you go, 'Why aren't they in?' It seems that anything to do with prog-rock was considered a dirty word by them, and it's almost like an era of music, despite the fact it's proven to be the most inventive and the most influential music to musicians that there's ever been in the history of rock 'n' roll, and yet it's ignored. It just doesn't make an ounce of sense to me."

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:09 pm 
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Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson will do the Yes induction! Very appropriate.

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Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson will do the Yes induction! Very appropriate.


Very cool indeed. Especially since Squire wanted them to do so. :twisted:

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ARW are now actually billing themselves as Yes, or at least "Yes feat. Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman," and using the Yes logo. Legal challenge from Steve Howe and company in 3...2...1...

https://myticket.co.uk/artists/arw


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ARW are now actually billing themselves as Yes, or at least "Yes feat. Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman," and using the Yes logo. Legal challenge from Steve Howe and company in 3...2...1...

https://myticket.co.uk/artists/arw

They should all just do another 'Union type' tour already. No album, though.

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coevad wrote:
Shrewnews wrote:
ARW are now actually billing themselves as Yes, or at least "Yes feat. Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman," and using the Yes logo. Legal challenge from Steve Howe and company in 3...2...1...

https://myticket.co.uk/artists/arw

They should all just do another 'Union type' tour already. No album, though.


THIS.

And it would perfectly coincide with their 50th Anniversary next year...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:18 am 
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Yes and ARW to form new group YARWES and tour following Hall of Fame ceremony

In somewhat surprising news, the members of the current lineup of Yes and the newly formed ARW have announced a joint tour. This comes following Yes’ overdue induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony, which will feature a reunion of sorts with Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman, with Steve Howe and the remaining current lineup of Yes of Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, and Alan White, is taking place on April 7th.

It was the rehearsals for the performance at the ceremony that prompted the core to decide to tour together. They are planning to tour under the new name of YARWES with tour dates to be announced following the induction ceremony.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:17 pm 
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coevad wrote:
Yes and ARW to form new group YARWES and tour following Hall of Fame ceremony

In somewhat surprising news, the members of the current lineup of Yes and the newly formed ARW have announced a joint tour. This comes following Yes’ overdue induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony, which will feature a reunion of sorts with Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman, with Steve Howe and the remaining current lineup of Yes of Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, and Alan White, is taking place on April 7th.

It was the rehearsals for the performance at the ceremony that prompted the core to decide to tour together. They are planning to tour under the new name of YARWES with tour dates to be announced following the induction ceremony.


Nice April Fool's Day joke. :mrgreen:

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Shit, I bought into it...

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It could still happen, though. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:47 pm 
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coevad wrote:
It could still happen, though. :mrgreen:

Yeah. It'll happen when the MC5 get put in the R&R Hall Of Fame, or, as I call it, Jann Wenner's Wax Museum.


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From 'Grumpy Old Rick's Ramblings -



The year is racing by and the diary just keeps filling up with a lovely mixture of ARW, (now known as YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman), TV and radio and solo shows of all kinds and tons of recording as well. 2018 looks equally as manic and my 70th birthday in 2019 looms ever closer.

There has been quite a bit of confusion over the upcoming Piano Portraits shows and so I have now got hold of the dates that are 100% confirmed and I am reliably informed there will be more added in the October/November period.

MAY
Thurs 25th - Bury St Edmunds Apex Centre
Sat 27th - Winchester Cathedral

JUNE
Sat 3rd - Bexhill de la Warr Pavillion
Sun 4th - Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Thurs 8th - Buxton Opera House
Sat 10th - ...Basingstoke Anvil
Sat 17th - Leicester de Montfert Hall
Thurs 22nd - London Cadogan Hall
Sat 24rd - Birmingham Town Hall
Sun 25th - Manchester NCM Concert Hall

JULY
Wed 5th - Wavendon piano concert
Thurs 6th - Wavendon piano concert
Fri 7th - Gilfest

OCTOBER
Thurs 26th - Isle of Wight Medina Theatre
Sat 28th - Hunstanton Princes Theatre
Tues 31st - Durham Gala Theatre.

NOVEMBER
Thurs 2nd - Blackburn King Georges Hall
Fri 3rd - New Brighton Floral Pavillion
Sat 4th - Edmonton Millfield Theatre
Sun 5th - Camberley Theatre
Tues 7th - Chatham Medway
Fri 10th - South Shields Custom House
Sat 11th - Evesham Regal

Lots happening in April and that includes a broadcast of a third Rick Wakeman’s Key to Keys on Easter Monday on Radio 2....although at the time of writing I could not see it listed - but trust me, we’ve recorded it with son Adam as my special guest.

On the 4th April, I fly to New York for the Induction of YES into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On the 12th I am recording at Premier Radio, and with Steve Wright and at 6 Music, all more promotion for Piano Portraits and highlighting the upcoming shows.

Then on the 14th it’s off to Japan for the following shows with YES featuring ARW....

April 17 - Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Orchard Hall
April 18 - Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Orchard Hall
April 19 - Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Orchard Hall
April 21 - Osaka, Japan – Osaka Archaic Hall
April 22 - Hiroshima, Japan – Hiroshima Club Quattro
April 24 - Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Shimin Kaikau Chu Hall

On the 27th I will be meeting up with Dave Colquhoun and Matt Pegg to rehearse our performance for the Cheltenham Jazz Festival on the 29th at Cheltenham Town Hall..........this will be quite a different show from the norm but will contain a real mixture of music with myself on piano, Dave on guitars and Matt on bass.

And finally, just a correction about the shows in Italy in May as Bari is now not happening.
2nd May Turin, teatro Concordia
3rd May Milan, teatro Manzoni
5th May Rome Sala Petrassi Auditorium.

As many of you know, I am the proud custodian of a wonderful moon bear called Cyril and last year we did a fund raiser for Moon Bears at the Mill in Sonning which was a huge success and so we are doing it again this year. Please come along if you can, but booking is recommended as last year we were oversubscribed. Full details are on the Animals Asia website.

And to finish off....here is a picture of ARW in Holland with the Dutch Fan Club.....

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Awesomeness!

Here's some more...

Alex Lifeson & Geddy Lee Induction of Yes Speeches:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvTJj7o ... e=youtu.be

Yes Induction Speeches:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYlcJH8 ... e=youtu.be

Yes w/ Geddy Lee performing Roundabout:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjm10iX ... e=youtu.be

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