The bands Yes and Asia coming to Musi...

The bands Yes and Asia coming to Musikfest

There are 15 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 15, 2009, titled The bands Yes and Asia coming to Musikfest. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

YES AND ASIA TO PLAY MUSIKFEST Fleet-fingered guitarist Steve Howe has spent time in both British prog-rock band Yes and pomp-rock act Asia, and on Aug.

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Hello

Skippack, PA

#1 Apr 15, 2009
It's not Yes without Jon Anderson. Shame on them for touring while Jon is recovering.
Yes fan

Brecksville, OH

#2 Apr 15, 2009
Hello, They received Jon's blessing on the tour. I have seen them 5 times, the last time was at the Sovereign Center with this lineup. While they are not Wakeman and Anderson, they did an admirable job and provided us fans with a wonderful night of Yes music.

I do wish Jon well, as he has had some serious health issues recently and is not able to tour. Hopefully, when he is well enough again, he can rejoin touring with Yes.

BTW when they toured last fall they did not use the Yes name, but rather Howe, White and Squire playing the music of Yes.

Go to the show, you will enjoy it. The singer does a real good job, and Rick's son is Rick Wakeman, but he does a decent job and is pretty talented
PandNH4

King Of Prussia, PA

#4 Apr 15, 2009
God Please No! More utter drivel butt-rock synonymous with Mu-suck-fest.
Minstrel In The Gallery

United States

#5 Apr 15, 2009
Benoit David is Jon Anderson Lite. Other YouTube stand-ins have fared okay out on tour - Journey and Boston to name a couple of bands that have found replacements for Steve Perry and Brad Delp. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Asia has been touring extensively with the original line-up and they sound great. In addition to their originals, they also do covers from their respective bands - Yes Roundabout, ELP Fanfare For The Common Man (Aaron Copeland), King Crimson (In The Court Of The Crimson King and The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star. Oughta be a pretty good show!
knowitall

Paramus, NJ

#6 Apr 15, 2009
John Wetton sings for Asia, not Geoff Downes.
the eye

San Luis Obispo, CA

#7 Apr 15, 2009
No thanks...might as well see Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant.

Yes without Jon Anderson is NOT Yes...might as well be another cover band.
Lenny Brisco

Slatington, PA

#8 Apr 15, 2009
Musikfest hires no talent
Allentown Yes Fan

Emmaus, PA

#9 Apr 15, 2009
Hey Lenny, if you think yes has no talent, you probably don't even know who they are. You may not like their music, but as any musician would tell you-there is no lack of talent in this group. Should be one one the best shows Musikfest has seen....p.s. .go to the Funhouse on third st (bar) after for a good time with live bands til 2am . You can walk there from the show(across the Fahey bridge to 3rd st) Partying hard is the norm at this musician-friendly bar with live music 6 days/week.
Norbert

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Apr 15, 2009
Asia is one of the worst, most derivative and pointless bands ever.``Add water, have `supergroup''' was the formula. Absolute dreck.
As for Yes, I hope they play the entire `Topographic Oceans' album and really send the people home happy.

Since: Jan 09

Allentown, PA

#11 Apr 15, 2009
Norbert wrote:
Asia is one of the worst, most derivative and pointless bands ever.``Add water, have `supergroup''' was the formula. Absolute dreck.
As for Yes, I hope they play the entire `Topographic Oceans' album and really send the people home happy.
Hey, Norv,'Asia' is a yes,'Yes' is a no, with or without Jonny Andy.

Since: Jan 09

Allentown, PA

#12 Apr 15, 2009
the eye wrote:
No thanks...might as well see Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant.
Yes without Jon Anderson is NOT Yes...might as well be another cover band.
Robert Plant have a high, piercing, scratchy, irritating voice--------an ouch, a big ouch, an ouch-me. Comprendo, Esse?
Norbert

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Apr 15, 2009
Bring back:
Dexie's Midnight Runners
Nina
Toby Beau
and who could forget...
Kim Wild.
That is probably Musikfest's lineup next year, assuming Tom Chapin is booked.
Hello

Skippack, PA

#14 Apr 16, 2009
I'm sorry Yes Fan, I cannot in good conscience witness this travesty of a tour. No matter how credible a job Benoit does, the fact remains he is NOT Jon Anderson.

Yes fan for a LONG time, I have not seen them live since the Union tour. I'll be much happier spending my money on NEARfest.
mal-MNN

East Quogue, NY

#15 May 1, 2009
great news, see full YES - ASIA itinerary at
http://www.musicnewsnet.com/2009/04/yes-asia-...
Blue Eyed Devil

Bethlehem, PA

#16 May 1, 2009
The problem with Musikfest is that it books groups that confuse the ghetto crowd.

Many of the people who are complaining about this years act's have never seen a person on stage who can ACTUALLY play an instrument.

They believe music comes from a drum machine and some idiot "scratching" a piece of vinyl.

I can't wait to see who will be on the bill 20 years from now.

I know it will not be a rap "artist" because nothing produced in the rap era has the legs to become a classic.

Also, many of the rap "artists" will thankfully be dead by then anyway.

Rock and Roll will never die.

It just needs some Viagra now and then.

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