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The Classic Tales
Of Yes To
Steve Howe Yes
Geoff Downes Yes
Steve and Geoff Yes
Jon Davison Yes
Billy Sherwood Yes
Jay Schellen Yes
Jon and Jay Yes
Steve and Geoff
October 21, 2023
Yes' Classic Tales Of Yes Tour stopped at Temple Live in Cleveland for an evening of Progressive Rock.
The band is currently led by long time guitarist Steve Howe and they are playing a variety of tunes from throughout their Hall of Fame career. Surprisingly, they only played one song, "Cut From the Stars" from their 2023 album Mirror To The Sky.
"Going For the One" kicked off the show and the band immediately showed that they were in fine form. Geoff Downs (keys), Billy Sherwood (bass), Jon Davisson (vocals/guitar) and Jay Schellen (drums) along with Steve Howe expertly preformed these classic prog-rock tunes with aplomb.
After playing "I've Seen All Good People" and an instrumental version of "America," Steve Howe addressed the audience by thanking them for attending the show. An unruly fan screamed something unintelligible to him and without missing a beat Howe made a great retort. He said, "You are here to listen and not to yell out. We'll leave or have you thrown out." The rest of the crowd broke into a huge applause.
For the rest of the show, the audience was respectful and enjoyed the band play tunes like, "South Side of the Sky," "Turn of the Century," and "Don't Kill the Whale."
Two of their most popular songs, "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper" closed out the show.
Artist Roger Dean opened up the show. He discussed his career and how he got the ideas for some of his iconic Yes and Asia album covers. He also greeted fans in the lobby before and after his talk. What a treat it was to have this great artist on hand.
Photos and review by Greg Drugan
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