More Details Emerge Regarding Cancelled Yes Tour

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We are now learning that the “unspecified medical reasons” that put a halt to the current Yes tour are due to some type of problem that bassist and most-enduring member Chris Squire is experiencing with his leg. The condition required emergency surgery.

Some reports are indicating that there was a blood clot in Squire’s leg, which would make sense, since those types of things can result in a a life-threatening situation. Recent word indicates that Squire is expected to make a full recovery. Alan White was reportedly on a Seattle radio station recently providing some information about Squire’s condition.chris-squire

As for the tour, the plans for any make-up dates are said to be uncertain, although there has also been some talk of the group doing some shows this summer with Asia opening for them. Asia and Yes seem like a good combination, so it sounds like an interesting possibility.

Squire’s health problems are not a good sign for future tour plans, but it’s certainly not a indication that the long-enduring progressive rockers are ready to hang it up just yet. If both Squire and frontman Jon Anderson recover fully from their medical problems, perhaps there is still hope for a Yes tour featuring a more complete line-up.

Anderson indicated a while back that he feared for the group’s demise if they did not work up some fresh material, so there may be some internal differences to work out before we see another tour fronted by Anderson.

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2 Comments

  1. jtron February 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    It might have been a good idea to wait for Jon Anderson before Yes decided to tour afterall.Before Brad Delp died,Boston toured w/an additional singer and I guess,they switced off.They could always and have Trevor R. back and do some of the singing w/jon.If they do a summer tour w/Asia,maybe Trevor H. could join them and the Buggles could perform as well.

  2. Paul March 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    No Jon Anderson = Not really Yes, are Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White out of their minds ? Been a fan of Yes since the early 70’s, have seen them live at least 6 times. I watch the “fake” new YES on youtube and no it does not sound like Yes, stop pretending and make up with Jon and start making music again.

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