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Which Roundabout?
07-06-2009, 06:53 PM
Ok folks, I can't believe I'm the first to find this, but here are 5 dates for the Yes UK tour. Doesn't make sense to me (south then north then south again), but here you are:

MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
SymphonyHall Birmingham

TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
SECC Glasgow

FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Nerwcastle City Hall

SUNDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
Manchester Apollo

MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
Colston Hall Bristol

http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/78/Yes.html

Looks like I'm having another baby on 17th November, then...

Meng
07-06-2009, 07:04 PM
Colston Hall Bristol!!!!!!!!!! I'm in Prog Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for noticing this!!!!

Bluegrunt
07-06-2009, 07:10 PM
Who's a clever girl??

Ok so we've got:

Glasgow SECC (boo yuck) on the Tuesday 17 November, but at least it's the Armadillo (muffled hooray); tickets on sale Wednesday 8 July 9am;
Friday 20 November at Newcastle City Hall (nice!). What the heck are they going to do in the days between? Could easily fit in an Edinburgh date, or even Perth Concert Hall (that would be great). Tix also on sale on Wednesday same time.
Another day off then across to Manchester on the 22nd as previously noted - these gaps don't favour the travelling support at the moment. No onsale date / time for the Manchester show (?)
Bristol show the day after Manchester.

It's over to you Judith, let us have the rest of the dates now, please.

Which Roundabout?
07-06-2009, 07:21 PM
Who's a clever girl??

Ok so we've got:

Glasgow SECC (boo yuck) on the Tuesday 17 November, but at least it's the Armadillo (muffled hooray); tickets on sale Wednesday 8 July 9am;
Friday 20 November at Newcastle City Hall (nice!). What the heck are they going to do in the days between? Could easily fit in an Edinburgh date, or even Perth Concert Hall (that would be great). Tix also on sale on Wednesday same time.
Another day off then across to Manchester on the 22nd as previously noted - these gaps don't favour the travelling support at the moment. No onsale date / time for the Manchester show (?)
Bristol show the day after Manchester.

It's over to you Judith, let us have the rest of the dates now, please.

Manchester is on sale Friday 10th at 10am.

Scottie
07-06-2009, 07:32 PM
Colston Hall Bristol!!!!!!!!!! I'm in Prog Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for noticing this!!!!
Keep in mind that I'm now collecting all the Bristol gigs just as you are. ;)

Bluegrunt
07-06-2009, 07:45 PM
Let's get this straight; you're collecting Bristols, is that right? ;)

Which Roundabout?
07-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Let's get this straight; you're collecting Bristols, is that right? ;)

You know, I thought of posting that same observation, but I refrained.

Bluegrunt
07-06-2009, 08:49 PM
I'll do the verses, you do the refrain.

YesScots
07-07-2009, 05:11 AM
Brian phoned up the SECC at 9am - they have said that tickets won't be going onsale today for the Armadillo gig :(

Micah68
07-07-2009, 05:15 AM
now we just need YESWORLD to announce something

pedro skychaser
07-07-2009, 05:32 AM
any chance of wollongong or terrigal?

the greenman
07-07-2009, 07:07 AM
Ok folks, I can't believe I'm the first to find this, but here are 5 dates for the Yes UK tour. Doesn't make sense to me (south then north then south again), but here you are:

MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
SymphonyHall Birmingham

TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
SECC Glasgow

FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Nerwcastle City Hall

SUNDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
Manchester Apollo

MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
Colston Hall Bristol

http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/78/Yes.html

Looks like I'm having another baby on 17th November, then...

well done, Which! Excellent find & excellent news. Have to get my gigging boots out - no way I'm missing this!

PJayBe
07-07-2009, 08:05 AM
Can anyone confirm prices? So far I've seen one site saying 32.50, and another saying "from" 33.50........

Philip

Melissa
07-07-2009, 08:06 AM
This is wonderful!

I'm so glad they're going to play the UK!

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 08:20 AM
Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham are allegedly on sale

WEDNESDAY 8th JULY At 9AM.

Manchester is supposedly on sale

Friday 10th July at 10am (although we've been through this before...)

Gentlemen, start your engines please....

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 09:34 AM
Thanks Judith - based on the dates, I would be ready for Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester for definite.
I would like to do Birmingham too, but Monday makes it difficult - maybe a last minute decision.
I wonder where they will be playing on the Saturday?

Regards, Brian


Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham are allegedly on sale

WEDNESDAY 8th JULY At 9AM.

Manchester is supposedly on sale

Friday 10th July at 10am (although we've been through this before...)

Gentlemen, start your engines please....

Simon B
07-07-2009, 09:50 AM
(((((((((JUDITH))))))))

I have tomorrow off from work - looks like I'll need to top me mobile up!

Simon B
07-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Just confirmed with Symphony Hall Box Office tickets on sale this Friday from 10AM!!!!!!!!

Now I'm really excited!!!!!!!!

Malcolm Birkett
07-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Sh1t!!

Am in California!

Going to miss the ticket sale unless I can cordinate something here...OK 'twill be 1am tomorrrow!

So....where will I be? Probably pissed at the Hilton Universal and still partying after the show!

Malcolm..you can forget your front seat matey!

justyes
07-07-2009, 11:26 AM
I would still wait for Yesworld to announce this officially... My problem is nobody found any dates on the continent yet :D...

And Malcolm, you'll have your front seat in Warsaw :D... I'll keep one for you...

Simon B
07-07-2009, 11:41 AM
I will probably pinch Malcolms front seat for me and Joey. I don't care what Yesworld say. The lady at the box office in Birmingham knew all about it!!

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 11:47 AM
YES 17/11/2009 19:30 HMV Apollo Hammersmith,
London tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00

YES 19/11/2009 19:30 Usher Hall,
Edinburgh tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 11:52 AM
so they are playing London and Glasgow on the same night..????

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 11:58 AM
this is the full list on bookingsdirect.co.uk
Glasgow dropped.

event date venue
YES 16/11/2009 19:30 Symphony Hall,
Birmingham tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00
YES 17/11/2009 19:30 HMV Apollo Hammersmith,
London tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00
YES 19/11/2009 19:30 Usher Hall,
Edinburgh tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00
YES 20/11/2009 19:30 Newcastle City Hall,
Newcastle tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00
YES 22/11/2009 19:30 Apollo,
Manchester tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00
YES 23/11/2009 19:30 Colston Hall,
Bristol tickets on sale
08/07/2009 09:00

justyes
07-07-2009, 11:58 AM
Yikes... That's why I'd way for at least a provisional statement by the band...

Malcolm Birkett
07-07-2009, 12:05 PM
I just knew this would happen. I said to Pammy doll and Loo darlin' that I would be here in CA when the on-sale date would arrive!

Just like 2003 when Wembley 2004 tickets came on sale when I was at the last 2003 show in Madrid!!

I will be at every show in November and, yes Olek...Warsaw too!

Hey Simes...Wurm...get your head ready for some banging matey!

Simon B
07-07-2009, 12:09 PM
I
Hey Simes...Wurm...get your head ready for some banging matey!

We will have to contend with Joeys long blond flowing locks my friend!!

:rcking:

hughmacph
07-07-2009, 12:17 PM
this is the full list on bookingsdirect.co.uk
Glasgow dropped.

YES 19/11/2009 19:30 Usher Hall,
Edinburgh tickets on sale
Fantastic, Brian, thanks for info.

First time at the Usher Hall since Relayer Tour unless I'm mistaken. Never seen Yes there so it'll be a new venue to watch them at....and I have trod the boards there (at a school production), so I can share a claim to fame with Yes!! (or 60% thereof....).

- Hugh

Simon B
07-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Hhhm. A visit to Scotland?

Sheerah
07-07-2009, 12:42 PM
That's awesome!!!!

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 01:08 PM
I will probably pinch Malcolms front seat

NOBODY pinches Malcolm's front seat - phnarr phnarr.....!!

crotale2112
07-07-2009, 01:16 PM
Hhhm. A visit to Scotland?
Ahhhhh... scotland. I have been many times. A beautiful place to jump in a rent a car, put in tales and go get lost for about 4 days.

The isle of sky is a must if anyone go's to scotland. An amazing place full of wonder. It's like driving through a roger dean painting when you are there. A fun place to put on olias of sunhillow and get lost for a day or two.

My love to all yesfans.. I hope the UK tours dates go well. After all, yes was born in the UK.
crotale

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 01:17 PM
Hah - so the thought of another Armadillo birth put them off....

Now - this is the link

http://www.seetickets.com/bookingsdirect/bookings%20direct.htm

Click on events and then Yes.

According to the website

EVERYTHING IS GOING ON SALE WEDNESDAY 8TH AT 9AM.

I'm wanting to book Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester, so I'm going to have to multitask like no woman has ever done before in order to pinch Malcolm's front seat.

True Believer
07-07-2009, 01:53 PM
any chance of wollongong or terrigal?
:thumbs:

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 02:06 PM
Usher Hall seems to be accepting bookings now.
Link to their booking site from here: there's no direct link so select one of the featured acts from the side bar then when you get in the ticketing system navigate to 19 November 2009.
Good luck!

http://www.usherhall.co.uk/

PJayBe
07-07-2009, 02:12 PM
Nothing showing on the 19th when I just tried.

Philip

OnwardThruTheNight
07-07-2009, 02:20 PM
Any chance that Jon rejoins the group here?

YesScots
07-07-2009, 02:27 PM
Have followed instructions above but can't find it on their site. Nothing under November under any of the three categories of music - perhaps it's been pulled?

Also, Brian has pointed out that 19/11 coincides with Steve Hackett at the Ferry :(

Ali

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 02:31 PM
Nope, it's gone from the Usher Hall website now.

Hammersmith has just come up on Ticketmaster.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/170042E3B2E36A4F?artistid=736506&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

It says presale tomorrow at 9am. What's the password then??

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Official announcement just come up on Yesworld - but you heard it from the Roundabout first!

European dates to follow!

July 7, 2009 - Yes Announce UK Dates for November 2009

These dates can now be found on the UK Tour page.

- Presale begins at 9 AM on Wednesday, July 8,.

- Public on sale begins at 9 AM on Friday, July 10.

Click here for the presale link on Bookings Direct. The number for their 24 Hour Hotline is 0870 735 5000. Watch for more dates across Europe to be announced here soon.

What's the presale password??

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Ok try this:

Usher Hall home page
Click on Joan Baez (trust me)
Book now
Ok (to commission notice)
You get a seating plan for Joan's show
Click on "This month" on left hand side
Change calendar on right hand side to show November
Select 19 November
Choose seats and pay

Not sure what you can do about the Steve Hackett / Yes conflict... Go see Yes in Newcastle instead?

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 02:43 PM
What's the presale password??

I've emailed MOT to ask.
[Edit] and here he is on the site! :D

motnfte
07-07-2009, 03:00 PM
I'm trying to get this info now. I didn't read throughout this thread but have to assume there will be a password--otherwise it's not really a presale but an early public sale.

(BTW never got mail from Bluegrunt)

Mike

YesScots
07-07-2009, 03:06 PM
Ok try this:

Usher Hall home page
Click on Joan Baez (trust me)
Book now
Ok (to commission notice)
You get a seating plan for Joan's show
Click on "This month" on left hand side
Change calendar on right hand side to show November
Select 19 November
Choose seats and pay

Not sure what you can do about the Steve Hackett / Yes conflict... Go see Yes in Newcastle instead?

Checked and managed steps 1-7 okay, but 19th of Nov can't be selected, only the dates advertised can be clicked. Arbitrary exercise though as I have Steve Hackett tixs & Alan Hewitt coming up to stay with us for that gig...

Ali

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 03:07 PM
It's been pulled from Usher Hall's site, Ian.

Regards, Brian


Ok try this:

Usher Hall home page
Click on Joan Baez (trust me)
Book now
Ok (to commission notice)
You get a seating plan for Joan's show
Click on "This month" on left hand side
Change calendar on right hand side to show November
Select 19 November
Choose seats and pay

Not sure what you can do about the Steve Hackett / Yes conflict... Go see Yes in Newcastle instead?

YesScots
07-07-2009, 03:08 PM
It says presale tomorrow at 9am. What's the password then??

Perhaps Mike would like to set it up as 'Armadillo birth' - just for Judith! ;)

PJayBe
07-07-2009, 03:10 PM
I'm trying to get this info now. I didn't read throughout this thread but have to assume there will be a password--otherwise it's not really a presale but an early public sale.

Mike

...............unless the presale works through the link from YesWorld......

Philip

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 03:11 PM
19th of Nov can't be selected


It's been pulled from Usher Hall's site

Hmm. Wonder what position that leaves me in with my email confirmation from the Usher Hall of my 3 front row seats...?

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 03:55 PM
Hmm. Wonder what position that leaves me in with my email confirmation from the Usher Hall of my 3 front row seats...?

Ooh, you %*&%R!!!! You're kidding? Joan Baez is NOT doing it for me! All I get is 'server is busy'!!

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 04:11 PM
The Usher Hall servers have been having a hard time of it this week. They tried to sell Billy Connolly tickets yesterday (Monday) but the systems crashed under the weight of people trying to get tickets. For some 20 minutes tonight I had these tickets in my basket but I couldn't get the credit card approved - it kept timing out. So I gave up and came home, texted Alison and went back on the site to find my three seats were still available. This time the card was accepted straightaway.

Since then however, Brian (Yescelt) and Alison have both reported that the 19 November is no longer offered when you eventually get to see the November schedule. So we're not sure what the position is. I can say however that there were precious few seats available in the first 10 rows. Whether these have been allocated to other ticket agents I don't know, but there was an awful lot of "booked" seats for a show which is allegedly not on sale yet. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, and that what appeared to be booked seats were just allocated to other agencies.

Better get that Wonder Woman multi-tasking uniform on tomorrow morning (and send us the pictures!).

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 04:16 PM
Finally managed to get Joan on-task, but yep, 19th is no longer clickable.

Well, back to business. I'll just have to be on-guard at 9am tomorrow like everyone else (apart from those who already HAVE their tickets....)

(Coincidentally, I do indeed have a Wonder Woman top to wear, but sorry, will not have time tomorrow to take photos of my chest for you.)

motnfte
07-07-2009, 04:18 PM
Still waiting to hear if there will be a password, and if so what it is. Part of the issue might be that folks in the UK have gone home for the day.

Management is handling this (and probably didn't even think about it until I raised the issue), so please no nastygrams or comments about YesWorld not providing complete information. ;-)

Thanks.

Mike

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 04:21 PM
(Coincidentally, I do indeed have a Wonder Woman top to wear, but sorry, will not have time tomorrow to take photos of my chest for you.)

I am sure that everyone reading this has noted your use of the word "tomorrow". Whenever you're ready, in your own time. ;)

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 04:27 PM
..as if!! :-)


so please no nastygrams or comments about YesWorld not providing complete information. ;-)

Thanks.

Mike

Yes Chaser
07-07-2009, 04:50 PM
so is it better off going with the usher hall website or using bookings direct?

justyes
07-07-2009, 05:05 PM
If not for the fact I'm jobless I'd think of coming to London or Manchester or even better Scotland to meet you all... On the other hand... UK in November... I like rain but this could be to much :D

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 05:24 PM
so is it better off going with the usher hall website or using bookings direct?

Well, on the Usher Hall site you can choose the seats you want. Infuriatingly there is no indication on the plan which end the stage is at, so there is the distinct possibility that I have found myself three great seats in the back row. There is a tiny graphic which might just be representing a curtain.

On the other hand, at the moment the show doesn't seem to be available on the Usher hall website, so bookings direct might be the only site available tomorrow if its a real presale. Time will tell.

Yes Chaser
07-07-2009, 05:28 PM
here is the Usher hall seating plan....

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/images/ticketline/seatingplan/edinburgh-usher-hall-default_lrg.gif

motnfte
07-07-2009, 05:31 PM
Still no luck on my end regarding the password. Can one of you in the UK call Bookings Direct's 24 hour hotline to see if they know anything? Might be worth a shot.

If you do learn something please email me at mike@miketiano.com.

Thanks.

0870 735 5000

Mike

Yes Chaser
07-07-2009, 05:34 PM
called them already, the guy said he has nothing on his pc at the moment but to call back at 9am tomorrow (wednesday) and it should be on the screen. I asked him who would have the best seats available, them or the Usher Hall itself - the guy said the venue usually gives them the best available seats to sell.......guy was a bit of an asshole tbh.....

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 05:35 PM
Mike - I called them earlier. They didn't know anything about the pre-sale. They told me tickets would be on sale Friday 10th.

Regards, Brian


Still no luck on my end regarding the password. Can one of you in the UK call Bookings Direct's 24 hour hotline to see if they know anything? Might be worth a shot.

If you do learn something please email me at mike@miketiano.com.

Thanks.

0870 735 5000

Mike

Bluegrunt
07-07-2009, 05:47 PM
Mike - I called them earlier. They didn't know anything about the pre-sale. They told me tickets would be on sale Friday 10th.

Regards, Brian

Brian - did you point out that their website says onsale is 8 July?

YesScots
07-07-2009, 05:51 PM
Finally managed to get Joan on-task, but yep, 19th is no longer clickable.

Well, back to business. I'll just have to be on-guard at 9am tomorrow like everyone else (apart from those who already HAVE their tickets....)

(Coincidentally, I do indeed have a Wonder Woman top to wear, but sorry, will not have time tomorrow to take photos of my chest for you.)

Well all we have to do is decide which ones Brian wants to go for ('SuperMan' himself is off on holiday thankfully), so once he decides, hopefully before 9am, I'll be tasked with getting those tickets....

Judith - have I not got a photo of you somewhere with that very same t-shirt on?

Ali

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Judith - have I not got a photo of you somewhere with that very same t-shirt on?

Ali

Only if you've got a @*$*& great telephoto lens!!

Which Roundabout?
07-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Hang on - wasn't I wearing it to travel down to Bilston? It has some orange stains, which are possibly from the giant oompah loompah Wotsit chips. But let's get back on-topic...


....there is the distinct possibility that I have found myself three great seats in the back row.

I didn't laugh out loud at all when I read this.


There is a tiny graphic which might just be representing a curtain.

What sort of a graphic is it that represents a tiny curtain? Is this some sort of internationally recognised symbol??

Yescelt
07-07-2009, 06:46 PM
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What sort of a graphic is it that represents a tiny curtain? Is this some sort of internationally recognised symbol??

Lulu Mortice
07-07-2009, 07:28 PM
any chance of wollongong or terrigal?

LMAO!!! ROFL!!!!http://www.yesfans.com/images/icons/icon10.gif:xolicon42: :beerchugr: ROFL ROFL ROFL

BEE
07-08-2009, 12:27 AM
Great to hear my YesFriends across the pond are getting some Yeasia shows this year!
This was on Polstar today:

Monday 11/16/2009 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tuesday 11/17/2009 London, United Kingdom
Thursday 11/19/2009 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Friday 11/20/2009 Newcastle, Australia
Sunday 11/22/2009 Manchester, United Kingdom
Monday 11/23/2009 Bristol, United Kingdom

We do not yet have geographical data for all cities, so you may see some events that are outside your preferred travelling distance.
Yes, I figured Australia was a typo...:D

booj
07-08-2009, 03:38 AM
do these dates include ASIA?

motnfte
07-08-2009, 03:45 AM
I'm staying up late and hope that I get the password soon so I can get to bed for an early day tomorrow (I'm near Seattle). Stay tuned...

And to be clear the November UK tour is strictly Yes--it is not Yes and Asia.

Mike

No Clown
07-08-2009, 04:23 AM
WOOOOHOOOO....!

The excitement builds!

NC.

motnfte
07-08-2009, 05:06 AM
I checked Birmingham and got all the way to the payment page with no prompt for a presale password, so guessing one isn't needed. Go for it...

Mike

PJayBe
07-08-2009, 05:06 AM
Well, we're in at Manchester, will make my little prog-daughter very happy, although she may yet suffer a tinge of sadness as she doesn't know Asia won't be on......

Just have to hope that the missus buys a car before then so she can pick us up after the show!!

Philip

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 05:08 AM
I entered all my details for Newcastle only to be told there were no tickets left!

Meng
07-08-2009, 05:09 AM
Bristol apparently now not on sale until Friday (was today)? (Couldn't get access to Presale).

Going to check with the Box Office when it opens just to be sure.

hughmacph
07-08-2009, 05:10 AM
I entered all my details for Newcastle only to be told there were no tickets left!

Same for me for Edinburgh. Anybody getting any tix...??

- Hugh

PS got your PM, Ian

Yescelt
07-08-2009, 05:11 AM
No password required - but server crashed. I got to payment page - then ..BANG.

Regards, Brian

hughmacph
07-08-2009, 05:13 AM
Update - Bookings Direct now accepting orders

Edinburgh A20

Yeee...and indeed.......Haaa!!

- Hugh

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 05:18 AM
Got something for Newcastle but no seat number allocated.
Got offered row X for Manchester. Didn't take it.

DREAMER
07-08-2009, 05:25 AM
This is very frustrating, trying to book for Hammersmith - Bookings Direct seems to have only tickets in the Circle (thats when the site doesn't crash) and Ticketmaster says it's an '02 presale' which needs a password but they dont know what the password is !

No Clown
07-08-2009, 05:25 AM
Rubbish....

Got through on the phone at about 9.10 and they offered me ROW Z for Hammersmith!

Knowing the venue, I finally settled for row F upstairs.

You can't tell me that the whole of Hammersmith Odeon was sold out in 10 minutes. Looks like they were selling the seats starting from the back again. I hate ticket agencies.

Why am I ALWAYS SO UNLUCKY with Yes tickets?
:surrender
NC.

Meng
07-08-2009, 05:27 AM
Folks - going direct to the venue Box Office is often a better option than using the ripoff online ticket sales merchants.

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 05:30 AM
Folks - going direct to the venue Box Office is often a better option than using the ripoff online ticket sales merchants.

True, but for the larger venues such as Hammersmith and Manchester Apollo they no longer seem to have local booking offices which you can call directly. The number for Hammersmith Odeon is Ticketmaster :-(

No Clown
07-08-2009, 05:31 AM
Folks - going direct to the venue Box Office is often a better option than using the ripoff online ticket sales merchants.

Yep, tried that.

It took some searching to find the direct number for Hammersmith, and it has been engaged all morning.

http://www.yesfans.com/images/icons/pat.gif

NC.

Which Roundabout?
07-08-2009, 05:31 AM
Checking in, rather battlescarred, after 29 minutes trying to get through by variousmethods, computer(s), phone, pigeon etc. Variable annoying messages, frustrations, blips, as outlined by others.

Result - row b Edinburgh.
No apparent seat number in Newcastle - sounds like a rammy then.
Manchester - double D. DD!! I took them, because by that time I was beyond caring.

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 05:33 AM
Manchester - double D. DD!! I took them, because by that time I was beyond caring.

Double D eh? Are we talking about Wonder Woman again? ;)

Which Roundabout?
07-08-2009, 05:34 AM
Just tried Manchester again, just for the hell of it, got through first time, they ordered me double N.

Eyewatering!

No Clown
07-08-2009, 05:36 AM
If anyone wants to try Hammersmith, I think this is the direct number:

020 8748 8660

Good luck and let me know how you get on!

NC.

Yescelt
07-08-2009, 05:38 AM
Edinburgh - Row k. :-(

Newcastle - row ?.

Manchester - I didn't bother as front rows are standing, so I will order later - helps cashflow. :-)

Regards, Brian

YesScots
07-08-2009, 05:43 AM
Seriously p*$$ed off - managed to get right into Birmingham, came up with 3rd row CC - then a pop-up. I allowed it then the tickets just vanished (arghhh!!!) Having sorted out the settings, it has since timed out, crashed, then eventually produced really rubbish tixs.

So angry about the pop-up settings since McAfee took over on BT broadband. I'm going to phone them up and let rip...

Still without tickets - will try phoning later instead.

Ali

Sorry for going on about it but I'm really mad....

YesScots
07-08-2009, 05:45 AM
Just tried Manchester again, just for the hell of it, got through first time, they ordered me double N.

Eyewatering!

Is that quite far back - I tried Manchester, again just randomly, and it came up with FF - Brian said no chance & I rejected it...

Ali

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 05:47 AM
It is a very frustrating process.

gitsy
07-08-2009, 05:50 AM
Dead on 9 my PC froze for ten mins and now pre sale stalls at Birmingham have sold out!! One very unhappy boy.

YesScots
07-08-2009, 05:50 AM
It is a very frustrating process.

Absolutely!

Well at least if we're all at the back, it'll be all us lot together. Presumably the ticket tout folks will be up in the front rows (chatting the whole way through).

I'm away to have a nice cup of tea...

Ali

Which Roundabout?
07-08-2009, 05:50 AM
When I was at the Apollo to see Musical Box it was an all seater (great venue), but I think as Brian (Yescelt) says, they can remove the front seats to create a standing section. So now I think about it, the actual seated area might only start at AA, so DD's not so bad after all.

Am going to try and find a plan....

DREAMER
07-08-2009, 05:50 AM
Quoted from the Bookings Direct website:

"Booking tickets online has never been easier"

I beg to differ..

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 05:54 AM
Am going to try and find a plan....

The only seating plans I can find for Manchester Apollo are either all seated of have the stalls as all standing?

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/seatingchart/190125/11010

No Clown
07-08-2009, 05:57 AM
The bloke at Tickets Direct told me they'd been allocated 100 tix stalls and 100 tix circle for Hammersmith.

So where are all the rest?

From the choices offered to me, Tickets Direct must've been given the worst seats to sell off first, hence the keenest fans end up with the crapiest seats. And this was promoted by YesWorld!

I feel a tantrum coming on...

NC.

Which Roundabout?
07-08-2009, 05:57 AM
Quoted from the Bookings Direct website:

"Booking tickets online has never been easier"

I beg to differ..

Indeed. Having "Booking tickets has never been more brain-crushingly, computer-smashingly, credit-card snappingly, howlingly evisceratingly frustrating" might not be quite the strapline they were looking for, but it is certainly more pertinent....

Tried Hammersmith - I'm getting 'sold out'. Good thing all the tickets will have gone to genuine fans...

YesScots
07-08-2009, 05:58 AM
When I was at the Apollo to see Musical Box it was an all seater (great venue), but I think as Brian (Yescelt) says, they can remove the front seats to create a standing section. So now I think about it, the actual seated area might only start at AA, so DD's not so bad after all.

Am going to try and find a plan....

Here's the all seated one: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/seatingchart/190125/11011

Which Roundabout?
07-08-2009, 06:00 AM
The only seating plans I can find for Manchester Apollo are either all seated of have the stalls as all standing?

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/seatingchart/190125/11010

Yes, that's a kind of post-apocalyptic seating plan, where the circle has fallen on top of the seated stalls, crushing all beneath.

I think it means that the seated stalls also start at AA...

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 06:15 AM
Ticketline is offering row Y at Manchester Apollo?

YesScots
07-08-2009, 06:16 AM
bookingsdirect.com sucks rear.

Got reasonably great seats for Birmingham & Edinburgh through ticketline.co.uk
Unless "Stalls Row A" means choir behind the stage in Birmingham...
Worth trying, I'd say.

You're a star!

Have just bought tixs in row C in stalls, which although not as great as CC is still fab. I owe you a large drink!

Here's a link to the seating chart, which opens as a PDF - http://www.thsh.co.uk/page/planning-your-visit/how-to-book

Ali

Meng
07-08-2009, 06:22 AM
FWIW, and not wishing to gloat or anything, front row stalls seats acquired for Bristol direct from the Box Office. Five-minute wait on the phone queueing system but other than that - piece of cake!

YesScots
07-08-2009, 06:25 AM
We'll get back to that in November. :razz:

Yes, no probs - that's where I'll most likely be pre-show anyway ;)

:beerchugr:

Ali

DREAMER
07-08-2009, 06:29 AM
If anyone wants to try Hammersmith, I think this is the direct number:

020 8748 8660

Good luck and let me know how you get on!

NC.

Just got thru on this number but they will only take wheelchair bookings unless you go to Hammersmith in person.

Bookings Direct seem to only have rear circle left and Ticketmaster are still not on sale...

I am thinking/hoping that Ticketmaster remain the best bet, the whole of the stalls cannot already be sold !

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 06:29 AM
NOT helpful Pete.

90 minutes on the phone and internet and I still haven't got tickets for Manchester. There are about 4 different seating plans out there, and no clarity whatsoever about which one is in use for the Yes show.
The people on the phones are no help whatsoever - "oh that's on O2 presale" "What does that mean?" "its only available online." "Online where?" "Online".[She clearly didn't know what online meant]. "Do you mean online at Ticketmaster? Cause if thats the case although the TM site says that tickets are available there's no way to select them." "In that case you'll have to wait til Friday. Is there anything else I can help you with?!!!!"

Arrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhh!

YesScots
07-08-2009, 06:30 AM
FWIW, and not wishing to gloat or anything, front row stalls seats acquired for Bristol direct from the Box Office. Five-minute wait on the phone queueing system but other than that - piece of cake!

Well done!

Mmm - maybe I could persuade Brian to take in this venue too? I could also do a bit genealogy when I'm down. Now there's a thought....:thinking:

Ali

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 06:36 AM
I am thinking/hoping that Ticketmaster remain the best bet, the whole of the stalls cannot already be sold !

Ticketline offered me Row W a minute ago.
They only have circle and rear stalls on offer

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/yes-tickets?referer=ents24

YesScots
07-08-2009, 06:46 AM
Ticketline offered me Row W a minute ago.
They only have circle and rear stalls on offer

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/yes-tickets?referer=ents24

It's incredibly annoying - I think you may be best to wait until Friday. Having said that, I had just about given up until I read the Ticketline post.

Good luck!

Ali

Bluegrunt
07-08-2009, 06:48 AM
Thanks Alison, some calm considered advice.
I am going to follow Brian's lead, and wait.
I may even see the Edinburgh and Newcastle shows (from whichever seat I have) and then decide about Manchester.

[Edit - I have to say its a really sh***y way to start the day, and I'm not feeling good about the rest of the day].

PJayBe
07-08-2009, 06:50 AM
I got Row S, and quite central seats at Manchester through Booking Direct at about 9.05, so looking good. Still to break it to Prog-daughter that she's not getting Asia as well.......... Most Apollo seats are great, apart from the very outside seats on the first 4 or 5 rows, and it seems as though we are being seated on the night.

Strangely the only over time I saw Yes was at the same venue back in the days of Drama!

Philip

Meng
07-08-2009, 06:52 AM
Well done!

Mmm - maybe I could persuade Brian to take in this venue too? I could also do a bit genealogy when I'm down. Now there's a thought....:thinking:

AliLet me know if you do. We'll look after you! :beerchugr:

DREAMER
07-08-2009, 06:52 AM
I just spoke to Ticketmaster again re Hammersmith. I asked if they would likely have the best seats since other agents only have circle left - where have all the stalls tickets gone ?

The answer - ' I don't know' in the most vacant tone of voice I've ever heared...

I think the internet has actually made getting good concert tix more difficult, anyone else have a view ?

After 5 years of waiting for Yes and having been online and on the phone for the past 2 hours getting nowhere this is torture.

justyes
07-08-2009, 06:55 AM
God only knows how I'm happy to live here in Poland on such days... You can simply go to a ticket selling office and they book the tix for you and print them for you at the spot...

No Clown
07-08-2009, 07:18 AM
I think the internet has actually made getting good concert tix more difficult, anyone else have a view ?

Interweb combined with money-grabbing rip-off ticket agencies!

I frequently used to get the best seats in the house at Hammersmith and Wembley Arena by being first in the queue at the venue box office. I would get 'Sounds' and 'Melody Maker' on the Wednesday and be at the venue first thing on Thursday morning for the release of the tickets! This was fair because the keenest got the best seats. Glory days, eh?

The vast majority of tickets were always sold direct from the venue before the agents muscled their way in. And no such thing as booking fees, credit card fees, service charges, postage, etc.

Now, it seems the faceless businessmen have decided that it's more profitable to sell the rubbish seats first...and there's NOTHING we can do about it.

And whatever happened to seats further back being cheaper?

Looks like I should've got down to Hammersmith first thing this morning...

Grumpy Old Clown.

Meng
07-08-2009, 07:18 AM
God only knows how I'm happy to live here in Poland on such days... You can simply go to a ticket selling office and they book the tix for you and print them for you at the spot...
How very civilised!

Ticketmaster and their ilk are carbunkles on the backside of humanity.

John Holden
07-08-2009, 07:21 AM
Hi All
just used link below
and phoned 0844 888 9991

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/yes-tickets?referer=ents24


Got straight thru, had a choice of front row stalls and decided on 3rd row aisle seats in front of Mr Squire.

After all the pi**ing about with the "pre sale" this was a lot easier.
Hope this is of help!

Micah68
07-08-2009, 07:24 AM
ticket purchased for manchester !!!

YES !!!

PJayBe
07-08-2009, 07:55 AM
ticket purchased for manchester !!!

YES !!!

Right band then........

Philip

gitsy
07-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Hi All
just used link below
and phoned 0844 888 9991

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/yes-tickets?referer=ents24


Got straight thru, had a choice of front row stalls and decided on 3rd row aisle seats in front of Mr Squire.

After all the pi**ing about with the "pre sale" this was a lot easier.
Hope this is of help!

Thanks for the tip I have just phoned and got my tickets for Birmingham on the number you gave.

gitsy
07-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Opps double post

melody
07-08-2009, 08:37 AM
My date for the Bristol gig is Meng. He has got us tickets in the the first row!!!
Well done Meng! x

gitsy
07-08-2009, 08:55 AM
Lucky man Meng! Have a great show.

Meng
07-08-2009, 08:58 AM
My date for the Bristol gig is Meng. He has got us tickets in the the first row!!!
Well done Meng! x
:beerchugr:
Don't forget - my "administration fee" is one beer!

Meng
07-08-2009, 09:00 AM
Lucky man Meng! Have a great show.
You too sir.

I saw them at the Symphony Hall back on the OYE tour. It's a nice venue with good sound. :thumbup:

gitsy
07-08-2009, 09:31 AM
Yes its a great venue, probably the best in the area. The last few time Yes have played the midlands it's been in the sheds.

Sheerah
07-08-2009, 02:09 PM
No password required - but server crashed. I got to payment page - then ..BANG.

Regards, Brian

I heard on the news that, if I heard it properly as I was half asleep, that North Korea has set off some sort of computer virus that has brought down some major internet sites.

Which Roundabout?
07-08-2009, 04:31 PM
Newcastle - row ?.



Hmm, me too - unallocated seats for Newcastle. What's all THAT about? Why? Where are we going to end up?? And just when do we find out?

I'm an unhappy woman, especially since I later discovered that you could go into other sites and get really good Newcastle seats with actual numbers...

:moose:

The moose doesn't really sum it up, but it was the nearest icon I could get.

Yes Chaser
07-08-2009, 04:36 PM
After 20 mins of faffing about with those ticketmaster arseholes I phoned up the Usher Hall direct and got tickets for row E in the stalls - I am ----ing over the moon........get that tingly feeling all over again when Yes tickets go on sale!!!!! what is it about these guys and this band that we all love????

so so so happy......

TommyTopographic
07-08-2009, 04:40 PM
got 3 tickets for manchester apollo, this yesfan lookin forward to his first yesshow woohooo!

justyes
07-08-2009, 05:06 PM
You know... I just realised I could have been in Manchester in November if I didn't resign from the Erasmus program... What damn luck... I just hope they come to the continent too...

(BTW: i just broken 1000 posts... cool :D)

Pete Griggs
07-08-2009, 05:23 PM
You have booked to attend YES at HMV Apollo Hammersmith, London on TUESDAY 17/11/2009 at 19.30
You have ordered the following tickets
Reference 23208**** - 1 SEATS at 39.75
Plus a Transaction fee of 1.80

Now I just need to hope they stay fit for the rest of the year!

GaryC
07-08-2009, 07:02 PM
Just got mine for Mcr Apollo. Only 7 rows from front and dead centre in row ! Quality !

stevie
07-08-2009, 07:21 PM
I'm going to get tickets for Newcastle and Manchester but like others when I've tried to book through online agencies it's come up with crap seats. I'm going to try and book by phoning the venues direct tomorrow.

Scottie
07-08-2009, 07:56 PM
I thought these circumstances only took place in the US. …..Really sucks for you all.

If this holds true sometimes great seats are offered very close to day of the show if not the day of. Problem is most don’t have that kind of patience or stomach for such gambling.

Best of luck to all still trying...

Pete Griggs
07-09-2009, 06:26 AM
I'm going to get tickets for Newcastle and Manchester but like others when I've tried to book through online agencies it's come up with crap seats. I'm going to try and book by phoning the venues direct tomorrow.

I got a great seat online for HMV Apollo in London. Near the front and on Steve's favoured site, so I'm happy. (If they make it)

No Clown
07-09-2009, 06:34 AM
I got a great seat online for HMV Apollo in London. Near the front and on Steve's favoured site, so I'm happy. (If they make it)

So Pete, what site did you use and when?

NC.

Which Roundabout?
07-09-2009, 07:11 AM
I phoned Ticketline to ask what was going on with the 'unallocated seats' booking for Newcastle. I was told that the ticket agency hasn't got its allocation of tickets yet, so doesn't know what the seats are going to be, but when they come in, they'll be allocated according to the order in which we all ordered them during the presale.

Yep - pot luck!!

stevie
07-09-2009, 08:23 AM
Just booked ticket for Newcastle, 3rd row centre.

Booked by phoning ticket office 0191 261 2606.

brumdave
07-09-2009, 09:27 AM
:beerchugr:

Got Stalls BB 23 (Steve side) thru bookings direct at Symphony Hall in Birmingham which is good.

Hopefully Yes won't play Dublin the night before again and the ferry get trapped with their gear in the grip of a winter storm!!

barra1
07-09-2009, 09:39 AM
just got row F at Edinburgh in the stalls just of centre so will be SH side , that is fine cause I am on CS side in Detriot this month.

Only problem now for going home is getting the vacation + saving up the airfare etc

Pete Griggs
07-09-2009, 11:22 AM
So Pete, what site did you use and when?

NC.

I used the site linked on Yesworld. I got row Q in the stalls. I thought it a pretty good seat as it was probably in front of Steve.

Which Roundabout?
07-09-2009, 12:19 PM
Just booked ticket for Newcastle, 3rd row centre.

Booked by phoning ticket office 0191 261 2606.

Inspired by Stevie, I got straight on the dog and bone to Newcastle, and was offered FRONT ROW SEATS. Yes, they're sitting in the ticket office there listening to Countdown, with front row seats going a-begging.

However, the stage is apparently quite high, so I took second row centre, as I didn't want Mini Roundabout to have a permanent crick in his neck.

I then got back on to the ticket agency with their totally random ticket allocation (obviously not in the first two rows at least), who REFUSED to refund my money initially, having said they would this morning, so I asked to speak to a manager. The refund is now on its way.

HAH!

Now the show will be cancelled, won't it....?

Apollo 77
07-09-2009, 12:35 PM
just got row F at Edinburgh in the stalls just of centre so will be SH side , that is fine cause I am on CS side in Detriot this month.

Only problem now for going home is getting the vacation + saving up the airfare etc


Just phoned the Edinburgh box office and was told they are not selling tickets until tomorrow! Did you use the pre-sale link?

edit: Just logged on to the presale link and they are still offering row F, but the booking fee and handling charge is a bit steep. I'll take my chance and try box office tomorrow as their fees are much less!

No Clown
07-09-2009, 01:31 PM
I used the site linked on Yesworld. I got row Q in the stalls. I thought it a pretty good seat as it was probably in front of Steve.

Well that just PROVES that they were selling from the back first.
When I spoke to Bookings Direct at 9.10am yesterday, (10 mins after release) I was offered row Z which sold out as we were talking, so I ended up with row F upstairs.

These agents make me spit.

Sorry Pete, nothing against you!
Congrats on getting a decent seat.

NC.

Ayesongs
07-09-2009, 07:01 PM
Thanks for the alert. Must see about those Glasgow tickets. :)

Apollo 77
07-09-2009, 07:26 PM
Have to admit that I was disappointed when I saw the venues for this 'tour'. Call me naive, but when I saw 5 dates, I expected to see Wembley Arena (not London Apollo), MEN Arena (not Manchester Apollo), Birmingham NIA (not Symphony Hall), Glasgow SECC, or Clyde Auditorium or Edinburgh Playhouse (not Edinburgh Usher Hall). I appreciate that some might not be enamoured with the line-up, but yet again, YES appear to be suffering from a marketing disaster. Given the pretty decent turnout at the Arena Tour of UK in 2004, I'm bewildered at the choices for these gigs and not much (any?) scope for extra dates. One wonders if these are being treated as warm up gigs for a return to the fold for Jon Anderson?

No Clown
07-09-2009, 07:59 PM
...and not much (any?) scope for extra dates.

Well, it looks like there's a gap for Wednesday 18th at Hammersmith....maybe then I might get a half-decent seat.


One wonders if these are being treated as warm up gigs for a return to the fold for Jon Anderson?

Wooooo....NICE THOUGHT!
I really hope you're right!

NC.

justyes
07-09-2009, 08:00 PM
One wonders if these are being treated as warm up gigs for a return to the fold for Jon Anderson?

You know you might be right with that... I don't think they'll do much more than 12-15 dates on the continent, they might add some 3 or 5 more on the isles and that would be it. And they might open the 2010 tour in UK and Europe with Jon after this warm up... One wants to hope...

gitsy
07-10-2009, 06:05 AM
Have to admit that I was disappointed when I saw the venues for this 'tour'. Call me naive, but when I saw 5 dates, I expected to see Wembley Arena (not London Apollo), MEN Arena (not Manchester Apollo), Birmingham NIA (not Symphony Hall), Glasgow SECC, or Clyde Auditorium or Edinburgh Playhouse (not Edinburgh Usher Hall). I appreciate that some might not be enamoured with the line-up, but yet again, YES appear to be suffering from a marketing disaster. Given the pretty decent turnout at the Arena Tour of UK in 2004, I'm bewildered at the choices for these gigs and not much (any?) scope for extra dates. One wonders if these are being treated as warm up gigs for a return to the fold for Jon Anderson?

I take a different view as I would much rather see Yes in the London Appollo than Wembley Arena or Symphony Hall rather than Birmingham NIA (can't comment on the others) as in both cases I belive they are far better venues.
I take your point about the last tour but as you say this was with both Wakeman and Anderson plus the fact that they had been building audiences over a number of years touring. Remember that the OYE and Magnification tour both played to audience at the Appollo. The Ladder played the Albert Hall.
One further point I seem to remember that tickets I purchased for the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre were on sale for nearly a year so there was a lot of promotional time.

Simon B
07-10-2009, 06:22 AM
Birmingham Booked! 5 tickets, front stalls row B, Steves side (that is 4th row back!!)

Manchester Booked! 2 tickets Front Circle row B, Oliver and Chris' side!

That's all I can afford this time round!

DREAMER
07-10-2009, 06:42 AM
Well, Hammersmith is finally onsale this morning. I got a seat in row K which is reasonable. Very pi**ed off with Ticketmaster though. I had been able to get through to them on the phone very easily the last couple of days so my idea was to phone them and actually talk to a person to get a good seat, but after phoning about 5 times there was no way around the automated system and in the meantime I may have lost some better seats online.

As others have said, the presale for Hammersmith were definitly selling from the back first and the best seats were left for this morning for the 'public'. This whole process stinks.

DREAMER
07-11-2009, 04:44 AM
I see that Bookings Direct are saying 'sold out' for Hammersmith Apollo now and Ticketmaster only have some circle tickets left. So here's hoping for another night at the Apollo ?

bbb
07-11-2009, 07:33 AM
I got row G at Hamersmith through ticketmaster. Hammersmith is such a lottery now.

Raidman
07-13-2009, 06:01 AM
Although I live in Bristol, it guts me to say I won't be going the Colston Hall gig. It will be the first Yes/ABWH tour I've missed since 90125. Not because I can't get a ticket but because I feel the band has really lost its way as a musical entity. Though the Buggles and Rabin eras were both shocks to older fans, they at least came from a genuine place. But hiring an ex-member's son and a tribute guy off Youtube... words fail me. Jon supposedly can't tour for health reasons, yet he goes and mounts a solo tour of Europe. This is death by a thousand cuts and I just can't get excited by Yes becoming its own tribute act -- maybe they should rename this line up The Yes Factor. I watched a Union DVD last night (a time when the band was supposedly in interpersonal turmoil), then watched some Benoit stuff on YouTube. I could have wept. Sorry to rain on the parade but my pain comes from Yes being my favourite band of almost 40 years.

Meng
07-13-2009, 06:06 AM
Welcome to the site from another Brizzler. :beerchugr:

There's one or two of us meeting in a pub before the gig if you want to meet us. PM me nearer the date if you're interested.

melody
07-13-2009, 07:49 AM
I live about an hour from Bristol and going to see Yes (with Meng)
I too feel sad that Jon won't be performing. But I've never seen Yes before so I just have to be there.

relayeire
07-13-2009, 09:21 AM
the gaps in the schedule mean one of two things:

1) these aging guys want to take time off between, which I think is wise
2) they are planning to plug more shows in

at any rate, I am thrilled for you guys... Yes in the UK is long overdue... but who'll be performing?

Meng
07-13-2009, 10:40 AM
the gaps in the schedule mean one of two things:

1) these aging guys want to take time off between, which I think it wise
2) they are planning to plug more shows in

I suspect there will be more. I'll be astonished if they don't play Cardiff, or somewhere else in Wales.

Raidman
07-13-2009, 05:20 PM
Guys Thank you so much for welcoming me to the forum. My first post... a negative one at that... and you guys saw it was my first and welcomed me aboard. That's really cool. I've loved this band since forever so expect to see more posts! Cheers

Rick N Backer
07-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Guys Thank you so much for welcoming me to the forum. My first post... a negative one at that... and you guys saw it was my first and welcomed me aboard. That's really cool. I've loved this band since forever so expect to see more posts! Cheers

I'm with you on the 'not going' front. It'll be the first tour I've missed for over 30 years too and for the same reasons as yourself.

As I've said before, I fully support the guys' rights to go out and perform as whoever they choose to be, but there's a major gap in the lineup without Jon this time, and whilst his cosmic pixie stage persona hasn't lit my personal fire recently, I can't think of paying good money to see three out of five this time round.

If Chris, Steve and Alan were to go out under another name, play some of the new material they clearly have in the wings (such as Chris' long awaited solo album) then I'd be interested. But to go and see them this time round with a tribute act in the front, however good he may be isn't on.

I'm not prepared to pay over 40 per ticket (with fees etc) for this. Doesn't make me happy to say it, but there you go. :(

I'm going to cheer myself up by watching a bit of Symphonic!

Hope all of you who do go have a good time.

Scottie
07-13-2009, 09:48 PM
the gaps in the schedule mean one of two things:

1) these aging guys want to take time off between, which I think is wise
2) they are planning to plug more shows in

at any rate, I am thrilled for you guys... Yes in the UK is long overdue... but who'll be performing?
From Yesworld:

Yes Europe 2009 Tour Updates

Yes will be touring Europe later this year. This is the same lineup that is currently on tour (Jon Anderson is not part of this lineup). Asia will NOT be on this tour.

July 10 - Holland Nov. 14 show on sale July 11at10 AM
July 10 - Three dates in France on sale todayat10 AM
July 9 - Antwerp on November 10, on sale now

Razman
07-14-2009, 05:01 AM
From Yesworld:

Yes Europe 2009 Tour Updates

Yes will be touring Europe later this year. This is the same lineup that is currently on tour (Jon Anderson is not part of this lineup). Asia will NOT be on this tour.

July 10 - Holland Nov. 14 show on sale July 11at10 AM
July 10 - Three dates in France on sale todayat10 AM
July 9 - Antwerp on November 10, on sale now


Can you please persuade them to come to Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Muscat?

Thanks,

Raz

Simon B
07-14-2009, 05:47 AM
Can you please persuade them to come to Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Muscat?

Thanks,

Raz

Hahahaha!

You get yer arse over here my brother! :hearts:

gitsy
07-14-2009, 06:04 AM
Ah I remember not going to see the Drama tour because of the changes in the band. How I regret that.
Whilst no new material is being played (will they bring back Aliens for the full show, I hope so) every tour could be the last tour.
To be honest I was surprised at how excited I was ordering my tickets, I think it will be great.

Simon B
07-14-2009, 06:40 AM
Ah I remember not going to see the Drama tour because of the changes in the band. How I regret that.
Whilst no new material is being played (will they bring back Aliens for the full show, I hope so) every tour could be the last tour.
To be honest I was surprised at how excited I was ordering my tickets, I think it will be great.

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Raidman
07-14-2009, 12:40 PM
As I've said before, I fully support the guys' rights to go out and perform as whoever they choose to be, but there's a major gap in the lineup without Jon this time, and whilst his cosmic pixie stage persona hasn't lit my personal fire recently...

If Chris, Steve and Alan were to go out under another name, play some of the new material they clearly have in the wings then I'd be interested. But to go and see them this time round with a tribute act in the front, however good he may be isn't on.

This is word for word how I feel. I've never really got on with Anderson's solo persona either (though Olias is awesome) but Yes works best when there's musical synergy and creation between its members. Yes have arguably always been better composers and arrangers than musicians and Jon is a vital component. It's not just about hitting notes and knowing the tunes, else any group of five musicians would do. And if all people want to do is hear the music as per the record, then listen to the CD.

The live experience has indefinable magic, but not when firing on three out of five cylinders. Less so when the three working cylinders might just be going through the motions.

Meng
07-14-2009, 12:48 PM
Yes have arguably always been better composers and arrangers than musicians
:jaw1: Controversial. Let's just agree to differ on that one.

Raidman
07-14-2009, 12:55 PM
:jaw1: Controversial. Let's just agree to differ on that one.

I know it's controversial. Believe me, it took me years (and seeing people like Scott Henderson, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea Elektric Band and John McLaughlin) before I came to the difficult conclusion. I've heard Yes drop the spontaneity ball many times live which is why I feel this way. They are great players of challenging pre-written material but they don't seem to have the comfort zone to just pick up and play.

Razman
07-15-2009, 04:48 AM
Hahahaha!

You get yer arse over here my brother! :hearts:


still trying to convince my wife that going to England in November is a good idea....

Razman
07-15-2009, 04:52 AM
This is word for word how I feel. I've never really got on with Anderson's solo persona either (though Olias is awesome) but Yes works best when there's musical synergy and creation between its members. Yes have arguably always been better composers and arrangers than musicians and Jon is a vital component. It's not just about hitting notes and knowing the tunes, else any group of five musicians would do. And if all people want to do is hear the music as per the record, then listen to the CD.

The live experience has indefinable magic, but not when firing on three out of five cylinders. Less so when the three working cylinders might just be going through the motions.


I've been listening to the 'new' line up play on U Tube and then the Classic line up play the same song on U Tube from 2003 (It was Long dinstance Runaround), and it was difficult to notice the difference.....

But having said that

As good as he is.....

I would much prefer it if JA was leading da vocals than BD....

R

Malcolm Birkett
07-15-2009, 05:23 AM
Damn!

Can only do Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle (yeh, yeh, yeh...back to my homeworld!) and Manchester.

Pity I was in CA when the tickets went on sale...missed the 'good'seat' boat there!

Looks like work interferes with London and Bristol.

I also intend to do some Euro' gigs if there is no work clash. Those so far posted are a no-no.

gitsy
07-15-2009, 05:28 AM
See you in Birmingham Malcolm.

Malcolm Birkett
07-15-2009, 05:39 AM
See you in Birmingham Malcolm.

I will look forward to that Gitsy. Great venue. I presume your good lady wife will be there too.

gitsy
07-15-2009, 06:11 AM
Yep, Sue will be with me.

Simon B
07-15-2009, 09:57 AM
All my tickets arrived yesterday!!

Simon B
07-15-2009, 09:58 AM
Damn!

Can only do Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle (yeh, yeh, yeh...back to my homeworld!) and Manchester.

Pity I was in CA when the tickets went on sale...missed the 'good'seat' boat there!

Looks like work interferes with London and Bristol.

I also intend to do some Euro' gigs if there is no work clash. Those so far posted are a no-no.

See you in Birmingham AND Manchester my head bangin' brother :rcking:

Scottie
07-15-2009, 06:36 PM
Damn!

Can only do Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle (yeh, yeh, yeh...back to my homeworld!) and Manchester.

Pity I was in CA when the tickets went on sale...missed the 'good'seat' boat there!

Looks like work interferes with London and Bristol.

I also intend to do some Euro' gigs if there is no work clash. Those so far posted are a no-no.
Wish there was something I could have done.

justyes
07-16-2009, 06:30 AM
Damn!

Can only do Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle (yeh, yeh, yeh...back to my homeworld!) and Manchester.


Only 4 shows! What a disaster :D, I wish I could do at least one... If there is any possibility that there will be any tickets left in early October than I might try to attend either London or Manchester... but at this time I cannot be sure...

Malcolm Birkett
07-16-2009, 07:05 AM
Only 4 shows! What a disaster :D, I wish I could do at least one... If there is any possibility that there will be any tickets left in early October than I might try to attend either London or Manchester... but at this time I cannot be sure...

Hope you can make at least one show Olek!

True Believer
07-18-2009, 03:15 AM
I've booked a flight!

Doing Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester.

Now, just got to get some tix! Anyone got any spares?

bbb
07-18-2009, 05:40 AM
I've booked a flight!

You're a crazy woman! Obviously a crazy woman with too much money...will you adopt me?

I'm only doing Hammersmith at the moment...so I'll be seeing you twice in the autumn. I could take you to my favourite sushi bar...

Meng
07-18-2009, 01:54 PM
Doing Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester.
Not doing Bristol Anne? :frown:

Wassup - can't you handle a double-dose of us West Country folk in as many months? :winknudge

Yorkshire Square
07-18-2009, 06:04 PM
Hi

Just got my tickets for Newcastle, which my darling wife spotted and booked (now that was easy)! I've not seen Yes since the Union tour, so I'm rather looking forward to it. Took my little girl to see Asia a few months ago at Harrogate and Steve was awesome; the other guys were too, though!

A smaller venue suits me just fine; I've seen too many gigs at big arenas and the "spectacle" wears thin after a while. I'm looking forward tom seeing the new guys too; sometimes change is good...

And once I've recovered from YES, it's off to Holmfirth to see Mr Steve Hackett on the Sunday. November will be good!!
:beerchugr:

True Believer
07-18-2009, 06:07 PM
Not doing Bristol Anne? :frown:

Wassup - can't you handle a double-dose of us West Countey folk in as many months? :winknudge
Sorry Pete, can't take that much time off again!

Meng
07-18-2009, 06:39 PM
A smaller venue suits me just fine; I've seen too many gigs at big arenas and the "spectacle" wears thin after a while.
Hear hear. I had very similar thoughts of the OYE tour which I thoroughly enjoyed. :thumbup:

Which Roundabout?
07-20-2009, 02:34 PM
I've booked a flight!

Doing Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester.


Hurrraaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!

See you at Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester then - pity you couldn't squeeze in some Muse gigs at the same time!!

True Believer
07-20-2009, 04:34 PM
Hurrraaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!

See you at Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester then - pity you couldn't squeeze in some Muse gigs at the same time!!
Believe me, Judith, I would if I could!

bngr
07-22-2009, 07:35 AM
Never mind all that, how about coming over for the Dublin gig on 26 November??

http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Yes-tickets/artist/736506

tidewater
07-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Never mind all that, how about coming over for the Dublin gig on 26 November??

http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Yes-tickets/artist/736506


Blaithin I WILL BE THERE:headset:

bngr
07-22-2009, 01:20 PM
Blaithin I WILL BE THERE:headset:

I think it's time all the UK lads came to Dublin. It could be another yesfans gathering. Plenty of pubs to meet in.

tidewater
07-27-2009, 08:53 PM
I think it's time all the UK lads came to Dublin. It could be another yesfans gathering. Plenty of pubs to meet in.

I would love to know soon....So I can do something about it!!!!(Organize a pub....)See thread

2nd Yesfans global gathering,Dublin,ROI,November 26,2009......?????

Olias of BurryPort
08-04-2009, 07:34 AM
Ah I remember not going to see the Drama tour because of the changes in the band. How I regret that.
Whilst no new material is being played (will they bring back Aliens for the full show, I hope so) every tour could be the last tour.
To be honest I was surprised at how excited I was ordering my tickets, I think it will be great.

The only reason I am going is because I honestly believe it will be the last.

No Jon or Rick, no new music since 2001. I am going for all the wrong reasons really.Like you I was chuffed to bits when the tickets arrived.

True Believer
08-04-2009, 07:38 AM
The only reason I am going is because I honestly believe it will be the last.

No Jon or Rick, no new music since 2001. I am going for all the wrong reasons really.Like you I was chuffed to bits when the tickets arrived.
You may consider it the wrong reasons, but I bet you enjoy it!

Olias of BurryPort
08-04-2009, 12:59 PM
You may consider it the wrong reasons, but I bet you enjoy it!

Oh I know I will enjoy it - I just wish I was witnessing the promotion of a superb new CD complete with Jon and Rick. I also wish I didnt have the thought in my head that this will be the last time.

Olias of BurryPort
08-04-2009, 01:02 PM
I live about an hour from Bristol and going to see Yes (with Meng)
I too feel sad that Jon won't be performing. But I've never seen Yes before so I just have to be there.

Going with Meng !!!! Get the Missus to check your Insurance policies before you go.

cod4
08-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Maybe I've got too much time on my hands or I am being slightly defeatist but the last time YES annouced a tour in the Uk in similar size halls a Liverpool date was always announced later (re Open Your Eyes and The Ladder tours). I hope that this is the case of course I do a mile away from home and I can do the shenanagens of the Jon Anderson gig again. But why does Liverpool seem to be an afterthought. (As I say too much time on my hands...)