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    Alan White unable to tour

    ALBUM SERIES TOUR 2020 - RELAYER AND CLASSIC CUTS ✩ VIP PACKAGES ✩ NEW ALBUM - FROM A PAGE, OUT NOW ✩ CRUISE TO THE EDGE ✩
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

    #2
    Shame but hoping he feels better

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      #3
      Realistically, it comes as no surprise, but it is a shame he won't be there at all, even if he isn't able to play. I fear this announcement may be a prelude to his forthcoming retirement from all performance.
      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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        #4
        Best wishes to Alan, and good luck to the guys on the upcoming tour.
        Jeff Tiberius Grey Wolf
        My hovercraft is full of eels

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          #5
          When Alan's drums were stolen and the news clip was shown it shocked me how unwell he looked (.40 in clip). But just as important how his voice sounded, so thin and frail.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkCoW5MPD-k

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            #6
            Originally posted by Old Frothingslosh View Post
            When Alan's drums were stolen and the news clip was shown it shocked me how unwell he looked (.40 in clip). But just as important how his voice sounded, so thin and frail.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkCoW5MPD-k
            I'd heard how frail he seemed but that's the first time I've seen it. I'm shocked and saddened by his decline.
            Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
            Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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              #7
              Certainly no shock but very sad none the less, and our best wishes go to him and his family.

              While I was reading on YesWorld I noticed the tour poster showing the dates has Wed 29 Core as Venue TBC. Huh? So I scrolled down and clicked on the tickets link and it's still showing as Cork Opera House but checking what's available shows that there are a ton of empty seats. Hmmmm....

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                #8
                God be with you, Alan White.

                The man who finished The Fish's thoughts onstage and in the studio for nearly 45 years is a MASSIVE anchor to the many varied oceans of YES history.

                Only ONE man left standing in the band since 2015 has connected YES to the legacies of both 70s-era Classic YES *AND* the 80s-era 90125 YES...


                ALAN WHITE.


                If the YES segment of the last pre-COVID (and most-recent) YES tour in the terrific ROYAL AFFAIR package tour served to drill any one member of YES' contributions to all of British Rock home for live audiences - it was ALAN WHITE.


                (Let us keep the time keeper in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and hopefully healing during this time...)


                /AgentA\
                -Douglas

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                  #9
                  Yep. Sad news. Age and health issues have creapt up. He's had an incredible life and hope he has many years left.

                  25 years ago we used to have a McDonalds here with an upstairs room which featured a lifesize wall-size photo-mural of John Lennon, George Harrison and a bunch of other musos that included Alan. I was always quietly proud to see him. Heard him play finally in Sydney 2003. My main memory were the powerful drummin'at the start of DKTW. It was almost a solo! 😍

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                    #10
                    Rick reacted on twitter...
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                      #11
                      Perhaps this thread should be merged with the other "line up change" thread.

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                        #12
                        It's very sad. Alan seems just about the most universally popular of the Yes alumni and I don't think I've ever heard a bad word said of him - usually quite the opposite.

                        It should go without saying, but I wish him health and happiness and a contented retirement if that's what he decides. He's guaranteed a place in the heart of anyone who's followed the band for many years.

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                          #13
                          Very disappointing news but not too surprised as I believe he in hospital recently , hope this is not the end of him touring but his health comes first. Met him once such a nice guy and always remember his mum coming to see his shows in Scotland when she was alive even when she was in her elderly years

                          Hope whatever has caused his withdrawal from the tour gets better and his health improves , in the video re his stolen drum kits etc I have to say he did look very frail

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                            #14
                            Wow, I wouldn't have recognised him. Very disappointing re gigs, but hope he is ok.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

                              I'd heard how frail he seemed but that's the first time I've seen it. I'm shocked and saddened by his decline.
                              Same here. Hadn't watched it before either, but this indeed shocks me.

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