Northfield , Ohio- The late 80’s ,early 90’s powerhouse band Skid Row brought the noise last night to Northfield’s Hard Rock Rocksino and the fans could not have been happier. There was a charge in the air and I even saw people putting on concert shirts over their regular shirt just like the old Richfield Coliseum days.The band had many hits in their career and last night proved they still have the metal and drive to put on a stellar show .
Detractors like the profess it is not the original band line up and I have the perfect response for that .Do you still have the same job at the same company you had 20 years ago.Life happens and people move on so just sit and enjoy the music and be happy that the majority of the band is the same , after all how many still live, work , love the same thing we did so many years ago .
The night started of with ” Makin A Mess ” and did not let up for 13 more songs. The hits included ” 18 and Life ” ,” Big Guns”, ” Piece of Me ” ,” Slave to the Grind “.
The encore brought out two of my favorite songs ” I Remember You ” and ” Youth Gone Wild ” albeit very few youths were in the audience including myself .
The bands current line up includes Rachel Bolan – bass, Dave “The Snake” Sabo – guitar, Scotti Hill – guitar, Rob Hammersmith – drums ZP Theart – vocals . I had the awesome opportunity to interview Rob a few years ago for another publication . He puts his all in all that he does.
This is one of the hardest working bands I have ever seen , touring the world and giving the music to the fans who definitely need the break from the rigors of life is just for a few hours to relive they glory days of youth. If you see them coming to a venue near you I highly recommend going.
Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that effective immediately, they will officially be known as ‘YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman’, which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017…
PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 10, 2017) – Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that effective immediately, they will officially be known as ‘YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman’, which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.
“It’s very simple,’ explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson. “The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name. YES music is in our DNA!”
The definitive line-up of the greatest progressive rock band ever – Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman – together again LIVE! For tickets, tour and VIP information, go to YESfeaturingARW.com.
The reviews are in from their recent worldwide tour…
“Every song sounds like a celebration. Every song is uplifting.” – Classic Rock Magazine
“There were multiple ‘pinch me’ moments throughout the show.” – Daily Express
“Yes, These Guys Still Have It: Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman faithfully delivered the spirit and the essence of the music of the band from which they derived…and they did so in grand style.”
– Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
“Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman affirm Yes’ musical legacy” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
“There were many standing ovations on the evening, not surprising with the commendable performance put on by these five musicians.” – Rock Show Critique
“Truly was a momentous concert. Great song selection, tight performances from everyone, and a little fun at the end…If they’re coming to a town near you, DO NOT miss it.” – Progarchy
“Can Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman still dazzle? Yes, indeed!” – The (Salt Lake City) Herald Extra
“Sometimes comebacks from beloved musicians can be disappointing; not so this time.” – Goldmine Magazine
Since reuniting for a U.S. tour in 2016, YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman have performed sold-out shows in Israel, the UK, Belgium and Holland, and have a Japanese tour scheduled for April. Due to public demand, they return to tour the U.S. again from August 26th through October 11th. In addition to the tour dates, the trio will be recording new material throughout the summer for a projected album release of early 2018. Also upcoming is a DVD that was filmed at the final UK show of their recent European tour (at Manchester Apollo, on March 25th), for release later this year. And to the delight of longtime YES fans, all three were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame on April 7th.
The most successful prog rock group of all time, YES, was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of units with releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One and 90125, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours.
Whilst Rick is predominantly associated with the ’70s “prog era” of the band (which saw YES become a worldwide stadium headliner) and Trevor associated with the ’80s “pop era” of the band (which furthered the band’s popularity – including the band’s biggest chart success), Jon is the bridge between both factions (as he was a member of both eras). The touring band line-up is completed by two extraordinary musicians – Lee Pomeroy on bass and Louis Molino III on drums – who help to ensure that YES’ immaculate artistic legacy remains intact.
The worldwide tour with YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman is being produced by renowned concert promoter Larry Magid, who is considered an architect and leader of the modern concert business. With over 17,000 concerts and live events to his credit and still counting, he has produced national and international tours for YES, Billy Crystal, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Gladys Knight, The Isley Bros., Earth Wind & Fire, ARW, Il Divo, The Allman Brothers Band, Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington Jr. and many others. In 1985 Larry Magid, co-produced the American portion of Live Aid, and in 2005, he was the American producer of Live 8. In 2001, he produced the United We Stand concert at RFK Stadium to benefit the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Confirmed 2017 YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman Tour Dates
All shows are going on-sale shortly
Go to www.YESfeaturingARW.com for on-sale information
Additional U.S. and International dates to be announced soon
Sat/ Aug- 26 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theater
Mon/ Aug- 28 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
Thu/ Aug- 31 Las Vegas, NV Smith Center
Sat/ Sep- 2 Layton, UT The Kenley Amphitheater
Sun/ Sep- 3 Littleton, CO Hudson Gardens
Tue/ Sep- 5 Kansas City, MO Kauffman Center
Thu/ Sep- 7 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
Sat/ Sep- 9 Hammond, IN Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
Tue/ Sep- 12 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
Wed/ Sep- 13 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
Fri/ Sep- 15 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater at East End
Sat/ Sep- 16 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Mon/ Sep- 18 Quebec City, QC Grand Theatre du Quebec City
Tue/ Sep- 19 Montreal, QC St. Denis Theatre
Sat/ Sep- 23 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sun/ Sep- 24 Brookville, NY Tilles Center
Wed/ Sep- 27 Newark, NJ NJ PAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
Fri/ Sep- 29 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center
Sat/ Sep- 30 Trenton, NJ Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Sun/ Oct- 1 Philadelphia, PA Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
Wed/ Oct- 4 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater
Sat/ Oct- 7 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Sun/ Oct- 8 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Wed/ Oct- 11 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
AKRON, OH (April 3, 2017)— Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx is coming to the brand new Goodyear Theater on Friday night, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. An opening act will be added to the show.
Dennis DeYoung is the founding member of the rock band Styx and was the band’s lead vocalist and keyboardist from 1970-1999. DeYoung wrote and sang lead vocals on seven of the band’s eight Billboard Top-10 hits, including: “Babe” (#1), “Mr. Roboto” (#3), “The Best of Times” (#3), “Show Me The Way” (#3), “Lady” (#6), “Don’t Let It End” (#6), “Come Sail Away” (#8) and “Too Much Time On My Hands” (#9).
His live concerts, with a six piece band, showcases these songs plus “Blue Collar Man,” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Renegade,” “Fooling Yourself,” “The Grand Illusion” and more.
Cleveland, Ohio- The winter freeze and chill is upon us last St.Patrick’s Day weekend but all gear-heads and enthusiasts were in one place . The annual Summit Racing Equipment I-X Center Piston Powered Show held at the I-X Center . The word Autorama takes me back to the car and bike shows held in Cleveland during my youth at the old Cleveland Convention Center , The event covered all things piston powered but my heart and head were focused on one thing . Motorcycles , the open road, heavy metal thunder as Steppenwolf would sing about in ” Born To Be Wild ” and this show did not disappoint .
If it had anything close to a motorcycle description it was at this show , concept bikes, old Harley’s and everything in between . It was great seeing the camaraderie of the bikers getting along and talking each other . In addition the Riders Helping Riders booth proved to be a big hit . We plan on more coverage of this event in the near future but for now get on the road and enjoy those bikes and in the meantime here are some teaser images to satisfy that summer urge !
Columbus ,Ohio- The annual pilgrimage of sports enthusiasts to Columbus , Ohio earlier this month brought the world a little closer together .I met people from Italy, Poland, Australia and all parts of America . The Arnold Sports Festival ,named after Arnold Schwarzenegger and now in it’s 29th year which started in 1989 as the Arnold Classic has greatly expanded its goals and outreach.The weekend now has featured 20,000 athletes from 80 nations in 75 different sports and events . In addition to bodybuilding, it has dance,cheer-leading ,arm-wrestling,martial arts, fencing, art, chess and many more , The event is now held world wide on every continent on the planet . The events are run very smoothly and friendly with the practiced hands of the very best people at the top of their game. In addition to the competitors there is a wide and varied assortment of fitness minded merchandise for the weekend warrior who just likes being the best they can be . To make this a true family event the expo now has a separate section called Kids Expo to show that fitness and sports are for the whole family .The event is held ever year in Columbus, Ohio and I suggest you make it down at least once to see what its all about . It had an inspiring effect on me to take ones health to heart and to live a better lifestyle . See ya in Columbus !