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Yes Pay Tribute To Chris Squire At First Concert Since His Death (Week in Review): Yes News


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On Monday Yes Pay Tribute To Chris Squire At First Concert Since His Death was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Yes began their first concert since the death of Chris Squire by paying an emotional tribute to the late bassist. The only man to have played in each of the prog veterans' lineups passed away in June after a battle with cancer. He'd been replaced by Billy Sherwood since beginning treatment earlier this year.

Last night in the Grand Theater, Mashantucket, Connecticut, the lights went down save for a single white spot, illuminating a Rickenbacker bass on a stand in the position traditionally occupied Squire.

A wave of applause erupted as images of the musician were displayed on stage screens and the sound system played Onward, one of his compositions from 1978's Tormato album.

Jon Davison, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Alan White and Sherwood performed a 90-minute set. Three songs in singer Davison thanked the audience for their support, saying: "We're all celebrating the magic of music - but also the remembrance of a great friend. We love you, Chris." Read more - here.

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