Lineup revealed for Seattle concert honoring late Yes drummer Alan White
An initial list of performers has been announced for the special tribute concert at the end Yes drummer Alain Blanc which is set to take place October 2 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.
The line-up includes all current members of Yes, except for the guitarist Steve Howe — keyboardist Geoff Downessinger Jon Davisonbass player Billy Sherwood and drummer Jay Schellen – plus former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin.
Bill also includes members of Alan’s solo band Whitefounder santana drummer Michael Shrieve, pearl jam/sound garden drummer matt cameronlong duration Queen touring musician Spike EdneyOnce Journey singer Jeff Scott Sotoand formerHeart members Roger Fisher, Mike Derosier and Steve Fossen.
Other artists will be announced soon.
As previously reported, the concert will feature renditions of songs from across White’s long career, including renditions of songs by Yes, John Lennon, george harrison and more.
The event will be hosted by Alan’s longtime friend, retired American radio personality Bob Riversand all proceeds from the show will benefit the charity WhyHunger.
Tickets for the concert are available now on Ticketmaster.
White was the drummer for Yes from 1972 until his death last May at the age of 72. Before joining the famous British prog rock band, Alan was a member of Lennon’s band. Plastic Ono Bandand he played on the 1969 album Living Peace in TorontoJohn’s 1970 single “Instant Karma”, Lennon’s seminal 1971 album To imagine and 1972 A little time in New York. He also contributed to Harrison’s Everything must pass album, including the single “My Sweet Lord”.
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