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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2012, 03:53:55 PM »
Sigh ... sounds like I am missing out after all. Not sure I'm up to hanging out around the venue for touts to flog me a ticket; indeed, I suspect that's rather unlikely, since probably only genuine fans will have bought tickets, not speculators.

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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2012, 07:32:07 PM »
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Sigh ... sounds like I am missing out after all. Not sure I'm up to hanging out around the venue for touts to flog me a ticket; indeed, I suspect that's rather unlikely, since probably only genuine fans will have bought tickets, not speculators.

Apparently it was sold out, so you would have been at the mercy of the touts  :?

Two review blogs of the London show:

http://http://blackenedgass.tumblr.com/post/23758167210/u-k-under-the-bridge-london-24-05-12

http://http://astoundedbysound.blogspot.com/2012/05/uk-under-bridge-chelsea-london-24th-may.html

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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2012, 09:28:40 PM »
So........Did TA go?
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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2012, 09:25:33 PM »
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Wetton I only really know through Asia (yes, sorry), although I'm aware of his other connections.

What is it about Asia?

They are a supergroup.

There's the bloke from King Crimson

Palmer from Emerson, Lake and

him from Yes

and the bloke from .......Ah!!  I see the problem....Buggles

But, the Mitchell played in John Wettons solo band c2000-4

and he also played with Wetton/Downes.

John Young, briefly a member of Asia, had the Jowett in his band.
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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2012, 10:28:38 PM »
Umm... I *like* The Buggles. Does that mean I have to hand in my prog card?

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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2012, 11:00:09 PM »
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So........Did TA go?

No, he didn't, I'm afraid: he couldn't be a**ed wandering around look for a tout. If the few YouTube videos he watched had grabbed him a little more immediately, he might've bothered, but as it was, they didn't.

Sorry ...  :cry:

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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2012, 11:09:02 PM »
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Wetton I only really know through Asia (yes, sorry), although I'm aware of his other connections.

What is it about Asia?

They are a supergroup.

There's the bloke from King Crimson

Palmer from Emerson, Lake and

him from Yes

and the bloke from .......Ah!!  I see the problem....Buggles

But, the Mitchell played in John Wettons solo band c2000-4

and he also played with Wetton/Downes.

John Young, briefly a member of Asia, had the Jowett in his band.

To be fair to Asia, I did quite like the first album at the time (same goes for GTR, long since forgotten), although it hasn't worn well, IMHO, and I don't think I bought anything else by them. I'm not sure they really count in the pantheon of prog, do they? And just because a band call themself a supergroup, it doesn't necessarily make them one.

As for Mr Downes himself, I still remember the visceral shock of hearing that Anderson and Wakeman were being replaced by the Buggles (making the new band the Buggers, according to a friend of mine at the time), but I soon calmed down (life's too short) and was pleasantly surprised by Drama the album, and it's still a favourite today. Even if Mr Horn couldn't deliver on stage, the vox were fine on the LP. I mean, if you've ever heard the infamous Paris sessions and the completely drippy direction that Anderson was trying to take Yes at the time, then Horn and Downes deserve great credit for keeping the band heavier.

OK, Anderson being drippy on his own can be fine in my book; I like Song of Seven still, for example. But not Yes: they need more oomph.

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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2012, 02:53:13 PM »
From the Nearfest web-site
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UK TO HEADLINE SOLD-OUT NEARFEST APOCALYPSE
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 
We are delighted to announce that the legendary progressive rock supergroup UK will be joining the NEARfest Apocalypse lineup as the Sunday night festival headliner with a four-piece lineup. By some streak of amazing fortune, the members of UK had simultaneous availability in their busy schedules, and were able to assume the mantle of festival headliner with less than a month to spare before the event.

Revolving around two iconic musicians, keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson and bassist/vocalist John Wetton, UK was the last of the 1970s progressive rock supergroups. UK seamlessly melded dazzling instrumental virtuosity, incredible compositional prowess, classical and jazz influences, and memorable song-craft into two classic studio albums that have endured the test of time and earned the band legions of fans. In the second decade of the new millennium these two luminaries have once again joined forces to bring UK’s timeless music back to the stage, thrilling audiences around the world at sold-out concerts. With an expanded four-piece lineup including celebrated rock/fusion drummer Gary Husband and noted fusion guitarist Alex Machacek, UK will feature music from both of its albums and classic-era King Crimson songs not able to be performed with the 3-piece lineup that recently toured the USA.

NEARfest Apocalypse will occur June 22-24, 2012 at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Co-headlining with UK are Van der Graaf Generator (Friday night June 22) and Renaissance (Saturday night June 23). Although the festival has been sold out for some time, UK fans seeking to attend may look for second-hand tickets at the NEARfest website discussion forum Ticket Board or Progressive Ears.

This follows on from Eloy having to pull out due to medical issues with guitarist/singer Frank Bornemann after he was knocked off his bicycle.  Let's hope that Frank has a speedy and complete recovery.

A terrible misfortune for Eloy, but the end result is some good fortune for UK.  Good luck.   :D

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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2012, 06:35:38 PM »
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(same goes for GTR, long since forgotten)

Not by old fogies like me  ;)
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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2012, 07:08:41 AM »
or me.... :)
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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2012, 08:34:05 AM »
Or me.... Always had a soft spot for GTR.
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Re: UK Reunion Tour
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2012, 09:18:52 AM »
Ah, what a lovely Old Boy's club to be in ...  ;)