Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire

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English prog rock band Yes bid a special farewell to their former bassist and foundingyes, Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire member Chris Squire at their first showyes, Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire since his death in June.

Squire had been receiving cancer treatment since the startyes, Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire of the year but eventually succumbed to leukemia on 27th June at the age of 67. Squire founded the band along with singer and guitarist Clive Bayley,  drummer Bob Hagger and lead guitarist Peter Banks in 1967 and is the only man to have playedyes, Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire in every incarnation of the band.

The band took a break from touring following Squire’s death and on Friday night returnedyes, Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire to the stage in Mashantucket, Connecticut with bass player Billy Sherwood performing Squire’s parts. During the showyes, Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire, the lights were dimmed with a spotlight shining down on one of Squire’s Rickenbacker basses in the spot where Squire would traditionally stand when on stage. The band then dedicated their song ‘Onward’ to their fallen comrade with singer Jon Davison saying “We all celebrating the magic of music- but also the remembrance of a great friend. We love you Chris”.

Yes are currently on tour across North America with American AOR band Toto until 12th September. They returnyes, Yes Say An Emotional Goodbye To Chris Squire to Britain next year for another tour.

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