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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Yes bassist Squire likes touring in 'Roundabout' way

Bassist Chris Squire is the only member of Yes who has been with the band the entire time since 1969. The group will perform Aug. 21 at the Tulalip Amphitheater.   - Courtesy photo
TULALIP – Despite the "Long Distance Runaround," original bassist Chris Squire still enjoys touring with Yes after 45 years.
The classic rock band Yes will be appearing at the Tulalip Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, as part of their 35-stop world tour, which ends with five shows in Japan. Tickets start at $30.
Squire said he doesn't get tired of touring; it energizes him to see the varied ages in the crowd.
"It's really cool to see the younger kids interested in us," he said by phone from Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 11. "The production gets better as it goes along, making it more enjoyable."
Yes just released a new album July 8, called "Heaven and Earth," and that's been invigorating for Squire as well.
"It's musically challenging to play your own music live after being in the studio," he said.
On the tour, Yes is playing a couple of its new songs and greatest hits, but the majority of the show is from the older albums Fragile and Close to the Edge. Some of their best-known songs are: "Roundabout, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Long Distance Runaround, I've Seen All Good People and Heart of the Sunrise." Squire's bass is featured in "The Fish," written in 1969 and the reason for his nickname, along with him being a Pisces.
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