On This Day (May 9)…Yes Perform 14202

Yes performed on this day in 1984 at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.

Crew pass for the concert. Retrieved from here.

This date came on Yes’ 90125 tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Initially, Yes were scheduled to perform in Buffalo on Valentine’s Day of that year. However, Trevor Rabin sustained an injury to his spleen requiring him to have it surgically removed, forcing the group to reschedule several dates. By this point, Rabin had fully recovered if the energetic vocal and guitar performance he put in were any indication!

Yes performed eight out of nine total songs from 90125, excluding only “Our Song”. They also sprinkled in several songs from their classic albums of the early 70s. The second-best represented album after 90125 was The Yes Album–perhaps fittingly, as this tour marked the return of Tony Kaye to the band for the first time since the tour in support of The Yes Album. Two songs from Fragile, its followup, were also included, as were a song from Close to the Edge and a portion of a song from Relayer. The group also performed “Make it Easy”, which would not be recorded by the group for another seven years.

The concert was recorded by an audience member. It is in circulation online.

Bootleg cover. Provided with recording.

This was the fourth of six times that Yes performed at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. I talk more about the venue here.

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