Yes at the Spectrum | still from video
Tormato: Watch prog titans Yes wild out at The Spectrum in June of 1979
When UK progressive / psych rock trailblazers Yes took their ninth album Tormato to the road in 1979, it was the last run of their classic lineup. A year later, founding vocalist Jon Anderson departed the band, along with Rick Wakeman, the keyboard virtuoso whose playing defined the band’s sound in the 1970s. Although Anderson did rejoin the band’s ranks by the “Owner of a Lonely Heart” era, and Wakeman was back on board for a few stints in the 90s, the split at the turn of the 80s marked a dramatic shift in the band’s identity.
This Tormato tour performance, filmed live at The Spectrum on June 20th, 1979, captures the final time the adventurous Yes of its initial incarnation played Philly.
Heart Of The Sunrise
Circus Of Heaven
The Big Medley
And You And I
Leaves Of Green
I’ve Seen All Good People