Yes’ Cruise to the Edge Will Pay Tribute to Chris Squire
Yes' third annual Cruise to the Edge will see an all-star tribute to founding bassist and sole constant member Chris Squire, who passed away in June after a bout with acute erythroid leukemia. The group made the announcement via press release today (Aug. 6).
Mike Portnoy, the former drummer for Dream Theater, will serve as the "official music director" for the concert, which will see Squire's friends provide what they're calling a "musical farewell." In addition to Portnoy, Neal Morse Band and Haken were added to the lineup, which includes Marillion, Martin Barre of Jethro Tull, Caravan and Allan Holdsworth.
This is the third year for the Cruise to the Edge, which will depart from Miami on Nov. 15 and stop at Key West and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, and return on Nov. 19. It will feature more than 25 bands, with most artists playing at least two sets, and special interactive events with the musicians, such as "Storytellers" and Q&A sessions.
It will all take place aboard the NCL Pearl, which contains 18 dining options, 13 bars and lounges, a casino, a gym and facilities for basketball, volleyball and bowling. You can learn more at the cruise's website.
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