A special tribute concert for longtime Yes drummer Alan White, who died on May 22 at age 72 after a brief illness, will take place on October 2 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
The show will feature members of Yes and of Alan’s solo group White, as well as special guests, performing songs from throughout the drummer’s long career, including renditions of tunes by Yes, John Lennon, George Harrison and more.
The event will be hosted by Alan’s longtime friend, retired U.S. radio personality Bob Rivers, and all proceeds from the show will benefit the WhyHunger charity.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 19, at 10 a.m. PT via Ticketmaster.
White was the drummer of yes from 1972 until his death. Prior to joining the famous British prog-rock band, he was a member of Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, and he played on the 1969 album Live Peace in Toronto, John’s 1970 single “Instant Karma,” Lennon’s landmark 1971 album Imagine and 1972’s Some Time in New York City. Alan also contributed to Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album, including the chart-topping single “My Sweet Lord.”
In other news, another musical tribute to White is being planned for September 10 at the Newcastle Days festival in the Seattle suburb of Newcastle, Washington, where the British-born musician lived for many years up until his death.
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