You may be able to win tickets to see Yes at the Rocksino all this week, but you may not see drummer Alan White. One of the few longtime members of the band left, White was forced off the tour due to back surgery. His replacement is Jay Schellen from the band Hurricane. This leaves guitar virtuoso Steve Howe as the remaining member with a connection to the classic Yes sound.
Alan explains his health issues at Yesworld.com
Alan hopes to rejoin the tour “in the near future”, but back issues for a drummer can put you Close To The Edge of retirement.