Yes ban singer from fronting his own band
Cruise control: Davison, right, with Yes
Yes have banned singer Jon Davison from fronting his band Glass Hammer during the Cruise To The Edge tour.
The shipboard festival sets sail on March 25, featuring Steve Hackett, Carl Palmer, Tangerine Dream, Genesis Revisited, IOEarth and many others, along with Yes – who headline the five-day extravaganza – and Glass Hammer.
But the American outfit have been told to bring a stand-in singer, because Davison will not be allowed to perform with them.
Founding member Steve Babb reports: “Some of you know that we’ve invited Carl Groves to rejoin the band for a Twentieth Anniversary Concert in Chattanooga, TN on March 10.
“We’re happy to announce he’ll not only join us for that show, but will be fronting the group for the Cruise To The Edge concerts as well.
“We realise some of you will be disappointed that Jon Davison will not be fronting the band. I can only assure you that Jon and the other members immediately said ‘yes’ when asked to do the Cruise, but Yes management said ‘no’!”
Davison joined Glass Hammer in 2009 and replaced Benoit David in Yes last year. The band recently told how sharing their singer had been good for them. Davison last month said he and Chris Squire had started work on a Yes album with the aim of releasing it this year.