There are a few groups that I grew up listening to but never had the chance to see live; with reunion tours and better medicine, I’ve been able to catch Yes, Genesis, Rush, and others live. But I have always longed to hear Renaissance, with Annie Haslam, in a small venue, with high-end sound.
Today Renaissance 2009 announced a tour starting in Pennsylvania (near Haslam’s Bucks County home) in October. I already have tickets; eagerly awaiting news on the lineup. Will Jon Camp will rejoin with his Squire-esque Rickenbacker sound? Rave Tesar (recently toured with Haslam) or John Tout on keyboards? Doesn’t matter to me; it’s a 30-year old wish granted.