Wetton began recording with Mogul Thrash,
moving through, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, UK and
onto worldwide stardom in Asia. He has since begun a solo career.
two shows were announced, they were due to take place in November
1999. They were postponed due to John Wetton requiring a wrist operation.
Dates for the initial shows were:
the intervening period, three other shows were added. Kieran Twist
was originally announced as the keyboard player but a few weeks before
the rescheduled dates John Young was asked to take his place. The
debut UK tour ran like this (linked to my reviews):
The Robin Hood show was recorded for a potential CD release. This disc is now mixed and was on sale at dates on the second UK tour:
26 Apr 2000 Liscombe Park
Park and Bridgend still require a full review (I exhausted my imagination
for ways to differ the way I describe the shows at the time) and I
must dig the notes out and finish them. I still have more photos to
scan and add to the pagesthe first batch of which are being used in
this first update of 2002.
I should point out that the logo I've used on these pages is the one used on the CD sleeve. The one used on the T-shirts is just plain text and pretty boring (in my opinion - and judging by the minimal number of sales at shows my opinion was shared by the vast majority of punters!).
The audience reaction
was good, attendance's seeming higher than for a Wetton solo tour,
but the future of the band was in the hands of the Gods (or American
tour promoters). To paraphrase Carl Palmer after the Milton
The official news on QANGO and John Wetton's solo projects can be found at CHASING THE DRAGON.
March 2001: Well,
hope is all we had. John Wetton returned to solo work, Carl
Palmer is now doing drum clinics and promises a three piece band doing
ELP covers (not very original really) but with a guitarist instead
of keyboards. He also has an anthology CD due for release over the
next couple of months. For the forseeable future (if ever) it looks
as if further Qango activity is unlikley.