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News Archive 2

30th Apr 2000

New Gigs in Norwich and Southampton

Fragile have added the South Coast to their 2000 schedule by arranging a date at The Brook in Southampton on Friday August 18th. Also as promised the gig at Fat Pauly's in Norwich has been re-arranged and will now take place on November 16th. See the gigs page for the full details.

17th Apr 2000

First ever European Date!

Fragile will play the Spirit of 66 in Verviers, Belgium as part of their Autumn tour. The band are very excited about taking the show abroad and we hope that other European dates can follow in the future. The show is booked for November 11th and full details are on the gigs page.

17th Apr 2000

Fat Pauly's date will change, Rotherham steps in!

Since we arranged the Norwich date at Fat Pauly's the venue has decided to do renovation work at that time. The show will be re-arranged and in the meantime The Classic Rock Society have stepped in and will put Fragile on that weekend. More details to follow.

7th Apr 2000

Cartoon Re-scheduled, Fat Pauly'S added!

Two pieces of gig news today. The gig at The Cartoon in Croydon has been re-scheduled for May 30th and a new gig in Norwich has been added for September 23rd at Fat Pauly'S. The gigs page has the full schedule.

29th Mar 2000

Fragile in Crewe - Living in the Limelight

One more gig to announce today, The Limelight Club in Crewe will play host to Fragile on Thursday October 26th. See the gigs page for more details.

25th Mar 2000

Croydon Cartoon Comeback for Fragile on May 2nd!

Fragile are not a band who let the grass grow under their feet, that's for sure! They have already announced their comeback gig which will also of course see the debut of Robert and Gonzalo! On May 2nd the band will take to the stage at The Cartoon in Croydon. This should give Mitch time to recover to full fitness and get a couple of rehearsals under his belt. There are three other gigs arranged today including a rearranged date at The Standard Music Venue, another at The Cartoon and a show in Chelmsford - they are all on the gigs page.

24th Mar 2000

London gigs cancelled due to serious illness

Fragile have had to cancel their forthcoming shows in Croydon at The Gun Tavern and Walthamstow at The Standard music venue due to a serious illness. All of the band are desperately disappointed but more importantly our thoughts are with Mitch Harwood who will be out of action for at least a month. Fragile can only apologise to anyone disappointed by the news but rest assured negotiations are already underway to re-arrange the dates giving Mitch enough time to recover.

24th Mar 2000

Yet more new gigs

Despite the bad news above Fragile have announced two more gigs, September 1st at the Fleece and Firkin in Bristol and September 8th at Beethoven's, Tilehurst, Reading. More details will appear on the gigs page.

23rd Mar 2000

Return to The Robin, then off to York!

We are delighted to announce that Fragile will be returning to the Robin on October 14th, book your ticket early because this show has been known to sell out... And this is after a show at Fibbers Cafe Bar in York the previous week. See the gigs page for details.

22nd Mar 2000

Fragile head for Whitley Bay on October 21st

The Dome in Whitley Bay is the latest of the new gigs to be confirmed, Fragile will play there on Saturday October 21st. The band also came very close to appearing in a rock festival in Bulgaria believe it or not. Closer to home negotiations are well under way for a return to the Robin in Dudley and for gigs in Rotherham, Portsmouth (hooray!) and Cambridge in the Autumn.

14th Mar 2000

Fragile host the website for "Perpetual Change - A Visual History of Yes"

Fragile are proud to announce that they are hosting a website about David Watkinson's new book "Perpetual Change" which chronicles the band's history in a visual form. The book is due for release later this year and will feature many Yes photos and memorabilia not before published. You can find out more here.

10th Mar 2000

Fragile return to the Bull's Head, Barnes for 3 dates

Fragile announce three further dates at the Bull's Head in Barnes, South London today. The details are on the gigs page. Negotiations for other gigs across the UK are well under way and there is the possibility of one in Europe later in the year. Expect more gigs to be announced in the coming weeks!

1st Mar 2000

Q Magazine and Robert Illes now online!

The magazine article from Q magazine has now been added to the reviews page. In addition you can find out all about Fragile's new guitarist Robert Illes who is now on the site.

1st Mar 2000

Croydon, Liverpool, Gigs announced!

Fragile have announced two new dates, March 31st will see the new line-up play at The Gun in Croydon and on the 28th September the band will play The Neptune Theatre in Liverpool. For more details about these and other planned gigs see the Gigs page.

1st Mar 2000

Rehearsals progressing well - New Songs!

The band continue to rehearse complete with new members Robert and Gonzalo. Progress has been more rapid than expected leading to the added Croydon date on March 31st. Approximately 80% of the set list is now "ready to go" and it includes the addition of "Soon" and "Siberian Khatru".

19th Feb 2000

Fragile complete new line-up

I am delighted to be able to announce that Fragile have recruited a new guitarist which completes their new look line up. His name is Robert Illes and he is an old friend of new keyboardist Gonzalo, in fact he appears in one of the pictures on The page about Gonzalo! The group are now firmly committed to moving Fragile onto a new level and there will be more news as soon as I have it. You may have heard stories from various sources about Fragile splitting up, this announcement should hopefully boot those rumours firmly into touch!

11th Feb 2000

Fragile appear in Q magazine

Fragile are featured in the current (March 2000 believe it or not!) edition of Q magazine. The band are featured as part of a tribute band special in the concert listings section. Four fans give brief but rousing opinions of the Fragile show at the Bull's Head on January 11th this year. A page about the article will follow on the site once the next edition of the magazine appears.

9th Feb 2000

Guitarist Search Hots Up!

The search for a new guitarist has been hotting up over the last couple of weeks and Fragile hope to announce the successor to Dave Rollins in the next week or two. Several potential recruits have been auditioned and one has been invited back for another session with the band. The arrangements for several more gigs through to September are also in the advanced stages... stay tuned, you'll hear it here first!

24th Jan 2000

Dave Rollins Quits Fragile, New guitarist needed!

Dave Rollins has quit Fragile, the shock news emerged last week and has now been confirmed. You can read the full details here. In the meantime Fragile are urgently seeking a replacement to routine into the band alongside Gonzalo in time for the April 7th gig at The Standard in London. If you think you have what it takes or can suggest someone who fits the bill let us know.

23rd Jan 2000

New Domain Name

Apparently some people are finding it hard to remember our web address (homepages.which.net/~simon.arnold1/fragile.htm) which is odd seeing as it rolls off the toungue so smoothly :-) Anyway, to help out we now have a new domain name www.yestribute.com It works just the same as the existing address and has an advantage over the go.to/fragile address in that there are no adverts!

15th Jan 2000

Thankyou to The Gun crowd!

Fragile put on another fine show at The Gun last Thursday, you can read about it on the reviews page. The show wasn't without its problems! Despite the fact that Steve had only 2 hours sleep due to the birth of his twins and was still suffering from his cold the show went ahead. However, no sooner had the intro tape faded than Dave's pedal board decided that it wasn't going to join in! After a couple of false starts though the board recovered and the place rocked. The band would like to thank the crowd for their understanding and support during those nerve-wracking few minutes, it really was appreciated. We hope it was worth the wait!

15th Jan 2000

It's Twins!

We now have two more very special Fragile fans. Steve's wife Kim gave birth to their two sons Luke and Joshua in time for Steve to announce them to the crowd at The Gun last Thursday night. Both mother and the children are doing very well, we wish them all out best and send them out heartfelt congratulations!

12th Jan 2000

Fragile debut for Dave Rollins

Fragile re-appeared for the New Year at the Bull's Head last night and judging by the e-mail responses I have seen they overcame their restricted rehearsals and Steve having the flu with an excellent performance. All the more reason to make it to The Gun tomorrow (Thursday 13th) - details on the gigs page.

3rd Jan 2000

Gig venue change on January 11th!

URGENT: The venue listing for the gig on January 11th was wrong. Many apologies about this, I have just been informed by the band that the gig will actually take place at The Bull's Head, Barnes, SW13. The Gigs page has been updated with the full details. Sincere apologies to anyone who has made plans already, I hope that you can make it to The Bull's Head.

For older news stories see the first News Archive.

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