Yes Enlists Understudy

Yes is relaunching its 40th-anniversary “In The Present” tour with an understudy after the original outing was canceled when lead singer Jon Anderson fell ill in June.

Benoit David, a Montreal singer who performs with several Yes tribute acts, will take his place as lead when the tour kicks back up in Ontario in November.

Bassist Chris Squire reportedly scouted David for the tour after seeing a YouTube video of the singer performing with his tribute band.