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Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

ASIA forced to cancel 30th Anniversary UK Tour

ASIA, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards),  Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (Lead Vocal, bass), has been forced to cancel the 30th Anniversary UK Tour due to drummer Carl Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. coli.  

Tickets are refundable from the point of purchase.

A list of the cancelled dates are as follows –

Tavistock The Wharf (Dec 15)

Holmfirth Picturedrome (Dec 16)

Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Dec 17)

Salisbury City Hall (Dec 19)

Birmingham Town Hall (Dec 20)

Manchester Royal Northern College of Music (Dec 21)  

London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Dec 22)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Classic Rock supergroup "ASIA" returns with "XXX" album on July 2

Mainland Europe Release: June 29th
UK Release: July 2nd / North American Release: July 3rd

BRITISH SUPERGROUP CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH WORLD TOUR AND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM

ORDER YOUR TICKETS FOR ASIA’S 30th ANNIVERSARY UK DECEMBER 2012 TOUR FROM EVENTIM
CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS

Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where the album remained No.1 for 9 consecutive weeks). The legendary British classic rock band returns with a new studio album, a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, 2 DVDs, and a world tour that includes UK, Europe, Japan and America.

ASIA will release their new studio album “XXX” (pronounced Triple X) via Frontiers Records, on Monday July 2nd. The new album, produced by Mike Paxman, has been hailed as ASIA’s best album since its classic early 80s releases. The album will be released on CD, collector’s edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind the scenes footage), and on a limited edition vinyl.

The first single taken from the highly anticipated new album is entitled “Face On The Bridge”, released digitally worldwide on Monday May 14th.

“We’re very pleased with, and confident about, XXX,” says John Wetton. “It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of the band today. However, it is the very same four people that gave you the original, iconic album 30 years ago. If you loved it then, you will love it now.”

Says Asia’s guitarist, Steve Howe; “We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album, ASIA has always been about great songs, fantastic musicianship and I am sure fans of the first album, will fall in love with XXX.”

In addition ASIA has also completed “Resonance”, a DVD concert film of the group’s 2010/2011 Omega World Tour, captured live in Switzerland which will be released subsequently.

To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, ASIA will release a collector’s edition box set based on their legendary 1982 eponymous debut album, supported by a myriad of ASIA releases in 2012.

The 30th anniversary edition of their debut album will feature 2 audio CDs (a re-mastered edition of the debut album, plus a CD of live rare tracks), an expansive historical booklet, a limited edition ASIA T-shirt, goodies from ASIA’s 1982 tour, plus a DVD of the new band documentary: ASIA - 30 Years On. A newly commissioned painting by Roger Dean updates the symbolic dragon and pearl from 1982 to 2012, the Year of The Water Dragon (in the Chinese calendar).

ASIA "XXX"
30TH ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR

Tickets Are Now On Sale!
24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.eventim.co.uk

VIP Tickets will be available from www.originalasia.com

Tavistock The Wharf
Saturday 15th December

Tickets £22.50, £25.00 / Doors 8pm
Box Office: 01822 611166
Canal Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AT
www.tavistockwharf.com

Holmfirth Picturedrome
Sunday 16th December

Tickets £22.50, £25.00 / Doors 7:30pm
Box Office: 0844 478 0898, 0871 230 1101
Market Walk, Holmfirth, HD9 7DA
www.picturedrome.net

Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Monday 17th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7pm
Box Office: 0844 478 0898, 0131 668 2019
85-89 Clerk Street, Newington, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
www.thequeenshall.net

Salisbury City Hall
Wednesday 19th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7.30pm
Box Office: 01722 434434
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU
www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

Birmingham Town Hall
Thursday 20th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7.30pm
Box Office: 0121 345 0600
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ
www.thsh.co.uk

Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
Friday 21st December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7pm
Box Office: 0161 907 5555, box.office@rncm.ac.uk
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD
www.rncm.ac.uk

London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 22nd December

Tickets £22.50, £25.00 / Doors 7pm
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

ASIA - BIOGRAPHY

ASIA’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in April 1982, with several Top 10 singles. It was the world’s best selling album of that year. Featuring Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (bass, lead vocals), ASIA was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s including Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK, and The Buggles.

Labeled a "supergroup" by critics and the media from the onset, it was a tag the band never asked for. ASIA’s music and rock’n’roll stage charisma developed organically and effortlessly. Although all four band members had experienced chart-topping success in their previous bands, ASIA had a special chemistry that fans and music industry insiders were quick to recognise.

ASIA became one of the most played acts during the first year of MTV. Throughout most of '82, ASIA ruled the radio airwaves and MTV. They sold out every date on the tour, and the debut album crushed all the competition at record stores around the world.

ASIA’s original line-up reformed in 2006. It was the first time in 23 years the four original members worked together. They regrouped with no more expectations than to play a single reunion tour. Now in its 7th reunion year, ASIA has completed several world tours, released two studio albums (2008's Phoenix, and 2010's Omega), as well as two live albums and DVDs recorded in Japan and the UK respectively.

Monday, April 23, 2012

ASIA announce 30th Anniversary World Tour and New Album

Mainland Europe Release: June 29th
UK Release: July 2nd / North American Release: July 3rd

BRITISH SUPERGROUP CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH WORLD TOUR AND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM

PLANET ROCK TICKET PRE-SALE FOR UK DECEMBER TOUR
STARTS WEDNESDAY 25th at 9am
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER TICKETS

Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where the album remained No.1 for 9 consecutive weeks). The legendary British classic rock band returns with a new studio album, a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, 2 DVDs, and a world tour that includes UK, Europe, Japan and America.

ASIA will release their new studio album “XXX” (pronounced Triple X) via Frontiers Records, on Monday July 2nd. The new album, produced by Mike Paxman, has been hailed as ASIA’s best album since its classic early 80s releases. The album will be released on CD, collector’s edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind the scenes footage), and on a limited edition vinyl.

The first single taken from the highly anticipated new album is entitled “Face On The Bridge”, released digitally worldwide on Monday May 14th.

“We’re very pleased with, and confident about, XXX,” says John Wetton. “It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of the band today. However, it is the very same four people that gave you the original, iconic album 30 years ago. If you loved it then, you will love it now.”

Says Asia’s guitarist, Steve Howe; “We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album, ASIA has always been about great songs, fantastic musicianship and I am sure fans of the first album, will fall in love with XXX.”

In addition ASIA has also completed “Resonance”, a DVD concert film of the group’s 2010/2011 Omega World Tour, captured live in Switzerland which will be released subsequently.

To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, ASIA will release a collector’s edition box set based on their legendary 1982 eponymous debut album, supported by a myriad of ASIA releases in 2012.

The 30th anniversary edition of their debut album will feature 2 audio CDs (a re-mastered edition of the debut album, plus a CD of live rare tracks), an expansive historical booklet, a limited edition ASIA T-shirt, goodies from ASIA’s 1982 tour, plus a DVD of the new band documentary: ASIA - 30 Years On. A newly commissioned painting by Roger Dean updates the symbolic dragon and pearl from 1982 to 2012, the Year of The Water Dragon (in the Chinese calendar).

ASIA "XXX"
30TH ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR

48-Hour Ticket Pre-sale starts Wednesday 25th April
Book Online: www.planetrock.com

Tickets on sale to the general public from Friday 27th April
24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

VIP Tickets will be available from www.originalasia.com

Tavistock The Wharf
Saturday 15th December

Tickets £22.50, £25.00 / Doors 8pm
Box Office: 01822 611166
Canal Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AT
www.tavistockwharf.com

Holmfirth Picturedrome
Sunday 16th December

Tickets £22.50, £25.00 / Doors 7:30pm
Box Office: 0844 478 0898, 0871 230 1101
Market Walk, Holmfirth, HD9 7DA
www.picturedrome.net

Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Monday 17th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7pm
Box Office: 0844 478 0898, 0131 668 2019
85-89 Clerk Street, Newington, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
www.thequeenshall.net

Salisbury City Hall
Wednesday 19th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7.30pm
Box Office: 01722 434434
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU
www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

Birmingham Town Hall
Thursday 20th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7.30pm
Box Office: 0121 345 0600
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ
www.thsh.co.uk

Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
Friday 21st December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7pm
Box Office: 0161 907 5555, box.office@rncm.ac.uk
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD
www.rncm.ac.uk

London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 22nd December

Tickets £22.50, £25.00 / Doors 7pm
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

ASIA - BIOGRAPHY

ASIA’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in April 1982, with several Top 10 singles. It was the world’s best selling album of that year. Featuring Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (bass, lead vocals), ASIA was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s including Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK, and The Buggles.

Labeled a "supergroup" by critics and the media from the onset, it was a tag the band never asked for. ASIA’s music and rock’n’roll stage charisma developed organically and effortlessly. Although all four band members had experienced chart-topping success in their previous bands, ASIA had a special chemistry that fans and music industry insiders were quick to recognise.

ASIA became one of the most played acts during the first year of MTV. Throughout most of '82, ASIA ruled the radio airwaves and MTV. They sold out every date on the tour, and the debut album crushed all the competition at record stores around the world.

ASIA’s original line-up reformed in 2006. It was the first time in 23 years the four original members worked together. They regrouped with no more expectations than to play a single reunion tour. Now in its 7th reunion year, ASIA has completed several world tours, released two studio albums (2008's Phoenix, and 2010's Omega), as well as two live albums and DVDs recorded in Japan and the UK respectively.