terça-feira, dezembro 11, 2012

Asia's 30th Anniversary UK Tour Starts December 15

ASIA, featuring the original line-up of GeoffDownes (keyboards),  Steve Howe(guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and JohnWetton (bass, lead vocals) start their 30thAnniversary UK Tour on December 15. The tour celebrates their 1982 eponymous debut album (now released as a new collectors' edition) and their critically acclaimed new studio album 'XXX'.


Tickets are available from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898,www.thegigcartel.com.


Tavistock The Wharf – Dec 15 (SOLD OUT)


Holmfirth Picturedrome – Dec 16 (SOLD OUT)


Edinburgh Queen's Hall – Dec 17


Salisbury City Hall – Dec 19


Birmingham Town Hall – Dec 20


Manchester Royal Northern College of Music – Dec 21 (LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING)


London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire – Dec 22


Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where the album was #1 for nine weeks). The new album, 'XXX', featuring artwork by the legendary Roger Dean, has been hailed as ASIA's best album since their early 80s classics.

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'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.  


Tickets Are Now On Sale!
24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0844 478 0898      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01822 611166      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Canal Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AT

Holmfirth Picturedrome
Sunday 16th December

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

Edinburgh Queen's Hall
Monday 17th December

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

Salisbury City Hall
Wednesday 19th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7.30pm
Box Office: 01722 434434 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01722 434434      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU

Birmingham Town Hall
Thursday 20th December

Tickets £25.00 / Doors 7.30pm
Box Office: 0121 345 0600 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0121 345 0600      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ

Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
Friday 21st December

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

London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 22nd December

Tickets £22.50, £25.00 / Doors 7pm
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0844 477 2000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT






Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E-Zine