Carl Palmer commented, “We’re all looking forward to the next decade of great ASIA music”.
Sam Coulson, Geoff Downes, John Wetton and Carl Palmer ASIA formed as a supergroup of stunning pedigrees, bringing together songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton [King Crimson, UK], keyboardist Geoff Downes [Yes, The Buggles], drummer extraordinaire Carl Palmer [ELP] and Steve Howe [Yes].
The track "The Perfect Young Man" features a guest vocal appearance by legendary Progressive Rock icon, John Wetton (KING CRIMSON/ASIA/UK ).
For these very special shows, John will join District 97 live onstage for that song, as well as a selection of songs from his time in King Crimson, most of which he hasn't performed live since the 1970s.
John worked with Peter on his "Two Sides of Peter Banks" solo album, where he first met Phil Collins and Steve Hackett. The show will be shown on WHYY’s “ON CANVAS” show and will air in the Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia markets.
With tracks like mega-hit ‘Heat Of The Moment’, ASIA helped to create the MTV phenomenon.
The band’s work perfected the use of videos that encompassed stories and messages, examples being the work for ‘Wildest Dreams’, ‘Only Time Will Tell’, ‘The Smile Has Left Your Eyes’ and ‘Don’t Cry’.
With this guest vocal appearance, he has finally recorded with the band as well.
John will be performing with UK and District 97 at the following dates: MARCH T 26 CRUISE TO THE EDGE with UK W 27 CRUISE (Show) T 28 CRUISE F 29 CRUISE (Show) S 30 MIAMI - Grand Central (Show) [Cruise docks at 7am - Drive to Miami] APRIL 2013 with UK T 02 PANAMA CITY - El Ateneo Theater F 19 NEW YORK (Show) - Highline Ballroom S 21 PHILADELPHIA (Show) - World Cafe Live T 23 BALTIMORE (Show) - Soundstage F 26 QUEBEC (Show) - Le Cabaret du Capitole S 27 MONTREAL (Show) - Gesu Amphitheatre MAY Dates with District 97 May 15th – Reichenbach Bergkeller May 16th – Verviers Spirit of 66 May 17th - Russelsheim Das Rind-Russelsheim May 18th – Zoetermeer Boerderij Asia is confirmed to play The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK, on June 5, 2013, 8pm.