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“ASIA” Reunites For New Studio Album and Tour

 

ASIA RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “XXX”

WITH ORIGINAL LINE-UP: GEOFF DOWNES, STEVE HOWE,

CARL PALMER & JOHN WETTON

 

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

 

Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where it remained No.1 for nine consecutive weeks), the legendary British classic rock band returns with a brand 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) on Frontiers Records on June 29th in Europe and July 3rd in North America.  The new record, produced by Mike Paxman, which is being hailed as ASIA’s best album since its classic early 80s releases, will be released as a CD, collector’s edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind the scenes footage), and on vinyl (limited edition Europe only). Original artwork for “XXX” album courtesy of Roger Dean.

 

The first single taken from the highly anticipated new album is entitled “Face On The Bridge”, released worldwide on May 14th. The videoclip can be seen on Youtube now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BnTSkqNG_o

 

“We’re very pleased with, and confident about XXX,” says John Wetton. “It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of ASIA 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.”

 

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

 

“XXX” CD EDITION – TRACK LISTING

 

1. Tomorrow The World (Wetton/Downes) 6:47

2. Bury Me In Willow (Wetton/Downes) 6:01

3. No Religion (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 6:36

4. Faithful (Wetton/Downes) 5:37

5. I Know How You Feel (Wetton/Downes) 4:53

6. Face On The Bridge (Wetton/Downes) 5:59

7. Al Gatto Nero (Wetton/Downes) 4:36

8. Judas (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 4:43

9. Ghost Of A Chance (Wetton/Downes) 4:21

 

Total Time 49:41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“XXX” SPECIAL EDITION 11-TRACK CD (+ BONUS DVD)  – TRACK LISTING

1.  Tomorrow The World (Wetton/Downes) 6:47

2.  Bury Me In Willow (Wetton/Downes) 6:01

3.   No Religion (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 6:36

4.   Faithful (Wetton/Downes) 5:37

5.   I Know How You Feel (Wetton/Downes) 4:53

6.   Face On The Bridge (Wetton/Downes) 5:59

7.   Al Gatto Nero (Wetton/Downes) 4:36

8.   Judas (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 4:43

9.   Reno (Silver and Gold) (Howe/Wetton) 5:15 (Bonus Track)

10. Ghost Of A Chance (Wetton/Downes) 4:21

11. I Know How You Feel (Midnight Mix) (Wetton/Downes) 5:23 (Bonus Track)     Total Time: 60:20

BONUS DVD

1. Face On The Bridge (Music Video) (4:33)

2. Faithful (Music Video) (4:34)

3. The Making of XXX (Featurette) (20:33)                                   Total Time: 29:40

 

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 later in the fall.

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).

Confirmed 2012 tour dates so far include:

Japan

24th September – Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
25th September – Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
26th September – Osaka Sankei Hall Breeze
27th September – Zepp Nagoya

North America

Oct 17 – Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie

Oct 18 – Boston, MA, Wilbur Theater

Oct 19 – Westbury, NY, Westbury Theater

Oct 20 – Philadelphia, PA, Keswick

Oct 21 – Wilmington, DE, Opera House

Oct 23 – Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino

Oct 25 – Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse

Oct 26 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun

Oct 27 – NY, NY, Best Buy Theater

Oct 28 – York, PA, Strand Capital

Oct 30 – Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage

Nov 01 – Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak

Nov 02 – St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre

Nov 03 – Sloan, IA, Winnavegas Casino Showroom

Nov 08 – Santa Ynez, CA, Chumash Casino

Nov 07    San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

Nov 15     House of Blues      Houston, TX

Nov 09 – Agoura Hills, CA, Canyon Club

Nov 10 – Las Vegas, NV, Green Valley Casino

Nov 11 – San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House

Nov 13 – Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Casino

Nov 16 – Dallas, TX, Granada Theater

Nov 17 – Austin, TX, One World Theatre (2 shows)

Nov 20 – Clearwater, FL , Capitol Theatre

Nov 21 – Orlando, FL, Fl Plaza Theatre

Nov 23 – Manistee, MI, Little River Casino Resort

 

 

 

UK Dates

 

2nd September – Weyfest Festival, Weyfest, UK

15th December – The Wharf, Tavistock, UK
16th December – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, UK
17th December – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK
18th December – TBA
19th December – City Hall, Salisbury, UK
20th December – Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
21st December – RNCM, Manchester, UK
22nd December – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

 

 

ASIA is:

 

Geoff Downes – keyboards

Steve Howe – guitars

Carl Palmer – drums

John Wetton – bass and vocals

 

 

FOR ALL THINGS ASIA, PLEASE VISIT:

www.originalasia.com

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