Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes will tour together as Asia for a 40th anniversary tour later this year. They will be joined by current Yes bassist Billy Sherwood and former Keith Emerson guitarist Marc Bonilla.
“We are planning an extensive tour to celebrate our 40th anniversary,” says Downes. “The music will feature all the hits the fans have embraced. 40 years of Asia is a real musical milestone for us. The success we experienced with our early albums has carried us through and gave us the foundation when we reformed in 2006. Asia has been together since, although we lost John in 2017 to cancer. Still we endured and we will carry on now with Marc Bonilla who we know will be a great addition to the band.”
“The fans have never left Asia,” adds Carl Palmer. “That first Asia album, with all the radio and MTV hits weaved the fabric of the music scene on the early 1980s. Those great sigs like Heat Of The Moment, Sole Survivor and Only Time Will Tell still hold up today. When we play those songs and our other hits, we can see the entire audience singing along.”
Asia released their self-titled debut album in 1982, which went on to become the biggest selling album of the year. They followed it up with Alpha in 1983 and Astra in 1985. Geoff Downes led a new line-up of the band through the 90s until the original four members, who also included Yes guitarist Steve Howe, reunited in 2006.
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- Asia - Heat Of The Moment - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $8.56, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 09:09)on September 28, 2022 at 12:26 am
ASIA Heat Of The Moment (1982 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Time Again, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light ringwear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played GEFA2494)
- Asia - Astra - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.05, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 15:04)on September 28, 2022 at 12:26 am
ASIA Astra (1985 UK 10-track LP, housed in a great sc-fi picture sleeve designed by Roger Dean with lyric insert. The sleeve shows some minor edgewear and the vinyl looks barely played GEF26413)
- Asia - Alpha - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $10.70, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 15:01)on September 28, 2022 at 12:26 am
ASIA Alpha (1983 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the second studio album from the prog supergroup featuring Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer & John Wetton. The Roger Dean artwork picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear but comes with the illustrated lyric insert and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play GEF25508)
- Asia - Asia - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.05, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 10:56)on September 28, 2022 at 12:26 am
ASIA Asia (1982 UK 9-track debut LP, which topped the US Billboard Chart upon its release and was the best-selling album in America for that year, the line-up including John Wetton, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes, complete with illustrated credits insert, Roger Dean design picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl shows very little sign of play GEF85577)
- Asia - Only Time Will Tell - UK - 7" picture disc - £20.00, $21.40, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 09:11)on September 28, 2022 at 12:26 am
ASIA Only Time Will Tell (1982 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single featuring the great sea dragon artwork, also including Ride Easy, clear PVC sleeve GEFA11-2228)