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].
With her fantastic voice, and looks to match, singer Leslie Hunt has captured the imagination of the male-oriented prog rock scene.
Complexity is one of the hallmarks of District 97's compositions but the album is laced with catchy vocal melodies.
With tracks like mega-hit ‘Heat Of The Moment’, ASIA helped to create the MTV phenomenon.
John Wetton said, “ASIA is ready to take its next steps along this remarkable road.John had the following to say about the forthcoming ASIA show at The Stables on 5th June 2013."I look forward very much to playing with young guitar player Sam Coulson.The reunited band has played over 300 shows and released three new studio albums, three DVDs and a number of live albums.The track ‘An Extraordinary Life’, from 2008’s album ‘Phoenix’ was chosen as the theme music for America’s Got Talent. With a new guitarist in place, Sweden Rock confirmed and more high profile live dates to come, plus a new album slated for release, the ASIA trajectory continues: onward and upwards!John was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Peter Banks (July 15, 1947 – March 7, 2013). 14 ASIA SHOW FROM 2012 TO BE FEATURED ON PBS TV’S AFFILIATE WHYY “ON CANVAS” SHOW, THURS, FEB 14TH This exciting ASIA concert is among the final shows performed by the original line-up of the band.