Saturday, March 15, 2014

Asia announce UK shows

Asia have announced a pair of UK shows in support of their new album, “Gravitas.”

The band will play the Malvern Theatre in Worcestershire on June 11 and the Picturedrome in Holmfirth on June 12; tickets for both dates are on sale now.

"We are very much looking forward to playing in front of our UK fans once more,” said Geoff Downes. “It's been quite a while, so of course we are extra-excited this time to bring our music back to you all again. And in particular, we shall be including songs from our brand new album 'Gravitas' - see you there!"

Produced and written by Downes and John Wetton, “Gravitas” introduces Asia’s new guitarist, Sam Coulson, who replaced Steve Howe last year following his return to the Yes lineup.

Released March 5th in Japan and available March 21st in Europe and March 25th in North America, the album will be available in two configurations: a standard CD and a Deluxe Edition, that will include two bonus tracks and a DVD containing the “Valkyrie” music video, a promotional film, and footage of classic live Asia tracks such as “Heat of the Moment,” recorded with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria.

Asia recently issued the video for the album’s lead single, “Valkyrie.”

See also:

VIDEO: Asia preview new album Gravitas
Asia release video for new single Valkyrie
Asia to release new album
Steve Howe quits Asia to focus on Yes and other projects
Search Asia at hennemusic