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Asia announces new album, 30th anniversary tour



2012-xxx-highlight.jpgMaybe it's not so hard to believe this anymore, but it's been 30 years since the supergroup Asia released their incredible debut album. Not one to let the milestone go under-appreciated, Asia is celebrating with a new album and world tour.

XXX is the name of the album, set for release in late June in Europe and early July in the U.S. The album features the original Asia lineup of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton. The first single is called Face on the Bridge -- see the video below.

With the album comes a new tour, and though all the dates aren't complete yet (especially in the U.S.), here's what we have so far from Asia's official website.

Japan - 2012

Sep 24 - Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
Sep 25 - Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
Sep 26 - Osaka Sankei Hall Breeze
Sep 27 - Zepp Nagoya

North America - 2012
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 22 - Syracuse, NY, Turning Stone Casino
Oct 23 - Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
Oct 25 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
Oct 27 - NY, NY, Best Buy Theater
Oct 28 - York, PA, Strand Capital

Europe - 2012
Sep 2 – Weyfest, UK, Weyfest Festival
Dec 15 – Tavistock, UK, The Wharf
Dec 16 – Holmfirth, UK, The Picturedrome
Dec 17 – Edinburgh, UK, Queens Hall
Dec 19 – Salisbury, UK, City Hall
Dec 20 – Birmingham, UK, Town Hall
Dec 21 – Manchester, UK, RNCM
Dec 22 – London, UK, Shepherds Bush Empire

[Last modified: Monday, April 23, 2012 6:11pm]


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