Wildest dreams: Asia reunion, tour finally official
After months of rumors and speculation, Asia has announced a tour to begin in September that will include all four original members. The 80s supergroup hasn't toured with their original lineup since the debut of their second album back in 1983. This year marks the band's 25th anniversary.
Only dates in September have been announced so far. The tour begins Sept. 1 in Pennsylvania and includes stops around the Northeast and out west. No shows are scheduled yet for the Southeast, but band insiders tell Stuck in the 80s that tour dates will be added based on fan reaction during the first month of touring.
While Asia has maintained a steady core of fans over its 25 years in the business, the original lineup of Geoffrey Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton was torn apart by the stress of following up the success of their debut album, internal alliances and record label politics.
The band's discography includes a slew of top 10 hits, including Heat of the Moment, Sole Survivor and Don't Cry.