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    Tue, 29 May 2012 14:37:35

    Asia to Release 30th Anniversary Edition of Self-Titled Debut + New Album "XXX" - They are also touring

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    Summer will be busy for Asia!

    The band, not the continent.

    Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, the legendary British classic rock band (with all original members Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer & John Wetton) returns with a brand new studio album, a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, 2 DVDs and a world tour.

    Asia will release their new studio album XXX (pronounced "Triple X") on Frontiers Records on July 3rd. The new record, produced by Mike Paxman, is being hailed as Asia's best album since its classic early 80s releases, and features original artwork by Roger Dean.

    The first single taken from the highly anticipated new album is entitled "Face on the Bridge. " Watch a clip below.



    "We're very pleased with, and confident about XXX," says John Wetton. "It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of Asia today. However, it is the very same four people that gave you the original, iconic album 30 years ago. If you loved it then, you will love it now." "We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album," adds guitarist, Steve Howe. "Asia has always been about great songs, and fantastic musicianship. I'm sure fans of the first album, will fall in love withXXX." In addition, Asia has also completed Resonance, a DVD concert film of the group's 2010/2011 Omega World Tour, captured live in Switzerland which will be released later in the fall.

    To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, Asia will release a collector's edition box set based on their legendary 1982 eponymous debut album, including two audio CDs (a re-mastered edition of the debut album, plus a CD of live rare tracks), an expansive historical booklet, a limited edition Asia T-shirt, items from Asia's 1982 tour, plus a DVD of the new band documentary: ASIA - 30 Years On. A newly commissioned painting by Roger Dean updates the symbolic dragon and pearl from 1982 to 2012.

    Tour Dates:

    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 23 - Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
    Oct 25 - Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
    Oct 26 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
    Oct 27 - NY, NY, Best Buy Theater
    Oct 28 - York, PA, Strand Capital
    Oct 30 - Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
    Nov 01 - Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak
    Nov 02 - St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre
    Nov 03 - Sloan, IA, Winnavegas Casino Showroom
    Nov 08 - Santa Ynez, CA, Chumash Casino
    Nov 09 - Agoura Hills, CA, Canyon Club
    Nov 10 - Las Vegas, NV, Green Valley Casino
    Nov 11 - San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
    Nov 13 - Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Casino
    Nov 16 - Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
    Nov 17 - Austin, TX, One World Theatre (2 shows)
    Nov 20 - Clearwater, FL , Capitol Theatre
    Nov 21 - Orlando, FL, Fl Plaza Theatre
    Nov 23 - Manistee, MI, Little River Casino Resort

    Anyone going to Asia?

    —Carly Costello
    05.29.12



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