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Date d'inscription : 20/05/2012
Localisation : saint céré
|Sujet: ASIA - NEW GUITARIST Ven 11 Jan - 18:07|| |
ASIA - NEW GUITARIST, SWEDEN ROCK, NEW ALBUM:
If 2012 was a year to remember for ASIA, with the release of the acclaimed studio album 'XXX' marking the band's thirtieth anniversary, then 2013 is set to be another. John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer are delighted to announce that not only do they have an incredible talent in place to step into Steve Howe's shoes, but also that their first international show with newcomer Sam Coulson
will be a high profile performance at Sweden Rock 2013. Sam is a
wonderful player, world-renowned amongst guitar virtuosos. Additionally,
a new studio album, to be entitled 'Valkyrie', will be recorded for Frontiers Records during 2013 continuing the band's relationship with the label.
John Wetton said, "ASIA is ready to take its next steps along this
remarkable road. We cannot wait to perform again for the fans and also
to unveil some of the new material, of which we are very proud". Geoff Downes said, "We look forward to writing another chapter in Asia's history". Carl Palmer commented, "We're all looking forward to the next decade of great ASIA music".
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]. Their self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in
the world in 1982 and monopolized the Number 1 slot in the Billboard
charts for 9 weeks. The album is still in the top 3 Geffen sales of all
time, with Guns 'n' Roses and Whitesnake! With tracks like mega-hit
'Heat Of The Moment', ASIA helped to create the MTV phenomenon. The
band's work perfected the use of videos that encompassed stories and
messages, examples being the work for 'Wildest Dreams', 'Only Time Will
Tell', 'The Smile Has Left Your Eyes' and 'Don't Cry'. 'Heat Of The
Moment' is still a radio fixture and has been in top TV and films
including '40 Year Old Virgin', 'South Park', 'Cold Case', 'The Matador'
and countless others.
In 2006 the original band reunited for a tour of USA, which was followed
by four world tours and several continental tours. 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. This is a band with plenty more to say. 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!