Asia Kicks Anniversary Tour to 2023
Asia’s debut album will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the band is planning a tour to commemorate the milestone.
The original joint tour with The Alan Parsons Live Project set for August was delayed because of a medical procedure Alan Parsons underwent recently. The tour will commence in 2023.
“We were hoping to be out this August, however moving the tour to early next year so we can remain on a co-bill with The Alan Parsons Project will be well worth it,” says drummer Carl Palmer. “I am so thrilled that ASIA has finally been able to return to performing after three years off the road due to the pandemic; we have much to celebrate.”
Adds keyboardist Geoff Downes, “ASIA has been through a lot during these last four decades, but the music has always endured…This tour will be historic.”
The group recently released a multi-disc box set, ASIA in Asia — Live at The Budokan, Tokyo, 1983, which focuses on a historic concert the band played in Japan that featured ELP’s Greg Lake stepping in for Wetton.