Asia Live CD/DVD Package “High Voltage” Due August 2014

ASIA to release a unique live document of the original line-up’s performance of the debut album in full – Out in August on Frontiers! World Tour announced in support of the new Gravitas album!

High Voltage CoverFrontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ASIA newest live CD/DVD package entitled “High Voltage” on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.

Recorded on the 24th July 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD / DVD captures the band, in the original line-up (featuring Steve Howe on guitar), performing classic material from the 80’s, plus songs from the first two albums of its reunion, “Phoenix” and “Omega”.

The show was performed to an enthusiastic festival crowd, ready to hear ASIA’s eponymous debut album – the world’s biggest selling album of 1982 – performed in its entirety for the first time in Europe. In fact, this remains the only video document of the original line-up performing the debut album in full.

This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a ‘home audience’.

“High Voltage” will be released in a glossy digi-pack CD / DVD digi-pack format with Roger Dean artwork and the track listing includes:

CD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment.

DVD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment.

In related news ASIA has also announced a world tour in support of the release of the brand new album GRAVITAS, introducing its newest member, guitarist Sam Coulson.

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Asia to Embark on 2014 Gravitas World Tour

The dragon has risen again.

Iconic British rock band ASIA is about to embark on its 2014 Gravitas World Tour, incorporating visits to Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The band is taking to the road in support of its acclaimed new CD, Gravitas, introducing its newest member, guitarist Sam Coulson.

“It always was a great live band, but this time the dragon has awakened with fresh energy, direction and purpose,” says Asia’s John Wetton, adding: “last summer, ASIA played live dates which opened in the UK, took in the massive Sweden Rock Festival, a European tour and a TV show in the glorious Roman Amphitheater, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, with an orchestra. These were the first dates of the new chapter of ASIA.”

“There is a great energy when we step on stage,” says keyboardist Geoff Downes. “We can feel it and I know the fans can feel it.”
Asia’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in April, 1982, with several Top 10 singles. It became the best-selling album in the World in 1982. Featuring Geoff Downes on keyboards, Steve Howe on guitar, Carl Palmer on drums and John Wetton on lead vocal and bass, Asia was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s – Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK and The Buggles.

Asia became one of the most played acts during the first year of MTV. Throughout most of ’82, Asia ruled the radio airwaves and MTV, selling out every date on tour as the debut album crushed all the competition in record stores around the World.

The original line-up of ASIA reformed in 2006. It was the first time the four original members had worked together in 23 years. Prior to Gravitas, ASIA had completed several world tours, released three brilliant studio albums (2008’s Phoenix, 2010’s Omega, and 2012’s XXX), as well as three live albums and Blu-rays / DVDs.

For ASIA’s long-devoted fans, the band’s return to the concert stage cannot come soon enough. As Carl Palmer says: “performing on stage is where this band truly comes into its element. Seeing the fans reacting to our music is what makes it all worthwhile. It is the fuel that drives this train we call ASIA.”

Confirmed 2014 tour dates >

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“Gravitas” US Dates Announced

Thu 9/11 – Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
Fri 9/12  – Shirley, MA   Bull Run
Sat 9/13 – Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
Sun 9/14 – Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
Wed 9/17 – York, PA Pullo Center
Thu 9/18 – State College, PA State Theater
Fri 9/19 – Akron, NY   Brauns Concert Cove
Sat 9/20 – New York, NY BB Kings
Mon 9/22 – Warrendale, PA   Jergel’s
Wed 9/24 – Newark, OH   Midland Theater
Thu 9/25 – Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Fri 9/26 – New Hope, PA (Phil) Havana (Rosh Hashanah)
Sat 9/27  – Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Sun 9/28 – Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Casino – Poconos
Tue 9/30 – Annapolis, MD   Rams Head
Wed 10/1 – Annapolis, MD Rams Head
Fri 10/3 – Atlanta, GA   Variety Theater
Sat 10/4 – Biloxi, MS   Hard Rock Casino
Sun 10/5 – Franklin TN Franklin Theater
Tue 10/7 – Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Wed 10/8 – Royal Oak, MI   Royal Oak Music Theater
Thu 10/9 – St. Charles, IL   Arcada Theatre
Sat 10/11 – Dallas, TX   Granada Theater
Mon 10/13 – Tucson, AZ Fox Theater
Tue 10/14 – Phoenix, AZ The Press Room
Thu 10/16 – Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon
Fri 10/17 – Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino – Rocks
Sat 10/18 – Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
Sun 10/19 – San Juan Capistrano Coach House
Mon 10/20 – Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
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New UK 2014 Tour Dates

Asia is pleased to announce the following additional UK shows:

  • Sage H2, Gateshead on the 28th October
  • RNCM, Manchester on the 29th October
  • Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton on the 30th October
  •  The Regent Centre, Christchurch on the 31st October

Head over to the tour dates page for ticketing.

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