Asia




We caught up to Asia during their 30th Anniversary World Tour which included all the original members. Asia’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in March 1982 with several Top 10 singles and sales exceeding 7 million copies. Members of this “supergroup”, featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe emerged from such veteran bands as “YES”, “Emerson, Lake and Palmer”, “Buggles” and “King Crimson.” Their On Canvas feature is likely to be the last opportunity to see these four original Asia members perform together, since guitarist Steve Howe has recently left the band.


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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.


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