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  ASIA TO DEBUT TRACKS FROM NEW ALBUM 'GRAVITAS' AT UK SHOWS
22 May 2014





Asia is proud to announce that they will perform some of the tracks from the well-received current album 'Gravitas' for the first time ever at a couple of select UK shows in June. The dates, at the Malvern Theatre and the Holmfirth Picturedrome, are on sale now.

'Gravitas' sees the legendary British band moving into the next phase of its extraordinary career; this is a brave new album that explores different musical landscapes while embracing its familiar musical past.

Produced and written by band members John Wetton and Geoff Downes, the album also introduces the world to the band's new guitarist, Sam Coulson, who replaces Steve Howe in the line-up.

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Asia's debut album exploded onto the music scene in April 1982 and was the best selling album in the world that year. Featuring Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocals and bass), the group was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70's - Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK and The Buggles.

UK DATES

11th June 2014

Malvern Theatre, Worcestershire
Ticket price: £25
Doors 7pm, on stage 7.30pm.
Box office: 01684 892277 or www.malvern-tickets.co.uk

12th June 2014
Holmfirth Picturedrome, West Yorkshire
Ticket price: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 249 1000 or www.picturedrome.net

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."

John Wetton added, "Aware of the debt to our homeland, we look forward to playing these two special dates in June to preview 'Gravitas', and introduce the latest, exciting chapter of this extraordinary band".

From Geoff Downes, "We are very much looking forward to playing in front of our UK fans once more. It's been quite a while, so of course we are extra-excited this time to bring our music back to you all again. And in particular, we shall be including songs from our brand new album 'Gravitas' - see you there!"







NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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