Asia Plans New Album, Tour, Deluxe Reissue and DVDs Release

05/30/2012
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Frontiers Records have set a May 14th North American release date for Asia's new studio album, XXX (out June 29th in Europe.

The band also plans to release a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, 2 DVDs, and also embark on a world tour.

XXX was produced by Mike Paxman and will be released as a CD, collector's edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind the scenes footage), and on vinyl (limited edition Europe only).

Roger Dean provided the original artwork for "XXX" album.

"We're very pleased with, and confident about XXX," says John Wetton. "It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of ASIA today. However, it is the very same four people that gave you the original, iconic album 30 years ago. If you loved it then, you will love it now."

"We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album," adds ASIA's guitarist, Steve Howe. "ASIA has always been about great songs, and fantastic musicianship. I'm sure fans of the first album, will fall in love with XXX."

"XXX" CD EDITION TRACK LISTING

1. Tomorrow The World (Wetton/Downes) 6:47
2. Bury Me In Willow (Wetton/Downes) 6:01
3. No Religion (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 6:36
4. Faithful (Wetton/Downes) 5:37
5. I Know How You Feel (Wetton/Downes) 4:53
6. Face On The Bridge (Wetton/Downes) 5:59
7. Al Gatto Nero (Wetton/Downes) 4:36
8. Judas (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 4:43
9. Ghost Of A Chance (Wetton/Downes) 4:21

Total Time 49:41

"XXX" SPECIAL EDITION 11-TRACK CD (+ BONUS DVD) - TRACK LISTING
1. Tomorrow The World (Wetton/Downes) 6:47
2. Bury Me In Willow (Wetton/Downes) 6:01
3. No Religion (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 6:36
4. Faithful (Wetton/Downes) 5:37
5. I Know How You Feel (Wetton/Downes) 4:53
6. Face On The Bridge (Wetton/Downes) 5:59
7. Al Gatto Nero (Wetton/Downes) 4:36
8. Judas (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 4:43
9. Reno (Silver and Gold) (Howe/Wetton) 5:15 (Bonus Track)
10. Ghost Of A Chance (Wetton/Downes) 4:21
11. I Know How You Feel (Midnight Mix) (Wetton/Downes) 5:23 (Bonus Track) Total Time: 60:20

BONUS DVD
1. Face On The Bridge (Music Video) (4:33)
2. Faithful (Music Video) (4:34)
3. The Making of XXX (Featurette) (20:33) Total Time: 29:40

In addition ASIA has also completed "Resonance", a DVD concert film of the group's 2010/2011 Omega World Tour, captured live in Switzerland which will be released later in the fall.
To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, ASIA will release a collector's edition box set based on their legendary 1982 eponymous debut album, supported by a myriad of ASIA releases in 2012. The 30th anniversary edition of their debut album will feature 2 audio CDs (a re-mastered edition of the debut album, plus a CD of live rare tracks), an expansive historical booklet, a limited edition ASIA T-shirt, goodies from ASIA's 1982 tour, plus a DVD of the new band documentary: ASIA - 30 Years On. A newly commissioned painting by Roger Dean updates the symbolic dragon and pearl from 1982 to 2012, the Year of The Water Dragon (in the Chinese calendar).
Confirmed 2012 tour dates so far include:

Japan
24th September - Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
25th September - Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
26th September - Osaka Sankei Hall Breeze
27th September - Zepp Nagoya

North America
Oct 17 - Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie
Oct 18 - Boston, MA, Wilbur Theater
Oct 19 - Westbury, NY, Westbury Theater
Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA, Keswick
Oct 21 - Wilmington, DE, Opera House
Oct 23 - Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
Oct 25 - Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
Oct 26 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
Oct 27 - NY, NY, Best Buy Theater
Oct 28 - York, PA, Strand Capital
Oct 30 - Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
Nov 01 - Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak
Nov 02 - St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre
Nov 03 - Sloan, IA, Winnavegas Casino Showroom
Nov 08 - Santa Ynez, CA, Chumash Casino
Nov 07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Nov 15 House of Blues Houston, TX
Nov 09 - Agoura Hills, CA, Canyon Club
Nov 10 - Las Vegas, NV, Green Valley Casino
Nov 11 - San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
Nov 13 - Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Casino
Nov 16 - Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
Nov 17 - Austin, TX, One World Theatre (2 shows)
Nov 20 - Clearwater, FL , Capitol Theatre
Nov 21 - Orlando, FL, Fl Plaza Theatre
Nov 23 - Manistee, MI, Little River Casino Resort

UK Dates
2nd September Weyfest Festival, Weyfest, UK
15th December The Wharf, Tavistock, UK
16th December The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, UK
17th December Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK
18th December TBA
19th December City Hall, Salisbury, UK
20th December Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
21st December RNCM, Manchester, UK
22nd December Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

ASIA is:
Geoff Downes keyboards
Steve Howe guitars
Carl Palmer drums
John Wetton bass and vocals

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