Asia cofounder Steve Howe has left the group in order to devote his attention to his other projects including with the band Yes.
The guitarist cofounded Asia in 1981 with John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer. Howe had the following to say to fans about his departure, according to Blabbermouth.:
"Myself and the band wish to thank their fans for the enthusiasm shown during the original members' reunion. I will continue with Yes, and with my trio and solo guitar work. I wish my friends continued success."