Asia Featuring Long Past Their Heyday Replacement Vocalist Going On tour

(PR) Classic AOR band Asia Featuring John Payne is scheduled to appear at festivals and venues around the USA this summer beginning July 5th at the American Music Festival in Riverfront Park, Harrisburg, PA.

ASIA Featuring John Payne will perform many of Asia's hit songs plus new material from their upcoming release "Military Man".

John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton. ASIA extensively toured the world for the next 14 years performing new classics and old favorites. With John Payne fronting the band, ASIA released 8 stunning studio albums and several live recordings. In 2006, Geoff Downes left the band to reform the 1982 line up for their 25th anniversary. On the 9th of May 2006, John Payne, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe contractually agreed that John Payne would continue his 14 year legacy with ASIA as "ASIA Featuring John Payne". ASIA Featuring John Payne have commenced touring in North America and a new studio album is planned for release in late 2009.

July 5, 2009 American Music Festival, Riverfront Park in downtown Harrisburg, PA 6:30PM http://www.harrisburgevents.com
July 11, 2009 Riverfest, East Hartford, CT http://www.riverfront.org/events/festivals/#Info1
July 12, 2009 Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry, NH 03053 7PM http://www.tupelomusichall.com
July 14, 2009 Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT 8PM http://www.mohegansun.com
July 16, 2009 The Boogie Festival, Springville, IN 11PM http://www.abateofindiana.org/events/boogie.html
July 18, 2009 Rock N Resort Music Festival, Clays Park Resort, North Lawrence, OH 44666 7:30PM http://www.rocknresort.com
August 7, 2009 Crestwood Fest, Caesar Park, Crestwood, IL 9:45PM
August 9, 2009 Valley Cultural Arts, Warner Park Ctr., 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 6PM http://www.valleycultural.org/concerts_park.php
August 12, 2009 Trocaderos Event Center, 107 Third Ave., Minneapolis, MN 8PM http://www.trocaderos.com
August 13, 2009 Waterfest, Riverside Park, Oshkosh, WI (with Night Ranger) 8PM http://www.waterfest.org
August 15, 2009 Wisconsin State Fair, Cousins Subs Amphitheater, West Allis, WI 8PM http://www.wistatefair.com
September 12, 2009 Sky City Casino, Interstate 40 Exit 102, Acoma, NM 87034 8PM http://www.skycity.com

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