Date(s) - 09/26/2014
Supergroup ASIA comrs to Havana stage in New Hope
Supergroup Asia will be rockin’ the house at Havana on Sept. 26 as one of the stellar acts in this fall’s New Hope music club lineup. What makes the concert noteworthy is that this incarnation appears original and authentic, with all four members rock n’ roll heavyweights and founding members. Heck, Carl Palmer’s worth the ticket price alone.Asia’s debut album burst onto the airwaves in March, 1982 with several top 10 singles and sales exceeding seven million copies. Labeled a “supergroup” — and featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe — it was the logical successor to members’ previous stints with 70s bands Yes, ELP, King Crimson, and The Buggles.
“This is the REAL ASIA,” says guitarist Steve Howe. “There have been other versions of the band, but this original line-up is the one that the public truly embraced. Since we only toured for a couple of years, it will be nice, finally, to play for audiences all over the world, many of whom never had a chance to see the group in concert.”
Asia will play Havana New Hope for one performance, and one performance only, on Friday, Sept. 26. General Admission Advance tickets are $75.00; Doors/Will Call at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m.