Apr 2, 2019 · Also appearing on the tour with YES and ASIA, will be Moody Blues member John Lodge and his band and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, with special guest vocalist, Arthur Brown. Founding member and original guitarist Steve Howe will join ASIA on stage each night on the Royal Affair tour to play on a few of the band’s biggest hits and honor the memory of his friend, John Wetton.
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Gravitas is the thirteenth studio album by British rock group Asia, released in 2014. It is the group's final studio album with vocalist/bassist John Wetton before his death in 2017 and the only one to feature guitarist Sam Coulson . Gravitas was released on CD, deluxe edition CD/DVD-Video (featuring bonus tracks, the "Valkyrie" music video, the making of the album and three tracks recorded live with a full symphonic orchestra in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) and LP.
Jul 13, 2022 · The songs that Asia performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the July 13, 2022 concert at Jergels Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, United States: Aqua, Part 1; Go; Who Will Stop the Rain? Love Under Fire; Someday; Don't Call Me; Heaven on Earth; Here Comes the Feeling; Cutting It Fine; Without You; Wildest Dreams; Time Again
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Mar 24, 2014 · Gravitas Review. After reuniting for 2008's Phoenix, the original four members of prog-pop supergroup Asia (bassist/vocalist John Wetton, keyboardist Geoff Downes, guitarist Steve Howe, and drummer Carl Palmer) stayed together for three more albums including 2012's XXX. However, after touring in support of that album, Howe amicably parted ways with the band to pursue other projects, and once again Asia were in search of a guitarist.
Asia is a phenomenal band and deserves so much more. Published Thandrus Mar 27 2014 The new blood fit Asia well. This new album, while not pretending on being a masterpiece, is full of memorable songs, with very few fillers. Valkyrie, Russian Dolls and Heaven Help Me Now could be their best rock-oriented songs after their reunion. Published
This song deals with divorce, telling the story of a guy who is going through a split and struggling with the ordeal. All he asks is "Gravitas," which refers to dignity. In our interview with Asia lead singer John Wetton, he explained: "He's just saying, 'For Christ sake, can I come out of this with some dignity?' It's so demoralizing and so demeaning.