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Asia Releases “Omega”

Asia: OmegaAsia, the supergroup formed in 1981 by members of Yes, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Uriah Heep, has released their latest album, Omega.

The four original Asia members, vocalist/bassist John Wetton, keyboardist Geoffrey Downes, guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Carl Palmer, reunited for the first time in 23 years in 2006, resulting in successful world tours, the live CD/DVD release Fantasia: Live In Tokyo, and the studio release Phoenix.

“Asia is an English prog-rock band with a pop edge, always has been, and hopefully always will be,” shares Wetton. “Accessible, melodic, anthemic songs with great playing, luxuriating in a bed of lush orchestration, with lyrics that strike a sympathetic chord in even the most cynical heart. There you have it; Omega is a themed album in Asia’s fine tradition, without the millstone of a concept.”

Preview and download Omega:

Omega is available from Amazon.

Asia is currently on tour, with dates across Europe, Japan and the US:

Europe (remainder of the 2010 European tour):
May 6 – Reichenbach, Germany – Die Halle
May 7 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche Prinz-Regent-Strasse 50-60
May 8 – Osnabruck, Germany – Rosenhof Rosenplatz 23
May 9 – Bonn, Germany – Bruckenforum

May 13th – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
May 14th – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
May 15th – Yokohama, Japan – Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
May 17th – Osaka, Japan – Grancube
May 18th – Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Shi Kokaido

Aug 2nd – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA
Aug 3rd – Birchmere, Alexandria VA
Aug 5th – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe PA
Aug 6th – Theatre at Westbury, Westbury NY
Aug 7th – Showboat. Atlantic City NJ
Aug 8th – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield CT
Aug 10th – Bergen PAC, Englewood, NJ
Aug 12th – Market Block Party, Syracuse, NY
Aug 13th – House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Aug 14th – Armory, Rochester, NY
Aug 15th – Carnegie Hall of Homestead, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 17th – Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
Aug 18th – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Aug 20th – House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Aug 21st – House of Blues, Houston, TX
Aug 22nd – Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX
Aug 25th – Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 26th – Veijas Casino at DreamCatcher, Alpine, CA
Aug 27th – Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 28th – The Grove, Anaheim, CA
Aug 29th – The Uptown, Napa, CA
Sep 1st – Laxon Auditorium, Chico, CA
Sep 2nd – Fox Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
Sep 3rd – Ovation at Green Valley Resort & Spa, Henderson, NV
Sep 4th – Peppermill Casino, Wendover, NV
Sep 5th – Nugget Casino, Sparks, NV
Sep 7th – Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
Sep 8th – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA

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