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    Posted: January 09 2008 at 16:06

Global CD & Digital Album Release
Coincides with ASIA’s 2008 World Tour,
Including U.S. Dates in April & May

Hollywood, California – The acclaimed British progressive rock group ASIA has announced the April 15 (April 14 internationally) release of Phoenix, its first studio album since 1983. Recorded by all four original members, Phoenix will be released on CD and digitally by EMI America Records in North America and by Frontiers Records in the rest of the world.  Since 1982, ASIA has sold more than 15 million albums globally, and the band has announced a world tour to support the release of Phoenix, with U.S. dates confirmed for April and May.

Phoenix marks a return to the classic ASIA sound, with some surprising contemporary twists.  “Everything that was there 25 years ago is still there, and quite simply, if you liked it then, you'll love it now,” says ASIA’s singer and bassist John Wetton.

Phoenix is a collection of songs that speak to the millions of core ASIA fans who, like the group, have come a long way since the dawn of the MTV age in 1982. “We’re older now, and our audience has grown up with us,” says drummer Carl Palmer. “I think the lyrical themes on this record are some of the best John has ever developed. One track in particular, ‘Extraordinary Life,’ is among the best tracks we’ve ever recorded, and I believe could go on to be another ASIA classic.”

“1982 feels like only yesterday,” comments keyboardist Geoff Downes about recording ASIA’s landmark debut album as compared to Phoenix. “Four guys in the studio, making music together - John, Steve, Carl and me. Fast forward to 2008. Once again, here we are: The same four guys doing the same things. Maybe we're all a bit older now, but nothing's really changed that much over the years - that's the beauty of ASIA.”

ASIA: “Phoenix” World Tour - Confirmed U.S. Dates:
April 4  Wilkes Barre, PA - Kirby PAC
April 5  Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den
April 7  Harrisburg, PA - Sunoco Performance Theater
April 8  Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
April 10 Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium
April 12 Westbury, NY - North Fork Theatre
April 13 Peekskill, NY - Paramount Center for the Arts
April 15 Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort & Casino
April 16 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
April 17 Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
April 19 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
April 20 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
April 21 Indianapolis, IN - Music Mill
April 23 Milwaukee, WI  - Pabst Theater
April 26 Marksville, LA - Paragon Casino
April 27 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
April 29 Espanola NM - Big Rock Casino
April 30 Phoenix, AZ  - Celebrity Theatre
May 2  Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
May 3  Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
May 4  San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
May 5  San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom at The Regency Ctr

Original's Easy Livin post:

The new studio album by the original line up (Wetton, Downes, Palmer, Howe) will be released in the first half of this year. It will of course have a Roger Dean sleeve.

News here:

Edited by [email protected] - March 27 2008 at 22:34
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2008 at 17:17
What?!  No beginning and ending with the letter A?!  Come on, guys, don't break the pattern NOW!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2008 at 17:52
In the photo of the official announcement Steve Howe looks as if he has just risen from the grave.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2008 at 18:42
Originally posted by Bellringer Bellringer wrote:

What?!  No beginning and ending with the letter A?! 
Exactly my first thought whan I've read the post. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2008 at 08:14
Originally posted by Bellringer Bellringer wrote:

What?!  No beginning and ending with the letter A?!  Come on, guys, don't break the pattern NOW!!!!

They broke the pattern with "Silent Nation", although to be fair I think that counts as much an Asia album as "Calling All Stations" a Genesis album.LOL

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