John was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Peter Banks (July 15, 1947 – March 7, 2013). 14 ASIA SHOW FROM 2012 TO BE FEATURED ON PBS TV’S AFFILIATE WHYY “ON CANVAS” SHOW, THURS, FEB 14TH This exciting ASIA concert is among the final shows performed by the original line-up of the band.John worked with Peter on his "Two Sides of Peter Banks" solo album, where he first met Phil Collins and Steve Hackett. The show will be shown on WHYY’s “ON CANVAS” show and will air in the Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia markets.John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer are delighted to announce that not only do they have an incredible talent in place to step into Steve Howe’s shoes, but also that their first international show with newcomer Sam Coulson will be a high profile performance at Sweden Rock 2013.
John Wetton said, “ASIA is ready to take its next steps along this remarkable road.For more information please contact [email protected] call 08 in the UK; in the US and other markets please contact [email protected] call 585-454-2756.See also hurricane Sandy proceeds up the east coast of the US and several areas are placed under warning status, ASIA recommends that fans check with promoters regarding venues within the hurricane area.The set will feature a unique acoustic section, with songs which have never been performed before in the UK, in addition to the electric set." Tickets are available here ASIA is pleased to announce the following German dates: THU Worpswede Musichall FRI Bochum Zeche SAT Kitzingen Zeltfestival SUN Stuttgart Longhorn TUE Darmstadt Centralstation , performing a duet with vocalist Annie Haslam accompanied by only the grand piano of keyboardist Rave Tesar.Although Annie Haslam and John Wetton are life-long friends and musical collaborators, it is not widely known that John Wetton was a touring member of Renaissance briefly in 1971.