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22 January 2013

Friday 7 June Confirmed

ASIA is delighted to confirm that they will be performing at Sweden Rock on Friday 7 June 2013. This high profile performance will be their first international show with newcomer Sam Coulson; a wonderful player, world-renowned amongst guitar virtuosos. This day is set to be a truly memorable event with Europe headlining with a special 30th anniversary show featuring special guests. Other acts confirmed include Saxon, Doro, Hardline and Amaranthe.
Established in 1992, Sweden Rock is a four day event that attracts amazing acts, and indeed fans, from far and wide. With a line up offering around seventy five bands including other big names like Kiss and Rush, and a real range of rock genres and styles it is a fixture on the international festival scene.
John Wetton said, "Sweden Rock is an incredible event and ASIA is delighted to be part of this amazing musical party." Geoff Downes added, "We love playing big shows like this and promise that it will be an amazing show." Carl Palmer concluded, "ASIA is all about the music and we can't wait to perform for the Sweden Rock crowd."

ASIA formed as a supergroup of stunning pedigrees, bringing together songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton [King Crimson, UK], keyboardist Geoff Downes [Yes, The Buggles], drummer extraordinaire Carl Palmer [ELP] and Steve Howe [Yes]. Their self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world in 1982 and monopolized the Number 1 slot in the Billboard charts for 9 weeks. The album is still in the top 3 Geffen sales of all time, with Guns 'n' Roses and Whitesnake!

2013 is set to be another great year for the band, a new studio album, to be entitled 'Valkyrie', will be recorded for Frontiers Records continuing the band's relationship with the label. As the prestigious Sweden Rock appearance shows, ASIA is very much in demand and as busy as ever.


For more information please contact chris@chrishewlett.com or call 0845 601 2833 in the UK; in the US and other markets please contact Brucetune@aol.com or call 585-454-2756. See also OriginalAsia.com

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