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December 29, 2010

Asia, Franken-band consisting of former members of the Buggles and Roxy Music, to play Annapolis in May

Asia, the band cobbled together from the leftovers of Roxy Music, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and the Buggles, will perform at Rams Head on Stage May 3, the venue announced this week.

Making up the band are guitarist Steve Howe, formerly of Yes; multi-instrumentalist John Wetton of Roxy Music; drummer Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer; and keyboardist Geoff Downes, formerly of the Buggles, who collectively, are a who's who of progressive British rock. 

The original members formed  Asia in 1981 after those bands disbanded, broke up a few years later, and re-united in their original incarnation in 2006 for a 25th anniversary tour and greatest hits package.

They are now touring with a new album, "Omega." Tickets for the Rams Head show are $75 and are now on sale at the venue's website. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 1:50 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Music News


Um, I assume you mean Emerson, Lake and Palmer?

Franken-band? Cobbled together from leftovers? You must be kidding. Have you listened to any of the music? And I wouldn't use Roxy Music as Mr. Wetton's prog rock example, either. Mr. Howe still plays with Yes as well as Asia.

The show is well on its way to a sellout with about 60 tickets left. This band puts on a fabulous show, so hurry so you don't miss it!

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