The band have called off all seven dates, which were due to kick off on Saturday. Ticketholders are advised to consult their vendor for refund information.
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Asia guitarist Steve Howe recently explained why the band could only operated with its original members – himself, Palmer, John Wetton and Geoff Downes – while his other outfit, Yes, could successfully change lineups.
He said: “”Yes and Asia are very different kinds of creatures, really. It must be personalities. Asia doesn’t work unless it is the original guys.”
Cancelled Asia tour dates
Dec 15: Tavistock The Wharf
Dec 16: Holmfirth The Picturedrome
Dec 17: Edinburgh Queens Hall
Dec 19: Salisbury City Hal
Dec 20: Birmingham Town Hall
Dec 21: Manchester RNCM
Dec 22: London Shepherds Bush Empire