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Asia Announces North American Tour


The all-star group Asia has announced a North American leg for its just-started world tour in support of its new album, "Gravitas."

The trek is the group's first with new guitarist Sam Coulson, who joined in 2013 after Steve Howe left the group to focus on his responsibilities to Yes and also concentrate on solo work. But the lineup still includes co-founders John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes (who's also with Yes these days).

The quartet, which plays the U.K. and Japan this month, begins its North American run on September 11 in Norfolk, Conn., with 30 dates on the books before wrapping up October 20 in Solana Beach, Calif. Another U.K. tour will follow that.

Downes, meanwhile, will also be in North America with Yes, which kicks off a tour to promote its upcoming new album "Heaven & Earth" on June 26 in Chicago. Palmer is taking his ELP Legacy on the road for a handful of July dates in the U.S. with a more extensive tour planned for November to coincide with the release of a new DVD called "Decade."

Asia – 2014 “Gravitas” North American Tour Dates

Thu 9/11 – Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
Fri 9/12  - Shirley, MA   Bull Run
Sat 9/13 – Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
Sun 9/14 – Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
Wed 9/17 – York, PA Pullo Center
Thu 9/18 – State College, PA State Theater
Fri 9/19 – Akron, NY   Brauns Concert Cove
Sat 9/20 – New York, NY BB Kings
Mon 9/22 – Warrendale, PA   Jergel’s
Wed 9/24 – Newark, OH   Midland Theater
Thu 9/25 – Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Fri 9/26 – New Hope, PA (Phil) Havana (Rosh Hashanah)
Sat 9/27  - Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Sun 9/28 – Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Casino – Poconos
Tue 9/30 – Annapolis, MD   Rams Head
Wed 10/1 – Annapolis, MD Rams Head
Fri 10/3 – Atlanta, GA   Variety Theater
Sat 10/4 – Biloxi, MS   Hard Rock Casino
Sun 10/5 – Franklin TN Franklin Theater
Tue 10/7 – Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Wed 10/8 – Royal Oak, MI   Royal Oak Music Theater
Thu 10/9 – St. Charles, IL   Arcada Theatre
Sat 10/11 – Dallas, TX   Granada Theater
Mon 10/13 – Tucson, AZ Fox Theater
Tue 10/14 – Phoenix, AZ The Press Room
Thu 10/16 – Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon
Fri 10/17 – Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino – Rocks
Sat 10/18 – Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
Sun 10/19 – San Juan Capistrano Coach House
Mon 10/20 – Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern