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Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tj » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:27 pm

http://originalasia.com/journey-asia-2017-tour-dates/

Journey & Asia 2017 Tour Dates

Asia will be touring with Journey in 2017! John, Geoff, Carl and Sam are excited to see you on the road.
“Asia is honoured to be asked to share the stage with Journey,” says ASIA’s lead singer and bassist John Wetton, who has been fighting cancer since 2015 after the band finished its last US tour. “On a personal note, this couldn’t have come at a better time for me; I remain determined and my road to a full recovery continues. I look forward to seeing everyone on the tour next year”.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby ebake02 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:59 pm

Total snooze fest for me.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby jrny84 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:55 am

Interesting choice for an opening act. Would have never thought of Asia.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby Ehwmatt » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:06 am

I saw Asia about 6 years ago. They were GREAT.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby SF-Dano » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:10 am

Actually I think musically the pairing should work good. However, I did see a DVD of Asia from a while back (Howe was in band) and something wasn't quite right with the live sound of the band. The songs just didn't seem to have the same sound/feel and I at the time seemed to think it was mostly because of Howe. Hard to explain :? . It wasn't horrible, but just kind of blah.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby Ehwmatt » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:10 pm

SF-Dano wrote:Actually I think musically the pairing should work good. However, I did see a DVD of Asia from a while back (Howe was in band) and something wasn't quite right with the live sound of the band. The songs just didn't seem to have the same sound/feel and I at the time seemed to think it was mostly because of Howe. Hard to explain :? . It wasn't horrible, but just kind of blah.


Howe was the weak link when I saw them for sure. His choppy weird style/playing has gotten odder as he's aged. Still works ok in Yes, doesn't fit in with Asia's AOR sound at all. Thankfully, Howe left the band, so there's a new young guy on guitar that kills it.

The recent Asia live DVDs are pretty poor quality, so don't judge their live chops by how those sound.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby scarab » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:45 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Paz49I2mpA

sounds pretty good to me, but why (I assume Geoff Downes) faces backwards?
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tj » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:57 pm

Ehwmatt wrote:
SF-Dano wrote:Actually I think musically the pairing should work good. However, I did see a DVD of Asia from a while back (Howe was in band) and something wasn't quite right with the live sound of the band. The songs just didn't seem to have the same sound/feel and I at the time seemed to think it was mostly because of Howe. Hard to explain :? . It wasn't horrible, but just kind of blah.


Howe was the weak link when I saw them for sure. His choppy weird style/playing has gotten odder as he's aged. Still works ok in Yes, doesn't fit in with Asia's AOR sound at all. Thankfully, Howe left the band, so there's a new young guy on guitar that kills it.

The recent Asia live DVDs are pretty poor quality, so don't judge their live chops by how those sound.


I have seen clips from several of the DVDs and the quality is so poor that I am surprised that they were even put out. I understand wanting to share the music, but if the quality of the video/audio is poor leave it on the cutting room floor.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby SF-Dano » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:50 am

tj wrote:
Ehwmatt wrote:
SF-Dano wrote:Actually I think musically the pairing should work good. However, I did see a DVD of Asia from a while back (Howe was in band) and something wasn't quite right with the live sound of the band. The songs just didn't seem to have the same sound/feel and I at the time seemed to think it was mostly because of Howe. Hard to explain :? . It wasn't horrible, but just kind of blah.


Howe was the weak link when I saw them for sure. His choppy weird style/playing has gotten odder as he's aged. Still works ok in Yes, doesn't fit in with Asia's AOR sound at all. Thankfully, Howe left the band, so there's a new young guy on guitar that kills it.

The recent Asia live DVDs are pretty poor quality, so don't judge their live chops by how those sound.


I have seen clips from several of the DVDs and the quality is so poor that I am surprised that they were even put out. I understand wanting to share the music, but if the quality of the video/audio is poor leave it on the cutting room floor.


Pretty sure this is the audio from the DVD I saw....... Only Time Will Tell ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkSTti3 ... xAxmNDOzA_ (fixed)

......really lacking compared to the studio track. I will try and check some more recent vids.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tj » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:37 am

SF-Dano wrote:
Pretty sure this is the audio from the DVD I saw....... Only Time Will Tell ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DePotCgSgxU

......really lacking compared to the studio track. I will try and check some more recent vids.


THis link goes to a Dio video.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby SF-Dano » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:27 pm

tj wrote:
SF-Dano wrote:
Pretty sure this is the audio from the DVD I saw....... Only Time Will Tell ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DePotCgSgxU

......really lacking compared to the studio track. I will try and check some more recent vids.


THis link goes to a Dio video.


Oops!! Try that again...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkSTti3 ... xAxmNDOzA_
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby WalrusOct9 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:01 pm

scarab wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Paz49I2mpA

sounds pretty good to me, but why (I assume Geoff Downes) faces backwards?


1:15. Oooops.

(I'm a fan of the band, but if you're going to entirely can your backing vocals, at least get them synced up. Seems like they picked up the tempos a bit since Howe left, but didn't update the backing tapes)
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby JourneyHard » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:14 pm

Journey needs to get Steve Augeri back in the band, and keep Arnel also. Then they can tour alone and do a three-hour show! They can include all the hits, and then do much more such as deep tracks from classic albums, and material from Arrival, Eclipse and so on. Just sayin'
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby Art Vandelay » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:49 am

JourneyHard wrote:Journey needs to get Steve Augeri back in the band, and keep Arnel also. Then they can tour alone and do a three-hour show! They can include all the hits, and then do much more such as deep tracks from classic albums, and material from Arrival, Eclipse and so on. Just sayin'


Why not add Robert Fleischman into the mix as well? Then it could be a three-hour and 15 minute show.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby Memorex » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:51 am

Art Vandelay wrote:
JourneyHard wrote:Journey needs to get Steve Augeri back in the band, and keep Arnel also. Then they can tour alone and do a three-hour show! They can include all the hits, and then do much more such as deep tracks from classic albums, and material from Arrival, Eclipse and so on. Just sayin'


Why not add Robert Fleischman into the mix as well? Then it could be a three-hour and 15 minute show.


I say Add Chalfant and go for the full Springsteen length show. What's that other guy that claims he was in Journey? Add him too. :)

Actually, the Augeri-Arnel thing is not a bad idea.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby scarab » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:36 am

Or Bring back JSS! the MAN can do it all! 8)
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby Memorex » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:06 am

scarab wrote:Or Bring back JSS! the MAN can do it all! 8)


Well, now we are just getting to marathon status.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tj » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:53 am

scarab wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Paz49I2mpA

sounds pretty good to me, but why (I assume Geoff Downes) faces backwards?


He has faced completely backwards at times (1982 Asia in Asia show). Not sure what that is about, other than perhaps he stacks keyboards so high that he can't see over them facing forward.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby George_g888 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:46 am

I guess I don't understand why Asia is opening. They aren't much of a draw at all. Will having Asia on the bill really make a difference with attendance? The venues on this tour are smaller than what Journey usually does on their big summer tours. I feel like Journey could've been the only act on the bill.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tj » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:27 am

George_g888 wrote:I guess I don't understand why Asia is opening. They aren't much of a draw at all. Will having Asia on the bill really make a difference with attendance? The venues on this tour are smaller than what Journey usually does on their big summer tours. I feel like Journey could've been the only act on the bill.


I doubt I would pay to see Asia alone, so this seems like a good deal for them. Journey has toured with most of their contemporaries over the past decade or so, who else should they share the bill with?
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby George_g888 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:03 am

tj wrote:
George_g888 wrote:I guess I don't understand why Asia is opening. They aren't much of a draw at all. Will having Asia on the bill really make a difference with attendance? The venues on this tour are smaller than what Journey usually does on their big summer tours. I feel like Journey could've been the only act on the bill.


I doubt I would pay to see Asia alone, so this seems like a good deal for them. Journey has toured with most of their contemporaries over the past decade or so, who else should they share the bill with?


Thats not the point I am trying to make. For this particular run of shows Journey doesn't need an opening act- at all. They are playing in b level markets, the venues are generally a couple thousand smaller than what they usually play on their big summer tours, (Not knocking Journey at all. Every artist at some point plays in the b markets) they just don't need an opening act this go around. Its certainly not the worst thing in the world, Journey will (hopefully) play a longer set with only one opening act. Journey could've played even longer if there wasn't an opening act. Given the markets they are playing in, and that Asia isn't a draw at all anymore, I just think Journey doesn't benefit from having an opening act this go around.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tater1977 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:32 am

ASIA's JOHN WETTON To Sit Out JOURNEY Dates, 'Cruise To The Edge' Appearance

January 11, 2017

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/asia-j ... ppearance/

John Wetton will sit out ASIA's previously announced shows with JOURNEY to focus on his ongoing battle with cancer. He will be temporarily replaced by YES's Billy Sherwood for the March and April dates, which include an appearance on the Cruise To The Edge progressive rock cruise.

"I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise To The Edge, and from the first leg of the JOURNEY tour, March 15 – April 4," Wetton — who who has been fighting cancer since 2015 — said in a statement.

"I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

"I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.

"My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within ASIA, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 JOURNEY dates.

"While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with ASIA later in 2017, dates soon to be announced.

"I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run."

As a lead singer, bassist and songwriter, John Wetton initially rose to fame with KING CRIMSON and after that Wetton co-founded UK. In the early 1980s, he was the frontman of the super-group ASIA, his biggest commercial success. ASIA's self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world in 1982.

He later formed the duo ICON with Geoff Downes (YES and THE BUGGLES) and has had a successful solo career releasing a large number of studio and live albums, including the compilation "The Studio Recordings Anthology".
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby Ehwmatt » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:41 pm

tater1977 wrote:ASIA's JOHN WETTON To Sit Out JOURNEY Dates, 'Cruise To The Edge' Appearance

January 11, 2017

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/asia-j ... ppearance/

John Wetton will sit out ASIA's previously announced shows with JOURNEY to focus on his ongoing battle with cancer. He will be temporarily replaced by YES's Billy Sherwood for the March and April dates, which include an appearance on the Cruise To The Edge progressive rock cruise.

"I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise To The Edge, and from the first leg of the JOURNEY tour, March 15 – April 4," Wetton — who who has been fighting cancer since 2015 — said in a statement.

"I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

"I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.

"My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within ASIA, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 JOURNEY dates.

"While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with ASIA later in 2017, dates soon to be announced.

"I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run."

As a lead singer, bassist and songwriter, John Wetton initially rose to fame with KING CRIMSON and after that Wetton co-founded UK. In the early 1980s, he was the frontman of the super-group ASIA, his biggest commercial success. ASIA's self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world in 1982.

He later formed the duo ICON with Geoff Downes (YES and THE BUGGLES) and has had a successful solo career releasing a large number of studio and live albums, including the compilation "The Studio Recordings Anthology".


Damn, that's brutal. I had no idea Wetton had cancer. He already had triple bypass surgery about 10 or 11 years ago. Tough life for him...
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby AR » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:03 am

tj wrote:
SF-Dano wrote:
Pretty sure this is the audio from the DVD I saw....... Only Time Will Tell ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DePotCgSgxU

......really lacking compared to the studio track. I will try and check some more recent vids.


THis link goes to a Dio video.


It does, and it is the best thing in the entire thread!

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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tj » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:12 am

Ehwmatt wrote:
Damn, that's brutal. I had no idea Wetton had cancer. He already had triple bypass surgery about 10 or 11 years ago. Tough life for him...



I know that some of it is just age. Life catches up with us. The hard living of a rock star that some of these guys lived can't have helped, though.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby scarab » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:50 am

I am just glad that these guys got to reunite, make a couple albums and tour. Asia and Alpha are two great albums.

I hope he recovers soon, and when he does, and Journey/Asia are playing anywhere near Im there.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby scarab » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:12 am

Just heard Journey/Asia going to play Treasure Island in Red Wing MN, outdoors July 1.
If I only knew Wetton was there and they are doing Escape/Frontiers...
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby scarab » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:56 am

Sadly John Wetton passed away. :cry:


RIP John.
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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby tater1977 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:25 am

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Re: Journey/Asia Tour Spring 2017 coming

Postby K.C.Journey Fan » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:00 am

John Wetton has died. Posted in main forum.
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