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Asia Dedicate Upcoming Live Album ‘Symfonia’ to John Wetton

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Asia have announced that their previously announced upcoming three-disc live set, recorded in 2013, will now serve as their memorial to late singer John Wetton.

Wetton died last month at the age of 67 following a cancer battle, leaving a legacy that included work with King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K. and solo material.

The two-CD/DVD set, Symfonia: Live in Bulgaria 2013, features the band’s most recent lineup – Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes and Sam Coulson – accompanied by the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra for the second half of their show.

It was recorded in the Plovdiv Roman Theatre at the Sounds of the Ages festival four years ago, and marks one of guitarist Coulson’s first appearances with Asia after he replaced founding member Steve Howe. “The band never sounded better,” Wetton later said of the performance.

Symfonia: Live In Bulgaria 2013 will be released on Feb. 24, and is available for pre-order now. Despite their loss, Asia will still embark on spring and summer tours with Journey this spring and summer, beginning March 15 in Yakama, Wash. Billy Sherwood from Yes will take Wetton’s place for those dates.

Asia, ‘Symfonia: Live in Bulgaria 2013′ Track Listing
“Sole Survivor”
“Time Again”
“Face On The Bridge”
“My Own Time”
“Holy War”
“An Extraordinary Life”
“Days Like These”
“Open Your Eyes”
“Only Time will Tell”
“Don’t Cry”
“The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”
“Wildest Dreams”
“Heat of the Moment”

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