As part of Trading Boundaries’ 2015 Roger Dean art exhibition, Yes and Asia legend Geoff Downes will be performing live on Friday 23rd October.
For the first part of this exclusive evening, Roger Dean will be in conversation with Geoff Downes on stage, with Downes performing with Angharad on vocals, for the second half. GD will also encourage audience interaction as he discusses all aspects of his career, including the writing process behind some of the world’s best known hits.
Geoff Downes’ extraordinary career began with The Buggles. Formed with Trevor Horn in 1977. Their first album, The Age of Plastic, was released in 1980. Their single ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’, was No. 1 in the singles charts of sixteen countries. In the same year, both Horn and Downes joined Yes and they recorded the album Drama. The following year however, Yes disbanded only to reform again in 1983 without Downes, who had formed Asia in 1981. Asia’s self-titled first album was number 1 for 9 weeks in America, and became the biggest selling album in the world in 1982.
Geoff has been ever present in Asia since 1982, he rejoined Yes in 2011, and he has collaborated with many A list musicians over the years. It will be a fascinating evening, and tickets are selling rapidly.
Box office: 01825 790200 or visit http://www.tradingboundaries.com/product/geoff-downes-friday-23rd-october/
John and Geoff will be participating in a AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit on at 2:00 PM EST today.
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Geoff Downes better be wearing comfortable shoes, because he’s going to be on the run in 2014. The busy keyboardist just finished a new album with Asia, and is in sessions for another with Yes — with tours for both slated, as well.
Somehow, he’s also made time recently for side projects including DBA with Chris Braide and the New Dance Orchestra’s Electronica.
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The cover for Asia’s upcoming studio release, Gravitas, and a track-by-track commentary from John Wetton have been posted to the Asia web site.
Pre-orders for the new release are now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.uk.
Asia is confirmed to play The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK, on June 5, 2013, 8pm.
The show will be announced next week on the venue website, but Asia fans have the pre-sales opportunity to pre-order the best seats in the house on a first come first served basis (such enquiries to be dealt with directly by the theatre).
Due to an overwhelming response the priority reservations have all been allocated on a first come first served basis. Please contact the box office, when it opens for public sale, on Tuesday 19 March.
Asia, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocal, bass), has been forced to cancel the 30th Anniversary UK Tour due to drummer Carl Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. coli.
Tickets are refundable from the point of purchase.
A list of the cancelled dates are as follows:
- Tavistock The Wharf (Dec 15)
- Holmfirth Picturedrome (Dec 16)
- Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Dec 17)
- Salisbury City Hall (Dec 19)
- Birmingham Town Hall (Dec 20)
- Manchester Royal Northern College of Music (Dec 21)
- London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Dec 22)