Asia Dedicate Upcoming Live Album ‘Symfonia’ to John Wetton
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
“Face On The Bridge”
“My Own Time”
“An Extraordinary Life”
“Days Like These”
“Open Your Eyes”
“Only Time will Tell”
“The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”
“Heat of the Moment”
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