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Asia Playing Shows in Tribute to John Wetton

Asia will pay tribute to late singer-bassist John Wetton with four shows at the end of November in Great Britain, according to a posting on the group's Facebook page.

The concerts are billed as "members of Asia as special guests of Foreigner" and will be "an official tribute fully endorsed by John's estate, John's family...and all the Asia and official JW team."

The shows will feature the return of original Asia guitarist Steve Howe along with current Asia members Geoff Downes, Sam Coulson and Billy Sherwood, with Howe's son Dylan on drums in place of Carl Palmer, who has previous commitments.

The shows will take place November 26 in Wolverhampton, November 27 in London, Nov. 29 in Glasgow and Nov. 30 in Manchester."

Wetton died January 31 at the age of 67 after battling cancer.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.