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Asia – Face on the Bridge

Asia is releasing their last live concert…

Asia have confirmed the launch of a live set recorded in the US in 2012, before Steve Howe bowed out of the band. And they’ve released a clip in which they perform their track Face On The Bridge.

Axis XXX Live In San Francisco MMXII will be available in DVD/2CD and Blu-ray editions on July 3, after its original broadcast by AXS TV in the States.

Frontman John Wetton says: “It’s a journey through Asia’s history, from Alpha to Omega and more, in the beautiful setting of the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California.

“Much newer material is aired, plus the band’s vintage hit songs, performed by all four original members of Asia. It’s an unmissable treat for any fan, new or old.”

Frontiers Music add: “This is a historical document of where the band was at the time – a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion.

“This is one of the very last shows featuring the original lineup of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton, in your face and for your viewing pleasure.”

Guitarist Howe left Asia two months after Axis XXX was filmed to focus on Yes and solo work. He was replaced by Sam Coulson, who debuted on 14th album Gravitas.

Tonite’s my last nite slinging hash for the next two weeks, with my Daughter’s wedding on Saturday…! What’s on your mind tonite…?

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  1. Chris Maukonen
    May 11, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Hi CT. Had some thunderstorms earlier. What Ohio counts as thunderstorm. Some wind and moderate rain and a couple of lightning strikes.

    For this ex Florida boy Ohio thunderstorms are wimpy. Very heavy rain and hard wind and lightning stikes with in yards and twice to my apartment chimney that shook the place.

  2. TalkingWarrior
    May 11, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Evening, Chris … Last night you were talking about Florida’s humidity, tonight it’s the severe storms the state gets. Are you running a one-man project to warn people away from moving to Florida? 😉


  3. TalkingWarrior
    May 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm

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  4. Chris Maukonen
    May 11, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    hehe…I guess so. It’s the humidity that generates the storms. When the humidity begind to reach 80-90% is when the afternoon and evening storms come and sometimes they can be whoppers.

  5. May 12, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Aloha, cmk and TW…! I’m now on vacay til next Friday nite…!

  6. May 12, 2015 at 1:40 am

    My Daughter and her SO are flying out of Cleveland tomorrow morning headed to Oahu…! 😉

  7. Beverly Lawson
    May 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Congratulations and ENJOY….