Asia Cancel UK Tour
Asia have cancelled their 30th anniversary UK tour after drummer Carl Palmer was struck with a severe attack of E.coli.
The band have called off all seven dates, which were due to kick off on Saturday. Ticketholders are advised to consult their vendor for refund information.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium which causes serious food poisoning and, in some cases, pneumonia and peritonitis. The 102 million-year-old organism caused a widespread outbreak of illness across Europe and North America last year
Asia guitarist Steve Howe recently explained why the band could only operated with its original members – himself, Palmer, John Wetton and Geoff Downes – while his other outfit, Yes, could successfully change line-ups.
He said: “Yes and Asia are very different kinds of creatures, really. It must be personalities. Asia doesn’t work unless it is the original guys.”
Cancelled Asia tour dates
Dec 15: Tavistock The Wharf
Dec 16: Holmfirth The Picturedrome
Dec 17: Edinburgh Queens Hall
Dec 19: Salisbury City Hal
Dec 20: Birmingham Town Hall
Dec 21: Manchester RNCM
Dec 22: London Shepherds Bush Empire