Asia Reveal Steve Howe’s Replacement
Asia have revealed Sam Coulson as replacement for Steve Howe, who this morning announced he’d left the band.
John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer will play their first show with their new guitarist at Sweden Rock on the weekend on June 5-8 this year. He’ll appear with the band on upcoming album Valkyrie, which is to be recorded in the coming months.
Young guitarist Coulson was last year interviewed by Paul Gilbert about his approach to playing. View the video below.
Singer Wetton says: “Asia is ready to take its next steps along this remarkable road. We cannot wait to perform again for the fans and also to unveil some of the new material, of which we are very proud.”
Drummer Palmer adds: “We’re all looking forward to the next decade of great Asia music.”
Howe revealed this morning that he’d decided to bow out of the band in order to concentrate on other projects including Yes.